9 Different kinds of oil and their uses Sesame Oil. This oil is pressed from toasted sesame seeds. Avocado Oil. This healthy oil can be used for high heat cooking needs, such as grilling and pan roasting. Almond Oil. This is a favourite for baking. Coconut Oil. This is extracted from fresh coconut. Canola Oil (Rapseed Oil) Olive Oil. Sunflower Oil. Peanut Oil.