Non-stick cooking spray?

October 20, 2009 at 7:32 pm (Homemaking, The Domestic Economy) (, , , )

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When I read the care information…

…for the set of pots and pans we received as a wedding gift, I found that cooking sprays that you buy in the store are not recommended—they actually can harm your cookware (and some would argue they’re not good for you anyway). Instead, the instructions suggested taking a small squirt bottle and filling it with the oil of your choice. So, I tried it and it works quite well. I keep a little bottle of olive oil near the stove (not too close, you’re supposed to keep stored oil away from heat sources), and whenever I do stir-fry or cook eggs I just grab it and spray the pan. It won’t come out in an even mist, but it allows you to control the amount of oil you put in the pan and coats it well enough. I found a small squirt bottle for less than a dollar in the bathroom/beauty supplies section of a local grocery store.

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2 Comments

  1. Becca said,

    I have found oil spray pumps like this one to be a great alternative to cooking sprays like Pam. Pumping it pressurizes the can, and the spray comes out a fine mist similar to the store bought aerosol cans. I have found two at garage sales (can’t pass up $.50). 🙂

    http://www.pamperedchef.com/our_products/use_care/detail.jsp?productId=610

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