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Darienne

My gifted pressure cooker: can I use the pot for deep fat frying?

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I used to use my Mother's pressure cooker pot for deep fat frying.  I don't know what metal it was made from but it was really heavy.  

Now my friend has given me an aluminum pressure cooker and I thought I could use the pot the same way...except that it's aluminum and although heavier than your average aluminum pot (of which I have none), it's not as heavy as my Mother's pot was.


The information I can find on deep fat frying in an aluminum pot is contradictory and I don't have a very good sense about it.  Can I burn a hole in this pot with the heat?  Will the aluminum get into the food?

Who knows about this one, please.

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Temp wise, you should be fine. An aluminum frying pan gets way hotter than deep frying temps.

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I think you’re safe. Melting point for aluminum is approximately 660c (1220f). If your kitchen burners get that hot, well.... 😳😂


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But what about this aluminum getting into the food issue?

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That would imply that you're somehow dissolving the aluminum in the oil, which would be difficult.

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1 hour ago, Darienne said:

But what about this aluminum getting into the food issue?

I am pretty sure it’s been debunked as any kind of serious science.I am pretty sure it’s been debunked as any kind of serious science.

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24 minutes ago, Anna N said:

I am pretty sure it’s been debunked as any kind of serious science.I am pretty sure it’s been debunked as any kind of serious science.

Is there an echo in here?

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Just now, lindag said:

Is there an echo in here?

Technical glitch — no worries. 

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18 hours ago, Anna N said:

I am pretty sure it’s been debunked as any kind of serious science.I am pretty sure it’s been debunked as any kind of serious science.

That's correct, and I'm usually tempted to say it more than once just for emphasis. :)

 

The furthest any reputable researcher will go is to state that, for reasons currently still unknown, the brains of a minority of Alzheimer's patients seem to concentrate aluminum. It's certainly not "the" cause, and probably not "a" cause, but more likely a symptom. Also, as far as that goes, aluminum cookware is not a significant source of lifetime exposure (things like antacids and antiperspirants are much more pertinent).

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It should be great for deep frying.

 

If aluminum were bad for you, we'd have a problem, because the biggest dietary source of it is leafy green vegetables. 

 

 

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So many reassuring posts...I did feel a bit edgy about it.  Now I don't.

 

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11 hours ago, paulraphael said:

It should be great for deep frying.

 

If aluminum were bad for you, we'd have a problem, because the biggest dietary source of it is leafy green vegetables. 

 

 

 

I am pretty safe.

 

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