Know when to change your oil




Is your oil foaming?

  • Possible Causes:
    • Excess starch in oil from chips.
    • Frying at too high a temperature.
    • High moisture content of food.
    • Overloading of fryer.
    • Soap or detergent may have been left behind after cleaning.
    • Breakdown of oil.
  • Possible effects:
    • Small white bubbles will continue during frying.

 

Is your oil darker?

  • Possible Causes:
    • Frying at too high a temperature.
    • Crumbs burning in fryer.
    • Insufficient oil turnover.
    • Salty Food.
    • High sugar content in foods.
    • Contamination by other chemicals.
  • Possible effects:
    • Food may appear to be cooked but will be uncooked in the centre.
    • Discoloured / dark coloured food.
    • Unpleasant burnt tasting food.

 

Is your oil smoking or smelling unpleasant?

  • Possible Causes:
    • Oil has reached end of its frying life.
    • Frying at too high a temperature.
    • High moisture content of food.
  • Possible effects:
    • Discoloured / dark coloured food.

 

Is your food greasy?

  • Possible Causes:
    • Frying temperature too low.
    • Oil has reached end of its fry life.
  • Possible solutions:
    • Fry at recommended temperature.
    • It’s time to change your oil.
    • Change to a premium oil that has a high smoke point.


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