I love hashbrowns so I cook them often, it appears though that almost every 5th/10th time, I end up getting hot cooking oil in my eye. It actually just happened about 30 min ago. This isn't a first aid question since I've seen a doctor for this 3-4 times and every time they say it looks fine, etc. and it feels better in 2-3 days. I've tried lowering the heat but then it takes a lot longer to cook. I am only putting these pans over medium heat on a gas stove. I've tried changing pans (I'm currently using a Gordon Ramsay signature brand pan). His pans are great in fact it was the first time I've used them and it appears the oil still splashes so I know it's not the pan.
I'm using olive oil from trader joe's imported from Italy most of the time. Grapeseed oil seems to splash less. The doctor even said that it's extremely rare for oil to splash directly into the eye but I seem to be getting that lucky. It's not really bubbling like mad either it just gets hot, lets out a few pops and a tiny droplet will fly out and hit me square in the eye no matter how close or far I am from the pan. I'm also 6'3 so could height have anything to do with this?
Anyone else get hot oil in the eye? Any help would be appreciated.