Shh… don't tell anyone I'm poor. They all think I'm living frugal and green just like everyone these days. This is a blog about a senior citizen living a frugal life, on a fixed income, in a low income food desert, and passing along knowledge from lessons learned. Some she learned from her Grandma Mama many years ago and some learned only a few days ago.
I was reading the blog of a new follower and I realized some folks may not know about making your own cooking spray. What you need to do is buy an oil mister. It’s as simple as that. Here is what mine looks like.
I bought it at Meijer for about nine dollars a few years ago. I guess it cost under a dime to fill it with oil. That depends on the cost of the oil you choose. Any type liquid oil will work. I have olive oil in mine but you can use canola, or corn, or coconut, or vegetable oil just as easily.
The top reminds you to fill the container only half way. Mine holds about 1/2 cup of oil. Next you put on the top and pump till it has pressure. I don’t go beyond a slight resistance.
I suppose you could have more resistance for more spraying but I don’t need that much. My pans are single person size. Now spray away and save yourself some money.
I don’t know how much cooking spray costs these days so I can’t tell you what the savings would be. I haven’t bought any for a long, long time. At that time it was about two dollars a can and I thought it was stinky.
A word of advice if you plan to buy an oil mister, don’t buy it from Amazon. The ones I saw are way over priced at fifteen dollars or more. I believe you should be able to find one like mine at any grocery store or department store for ten dollars or less. Look in the kitchen gadget sections. I haven’t looked lately but I do remember a dollar store had a few too.