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Stop cooking with the wrong oil

Lovefood Logo By Lisa Harris of Lovefood | Slide 1 of 30: The first ingredient you reach for in the kitchen is usually oil. It helps food cook evenly, adds flavour, stops it sticking and brings an attractive sheen to the dish. But which is the right oil? The choice and differences can be overwhelming. We've selected 15 common oils you'll find at the grocery store to explain how they're made, the smoking point (the temperature you can heat the oil before it burns) and flavour profile, to help you pick the best one for the job every time.

Cooking oils explained

The first ingredient you reach for in the kitchen is usually oil. It helps food cook evenly, adds flavour, stops it sticking and brings an attractive sheen to the dish. But which is the right oil? The choice and differences can be overwhelming. We've selected 15 common oils you'll find at the grocery store to explain how they're made, the smoking point (the temperature you can heat the oil before it burns) and flavour profile, to help you pick the best one for the job every time.
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