Become a Better Cook! This Just Maika Cooking: Cook’s Notebook section will focus on everything related to using high smoke point oils connected to all my recipe posts, updated frequently.
What is a High Smoke Point Oil?
These oils can withstand high heat at 400 degrees or more before releasing smoke. I recommend Avocado or Canola Oils. Check Wikipedia’s Smoke Point Chart for a list of oils and their smoke points.
What Type of Oil to use in an Air Fryer?
When using the air fryer, it is recommended to use a high smoke point oil, like canola or avocado oil. You can argue that one has better health benefits than the other. That is up to you.
They are both mild in flavor, which is great for versatile cooking needs. They both provided different nutrient needs, and one cost more than the other. Avocado is more expensive.
Check out Consumer Reports: How to Choose a Healthy Oil for Cooking for more details on Avocado, Canola, Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, Safflower Oils, and Ghee for their taste profiles, nutrition benefits, and what each is best used for.
Air Fryer Recipes You Must Try!
- Air Fryer Branzino with Lemon Potatoes and Vegetables (popular!)
- mouthwatering Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Pine Nuts Turkey meatballs
- Air-Fried Turmeric Herbed Tofu
- Air-Fryer Chicken Breast with Hot Honey Glazed Vegetables (viral hit!)
Recommended High Smoke Point Oils