MYO Non-Stick Vegetable Spray

Pam Cooking Spray

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Store bought non-stick vegetable sprays can contain polymers, dimethyl silicone which is an anti-foaming agent and a propellant such as butane or propane. One major drawback of the store bought version is the price, (and that’s if you don’t mind ingesting the additional chemicals!). Worse, recently there has been an onslaught of cases of cans exploding when during use leaving victims badly burned.

Here’s a simple Do it yourself recipe to replace those expensive, potentially dangerous non-stick sprays.
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This simple homemade non-stick cooking spray recipe is designed to replace those tiny expensive cans of chemical laden sprays at the grocery store.

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Most Common Recipe:

You’ll Need:
1 cup Olive Oil
1 Misto Bottle

Place the olive oil in the Misto Bottle, pump it several times and spray as needed.
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Original Recipe

You’ll Need:
1/2 c. liquid lecithin
1/2 c. Olive Oil (Or Canola oil)
1 Misto Bottle

Combine, store in pump spray bottle.

Butter Flavor:
To Make butter flavor, add 1/2 tsp Butter extract to the mix

The Lecithin in the recipe is used as an emulsifier and also as a binder for the spray itself.

 

How to Clean your Misto

Here are the instructions from the MISTO manual for cleaning I only add a couple of tablespoons of oil at a time so that it never sets for long periods of time and I’ve never had any issues with it clogging or breaking.

Usually, MISTO® will need to be cleaned approximately every 6 to 8 weeks to keep it working smoothly.

  • Fill the MISTO® 1/2 full with hot tap water
  • Add one drop liquid detergent and shake to mix.
  • Pump 10-15 times
  • Spray for ten seconds
  • Allow the soapy water to remain in the sprayer for several hours or even overnight. This will allow it to break down any oil that has solidified in the sprayer.
  • Rinse, repeat the sequence above with fresh hot water.

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16 Comments

  1. because oil alone doesn’t work well at all. It doesn’t cover well, doesn’t spray well and has a tendency to clog fine mist spray bottles.

    Lecithin stabilizes emulsions, reduces spattering during frying, improves texture of spreads and flavor release, extends shelf life, and in short, makes the recipe work. 😉

  2. this is now on my list of gotta do’s!! i just ordered liquid lecithin from amazon. i’ll follow up soon.

    thanks naomlette

    • Liquid lecithin is expensive where I’ve looked. Is it me or is this more expensive than buying the can of spray?

      I just looked and found liquid lecithin for as little as $3.48 for 16 oz. (2 cups).

      If you do the math, I think you will be surprised at how much cheaper it is to make your own.
      Generally, the pre-made store spray runs around $3.50 for 8 oz. (1 cup).

      If you make your own, you are going to get 4 cups of usable product for around $5-$6.

  3. @willowwend

    can you let us know where you found it for that price? was it online or from somewhere in your local area? thanks pam0221

  4. hi all ,in the dairy case is a bottle of margarine. this bottle works well with olive oil. it also cost less than the spray bottle and no additives.

    use the margarine or dump it in the trash your choice still cheaper than the bottle and the lecithin.

    you may have to rub the oil the spray might not be as thin. it works. i have been using this about 3 years.

    note: if you decide to pour out the margarine do not pour it in the sink.

    • Hi all ,In the dairy case is a bottle of margarine. This bottle works well with Olive Oil. It also cost less than the spray bottle and no additives.

      Use the margarine or dump it in the trash your choice still cheaper than the bottle and the lecithin.

      You may have to rub the oil the spray might not be as thin. It works. I have been using this about 3 years.

      note: if you decide to pour out the margarine do not pour it in the sink.

      thanks for the tip! i’ve seen that spray “butter” in the store so i’ll pick 1 up this weekend!:hand-icon:

  5. I have used a Misto bottle for 5 years now and have never used lecithin. I have two of them, one with olive oil and the other with my home made sunflower oil. I do wash them very well before refilling and they work well for me

  6. I have used Misto bottles for years and constantly have problems with them clogging. I end up throwing them away and buy new ones every so often. I wash them, let them soak in hot soapy water, and still clog up.

    I will have to try the other options.

    • I have used Misto bottles for years and constantly have problems with them clogging. I end up throwing them away and buy new ones every so often. I wash them, let them soak in hot soapy water, and still clog up. I will have to try the other options.

      Oh wow, I’ve had mine for 3 years and it’s never clogged once. What type of oil do you use in yours?

      Here are the instructions from the MISTO manual for cleaning (but to be honest, I’ve never done that either) I only add a couple tablespoons of oil at a time so that it never sets for long periods of time.

      Usually MISTO® will need to be cleaned approximately every 6 to 8 weeks to keep it working smoothly.

    • Fill the MISTO® 1/2 full with hot tap water
    • Add one drop liquid detergent and shake to mix.
    • Pump 10-15 times
    • Spray for ten seconds
    • Allow the soapy water to remain in the sprayer for several hours or even overnight. This will allow it to break down any oil that has solidified in the sprayer.
    • Rinse, repeat the sequence above with fresh hot water.

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