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Facebook User Shares Genius Hack For Getting Rid Of Hot Grease

Who here loves to cook? I do, I do. In fact, I'm already thinking of my next culinary masterpiece. Whether it's frying, sauteing, or boiling, I love it all.

But one thing I do not like is cleaning up grease. Ugh, doesn't it make a big mess or what? However, I just found the best way to get rid of it, and you've got to see this hack.

I can't ever get enough of fried food even though it's bad for you.

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If you asked me what my favorite food was, I would say it's French Fries. And then I would add, "With a side of fried bacon," ha, ha!

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So what do you do when you have to get rid of grease after cooking?

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I hope you don't just pour it down the drain. That would be a huge no-no. Pouring grease down your sink can clog up the drains, big-time.

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I'm not sure if you realized it or not, but grease solidifies once it cools off.

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That's bad news for your drains. As it solidifies inside of your drains, it becomes a sticky trap for gunk and debris. That's so gross.

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If this happens for some time, the blockage will slow down the water flow in your pipes.

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It will take you forever to wash those dishes. Not only that, but the grease can also wreak havoc on local sewer systems and septic tanks.

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I'm sure you don't want to contribute to something as bad as that, huh?

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Now, I know what you're thinking. I can just pour the grease down the toilet. Nope, you can't do that either for the same reason. It's not good for the pipes.

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Okay, so what can you do then?

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Well, I'll introduce you to this genius solution here. This is where the old trusty foil wrap comes in handy. Grab a nice sizeable sheet and place it in your sink. Then, form it around your drain.

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Now that you have fully protected the drain, you can pour the grease in.

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Then, wait until it completely cools off and take the whole thing out and throw it away. Voilà! It's that easy, folks. Can you believe it?

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I don't know why I haven't thought of this before.

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It is such a simple yet effective solution. I bet many folks haven't heard of it, either. And those who have, have been doing it all along. As they say, "You learn something new every day."

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On the other hand, some wondered why do this over the sink at all?

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I mean, I would be a little nervous, to be honest. What if there was a hole in the aluminum foil? I wouldn't want to risk that.

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Some other folks had some ideas of their own.

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I'm not sure if you want to resort to this, ha, ha! I, for one, want to be good with my neighbors so I wouldn't risk ticking them off. But then again, you do you.

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Now, this is more like it.

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How do you like this idea? I really have to start doing this once we get a dog. I bet the pup is going to love his food and polish it off real fast, hee, hee!

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Then someone came up with this clever idea.

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I've seen it done with coffee in the freezer but not with grease. But now that I learned of this trick, it makes perfect sense to me. You've got to save that grease for flavor.

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If you don't have any use for the grease, you can just do this instead.

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I think doing it this way works, too. I would be a little bit more inclined to try this idea instead of pouring the grease in the foil over the sink.

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So what's your take on this idea?

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Would you use this from now on to dispose of your cooking grease? Or do you have a better hack? I would be a little nervous doing it right over the drain, but I suppose if the foil is strong enough, it should work.

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