What's the Best Oil for High-Heat Cooking?

What's the Best Oil for High-Heat Cooking?

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Faith Durand
May 29, 2012

Q: I recently found out I'm allergic to safflower in addition to my nut allergy. It's becoming quite the trend for high-heat cooking. Got a suggestion for an alternative?

Sent by Emily

Editor: Emily, good news — are plenty of excellent alternatives. Try avocado (smoke point of 450º), sunflower, or grapeseed — as long as none of those are allergens for you, of course.

Readers, what are your favorite high-heat oils, and why?


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