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    I use mainly Nutiva with no problems at all. Have used others like Barleans etc. again no smoking. No idea why that one is a particular problem.
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    I never cook with coconut oil at temps above the 4 on my stovetop. More than that and it sizzles out of control, which I can only assume is oxidizing it.. But liver, eggs, and most other things cook perfectly at 2 or 3, so I rarely even turn it up that high. I do sear my steak at the 4, and then turn it down.

    Maybe that oil is cut with nasties or not filtered properly, etc.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie Madrox View Post
    Whenever i try to cook stuff in a pan with cocnut oil it seriously starts to smoke and then scorches my pan. I mostly use it cook eggs and sweet potato discs over medium-low heat. But no matter what once the pan is hot it smokes and burns my pan.
    Cook at medium heat and do not heat oil to smoking point before cooking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eKatherine View Post
    Cook at a lower temperature.
    This. A thin-bottomed pan while over heats very quickly.

    I used Nutive Unrefined Virgin CO just the other day when making salmon cakes, and it didn't start to smoke until I turned the heat past medium (I'm impatient.) I turned it back down to cook the remaining cakes and no smoke.

    Just for reference, my range is one of those glass-topped electric ones.

    *Wrong quote. I meant to quote the remark about using a heavier pan. But, yeah, this as well.

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    I cook about 80% of my foods on an 8 out of 10 setting. Sometimes I go lower. I've never had this issue with coconut oil or any fat. My pans vary.
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    Trader Joe's coconut oil is not high-quality. Nutiva's is better. Like others suggested, change the oil or lower cooking temp.

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    This discussion confuses me. I thought we use coconut oil because of the high smoke point

    so if you wanted to follow Jamie Oliver's way to cook steak (best way IMHO) and cook it at the highest temp, what are you meant to do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lambchop View Post
    This discussion confuses me. I thought we use coconut oil because of the high smoke point

    so if you wanted to follow Jamie Oliver's way to cook steak (best way IMHO) and cook it at the highest temp, what are you meant to do?
    Lard or tallow in cast iron is what I do

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    Redundant, but use refined coconut oil for higher heat cooking. I also use a coconut oil/ghee blend from Green Pastures that is INCREDIBLE.

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