Have you noticed that the oil you use in your deep fat fryer spoils after just a few uses? Has this been something that has been driving you crazy, putting a burn on your wallet? This is a pretty common situation for those who have their own deep fat fryers at home, but one that with a few simple steps- can be prevented. Using some key steps and tips, you can make your cooking oil last for months without becoming rancid. This will also greatly improve the taste of the food- and make clean up easier.
Best Commercial or large deep fryer have a filtration system that helps you to get all the little bits of gunk, goo, leftover batter and food that stays behind once you have cooked your food- but if you have an older type fryer, you may have to do this by hand. It’s a messy thing- but it is one of the best ways to keep your oil fresh and long lasting- tasting better much longer. Clean the oil by running a metal strainer through- filtering yourself, by pulling those bits of food up into the basket and leaving the oil behind.
Best Commercial or large deep fryer – You will need a large and deep container to keep the oil in.
Using a mesh strainer, very slowly pour the oil out of the fryer bucket and through the strainer over the container, collecting the solid particles and filtering out the oil. Once you’re done, simply pour the cleaned frying oil back into the Best Commercial or large deep fryer.
Do this often, because this is one of the first and best ways to keep your oil fresher, longer. If you aren’t going to be using your fryer, be sure that you keep the cover on- or, you can store your oil in a separate container. Keeping the oxygen and light out of the oil makes sure that the oxidization process does not occur and this is what makes it rancid. Keeping it covered also means keeping the oil where it belongs, and also keeping dust and other debris out of the fryer itself.
Filtering your oil is important, but also did you know that the temperature in which it’s stored makes a difference? Make sure that you keep your oil stored in a dark, cool place and it will last much longer. Once the oil has darkened, becomes thick and viscous or starts to smell bad, dispose of it right away and replace with fresh oil.