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  1. #1
    Kalmia Guest

    Default To those who own a Misto sprayer

    I bought this thing, thinking it would be ideal for misting on a bit
    of EVO. It got gummed up in no time. What else is it good for?

    How are you cleaning it? Are you successful in spraying oil with it?
    It's one of those things I kinda wish I hadn't bought, but hate to
    give up on it just yet.

  2. #2
    Kris Guest

    Default Re: To those who own a Misto sprayer

    On Jan 9, 7:29*pm, Kalmia <tweeny90...@mypacks.net> wrote:
    > I bought this thing, thinking it would be ideal for misting on a bit
    > of EVO. *It got gummed up in no time. *What else is it good for?
    >
    > How are you cleaning it? Are you successful in spraying oil with it?
    > It's one of those things I kinda wish I hadn't bought, but hate to
    > give up on it just yet.


    I bought one about 8 years ago and had the same problems. Plus it
    sprayed poorly and unevenly, and even so I found the "pumping" it
    required to be a pain.

    I emptied the oil, rinsed it and donated it - not sure it an item of
    that would be resold, but I figured it was better than tossing it.

    Too bad, as I thought the idea was a great one. But not to be. (for me
    at least)

    Hope you didn't pay much,
    Kris

  3. #3
    Kalmia Guest

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    On Jan 9, 7:51*pm, "Kent" <aka.k...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > "Kalmia" <tweeny90...@mypacks.net> wrote in message
    >
    > news:210f[email protected]..>I bought this thing, thinking it would be ideal for misting on a bit
    > > of EVO. *It got gummed up in no time. *What else is it good for?

    >
    > > How are you cleaning it? Are you successful in spraying oil with it?
    > > It's one of those things I kinda wish I hadn't bought, but hate to
    > > give up on it just yet.

    >
    > Put some vodka or gin in the spray bottle and spray. It will clean. Cleanit
    > with *gin or vodka each time you use it. It is is a real pain. Ours is
    > sitting on the top shelf of the cabinet. I buy PAM at Costco. One bottle
    > lasts a long time. For frying the canola oil in PAM is better than EVO asit
    > takes the heat better.
    >
    > Kent


    I'll try the gin method. Maybe I can put lemon juice in it and give
    cut fresh fruit a spritz?
    I notice B B and B is still touting it as an oil sprayer - HA.


  4. #4
    Kent Guest

    Default Re: To those who own a Misto sprayer


    "Kalmia" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    On Jan 9, 7:51 pm, "Kent" <aka.k...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > "Kalmia" <tweeny90...@mypacks.net> wrote in message
    >
    > news:[email protected]...>I
    > bought this thing, thinking it would be ideal for misting on a bit
    > > of EVO. It got gummed up in no time. What else is it good for?

    >
    > > How are you cleaning it? Are you successful in spraying oil with it?
    > > It's one of those things I kinda wish I hadn't bought, but hate to
    > > give up on it just yet.

    >
    > Put some vodka or gin in the spray bottle and spray. It will clean. Clean
    > it
    > with gin or vodka each time you use it. It is is a real pain. Ours is
    > sitting on the top shelf of the cabinet. I buy PAM at Costco. One bottle
    > lasts a long time. For frying the canola oil in PAM is better than EVO as
    > it
    > takes the heat better.
    >
    > Kent


    >I'll try the gin method. Maybe I can put lemon juice in it and give
    >cut fresh fruit a spritz?
    >I notice B B and B is still touting it as an oil sprayer - HA.


    I just saw this on the Amazon site: "First, fill it only half way. Second,
    if you twist the top after each use to release the pressure you can avoid
    clogging problems. My first one lasted only a year or so because I had not
    learned that 'releasing the pressure' trick and the nozzle got irreparably
    clogged."

    Kent







  5. #5
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: To those who own a Misto sprayer

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    Kalmia <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I bought this thing, thinking it would be ideal for misting on a bit
    > of EVO. It got gummed up in no time. What else is it good for?
    >
    > How are you cleaning it? Are you successful in spraying oil with it?
    > It's one of those things I kinda wish I hadn't bought, but hate to
    > give up on it just yet.


    Mine's a Pampered Chef brand and about every third time I refill it, I
    empty it completely and wash it out with hot soapy water and rinse well
    before putting the oil back into it. Works well enough for my needs.


