When to Change the Oil in Your Deep Fryer

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 @ 04:04 PM

While you might have perfected a number of recipes with your new deep fryer, that doesn’t mean you have every aspect of the machine down. For example, many people new to this cooking phenomenon are a bit lost about when to change the oil within the fryer. While it certainly doesn’t need it fresh every time, there are a few things to look out for when it comes to the oil in your fryer.

For one, if the Cool Touch deep fryer smokes at normal temperatures, it’s definitely time to replace the oil. You should also be wary of strongly discolored oil or oil that emits even a somewhat rancid smell. Both of these can indicate oil that has turned. Many deep fryers allow you to remove the oil after each use, which many chefs recommend. The method of choice is placing that oil in a cool, dark place. In this way, the oil should be good for upwards of three months.

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