What happens when cooking oil gets too hot?

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  • KLB
    Lv 6
    7 months ago

    it smokes and burns. Peanut oil has a high smoke level - it won't smoke as quickly as olive oil or canola oil. Once oil smokes, it is ruined and needs to be discarded AFTER it cools and AFTER the smoke alarms are use a clean pan to start over,.

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  • IvaB
    Lv 5
    7 months ago

    Oil that is heated beyond its max smoke point will just burn and get disgusting.

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  • 7 months ago

    it smokes and gets bitter tasting and if it gets hotter than that, it will burst into flames.

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  • Janet
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    It smokes, burns, and can even light on fire.

    Which can sometimes cause a house fire.

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  • 7 months ago

    It burns .

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  • 7 months ago

    Danger of fire. A cooking oil fire.produces copious amounts of thick dark smoke and is difficult to safely put out.,Means used to extinguish or control many other types of fire can worsen a chip pan fire, It is as dangerous as an electrical fire. If you are unlucky enough to suffer this type of fire, turn off electricity or gas supply close doors and windows get out of room and building and call the fire brigade. Hopefully, you should then be able to save your building, if not the kitchen.,If you live in a block o9f flats or another sort of multiply occupied home, sound the fire alarm to get your neighbours out safely

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  • 7 months ago

    When too hot chemical reactions occur which alter the molecular structure of the oil and creates new compounds which could be harmful to our health.

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  • .
    Lv 6
    7 months ago

    Thermal breakdown is among the most damaging effects, and occurs when a car's internal heat causes a chemical reaction in the motor oil, which causes the oil's viscosity to change. Basically, if (or more accurately, when) the engine heats up beyond a certain temperature threshold, the motor oil will start to degrade.

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