Product Review – Misto Oil Sprayer

Today I want to review an item that I almost don’t think about, I’ve had it so long and it’s a minor gadget, but an important one when I need it. It’s probably looked at as a gimmick, yet another “can’t be worth the hype” “as-seen-on-TV” dust collector.

After 5 years, I’m confident that this is a good item to buy if it interests you. Yes, 5 years. I was as shocked as you when I realized how long I’ve had it. It’s the Misto Gourmet Olive Oil Sprayer

This was a little impulse buy while out looking at other kitchen essentials but I’m glad I got it. It’s an excellent replacement for PAM or other non-stick sprays, and I know exactly what is in it (no extra chemicals, aerosols, or worry about recycling).

Make sure you do follow the instructions for optimum longevity. Only fill the bottle 1/2 way (approx 1/3 cup of oil), overfilling can cause it not to “mist” properly. I’ve rarely had to clean mine, and while the nozzle has kind of stained yellow from the olive oil it’s not clogged on me.

If you get more of a stream than a mist, you are not pumping enough air in. It takes a few uses to know the sweet spot / resistance you should have when it’s properly set.

I use it for my baking pans, for misting meat before it goes on the grill (no worry about contamination on brushes), for a light coating on my nonstick pans when I need a little searing on the food etc. I’ve heard people use it as well with vinegar or flavored oils for salads, but make sure it is not too thick or has any bits of herbs as those will clog the nozzle.

What kitchen tool do you love that most people would dismiss?

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