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Looking for oil which doesn't spit!!!

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Food Shopping & Groceries
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Food Shopping & Groceries
Hi, can somebody please recommend a cooking oil which doesn't spit? I'm fed up trying to keep my stainless steel hob oil-free! I seem to be spending more time cleaning it after cooking than I do actually cooking.

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  • BAGGYBAGGY Forumite
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    Oil should only spit if there is water added to it. EG the juice from a sausage will cause it to spit. The oil itself should be stable hta's why you only fill a chip pan about 1/2 way
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    You could try a different shaped pan or a spatter guard, but I agree with baggy on the oil.

    What types of foods are you frying, how much oil do you use, what type of oil, what type of pan???
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  • LadyDeeLadyDee Forumite
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    I'm currently using sunflower oil, a couple of tablespoons in an ordinary non-stick pan to fry an egg, sometimes sausages or something similar.
  • Apparently rapeseed oil is a good one. Its odourless and can heat to a very high temperature!
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    Apparently rapeseed oil is a good one. Its odourless and can heat to a very high temperature!

    Thanks - I'll give it a try.
  • IlonaIlona Forumite
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    One of the reasons why I stopped frying food, can't abide cleaning the cooker. Now I grill my veggie sausages and scramble my eggs. Sorry, I don't know which oil is best.
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  • i use olive oil and because i dont like the eggs to go 'hairy' underneath of the whites (you know what i mean!) i cook them very slowly on a low heat. never spits, not sure whether you just need to have it on a lower heat or whether its the olive oil tho!!
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    Have you tried a spatter guard - circular mesh with a handle which you put over pan while cooking, doesn't stop heat escaping.
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    If you put a normal saucepan lid over the egg while frying using frylight it helps to steam the top, this is a weightwatchers tip for when in a good quality non stick pan for "frying" eggs without the calories. Frylight doesn't spit and is healthier too.
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    Clowance wrote: »
    Have you tried a spatter guard - circular mesh with a handle which you put over pan while cooking, doesn't stop heat escaping.
    Or -
    If you put a normal saucepan lid over the egg while frying using frylight it helps to steam the top, this is a weightwatchers tip for when in a good quality non stick pan for "frying" eggs without the calories. Frylight doesn't spit and is healthier too.

    Yes, tried a splatter guard which isn't very successful, tried the pan lid but the condensation forms on the lid and drips into the oil making it spit even more!
  • greyfoxgreyfox Forumite
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    I think it could be down to the amount of oil you're using, to be honest. You shouldn't really need to use any oil to fry sausages; even the 90% meat ones have a certain amount of fat. If you're using a non-stick pan, you only need a very small amount of oil to fry eggs, too. Less oil & lower heat = less spitting.

    I'm using rice bran oil at the moment, which is a healthier option and has a high smoke point. (Having said that, I fry things gently rather than over a very high heat.)
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