Cooking oil used on Subs

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  1. Can any serving or ex chef submariners answer a question by one of my civvy mates.
    He said that in the USN the submarine service uses a peanut oil based cooking oil in its fries as it produces very little smoke and has a very high flash point, so it's obviously less of a fire risk.
    My question is does the RN submarines use the same or something similar?
    Said I would try and find out

    Thanks in advance
  2. In my experience, I left in 2004, Surface ships and boats both used the same oil to cook with. I've worked in the TVO in Guzz on 2 seperate occasions and both times we used to order the same product.
    I've never heard of anyone mentioning the smoke/flash point of cooking oil before when purchasing oils.
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    FYI :)
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  4. I always thought that the smoke point was somewhere on the upper deck:(
  5. Would use of peanut oil not be a risk potential for anaphylactic shock though? I see on the chart that sunflower oil has a higher smoke point by around 10degC, so would that not be the preferred option?
  6. Yep, sounds good to me. Both points.
  7. Thanks for all the replies especially dapperdunn for his chart
    It was just a question my mate asked, I don't know if he's just spinning a line about the USN, but from the chart sunflower oil looks better.
    Thanks again
  8. Why braindead BNM?
  9. In my day it was aft of 29 on 2 deck.
  10. He might me using braindead as a substitute for "spotter" Dappers ;)
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