Of course, it’s also important not to overuse your fryer oil, as that can result in poor food quality. These strips take the guesswork out of deciding when to change your oil so you can get the most out of your supply while maintaining consistent products. They’re food-safe, and they work in operating temperatures of 163 to 204 degrees Celsius.
To test your fryer oil, use tongs to hold the test strip by the long white end, and dip the test strip into the hot oil so all of the blue bands are submerged. Hold the test strip in the oil for 5 seconds, then remove it and wait 30 seconds. Next, hold the strip to the light, compare it to the included evaluation guide, and follow the recommendations. To ensure proper functionality, these low-range test strips should not be stored in humid conditions or in an area where they may be exposed to water or oil before use. Always keep test strip bottles tightly closed and store any bottles, not in use in a refrigerator or freezer.