I use a Misto sprayer instead of cooking spray. It's really good for giving veggies a light olive oil glaze for roasting, spraying a light mist of oil on salad or meat, and spraying my pans before I stir fry. You know you're using a good quality oil, because you pick it and fill it yourself!
You can find Misto spray cans at Bed, Bath, and Beyond and online at Amazon. I've seen them occasionally at our local Target. I imagine any real kitchen supply store would stand a good chance of carrying them.
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My husband and I bought a Misto--so we can lightly spray our extra virgin olive oil--and save calories! We love it and so will you!! It's much cheaper to just invest in one--less than $10--than to keep buying the chemical spray versions at the store!
I use a Misto sprayer for spraying oil for frying or on a salad - this is a metal canister that you pressurize by pumping the lid. It is way cheaper to use than buying spray oil (like PAM, etc.) and just as effective.
You can also use a variety of oils, this way - not just what the manufacturers mix up -
About 98% of the times that I use oil I use Extra Virgin Olive Oil and many applications only require a tiny bit. So I invested in a Misto spray pump. You put whatever oil you like in it, pump it until you can't pump any more, and spray. 1 full spray, spraying it until it fizzles out, is about 1/2 tsp. When I cook something like fish I spray the pan (1/2 a spray) place the fish and use the rest of the spray for the other side. (Not recommended for baking.) I got mine at Sur La Table for about $10.
It has really helped me cut back on oil usage. To coat a pan by pouring oil I would have to use about 1 Tbsp now I use about 1/2 a tsp. at the most. It has save us a small fortune already not having to purchase Pam regularly. I also think it tastes better w/o the propellants.
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