Is it safe to reheat cooking oil?
Reheating cooking oil can pose a number of different health risks that you should be aware of. However, it’s important to note that not all oils can pose such a risk, so be sure to do some research in order to find out if the oil you’re cooking with can be reheated safely or not.
Anything that is carcinogenic can be quite harmful to your health as it also increases free radicals in the body which can then lead to inflammation which is often the root cause of several health problems, including:
- Heart disease
What happens when oil is reheated?
Which cooking oils can I reheat?
How many times can I reheat cooking oil?
- For breaded or battered foods – three to four times
- For clean frying, such as making chips or crisps – eight times, although you could reuse it far more than that if you replenish it with fresh oil after the eighth time
What can I do with leftover cooking oil?
Leftover cooking oil should never be poured down the drain, despite the compelling need to do so. It should be transferred to a sealable container and put directly in the household waste bin.
However, if you save up the oil you use or if you have a commercial business that generates copious amounts of waste oil, then it can be collected, for free, by oil collection companies such as Cater Oils.
We’ll collect your used oil for no fee or additional charges and, in some cases, we’ll even pay you for taking away your used cooking oil. We’ll then take your used oil and turn it into biodiesel for eco-friendly, cost-effective and responsible disposal.