The Best Oils To Use In The Air Fryer:
There are many types of high smoke point oil that can be used in an air fryer. Each kind of oil has a different smoking point and flavor, making some oils better for some foods than others.
When choosing which oil to use in your air fryer, be sure to note the recipe cooking temperature and compare it to the smoking point of the oil you are thinking about using. This is a list of the best oils for air frying:
Avocado Oil: Avocado oil is considered one of the healthiest choices to use because of its good fats. It has a very mild flavor and is one of my favorites to use in the air fryer. Its smoke point is 375-400°F/190-205°C.
Grapeseed Oil: This is a fairly mild oil that can be used in the air fryer. It comes from the seeds of grapes, and it is high in vitamin E. Its smoke point is 390°F/195°C.
Peanut Oil: Peanut oil can easily be used, but it is not considered a healthy oil. You also need to be sure you are not cooking for anyone with a peanut allergy. 450°F/230°C
Vegetable Oil: This oil is pretty mild and holds up well to high heat. It comes from seeds and plants. Vegetable oil is very cheap, so many restaurants use it for deep frying. Vegetable oil is not considered a healthy oil. 400-450°F/205-230°C
Canola Oil: Canola is a very mild, almost tasteless oil that is great for an air fryer. It is lower in saturated fats compared to vegetable oil. 400º F/204º C
Coconut Oil (Refined): Coconut oil should only be used in foods where the flavor could be complementary. It has a coconut flavor that will alter the flavor of what you are cooking. 392º F/200º C