Cooking Fat and Oil Smoke Points

February 15, 2014 0 Comments

Smoking Point For Oils

What Are The Smoking Points For Common Cooking Fats & Oils?

It’s a good idea to know the smoke points of your favorite cooking fats and oils because if you exceed the smoke point temperature, it no longer is any good for cooking or eating.  Besides using a thermometer to know the precise temperature, the oil or fat will begin to smoke and give off a harsh smell and then it’s time to open all the windows.

Cooking Tip – Once you burn cooking oil, forget about it. It is NO longer good to cook with so throw it out and start over.

Refined or Unrefined Oils

Most commercial brands of oil are refined to give them a uniform look, smell and taste. Refining also raises the smoking point of most oils. You’ll find unrefined oils at health food stores but these tend to be less stable with lower smoking points. For example, unrefined canola oil has an approximate smoking point of 225°F while a refined canola oil runs around 400°F. Huge difference when frying chicken in it.

*IMPORTANT – Please note, the tables below offers you approximate smoking point temperatures but will vary depending on many environments factors.

BY OIL

Almond oil 420°F 218°C
Avacado oil – unrefined 375°F 190°F
Avocado oil 520°F 271°C
Butter 300°F 150°C
Canola oil 225°F 107°C
Canola oil – refined 400°F 204°C
Clarified Butter (Ghee) 485°F 252°C
Coconut oil 350°F 177°C
Corn oil – refined 450°F 232°C
Corn oil – unrefined 320°F 160°C
Cottonseed oil 420°F 216°C
Flaxseed oil 225°F 107°C
Grapeseed oil 420°F 216°C
Hazelnut oil 430°F 221°C
Hemp seed oil 330°F 165°C
Low acidity extra virgin olive oil 405°F 207°C
High-oleic sunflower oil – refined 450°F 232°C
High-oleic sunflower oil – unrefined 320°F 160°C
Lard 370°F 182°C
Macadamia nut oil 390°F 199°C
Mustard Oil 489°F 254°C
Olive oil – extra virgin 320°F 160°C
Olive oil – virgin 420°F 216°C
Olive oil -extra light 468°F 242°C
Olive oil – pomace 460°F 238°C
Palm kernel oil 450°F 232°C
Palm oil 450°F 232°C
Peanut oil 440°F 227°C
Peanut oil – refined 450°F 232°C
Peanut oil – unrefined 320°F 160°C
Safflower oil 510°F 266°C
Safflower oil – refined 450°F 232°C
Safflower oil – semirefined 320°F 160°C
Safflower oil – unrefined 225°F 107°C
Semirefined canola oil 350°F 177°C
Sesame oil 410°F 210°C
Sesame oil – semirefined 450°F 232°C
Sesame oil – unrefined 350°F 177°C
Soy oil – refined 450°F 232°C
Soy oil – semirefined 350°F 177°C
Soy oil – unrefined 320°F 160°C
Soybean oil 495°F 257°C
Sunflower oil 440°F 227°C
Sunflower oil – semirefined 450°F 232°C
Sunflower oil – unrefined 225°F 107°C
Vegetable shortening 360°F 182°C
Virgin olive oil 420°F 216°C
Walnut oil – semirefined 400°F 204°C
Walnut oil – unrefined 320°F 160°C

By Temperature

Canola oil 225°F 107°C
Flaxseed oil 225°F 107°C
Safflower oil – unrefined 225°F 107°C
Sunflower oil – unrefined 225°F 107°C
Butter 300°F 150°C
Corn oil – unrefined 320°F 160°C
High-oleic sunflower oil – unrefined 320°F 160°C
Olive oil – extra virgin 320°F 160°C
Peanut oil – unrefined 320°F 160°C
Safflower oil – semirefined 320°F 160°C
Soy oil – unrefined 320°F 160°C
Walnut oil – unrefined 320°F 160°C
Hemp seed oil 330°F 165°C
Coconut oil 350°F 177°C
Semirefined canola oil 350°F 177°C
Sesame oil – unrefined 350°F 177°C
Soy oil – semirefined 350°F 177°C
Vegetable shortening 360°F 182°C
Lard 370°F 182°C
Avacado oil – unrefined 375°F 190°F
Macadamia nut oil 390°F 199°C
Canola oil – refined 400°F 204°C
Walnut oil – semirefined 400°F 204°C
Low acidity extra virgin olive oil 405°F 207°C
Sesame oil 410°F 210°C
Almond oil 420°F 218°C
Cottonseed oil 420°F 216°C
Grapeseed oil 420°F 216°C
Olive oil – virgin 420°F 216°C
Virgin olive oil 420°F 216°C
Hazelnut oil 430°F 221°C
Peanut oil 440°F 227°C
Sunflower oil 440°F 227°C
Corn oil – refined 450°F 232°C
High-oleic sunflower oil – refined 450°F 232°C
Palm kernel oil 450°F 232°C
Palm oil 450°F 232°C
Peanut oil – refined 450°F 232°C
Safflower oil – refined 450°F 232°C
Sesame oil – semirefined 450°F 232°C
Soy oil – refined 450°F 232°C
Sunflower oil – semirefined 450°F 232°C
Olive oil – pomace 460°F 238°C
Olive oil -extra light 468°F 242°C
Clarified Butter (Ghee) 485°F 252°C
Mustard Oil 489°F 254°C
Soybean oil 495°F 257°C
Safflower oil 510°F 266°C
Avocado oil 520°F 271°C

 

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