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Get The Most From Your Oil

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Looking for ways to reduce food costs?

Here are a few tips that can help you get the most from your oil

  • Don't overheat oil.

    It is best to fry at the lowest possible temperature that gives the desired finished product. Ideally fry at 350°F. Do Not fry above 375°F. Heat is the number one enemy of oil. Frying at too low of a temperature can cause your product to absorb oil and come out soggy.

  • Keep it Clean

    Skim oil frequently, and filter once a day to remove food particles and contaminants. Keeping oil as clean as possible can help extend useful life. Remember, anything that is in your oil is breaking down your oil.

  • Check Your Temperature

    Make sure fryer thermostats are calibrated and accurately set. Many fryers go out of calibration, but it's easy to check and adjust.

  • Turn down the heat

    Oil is breaking down if the fryer is on. Turn down the heat to 150° - 200°F during "slow" periods. Or, if possible, turn off. If you have multiple fryers, determine if you need to use all of them based on your demand.

  • No Seasoning

    Don't load, salt or season foods directly over the fryer. Salt can lower smoke point and speed up oil break down.

  • Know when to swap

    Replace oil with new if it smokes, foams, or the food has an off flavor and/or a dark appearance. Use food color/quality to determine discard as oil color can be deceiving.

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