“Is there anything else you could use other than that awful cooking spray?” asked John when he saw the video recipe for our keto lemon-poppyseed bundt cake.
Well, it turns out the cooking spray being used in that video is actually a pretty healthy one… because the product contains only oil. No other ingredients, like those other brands, some of which are just not good for us.
So you can definitely find a healthy cooking oil spray in stores (and I'll tell you my favorite brand below)… yet what if we went one step further?
You see, those are expensive, so it's even better to make your own!
I'm showing you how on today's #AskWardee.
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The Question: What Else Can I Use Other Than That Awful Cooking Spray?
John P. asked:
Is there anything else you could use other than that awful cooking spray?
Then after hearing there are healthier ones to buy, such as avocado oil only sprays…
Wardee, I was unaware it was avocado spray. The label is hidden under the person's hand. Now, where do you buy avocado cooking spray? The only spray stuff I have ever seen is that awful stuff ‘Pam' that I use on my snow blower so it throws near slush.
John, I don't understand the last part… how Pam helps you with your snow blower but I CAN tell you where to buy healthy cooking spray … and even better, how to save money by making your own!
Where To Buy Healthy Cooking Oil Spray
If you look carefully at the ingredients lists, you'll find a few sprays that contain only oil and no other ingredients. Examples are the Chosen Foods avocado oil spray that's pictured or the Field Day coconut oil spray I had with me during this episode.
You can find these made with other cooking oils, too, like coconut and olive.
The Chosen Foods avocado oil spray oil is the one I used to buy. I got it at Costco and like it very much.
I would keep buying it, except it gets costly over time (you go through the cans quickly if you're baking a lot), so I wanted to find a more economical solution.
And that's how I stumbled onto…
Homemade Cooking Oil Spray Using An Oil Mister!
…using an oil mister such as as this one from The Fine Life. I absolutely LOVE it!
Yes, the Fine Life Olive Oil Mister is made with BPA-free materials. 🙂
How To Fill And Use The Oil Mister
- Add oil to the fill line. (I use avocado oil… much cheaper this way than in a can!)
- Screw the spray cap lid on.
- Then use the additional lid as a pump to pressurize the chamber. Remove the pump lid.
- Spray. A wonderful fine mist comes out!
- Repeat pumping as needed. Store with pump lid on.
I spray pans directly or I spray on top of parchment paper, too… for instance, every time I make these keto rolls!
By the way, this can be healthier, too! Because you can use organic oils in your homemade mister instead of whatever oil is in the cans — even if it's an oil-only ingredient list!
What About Price?
The oil mister costs about $26. That's the equivalent of about 5 cans of the good-quality and healthy avocado oil cooking spray.
Not counting cooking oil, if you use a can of spray every month (I did for sure)… it takes only a bit over 5 months to pay for your oil mister. If you say 6 months, then you've accounted for the oil, too. Just a rough estimate but one that works!
So after the first 6 months, you're only paying for the cooking oil from then on out. And with the tiny amounts used in the oil mister, it's not very expensive at all! Much less expensive than buying the cans, for sure!
So… the oil mister is healthier and saves money… quite quickly!
What About Clogging?
I used a similar vessel years ago that got clogged a lot and I couldn't clean it well enough to prevent the clogging. Within a few months, it was useless.
This oil mister, however, is not getting clogged at all. It's working great!
However, I'm doing what I can to prevent clogs, by washing out between oil refills using these steps:
- Take apart the oil mister and wash the parts in soapy water as best I can.
- Use a brush to really clean out the sprayer with soap.
- Rinse all parts well. Let air dry.
Now it's all clean and I refill the mister with oil and it's good to go again.
The thing with this and other gadgets is… they require upkeep. This upkeep is simple and keeps it clog-free so it's worth doing to prevent issues!
Any Questions Or Comments?
If you have other questions or comments about your own experience, be sure to leave them in the comments!
- The Oil Mister
- Chosen Foods avocado oil spray
- Field Day coconut oil spray
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