    --
    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller 12/28/2009

  6. #6
    sf Guest

    Default Re: To those who own a Misto sprayer

    On Sat, 9 Jan 2010 16:29:01 -0800 (PST), Kalmia
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I bought this thing, thinking it would be ideal for misting on a bit
    >of EVO. It got gummed up in no time. What else is it good for?
    >
    >How are you cleaning it? Are you successful in spraying oil with it?
    >It's one of those things I kinda wish I hadn't bought, but hate to
    >give up on it just yet.


    I don't know anyone who bought it that thinks it works well. I guess
    you could put water in it and mist your bread in the oven - or mist
    your plants.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

  7. #7
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: To those who own a Misto sprayer

    "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]..
    > On Sat, 9 Jan 2010 16:29:01 -0800 (PST), Kalmia
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>I bought this thing, thinking it would be ideal for misting on a bit
    >>of EVO. It got gummed up in no time. What else is it good for?
    >>
    >>How are you cleaning it? Are you successful in spraying oil with it?
    >>It's one of those things I kinda wish I hadn't bought, but hate to
    >>give up on it just yet.

    >
    > I don't know anyone who bought it that thinks it works well. I guess
    > you could put water in it and mist your bread in the oven - or mist
    > your plants.
    >
    >

    You can buy empty plastic spray bottles that "mist" at almost any drug store
    for about 99 cents. Of course that wouldn't look as cool sitting on the
    kitchen counter But hey, I'd rather spend 99 cents than ten bucks only
    to have the thing get clogged.

    Jill


  8. #8
    James Silverton Guest

    Default Re: To those who own a Misto sprayer

    Melba's wrote on Sat, 09 Jan 2010 23:15:03 -0600:

    >> I bought this thing, thinking it would be ideal for misting
    >> on a bit of EVO. It got gummed up in no time. What else is
    >> it good for?
    >>
    >> How are you cleaning it? Are you successful in spraying oil
    >> with it? It's one of those things I kinda wish I hadn't
    >> bought, but hate to give up on it just yet.


    > Mine's a Pampered Chef brand and about every third time I
    > refill it, I empty it completely and wash it out with hot
    > soapy water and rinse well before putting the oil back into
    > it. Works well enough for my needs.


    I have had a Misto for olive oil for about two years. Having rolled off
    the counter a few times, it does not look as good as new. In that time I
    have cleaned it it with soapy water once, rinsed it thoroughly and
    allowed it to air dry. It still works perfectly. I'l admit the oil is
    :"extra virgin" (silly name!).

    --

    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland

    Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not


  9. #9
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: To those who own a Misto sprayer

    "James Silverton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:hicm7i$os4$[email protected]..
    > Melba's wrote on Sat, 09 Jan 2010 23:15:03 -0600:
    >
    >>> I bought this thing, thinking it would be ideal for misting
    >>> on a bit of EVO. It got gummed up in no time. What else is
    >>> it good for?
    >>>
    >>> How are you cleaning it? Are you successful in spraying oil
    >>> with it? It's one of those things I kinda wish I hadn't
    >>> bought, but hate to give up on it just yet.

    >
    >> Mine's a Pampered Chef brand and about every third time I
    >> refill it, I empty it completely and wash it out with hot
    >> soapy water and rinse well before putting the oil back into
    >> it. Works well enough for my needs.

    >
    > I have had a Misto for olive oil for about two years. Having rolled off
    > the counter a few times, it does not look as good as new. In that time I
    > have cleaned it it with soapy water once, rinsed it thoroughly and allowed
    > it to air dry. It still works perfectly. I'l admit the oil is :"extra
    > virgin" (silly name!).
    >
    > --
    >
    > James Silverton
    > Potomac, Maryland
    >


    Yes, it's a silly name, but "extra virgin" it means first press of the
    olives I haven't found it makes much difference in cooking re: extra
    virgin vs virgin olive oil. I am not a fan of FoodTV or the Food Network or
    whatever it's called, but they always talk about olive oil. I think olive
    oil is overrated. I use it, sure. But often times more neutral oils such
    as corn or canola are just as good, if not better, depending upon the dish.

    Jill


  10. #10
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: To those who own a Misto sprayer

    On Sun 10 Jan 2010 08:30:32a, jmcquown told us...

