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#1 of 6 Old 08-09-2007, 08:52 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi. I'm new to TF and just bought a jar of coconut oil the other day at the store. It's been outrageously hot here and when I pulled the unopened jar out of the cupboard tonight to start dinner I saw that it had totally liquified. I figured that it's still fine (as in not ruined) but I'm wondering if I should put it in the fridge? Is there an advantage or disadvantage to it being pre-melted before cooking?

It's just all new to me and to be honest, the coconut oil seems a little daunting.

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Mine liquifies too when its warmer. I think its easier to use as a liquid, but other than that I don't think it matters.
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Okay, thanks!
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Nope, doesn't matter at all. I prefer it as a liquid also.
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Yup, should be fine. Mine does the same thing. I keep it in the cupboard--in the summer it is softer, and in the winter it is more like shortening. Definitely don't put it in the fridge though; it will harden like paraffin wax until you melt it again!
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Good coconut oil liquifies at 77 degrees. No worries, though. I prefer mine liquid, it's easier to work with!

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