Originally Posted by The Dampener
There are different grades of olive oil.
You can cook with ordinary olive oil.
It's best not to cook at all with extra virgin olive oil. It breaks down under high heat.
Originally Posted by corners
Yup. Save olive oil for salads and sauteing onions and garlic for pasta sauce on lower heat settings.
We already addressed this on page 1 of this thread. Here are some smoke points for various oils, including several types/grades of olive oil