    > "James Silverton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:hicm7i$os4$[email protected]..
    >> Melba's wrote on Sat, 09 Jan 2010 23:15:03 -0600:
    >>
    >>>> I bought this thing, thinking it would be ideal for misting
    >>>> on a bit of EVO. It got gummed up in no time. What else is
    >>>> it good for?
    >>>>
    >>>> How are you cleaning it? Are you successful in spraying oil
    >>>> with it? It's one of those things I kinda wish I hadn't bought, but
    >>>> hate to give up on it just yet.

    >>
    >>> Mine's a Pampered Chef brand and about every third time I
    >>> refill it, I empty it completely and wash it out with hot
    >>> soapy water and rinse well before putting the oil back into it. Works
    >>> well enough for my needs.

    >>
    >> I have had a Misto for olive oil for about two years. Having rolled off
    >> the counter a few times, it does not look as good as new. In that time
    >> I have cleaned it it with soapy water once, rinsed it thoroughly and
    >> allowed it to air dry. It still works perfectly. I'l admit the oil is
    >> :"extra virgin" (silly name!).
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> James Silverton
    >> Potomac, Maryland
    >>

    >
    > Yes, it's a silly name, but "extra virgin" it means first press of the
    > olives I haven't found it makes much difference in cooking re: extra
    > virgin vs virgin olive oil. I am not a fan of FoodTV or the Food
    > Network or whatever it's called, but they always talk about olive oil.
    > I think olive oil is overrated. I use it, sure. But often times more
    > neutral oils such as corn or canola are just as good, if not better,
    > depending upon the dish.
    >
    > Jill
    >
    >


    Extra virgin usually also means "cold pressed" in addition to being the
    first pressing. Subsequent pressings often involve heat in the process.

    --

    ~~ If there's a nit to pick, some nitwit will pick it. ~~

    ~~ A mind is a terrible thing to lose. ~~

    ************************************************** ********

    Wayne Boatwright


  11. #11
    -a- Guest

    Default Re: To those who own a Misto sprayer



    "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news[email protected]..
    > > On Sat, 9 Jan 2010 16:29:01 -0800 (PST), Kalmia
    > > <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > > > I bought this thing, thinking it would be ideal for misting on a
    > > > bit of EVO. It got gummed up in no time. What else is it good
    > > > for? How are you cleaning it? Are you successful in spraying oil with
    > > > it? It's one of those things I kinda wish I hadn't bought, but
    > > > hate to give up on it just yet.

    > >
    > > I don't know anyone who bought it that thinks it works well. I
    > > guess you could put water in it and mist your bread in the oven -
    > > or mist your plants.
    > >
    > >

    > You can buy empty plastic spray bottles that "mist" at almost any
    > drug store for about 99 cents. Of course that wouldn't look as cool
    > sitting on the kitchen counter But hey, I'd rather spend 99 cents
    > than ten bucks only to have the thing get clogged.
    >
    > Jill


    I got mine maybe 6 months ago and love it. (9.95 at BBB) Worked fine -- I
    didn't read about releasing the ring each time, but I'll do that from now
    on. But it hasn't clogged (yet -- knocks wood). I did use a plastic bottle
    previously, but I like this mist much better. It's great for spraying a
    grill/griddle, and when I roast vegetables, I spray inside a plastic produce
    bag, give it a shake and use a whole lot less oil than previously, which
    works for me.


  12. #12
    brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: To those who own a Misto sprayer

    On Sun, 10 Jan 2010 08:02:10 -0500, "jmcquown" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >"sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news[email protected]..
    >> On Sat, 9 Jan 2010 16:29:01 -0800 (PST), Kalmia
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>>I bought this thing, thinking it would be ideal for misting on a bit
    >>>of EVO. It got gummed up in no time. What else is it good for?
    >>>
    >>>How are you cleaning it? Are you successful in spraying oil with it?
    >>>It's one of those things I kinda wish I hadn't bought, but hate to
    >>>give up on it just yet.

    >>
    >> I don't know anyone who bought it that thinks it works well. I guess
    >> you could put water in it and mist your bread in the oven - or mist
    >> your plants.
    >>
    >>

    >You can buy empty plastic spray bottles that "mist" at almost any drug store
    >for about 99 cents. Of course that wouldn't look as cool sitting on the
    >kitchen counter But hey, I'd rather spend 99 cents than ten bucks only
    >to have the thing get clogged.
    >
    >Jill


    Rinse out an old Windex bottle... free... and better quality than the
    99 ones or even the fancy schmancy $10 ones. For like $7 one can
    buy a battery operated fully adjustable sprayer/mister bottle at any
    garden supply emporium. I have two of them in my garden shed, they
    work for a long time on two AA cells. I honestly don't see the point
    to spraying oil for cooking.



