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Subject: Can combining oils raise the smoke-point of the mixture?

Date: Wed Apr 12 17:52:22 2006
Posted by Kirk Kerekes
Grade level: nonaligned School: No school entered.
City: Tulsa State/Province: OK Country: United States
Area of science: Chemistry
ID: 1144889542.Ch

Cooks are told that if you combine a low smoke-point oil (butter, say) with a high smoke-point oil (peanut 
oil) that the resulting blend will have a higher smoke-point than the lower smoke-point oil. In my 
ignorance, it seems to me that it will only dilute the smoke, not change the smoke-point.  If the cooks are 
correct, why? If not, is there a succinct reference on the subject?

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