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Why are oil selection and filtration important?



Why are oil selection and filtration important?


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
Canola High – 400F Mild flavor Lowest in saturated fat of all oils – helps lower cholesterol levels
Corn High – 450F Light taste – can be used in place of olive oil Believed to reduce bad cholesterol in the arteries
Grape Seed High – 400F Light taste – can be used in place of olive oil Believed to reduce bad cholesterol in the arteries
Nextra High – 450F Tallow, meaty flavor; generally a flavor enhancer No cholesterol and no trans fat; decreases LDL
Peanut High – about 450F Can add a rich, nutty taste, but does not absorb or transfer flavors Contains reversatrol, which is associated with reduced cardiovascular risk and reduced cancer risk; however, it can cause allergic reactions
Safflower High – 450F Bland, flavorless High in polyunsaturated fats – helps reduce total cholesterol and LDL
Sunflower High – 450F Generally bland High in polyunsaturated fats – helps reduce total cholesterol and LDL
Vegetable High – 450F Generally mild flavor Soy 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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