If you are grilling or roasting vegetables, an olive oil sprayer works better than an olive oil dispenser as you can lightly and uniformly coat the veggies with olive oil without getting too much on. You can also use a mister for coating baking sheets and roasting pans. Misters spray out less oil than dispensers, making them more economical.
Here are the best olive oil sprayers on the market, which are all refillable:
Misto Olive Oil Sprayer
This is a refillable sprayer, which has a satin-finish aluminum outer case (the inside is plastic).
It is just over 7.5 inches tall, and works best when you fill it only half full, so that there is air in the mister to pump. It works on plain air pressure: just pump it a bit to increase the pressure and then spray. It’s easy to clean too – fill it with soapy water and then spray to force the detergent through the nozzle.
Best of all, it looks good and doesn’t cost much
Prepara Oil Mister
This oil mister is unusual as it allows you to use oils with herbs (herbs normally clog up oil sprayers). The mister is made of glass, which can withstand being boiled, which makes it easier to clean than the Misto oil sprayer, as hot water together with detergent gets rid of oil quicker.
You simply fill it with the oil you require, place the cap on and pump it to build the pressure, and spray. As always with oil sprayers, the trick is not to fill them completely, to leave room to build the air pressure. It sprays a fine mist. The bottom part of the bottle is big enough so you can add herbs and spices if you want to create a particular flavor.
Trudeau Oil Sprayer
This sprayer is made with a stainless steel outer case and plastic inside. It is 8 inches high and comes with a 5 year warranty.
Again, to get the best out of this sprayer, only fill it half way with olive oil, to leave room for the air that will propel the spray.
Tip: Oil thickens when very cold, so your mister may get clogged. Therefore always keep your mister at room temperature for the best results. However, make sure it’s in a cool part of your kitchen away from direct sunlight. Otherwise, the sunlight will turn the oil rancid.