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Misto Gourmet Olive Oil Sprayer for Bread Baking

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Shannon Cooks

Misto Gourmet Olive Oil Sprayer for Bread Baking

Is anyone else here as much of a fan of the Misto as I am? I just discovered the Misto last December and now own five. I use one filled with olive oil for pizzas, making quick garlic bread, etc and another I keep empty for when I'm baking bread. I fill it with water and create a mist in the oven.

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2914462/chefs_secrets_how_the_misto_turns_good.html

The thing I like about the Misto is how sprays just like a regular can of cooking oil spray-- but without the use of chemicals or propellants. You can fill it up with anything from olive oil to walnut oil, balsamic vinegar, water or wine. And unlike plastic trigger sprayers, the liquid comes out in a steady, fine mist spray.

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mrfrost

If anyone else is as enthusiastic about these as you are, they are usually 4 for the price of 3 at amazon.com. $10 each. So that's $30, total shipped, for 4. Or mix and match with any other similar priced items in the 4 for 3 promo.

I picked one up from a thrift store fo $1. Reasonably satisfied.

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flournwater

My local kitchen supply shop carries them so I don't have to be concerned about shipping costs, etc. and their cost is fairly reasonable.

I have found them to also be quite useful for spritzing salads, spraying bread and similar tasks.  However, I can get a small spray bottle at the dollar store (for a dollar - of course) and it works just as well so I've opted to follow that less expensive route.

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mcs

...but I got a Misto a week ago and have stopped using it.  Regardless of how little or much it's pumped, it spatters the oil out like a spray can on its last legs.  In addition to this, it fills the air with a cloud of olive oil in the process. Seeing as I just bought 2 liters of extra light olive oil specifically for the Misto, now I'm forced to using a regular spray bottle/brush until the supply is used up.

-Mark

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mrfrost

Keep trying a little longer. Sounds like it may be a little over filled. Don't fill over half full.

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mcs

Any other tips are welcome.  Like I said, I've got quite a bit of extra light olive oil to go through...

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Doc Tracy

I've had the same darn problem with every oil mist sprayer I've ever bought. I sure wish I could figure out how to get them to work right. I love the idea.

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Shannon Cooks

Wow, I never expereinced anything like that with mine. Maybe it's clogged or defective? I do know you can't overfill it... Just about 1/3 to 1/2 full at the most so that there's room for air inside to pressurize the unit.

And I don't know if this will help, but about once every three weeks when it's empty, I rinse it out and wash it thoroughly by half filling with warm water and a drop of detergent, pumping it up then spraying it out 4-5 times. Then I rinse it and spray air through it. I have found that to be effective when it sprays more of a stream than a mist, but that only happened twice-- both times with walnut oil.

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Caltrain

Also, are you leaving the spray pumped after use? It's a good idea to release the pressure after each use or it might clog the unit.

I have one and it's now grungy and caked with sticky residue after 6 or so months of use. It still does spray as advertised, though. I think after this I'll revert back to cheap, disposable spray bottles.

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SylviaH

 I agree.  I don't like the fine mist of oil floating around in the air.  I know it settles all over my floors and counters and probably in my lungs.

Sylvia

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inlovewbread

I like being able to spray just olive oil (not olive oil plus soy lecithin)- and the Misto is a great idea- but it contains potentially harmful BPA that leaches into the food (oil) you put into it.

I decided upon the Prepara oil mister instead.

It is made out of glass and BPA-free plastic and is sterilizable unlike the Misto.

I'm very happy with it and use it almost every day. Mostly for spraying bread pans and dough rising buckets.

mcs- as for the spattering out of oil- it may be that you are not pumping it enough? I have to pump mine a lot. If I don't, it spatters instead of mists.

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SylviaH

to my pump oil sprayer.  I ordered it from BreadTopia and really liked and used it often..while cleaning it I lost ( not lost as my husband says..just misplaced) the top part that screws on to hold the cap of the sprayer..now it's useless until I find the part.  It's probably with my sink steel drain plug...I misplaced it to..about 2 weeks ago.  My husband says I probably put it in the garbage.  Who knows.  I just know growing older might have something to do with these 'misplaced items'.  Well at least I know where to find my bottles of oil.  I don't think I will be ordering another pump oil sprayer.

Sylvia

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ehanner

I tried a few times to spray oil with my Misto. It worked so so the first time but was not reliable after sitting a week. I use it now for water only. It's too cute to toss.

Eric

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ehanner

I spritz a mix or water/vinegar/oil on my slow cooking BBQ ribs from a plastic sprayer. Oh damn that's one of my secrets! The only spray bottle that works for me is the cheap trigger type. All the others clog quickly.

Eric

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asicign

I've used a Misto for years.  However, it does get clogged up easily, especially with a cloudy olive oil.  It has to be cleaned frequently, so I find it a pain to use, but I still put up with it.