Did you know that heat accelerates cooking oil breakdown? Cooking oil maintained at room temperature will last well over a year. However, heated to frying temperatures, cooking oil could breakdown within a week. Because of this, temperature maintenance is of the utmost importance. You must maintain the appropriate frying temperature of 350°F, and check calibration regularly. An increase of only five degrees can reduce fry life by 10%.
To keep your cooking oil at its best, filter regularly and maintain oil temperature, otherwise you risk oil passing the smoking point (the point where degradation begins). To get a hands-on training on oil management, find your Magnesol representative!