Misto Gourmet Stainless-Steel Olive Oil Sprayer, Black Band
- Pumps up to spray any vegetable oil
- Spread olive oil on focaccia or spray muffin pans
- Satin-finish aluminum
- 7-5/8 inches high by 1-7/8 inches in diameter
- To clean, fill with hot water and a drop of mild detergent, and spray
For spreading olive oil evenly on bruschetta, focaccia, and grilled or roasted vegetables, and for spraying muffin and cake pans with vegetable oil, this dispenser is a nifty tool. A plastic cap underneath the sprayer's top twists off so the sprayer can be half-filled (1/3 cup) with oil. Inside the top is a plastic tube that fits over the spray nozzle. Push the top up and down to pump air pressure into the canister. Then spray for 10 seconds and pump up again. It's simple, ingenious, and practical. With its cap on, the sprayer stands just 7-5/8 inches high, so it tucks away easily on any countertop. Made of satin-finish stainless steel with a black-band accent, it's sleek as well as utilitarian. --Fred Brack
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Worse, though, on both of mine the chamber cracked around the edge, making it impossible to pressure the spray. Believe me, I'm no gorilla and I didn't overdo it, at least not according to the instructions.
I've gone back to a regular little pump sprayer.
One reviewer said the sprayer "spurts"; I would describe it as steady and even, but definitely not a fine spray. The lid is easy to pump, and about 10-15 pumps will spray 12 muffin tins, or a griddle, or a few cookie sheets before running out of "oompf". Another reviewer said the lid "raises up on its own"...don't overpump the thing if you're only using a few squirts! If you put it away with little or no pressure inside, the lid won't push up.
I purchased mine at an exclusive kitchen store and paid $21, so the $17.99 price on Amazon.com is a good deal if you can work out free shipping. I'm planning to buy one for my Mom for Christmas, I'm sure she'll love it!
Why not 5 stars? If the price would come down to about $10, I'd give it 5 stars.
Even with regular cleanings, the Misto malfunctioned after about a month. Then pieces fell off. Then it leaked all over my cupboard.
Bye-bye, Misto! Into the trash with you!
Cleaning steps (directions as I followed from the ehow website)
1.Empty the oil sprayer of any oil that still remains inside.
2.Pour 1/4 cup of vinegar in the oil sprayer. The vinegar will help break up the oil that is sticking to the sides of the sprayer. Squirt the vinegar out so that it comes up and through the spray tube.
3.Add a drip of dish soap to a cup of hot water and pour it in the sprayer. Spray again until all of the soapy water has run through the spray nozzle.
4. Rinse the oil sprayer with hot water and then fill it up with hot water. Spray the hot water out through the spray nozzle to rinse away any soapy water that is still in the oil sprayer.
5. Set out the oil sprayer to dry.