Foodie On A Budget? Use A Misto Sprayer!

By Lisa Shanken | Blog

Misto, the gourmet olive oil sprayer

Everyone has those cave man memories. Remember when cable only had a few channels? Remember life before email? Remember when dinosaurs roamed the Earth? Well, I have such a story. I used to pour these great big tablespoons of olive oil onto my dishes when teaspoonfuls were more than enough. I drizzled my salads incoherently with no restraint, making them wilt under the weight of all that oil when I could’ve used much less. There was even a time I used to spend too much on cooking oil sprays. Now there’s a budget-friendly, superior alternative was within grasp: a Misto sprayer.

I am in no way affiliated with the Misto company. In fact, you are welcome to use any number of other brands. I’m reviewing this product because it’s one I’ve tried and am comfortable using.

Why Use A Sprayer?

An olive oil sprayer is an absolute pleasure. First of all, there’s something special about eating a salad where the leaves are lightly coated in a fine mist of golden olive oil. It’s fun to use, and not terrible for the environment, unlike an aerosol spray. I also hate the taste of traditional aerosol sprays, so I prefer to use real extra virgin olive oil to maximize its health benefits and to avoid any artificial additives. Also, a sprayer lets me use just the right amount when I need to cook anything in a pan. I also like it because I’ve wasted olive oil, soap and water just wiping away the bottle after using it.

How Do I Use It?

After about ten seconds of continuous spraying, a Misto sprayer needs to be pumped. The pump is internal, so it’s easy to use. It’s also pretty in its aluminum casing. Since it can be filled again and again, you’ll save money over conventional cooking sprays.

How Much Does It Cost?

A Misto sprayer costs about $10. Each one holds about 1/3 cup of oil.

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