Why Are Oil Selection And Filtration Important?

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Oil Selection

There are several important facets to consider when choosing your oil:

  • Cost
    Oil is costly. Make sure you factor in the your oil purchases when calculating your fryer’s operational costs.
  • Flavor
    Different oils have distinctly different flavors which can significantly impact the taste of your food.
  • Smoking point
    Oil tends to smoke and burn at high heat. Be sure to choose an oil that suits your frying needs.
  • Health Effects
    Consumer awareness is at an all-time high. Consider benefical unsaturated fats (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated) as opposed to saturated and trans fats.

Oil

Smoking Point

Flavor

Health/Nutrition
CanolaHigh – 400FMild flavorLowest in saturated fat of all oils – helps lower cholesterol levels
CornHigh – 450FLight taste – can be used in place of olive oilBelieved to reduce bad cholesterol in the arteries
Grape SeedHigh – 400FLight taste – can be used in place of olive oilBelieved to reduce bad cholesterol in the arteries
NextraHigh – 450FTallow, meaty flavor; generally a flavor enhancerNo cholesterol and no trans fat; decreases LDL
PeanutHigh – about 450FCan add a rich, nutty taste, but does not absorb or transfer flavorsContains reversatrol, which is associated with reduced cardiovascular risk and reduced cancer risk; however, it can cause allergic reactions
SafflowerHigh – 450FBland, flavorlessHigh in polyunsaturated fats – helps reduce total cholesterol and LDL
SunflowerHigh – 450FGenerally blandHigh in polyunsaturated fats – helps reduce total cholesterol and LDL
VegetableHigh – 450FGenerally mild flavorSoy oil is high in polyunsaturated fats – helps reduce total cholesterol and LDL; partially hydrogenated vegetable oils (PHVO) contain trans fats, which may increase risk of heart disease

 

Whatever style fryer you buy, consider adding a filter to ensure the best food flavor and get the most life out of your oil. Specially woven filter to allow the free flow of oil while containing the food particles, sediment and other contaminants drawn by the filter powder.

Filtration Benefits:

  • Ensure consistent food flavor
  • Reduce particles that stick to food
  • Maximize oil longevity
  • Reduces oil costs
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