By Marge Perry
Updated March 29, 2012
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When used in moderation, cooking oils are a wonderful addition to your kitchen's pantry.  Each one has its own benefits and uses, though the most important factor to pay attention to is the oil's smoke point, which indicates the highest temperature the oil can be heated to safely.
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Both grapeseed and olive oil are very healthy choices. Grapeseed oil has a higher smokepoint and no discernable flavor–two features that make it versatile for cooking. However, grapeseed oil is not as widely available, and is often more costly than olive oil.

For more information on different types of cooking oils, see Cooking Oils 101.