Peanut oil – It is expensive. The one in the market does have a slight peanut taste which I like but the imported one is more refined and practically tasteless. Peanut oil is good for frying. Personally, I enjoy the taste and smell of the local peanut oil.
Sesame oil – The local one (in Kenya) is very good and differ in taste from the imported sesame oil. The toasted sesame oil is in the ranks of delicacy. Sesame oil is very strong, it is usually added for flavor and should be used sparingly in any dish.
Corn oil – This is the everyday oil. It does have a slight taste but if this is what you like in the house then keep it. All the local brands are reliable.
Olive oil – All olive oils in Kenya are imports. Olive oil has a taste and is great for Latin and Italian dishes and salads. Yes, this oil is very expensive.
Sunflower oil – Almost the perfect oil. It is my favorite together with corn oil for the kitchen. It is tasteless and therefore does not impart unusual taste to the food. This oil can take very high temperature and is fantastic for mayonnaise.
Vegetable oil – It is a bland of various oils. Vegetable oil is at time unreliable for frying at high temperature and this I know from experience.