Question: At What Temperature Does Olive Oil Burn?

December 29, 2009
I've been using olive oil more lately when making stir-fry and sauteing in general, but I seem to burn it a lot. Anyone know how much heat olive oil can take?


Euclydes Antonio dos Santos Filho's picture

It depends on the quality of the oil and the presence of dissolved components. The so called "smoking point" may go from around 375oF to 425oF (regular extra virgin olive oil - low acidity - around 405-410oF).