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    hey folks'
    I have been having a battle royale in my kitchen. I am still battleling switching from my margarine to saute' stuff. don't like olive oil, my coconut oils burns my stuff easily , same with butter, but the margarine seems to hold up better, is that small amount while sauteing really that bad? don't use it for anything else? don't eat in on anything?

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    Have you tried lard?
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    no, I have not. I think bacon fat is heavy, but i do use that in the pan for my frittatas. I am not concerned for flavor, just find that margarine seems not to burn.

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    I am very confused by this overall. I cook daily with ghee, coconut oil, and extra virgin olive oil and have not experienced any of them burning.

    What, in particular, are you cooking? You say sauteeing but what heat are you doing it at? Is it meat or vegetables?

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    I will say that margarine, comprised mostly of canola or whatever other nefarious oil, is going to have a much higher smoke point than, say, olive oil which has a very low smoke point. So if you were going to sear a steak for example, the best primal fat to use would not be olive oil.

    Prior to primal I used peanut oil to sear steak, now I use butter (ghee).

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    I use it to saute my vegetables. I have cast iron fry pans and a CRAP electric glass top stove. many hot spots! coconut oil burns the crap out of everything no matter how low I turn it down.
    the margarine does great. butter is too costly for me to waste on this chore I use a dab on the finished product!
    I was just curious as to what others are doing. canola is not good as well as olive oil. at this point I am not sure i will really damage my self with a little sauteing since i don't eat it otherwise.


    I will look into ghee and other stuff, but cost is a factor for me. margarine is th most cost effective.

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    Refined avocado oil and Ghee both have higher smoking points than High Oleic Canola. And "extra light olive oil" is higher than "refined canola" oil.

    Check it out! You can even sort the list:
    Smoke point - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Quote Originally Posted by jojohaligo View Post
    Refined avocado oil and Ghee both have higher smoking points than High Oleic Canola. And "extra light olive oil" is higher than "refined canola" oil.

    Check it out! You can even sort the list:
    Smoke point - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    that is a great list. looks like avocado and safflower win the race. have to look into these, thanks!

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    Have you also checked Mark's post on the best oils to use? Healthy Oils

    Safflower isn't one of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jojohaligo View Post
    Have you also checked Mark's post on the best oils to use? Healthy Oils

    Safflower isn't one of them.
    you are right, it is not all obout the smoking point ! safflower has nothing to offfer but a high smoke point! maybe will try lard, or not!

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