The reason that they call this a tabletop mister is because of its handsome construction and glass base. Unlike many other misters, this isn't blank stainless steel or thin plastic. It's a heavy, solid little glass bottle with a plastic spray nozzle and semi-transparent cover. It's quite pretty and I wouldn't feel ashamed to leave it out on the table, where it does come in handy for last-minute salad dressing, and spraying vegetables with oil before carrying them out to the grill.
That glass base is a bit of a drawback in the kitchen, though, since it is quite heavy. It almost takes two hands to hold; my hands, though, are quite small, so this may be unique to me! I may still look for a lighter can to keep in the kitchen cupboard for baking. But that glass base is also an advantage, since it can be sterilized — unlike plastic.
The mister does work very well, though, and it's been such a pleasure to use it. It is much easier to coat vegetables with oil, or to spray bread with herbed olive oil. It also feels healthier to use a spray mister on such occasions; you end up using a lot less than when you slop the oil on with a brush or spoon.
Two thumbs up from us for Prepara's Tabletop Mister; if you're looking for a mister for the table or to leave out on the kitchen counter, this is a great one to consider.
• Find it: Prepara Oil Mister, $17.50 at Amazon
Oh, and PS: This mister is included in one of the prize packages for September's Quick Weeknight Meals contest! So go ahead and enter; you might win one!
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