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Cutting Back On Cooking Oil




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.

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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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  • I love my Misto! Got mine @ BJs for 9.99 with a free oil bottle with pourer - by TRANSFORMWE
  • Mini workout for your arm while you pump, too! HEee hee.
    Jocelyn - by WOLFKITTY
  • LTANN032848
    Great idea to use a spray/pump bottle for olive oil. I have the same problem (using too much). Thanks for idea. - by LTANN032848

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