Friday, October 02, 2009

Frugal Friday: Misto Sprayer

About a year and a half ago, I attempted my first loaf of homemade bread. Oh, was it delicious! Well, I started making it pretty regularly and went through non-stick cooking spray much more quickly than usual. It seemed that cooking spray was one of those things that never really went on that good of a sale...and I always hated throwing away the bottle.

I remembered that I had seen a pump-style cooking spray bottle from Pampered Chef years ago. So, I turned to the internet to find something similar. I came across the Misto Olive Oil Sprayer.

Priced at $10, the Misto is an aluminum bottle that you fill with any type of cooking oil and then hand-pump to pressurize it. The way I see it, the benefits of it over store-bought spray are:
  • It's cheaper. Just buy one bottle & reuse over and over.
  • No aerosol cans going to the landfill.
  • It's healthier. No artificial stuff. Just the oil that you put in it.
  • As long as you have oil in your cupboard, you won't run out of spray. You never can tell when you're going to run out with those store-bought bottles!
Overall, I've actually had pretty good success with the Misto. I admit that sometimes on glass pans, the results aren't as fantastic as non-stick cooking spray. But, it hasn't bothered me enough to switch back to store-bought spray. I recommend it!

For other money saving ideas, stop by Life as Mom on Fridays for Jessica's "Frugal Friday" post and links from other money-conscious bloggers.

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