Getting coconut oil out of bucket

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samirish

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I purchase my coconut oil in 50lb buckets. Currently, I am not in the position where I can keep it warm enough to melt the whole thing, so I scoop out just what I need every time I make soap.

The problem is, its so hard, that every utensil I try to use to scoop it out, eventually bends or breaks. What do you guys use to get hard coconut oil out of a large bucket?

Thanks :)
 

kumudini

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I use a very sturdy SS ladle I bought from IKEA. It was part of 4 piece set.
 

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I use an ice cream spade or a small chopping knife I keep for getting my pko out of the bucket. I have broken the spades trying to use it for pko, but never had one break with solidified coconut oil. I always have extra spades just in case
 

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I too use an ice cream spade. Except during the summer, I leave my bucket outside and let it melt some.
 

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Ice cream scoop, check your local dollar store, that is where I got mine.

Robert
 

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Well... i never had that problem.... it is so warm here that the oils are never solid or just 15 mins in sun melts them down.
 

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You folks in hot climates are lucky! I keep my house a balmy 72 degrees F yet I still need to apply some serious elbow-grease to scrape coconut oil out of the pail. I guess I could leave it right in front of our gas fireplace for an hour before soaping!
 

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