An oil mister is the kind of genius thing for your kitchen that sounds at first a little extravagant, but then quickly becomes an indispensable kitchen tool you can't live without. The best oil misters help you control the amount of oil you add to a dish or a pan, which can save money over time, as well as enable you to have more control over how much you consume, if that's a concern. Some people like them as a chemical-free (and eco-friendly) alternative to aerosol cooking sprays, which rely on chemical propellants to create that mist of nonstick coating.
To find the right reusable oil sprayer for your needs, consider the materials available:
- Stainless Steel: Durable stainless steel can handle being knocked off the stovetop, so it's a good choice for busy kitchens. Depending on how often you intend to use oil, you may not have to worry about its shelf life. But, if you use plant-based oil (like olive or avocado oil, for example), which is more susceptible to the damaging effects of sunlight, using an opaque or stainless steel container will help protect your oil and keep it fresher longer.
- Glass: Elegant-looking glass is not as indestructible as stainless steel, but it is naturally chemical-free and doesn't absorb smells. So, for those who like to swap out oils, you won't have to worry about your avocado oil tasting faintly of walnut.
- Plastic: Plastic is lightweight, durable and easy to clean, although unlike glass, it can absorb the odors of oils past. Also, if you're opting for plastic, make sure to look for BPA-free options.
With all that in mind, I looked for the features that matter at home, like function and how easy it is to clean. Check out some of the best oil misters on Amazon below.