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    Hubby and I just got a compact deep fryer. We would like to use it with coconut oil (refined, so it is more neutral tasting and more stable... We save the virgin stuff for other things!)

    How many times can I reheat the oil safely?

    Thanks!
    5'6" Female, 29 Years Old, 260/195/120

    "Discipline is choosing between what you want NOW, and what you want MOST!"

  • #2
    Tips and Warnings
    Cover the fryer after use with a lid or large plate to keep the oil fresher. Change the oil if it turns an amber color, smells foul and gets thick after much use.


    Read more: How To Deep Fry With Coconut Oil | LIVESTRONG.COM
    I think you're good to go~

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    • #3
      I wouldn't use the refined stuff ever and If I were I'd use it probably once

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Darz View Post
        I wouldn't use the refined stuff ever and If I were I'd use it probably once
        For what reason would you not used refined coconut oil?

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        • #5
          bleached, deodorized and could be partially or fully hydrogenated

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          • #6
            I use Spectrum Refined Organic coconut oil for my frying. I think it's safe. If not, oh well. I only use it once in a while.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Darz View Post
              bleached, deodorized and could be partially or fully hydrogenated
              As refined goes, it's the good stuff. It is from Omega Nutrition and it is "Organic, naturally saturated, expeller pressed, non-hydrogenated, and free of trans fats".

              Obviously virgin is excellent. From a smoke point perspective, though, it is not better than refined. Refined is more stable (I don't think anyone argues that) so what logical reason would there be to only use it once?
              5'6" Female, 29 Years Old, 260/195/120

              "Discipline is choosing between what you want NOW, and what you want MOST!"

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Darz View Post
                bleached, deodorized and could be partially or fully hydrogenated
                I bought the wrong coconut oil, and I'd like to understand the possible consequences of using it. Can anyone explain how my body's reaction to/use of refined will be different from virgin?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by GrokON View Post
                  As refined goes, it's the good stuff. It is from Omega Nutrition and it is "Organic, naturally saturated, expeller pressed, non-hydrogenated, and free of trans fats".

                  Obviously virgin is excellent. From a smoke point perspective, though, it is not better than refined. Refined is more stable (I don't think anyone argues that) so what logical reason would there be to only use it once?
                  That's good to know. I used unrefined for a while, but it would turn brown and burn quickly. The refined stays a nice golden color when cooking, and lasts a long time. I also think it fries food to a better crisp than unrefined.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by john_e_turner_ii View Post
                    That's good to know. I used unrefined for a while, but it would turn brown and burn quickly. The refined stays a nice golden color when cooking, and lasts a long time. I also think it fries food to a better crisp than unrefined.
                    How many times do you reuse it before dumping, on average? I'm trying to decide if it'll need to be replaced from a health/safety perspective before we are just grossed out by it and want to change it anyway. LOL
                    5'6" Female, 29 Years Old, 260/195/120

                    "Discipline is choosing between what you want NOW, and what you want MOST!"

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by GrokON View Post
                      How many times do you reuse it before dumping, on average? I'm trying to decide if it'll need to be replaced from a health/safety perspective before we are just grossed out by it and want to change it anyway. LOL
                      I just started deep frying this past summer. I used unrefined coconut oil, and it turned brown after the first few uses. However, it still smelled good and tasted fine, so I used it several times after that. Before I had to replace the oil, I ended up buying a bigger fryer, and decided to use unrefined in it. I have used it about 5 times so far, mainly frying yuca root. It has not changed color or smell at all. Looks as fresh as the first time I used it. Hopefully it will last a while.

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                      • #12
                        UPDATE:

                        Made EXCELLENT sweet potato chips in the new compact fryer. Hubby also made a potato's worth of steak fries. This little beauty is incredible! LOL

                        I am excited for fried chicken (you know, two pieces at a time) and primal deep fried sides like egg battered cauliflower/mushrooms, popcorn shrimp, etc.

                        The oil looks great after frying. I could probably filter and reheat it many, many times. And we feel refined was a good choice. It is more versatile. We cooked on 350F and I think it was plenty hot enough, at least for chips and fried.
                        5'6" Female, 29 Years Old, 260/195/120

                        "Discipline is choosing between what you want NOW, and what you want MOST!"

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