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What's the best way to liquify coconut oil?

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Created December 07, 2010 at 3:12 PM

My jar of coconut oil solidifies in winter and fall. What's the best way to re-liquefy it if I just want to add it to raw vegetables that will be eaten raw? I imagine that a microwave would work well and quickly, but I've always been skeeved out by them and don't even own one.

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on December 08, 2010
at 05:33 AM

Wow, some good ideas. Paleo eaters are so inventive!

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on December 07, 2010
at 11:34 PM

it's in a plastic jar then, I hope?

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on December 07, 2010
at 07:11 PM

this is exactly what I do as well. (that or throw a scoop of it on my frying pan before tossing in whatever it is I'm going to cook.)

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on December 07, 2010
at 04:56 PM

This is genius !

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on December 07, 2010
at 03:41 PM

I have never seen liquid coconut oil in a jar. My country must just be too cold :P

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on December 07, 2010
at 03:40 PM

I have never seen coconut oil liquid in a jar. My country must be just too cold :P

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on December 07, 2010
at 03:18 PM

I use warm/hot water. I put in the amount I want to melt either on the stove in a container in a pot of water or just in hot water on the counter inside separate container. It's works very fast.

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on December 07, 2010
at 03:22 PM

I first liquify mine by dropping the jar into a pot of hot water. Then I pour the oil into an ice cube tray and keep in the fridge. This give me convenient 2-oz portions that I can use one at a time. A few times a week I'll just pop one into my mouth and let it melt.

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on December 07, 2010
at 04:56 PM

This is genius !

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on December 07, 2010
at 07:20 PM

I take a shower with mine.

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on December 07, 2010
at 11:34 PM

it's in a plastic jar then, I hope?

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on December 07, 2010
at 04:33 PM

I'll put mine in a little bowl and place it on top of my coffee maker (which always has hot water and thus gives off heat) and also directly under my halogen under-cabinet lights. Walk away for a few minutes and it's liquid.

Incidentally this arrangement is also how I keep small things warm and/or slightly melt cheese while I'm preparing something else.

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on December 07, 2010
at 03:22 PM

I just put mine in a saucepan on low heat on the stove. Simple.

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on December 07, 2010
at 07:11 PM

this is exactly what I do as well. (that or throw a scoop of it on my frying pan before tossing in whatever it is I'm going to cook.)

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on December 07, 2010
at 04:57 PM

I usually put mine next to the burner on my stove while I am cooking.

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on December 08, 2010
at 02:13 AM

I do one of three things. Note I buy a brand that has returnable glass jars. I either run it under hot water in the sink (if I just want a little bit--and yes my hot water is very hot), set it in a pan of water on the stove and let it simmer (if I want to reliquefy the whole jar), or if the oven is on, I set it on the heat vent in the back. That's for a gas stove. An electric stove should vent the oven heat through one of the back burners--I think it's usually the right one.

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on December 08, 2010
at 12:09 AM

Best thermometer I have. CO above 76 F is a liquid.

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on December 08, 2010
at 02:20 AM

When fall comes, I warm the bottle of hardened coconut oil by placing in hot water. Then after it's liquid, I pour it into a square tupperware container. Then I just dig out the solid lump I need with a knife. It melts when it's in the pan, not before.

But if you put it in the refrigerator it gets rock hard. I just store in a cabinet near the range.

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on December 07, 2010
at 09:11 PM

I nuke it in the microwave for 20 seconds or so (not the whole jar, the stuff I want to use).

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on December 07, 2010
at 07:58 PM

I keep a yogurt-maker plugged in. Throw a bit of CO in a container - takes only a few minutes to warm it up.

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