Review: Misto Oil Spritzer

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When I was scrutinizing my master grocery list, eyeing just how many items I could eliminate, I noticed “cooking spray.”

“Cooking spray should be an easy thing to eliminate,” I thought.

Turns out I use it a lot. Sometimes you don’t know these things until you do without. In our early years of marriage I didn’t buy cooking spray; I thought of it as a luxury item. But back then I also kept Crisco on hand and used that to grease pans.

Now I avoid hydrogenated fats, Crisco included, and butter browns and burns too easily to grease pans going into high heat.

There is always parchment paper and Silpats, which I do love to use.

However, I roast a lot of vegetables and had come to rely on the shortcut of spraying the pan and then the vegetable with canola oil cooking spray. Drizzling & tossing uses so much more oil and is so much more messy!

Stop buying expensive cans of cooking oil. One affordable purchase allows you to refill with the oil of your choice. The Misto is a kitchen staple for me!
In all, I missed my cooking spray.

A Simple Solution

Misto
So, I decided I would spring for a Misto oil spritzer and see if it really did work. I had heard some negative reviews, but then I saw some tips for avoiding clogging and other breakdowns, and I decided it would solve my roasted vegetable problem nicely.

I love it!

From the product description on Amazon:

Simply fill this beautiful high quality sprayer with your best olive oil. Pump the cap to pressurize. Then spray for 10 seconds and pump up A plastic cap underneath the sprayer’s top twists off so the sprayer can be half-filled (1/3 cup) with oil. Inside the top is a plastic tube that fits over the spray nozzle. again. It’s simple, ingenious, and practical. With its cap on, the sprayer stands just 7-5/8 inches high, so it tucks away easily on any countertop. Made of satin-finish aluminum with a black-band accent, it’s sleek as well as utilitarian. No chemicals or propellants. Refill and reuse again and again.

Uses

  • Grease pans.
  • Grease muffin pans.
  • Spritz vegetables to be roasted or grilled.
  • Fill with 1:1 lemon juice & water and spritz cut apples so they don’t brown.
  • Spritz pizza crust or other crispy bread (like grilled bread or fococcia) before salting and seasoning.
  • Spritz salad with olive oil.
  • Spray vegetables or meat or grill as necessary when grilling.

Tips

    • Never fill more than half full. I usually just pour in a couple tablespoons at a time, but that lasts me 1-2 weeks.
    • Unscrew the top after use to release the pressure; do not store it pressurized.
    • To clean, fill with hot water and a drop of mild detergent, and spray.

Stop buying expensive cans of cooking oil. One affordable purchase allows you to refill with the oil of your choice. The Misto is a kitchen staple for me!

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