  13. #13
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: To those who own a Misto sprayer

    "brooklyn1" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Sun, 10 Jan 2010 08:02:10 -0500, "jmcquown" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>"sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>news[email protected]..
    >>> On Sat, 9 Jan 2010 16:29:01 -0800 (PST), Kalmia
    >>> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>I bought this thing, thinking it would be ideal for misting on a bit
    >>>>of EVO. It got gummed up in no time. What else is it good for?
    >>>>
    >>>>How are you cleaning it? Are you successful in spraying oil with it?
    >>>>It's one of those things I kinda wish I hadn't bought, but hate to
    >>>>give up on it just yet.
    >>>
    >>> I don't know anyone who bought it that thinks it works well. I guess
    >>> you could put water in it and mist your bread in the oven - or mist
    >>> your plants.
    >>>
    >>>

    >>You can buy empty plastic spray bottles that "mist" at almost any drug
    >>store
    >>for about 99 cents. Of course that wouldn't look as cool sitting on the
    >>kitchen counter But hey, I'd rather spend 99 cents than ten bucks only
    >>to have the thing get clogged.
    >>
    >>Jill

    >
    > Rinse out an old Windex bottle... free... and better quality than the
    > 99 ones or even the fancy schmancy $10 ones. For like $7 one can
    > buy a battery operated fully adjustable sprayer/mister bottle at any
    > garden supply emporium. I have two of them in my garden shed, they
    > work for a long time on two AA cells. I honestly don't see the point
    > to spraying oil for cooking.
    >
    >


    I don't really see the point, either. Just another gadget to sell to
    people. Obviously it is one that some people here have purchased. I just
    pour olive oil (any oil) it straight from the bottle it came in; I don't
    "mist" food or pans with oil. (If need be I can lightly brush oil on a pan
    or baking dish... brushes are handy things to have in a kitchen and you
    don't have to pay a fortune for those, either.)

    I was given a set of oil and vinegar bottles which are really pretty. But
    it's a hassel to transfer said items into the bottles. So they're just
    sitting on the kitchen counter (empty) looking pretty, instead

    Jill


  14. #14
    brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: To those who own a Misto sprayer

    On Sun, 10 Jan 2010 15:36:53 GMT, Wayne Boatwright
    <wayneboatwright@[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Sun 10 Jan 2010 08:30:32a, jmcquown told us...
    >
    >> "James Silverton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:hicm7i$os4$[email protected]..
    >>> Melba's wrote on Sat, 09 Jan 2010 23:15:03 -0600:
    >>>
    >>>>> I bought this thing, thinking it would be ideal for misting
    >>>>> on a bit of EVO. It got gummed up in no time. What else is
    >>>>> it good for?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> How are you cleaning it? Are you successful in spraying oil
    >>>>> with it? It's one of those things I kinda wish I hadn't bought, but
    >>>>> hate to give up on it just yet.
    >>>
    >>>> Mine's a Pampered Chef brand and about every third time I
    >>>> refill it, I empty it completely and wash it out with hot
    >>>> soapy water and rinse well before putting the oil back into it. Works
    >>>> well enough for my needs.
    >>>
    >>> I have had a Misto for olive oil for about two years. Having rolled off
    >>> the counter a few times, it does not look as good as new. In that time
    >>> I have cleaned it it with soapy water once, rinsed it thoroughly and
    >>> allowed it to air dry. It still works perfectly. I'l admit the oil is
    >>> :"extra virgin" (silly name!).
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>>
    >>> James Silverton
    >>> Potomac, Maryland
    >>>

    >>
    >> Yes, it's a silly name, but "extra virgin" it means first press of the
    >> olives I haven't found it makes much difference in cooking re: extra
    >> virgin vs virgin olive oil. I am not a fan of FoodTV or the Food
    >> Network or whatever it's called, but they always talk about olive oil.
    >> I think olive oil is overrated. I use it, sure. But often times more
    >> neutral oils such as corn or canola are just as good, if not better,
    >> depending upon the dish.
    >>
    >> Jill
    >>
    >>

    >
    >Extra virgin usually also means "cold pressed"


    Making it even more STUPID to use it for cooking. I find many of the
    pricey evoo/estate olive oils taste funky, almost rancid and even
    smell nasty... folks are just too embarrassed to admit they just spent
    $30 on a half liter of oil that tastes lousy and smells like unwashed
    armpit... and what's the point in spending a ton of money on an oil
    with a special unique flavor and then fudge it up with spices, herbs,
    even garlic and vinegar... that's like using top shelf booze for a
    mixed drink... folks who use evoo to mix up a dressing really don't
    like evoo. Dagos actually boast of their fresh mozz and perfect
    romas, then Eff it all up by douching it with some fetid evoo.

