If the batter immediately turns golden and raises to the top then the oil is too hot. If you drop a teaspoon of batter into the oil and it sinks to the bottom right away then the oil is too cold. If the batter takes about 30 seconds to rise then the temperature of the oil is just right.
By Deeli from Richland, WA
By yoder178 from Elkhart, IN
The cup can withstand higher temperatures since it is made for hot coffee, but don't overdo it! This also works great for other liquids, and things such as sugar, rice, glitter, and seed beads as well.
Next, take the cup and stick it in your bag of charcoal, or your firewood box. Next time you grill out or light a fire, you have a handy fire-starter helper. Then don't forget to put the wood ashes in your compost bin!
By dollyslaffn from Darien, GA
By Ahuva from Israel
Extra-virgin olive oil is full of health benefits but loses a great deal of those when the oil is heated.
The rule of thumb is that you use the olive oil on your food unheated but use groundnut oil to cook with. Groundnut oil can be heated to a higher temperature and has no taste that will mask the flavour of your food.