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    how do i use coconut oil on the stove top without it smoking?

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    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.

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    Are you using extra virgin coconut oil? Either the heat is too high or the smoke point is too low.

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    Never experienced this issue...cook with coconut almost daily?? Suggest you contact manufacturer of oil

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    extra virgin unrefined and all those crazy labels pure coconut oil.

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    Cook at a lower temperature.

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    Is it medium low by the setting on the dial or by the appearance of the flame? We have one burner that is definitely medium high when set to medium low - should probably get it adjusted. I use Trader Joes extra virgin unrefined for eggs and veggies all the time, sometimes even chicken thighs and have never had a problem with smoking.
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    just went and looked at the brand i have its

    Jarrow Formulas Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil

    and by medium low i mean you can barely even see the flame. Shit still smokes like crazy.

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    Use a heavier pan.

    If I put oil on the stove and pre-heated it, it would smoke and scorch no matter what type it is. Oil will smoke and scorch at 450F or higher, so that's how hot you are getting your pan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie Madrox View Post
    just went and looked at the brand i have its

    Jarrow Formulas Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil

    and by medium low i mean you can barely even see the flame. Shit still smokes like crazy.
    Use a coconut oil with a higher smoke point. I like Tropical Traditions Refined.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichMahogany View Post
    Use a coconut oil with a higher smoke point. I like Tropical Traditions Refined.

    ^ This. Their refined stuff is pretty good.

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