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Archive for November 10th, 2012

No More Oil Wrestling

Posted by terrepruitt on November 10, 2012

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia at the City of San Jose, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, ZumbaOk, so just like the Green Smoothie kick I am a little behind on the olive oil sprayers.  I have seen them for a long time, but I thought they were just regular pump sprayers, which is fine, I could do that, but I have a little bottle that does a great job for me.  It “pours” a drop at a time.  But being in that HUGE warehouse store recently I decided to grab a package of the Misto sprayers.  They came in a two pack.  So as I often am late to the party, I JUST got them.  These things are cool.  Although they might be a little leaky, it is still cool to get the misty spray of an aerosol without the added chemicals that they put in the aerosol cans.  I am not sure what it is — probably the additional chemicals they put in the cans — but when I used one of those “cooking sprays” like Pam the pan gets this weird coating on it that won’t come off.  My first thought is, “Dang I don’t want that weird coating on my dishes.”  But then I get that “D’oh!” moment and realize I don’t want that weird coating in my body.  I don’t even know what it is, but it DOES NOT COME OFF.  So now with the sprayer I am getting a nice mist and no weird coating I have to try to wrestling off of the pan.
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When I was excitedly sharing information of this new-to-me spray bottle with my friend, she laughed at me and said they had been around for a long time, but I did start my story with that same statement.  I had explained that I had seen them for a long time, but never bothered.  The path of our conversation lead to the stuff that coats the dishes when other cooking spray is used.  So I was happy to know it was not just my imagination or my sub par dishwashing skills.  After having noticed that weird coating, I was buying Trader Joe’s Olive Oil spray which does not leave a weird coating on things, but still has additional chemicals in it.

This pump and spray Misto is cool.  I like it.  I prefer a sprayer because not only do I use it to “oil” my pans, but I use it to dress my salad.  I just use olive oil and vinegar on my salad so it is so nice to not have to pour.  My little bottle works good, but so does the sprayer!  Then, of course, I also use it to spritz the veggies as I am cooking them. I feel I use a lot less oil with the sprayer!

Since the package came with two I will probably use the other one for vinegar that way I can just completely spritz my salad.

So I know I am late on actually using one of these, do any of you have an oil sprayer?  Do you have a sprayer that you use for something other than oil or vinegar?  What do you use it for?

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