Looking For: The Best Oil Mister

2009_05_14-Oil.jpgI use quite a lot of spray oil in my kitchen. I use it for greasing pans, coating balls of bread dough, and for lightly greasing skillets before frying onions or other vegetables. Well, I am fed up with buying too-expensive cans of spray oil that don't even last that long. I am on the hunt for a really good oil mister. An oil mister is exactly what it sounds like: a small can that you fill with your oil of choice. It sprays or atomizes out the oil — tada, no more ugly, expensive cans of spray oil that run out just when you really need them. It's much more economical to mist oil than just drizzling it in a pan or wiping it on; you usually use far, far less oil when sprayed in tiny droplets.

It seems like there is one major drawback to these refillable oil misters: clogging. I have read many reviews of misters that seem to clog frequently. Some reviewers have reliable ways of cleaning them that work, but others feel that the clogging is insurmountable.

Here are three misters I am currently considering:

Misto Gourmet Brushed Aluminum Olive Oil Sprayer, $9.99 at Amazon - One of the more common models.
Hoffritz Stainless-Steel Gourmet Oil Set, $19.99 at Amazon - These are sprayers, not misters, but since I want bottles for olive and vegetable oil, as well perhaps canola oil, these are intriguing.
RSVP Oil Mister 18/10 S/S Endurance, $16.93 at Amazon - Mostly good reviews, but a little more expensive.

Any experiences, good or bad, with these or other oil misters? Any recommendations?

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