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My cooking oil turned cloudy! Pitch it?

bayoucook Mar 1, 2009 08:47 AM

Googled this but can't find a definative answer. Never happened before. Keep it near the stove in a glass cruet and overnight it turned cloudy? What happens now?

  1. greygarious Mar 1, 2009 08:50 AM

    Did the kitchen get unusually cold overnight? If that's the cause, it will clear once the cruet warms up to normal temp.

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    1. re: greygarious
      bayoucook Mar 1, 2009 08:57 AM

      It did I guess. The house was 52 degrees when I got up. The temp went down to 30 outside - major cold for here. All very well, but it's still cloudy and it's warm in here....

      1. re: bayoucook
        alwayscooking Mar 1, 2009 09:02 AM

        What kind of oil and how does it taste? If it still tastes and smells good, I'd use it.

        1. re: alwayscooking
          bayoucook Mar 1, 2009 09:10 AM

          Vegetable oil, and it doesn't smell or taste bad - I just tried it after your post.

          1. re: bayoucook
            smtucker Mar 1, 2009 09:16 AM

            This happens in my house all the time. I live in Boston, and keep the thermostat very low. Doesn't affect the quality of the oil; just odd looking the first time you see it. If you placed the bottle of oil in the refrigerator, you would see this again.

            1. re: bayoucook
              alwayscooking Mar 1, 2009 09:45 AM

              Write back in a couple of hours to let us know you are still alive . . .


      2. bayoucook Mar 1, 2009 11:22 AM

        Yep. Feel great!

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        1. re: bayoucook
          alwayscooking Mar 1, 2009 11:32 AM

          Good news! I was getting worried.

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