If I purchase coconut oil it usually comes in a bottle or jar. How do I get it out of the container because it is usually set quite hard?


Posted by jaynestel, 13th January 2017


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  • If the lid is metal take the lid off and put the jar in the microwave for a few seconds to soften it slightly I do this and it works just fine



  • The easiest way is to heat your spoon so that it melts the coconut oil. It’s easier than heating up the whole jar.



  • I used to just chip away at it with a knife. Now I can see there are easier ways



  • These tips should hopefully help you in the kitchen with the coconut oil – happy cooking. :)



  • I use a spoon and have it slightly warm.



  • Mine is always liquid because I live in QLD but spoon out and melt it.



  • As you may or may not have worked this out, coconut oil solidifies when cool and melts to a liquid form when warmer. Therefore two solutions come to mind. Leave it in a cupboard during warmer weather and it will naturally revert to a liquid. If this is not an option spoon it out of the jar into a container that is more manageable.



  • In Winter or cooler temperatures, you can melt the Coconut Oil in the microwave and pour it out.



  • I dip my spoon in hot water and then scoop!



  • I use a spoon to get it out…its not usually a problem in summer. In winter, I use a hot spoon or sit it next to the stove when I’m cooking.



  • Sit it by a heat source like your stove. A little bit of heat will melt quite a bit of the oil.



  • I chop out chunks with a spoon until I have the required amount



  • Leave it out on the bench in room air. This will loosen it and make it easier to get out. If left in room air temp for half an hour I’ve never had a problem with it being too hard. This would be the easiest way.


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