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

    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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    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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    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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    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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