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Jan 9, 2009 11:32 AM

Favorite High Heat Cooking Oil

I have recently started using high heat safflower oil for a lot of my cooking. I was wondering what other oils people like using for high heat cooking.

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    1. re: baldwinwood

      Yep..the only one to use. Neutral flavour.

      1. re: billieboy

        What brand of peanut oil do you like? I have trouble finding ones with neutral flavour, and generally use grapeseed oil.

        1. re: MMRuth

          Yeah peanut oil in my experience doesn't have a neutral flavor. Canoila oil does. Coconut oil is actually the healthiest oil you can use and it has a high smoking point but an obvious flavor.

          1. re: foodsmith

            We have different taste buds. Canola oil tastes fishy to me but peanut oil has no taste.
            No accounting for taste hee hee hee

            1. re: foodsmith

              Coconut is not healthy - it's got the bad fats. Nutritionist on one of the PBS cooking shows I watched just yesterday said to avoid foods containing coconut oil and noted that when shipping regulations changed so that it was no longer feasible for the (Swedes, I think - or possibly Norwegians) to import a lot of coconuts, their rate of heat disease dropped 25%.

              1. re: greygarious

                I believe that is based on outdated research and depending on the processing it can be the healthiest kind. I will double check this, the research on these things changes. The kind I buy is in a jar and is a congealed white solid that you have to scoop out with a spoon and it melts on the pan. It is not liquid form like the kind you buy at the supermarket. It's hard to find anywhere but at health food stores.

      2. My favorites are avocado oil (hard to come by and expensive where I live) and grapeseed oil.

          1. Peanut. I hate the smell of Canola.

            1. Another vote here for grapeseed.

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              1. re: jlafler

                Peanut. Big Safeway gallon, not expensive Planters Quart.

                Oh shoot! That was supposed to be a reply to the original post. How do I delete?