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Dec 14, 2012 03:24 PM

Jus/Fat Separator Recommendation?

Aloha Kakou,

Last night my cheapy polycarbonate fat separator gizmo had an aneurism and is finished. So I'm looking to replace and maybe upgrade.

I like the spout-from-the bottom style, and I want something transparent for ease of use. I think 2C would be plenty big.

Anyone have one they really like, or are they all about the same?


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  1. I'm still using the Oxo unit I purchased maybe 6-7 years ago. For options made out of glass, my friend has a 4 cup unit from Vermont Glass, though I understand there is a smaller variant available.

    The two are more or less identical in terms of performance.

    1. Though not the "spout from the bottom" type, I've read about this one in a couple of different places recently. I don't have one, but would like to try it. I think different sizes are available, search Amazon.

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      1. re: Cheez62

        This. Tossed my old one; this one is so much easier to use and more efficient at separation. Plus it holds a lot more than the cups with the spout in the lower side.

        1. re: mcf

          Hi, mcf and Cheeze:

          Thanks. Interesting design, and I can see it would conserve cupboard space.

          Allay my fears... Does it leak? As usual, the Amazon reviews are schizophrenic...


          1. re: kaleokahu

            I have this one, too, and love it. It doesn't leak at all, works really well, and can be put in the dishwasher. It's really a clever design. It's so good that I've bought them as gifts for family members.

            1. re: kaleokahu

              No leaks, not ever. And that screen on the top is nice for catching stuff you might not want in the liquid.

            2. re: mcf

              Thanks, wattaceti:

              Got more specifics on Vermont Glass? The site I found seems more art oriented. Was your friend's separator a one-off piece?


                1. re: wattacetti

                  Hi, wattaceti:

                  For the Amazon price, I woulda tried this one, even if the spout looks risky for breakage. I actually saw and handled that very one at an indie cook's store yesterday--but it was *substantially* more money.

                  I ended up going with a thick, reinforced, graduated polycarbonate 4C one for $12. Since I normally strain through a Chinoise before I separate, the clerk pointed out that I'm already obviating the big reason to go with glass--pouring very hot liquid in the poly.


              1. re: mcf

                I have this one, purchased last minute at the grocery store before Thanksgiving because my mom forgot to bring hers to let me use.

                It worked great, and did not leak. I liked it better than the Oxo kind (which is what mom has and what I've borrowed in the past).