Thursday, August 13, 2009
Using the right oils at right time, right purpose
Here I've been suggesting olive oil as the best oil to season GrillGrates and I'm wrong. Our genius med school daughter emailed me this chart that is worthy of printing and laminating. Olive oil is perfect for low heat (up to 350F) but will burn and smoke beyond that. High-heat canola is better and its smoke point it 460F. That is also why PAM and Weber's Grilling Spray are better they are made of commercial grade canola oil. As it turns out that is just the beginning of all the information Spectrum packs into their Kitchen Guide.
The chart from Spectrum Organics is downloadable as a PDF is also a great guide to comparing OMEGA 3-6-9 Sources, and different oils for different uses. Now I know.