    To my taste the best oil for salad dressing is sunflower seed oil,
    light, mild, and doesn't puke up the flavors of fresh veggies... then
    all it needs is a bit of s n' p, and maybe a squeeze of fresh lemon...
    vinegar is for pickling and washing windows, not for evoo salad
    dressing. Many moroons even add strong flavored hard cheeses to evoo,
    DUH!... using evoo like how the typical dago spriztes their privates
    with lysol 'cause they don't bathe.



  15. #15
    J. Clarke Guest

    Default Re: To those who own a Misto sprayer

    Kent wrote:
    > "Kalmia" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    >> I bought this thing, thinking it would be ideal for misting on a bit
    >> of EVO. It got gummed up in no time. What else is it good for?
    >>
    >> How are you cleaning it? Are you successful in spraying oil with it?
    >> It's one of those things I kinda wish I hadn't bought, but hate to
    >> give up on it just yet.
    >>
    >>

    > Put some vodka or gin in the spray bottle and spray. It will clean.
    > Clean it with gin or vodka each time you use it. It is is a real
    > pain. Ours is sitting on the top shelf of the cabinet. I buy PAM at
    > Costco. One bottle lasts a long time. For frying the canola oil in
    > PAM is better than EVO as it takes the heat better.


    FWIW, PAM isn't just canola anymore--read the ingredients on the various
    varieties and you'll find different formulations.


  16. #16
    James Silverton Guest

    Default Re: To those who own a Misto sprayer

    jmcquown wrote on Sun, 10 Jan 2010 10:30:32 -0500:

    > "James Silverton" <[email protected]> wrote in
    > message news:hicm7i$os4$[email protected]..
    >> Melba's wrote on Sat, 09 Jan 2010 23:15:03 -0600:
    >>
    >>>> I bought this thing, thinking it would be ideal for misting
    >>>> on a bit of EVO. It got gummed up in no time. What else
    >>>> is it good for?
    >>>>
    >>>> How are you cleaning it? Are you successful in spraying oil
    >>>> with it? It's one of those things I kinda wish I hadn't
    >>>> bought, but hate to give up on it just yet.

    >>
    >>> Mine's a Pampered Chef brand and about every third time I
    >>> refill it, I empty it completely and wash it out with hot
    >>> soapy water and rinse well before putting the oil back into
    >>> it. Works well enough for my needs.

    >>
    >> I have had a Misto for olive oil for about two years. Having rolled
    >> off the counter a few times, it does not look as good as new. In that
    >> time I have cleaned it it with soapy water
    >> once, rinsed it thoroughly and allowed it to air dry. It
    >> still works perfectly. I'l admit the oil is :"extra virgin"
    >> (silly name!).
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> James Silverton
    >> Potomac, Maryland
    >>

    > Yes, it's a silly name, but "extra virgin" it means first
    > press of the olives I haven't found it makes much
    > difference in cooking re: extra virgin vs virgin olive oil. I
    > am not a fan of FoodTV or the Food Network or whatever it's
    > called, but they always talk about olive oil. I think olive oil is
    > overrated. I use it, sure. But often times more
    > neutral oils such as corn or canola are just as good, if not
    > better, depending upon the dish.


    I don't use much oil in cooking but I also use the Misto to add a little
    olive oil to salads before the rest of the dressing; thus filling it
    with olive oil is the best compromise. IMHO, extra virgin is the best
    tasting oil for salads.

    --

    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland

    Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not


  17. #17
    Leonard Blaisdell Guest

    Default Re: To those who own a Misto sprayer

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Yes, it's a silly name, but "extra virgin" it means first press of the
    > olives I haven't found it makes much difference in cooking re: extra
    > virgin vs virgin olive oil. I am not a fan of FoodTV or the Food Network or
    > whatever it's called, but they always talk about olive oil. I think olive
    > oil is overrated. I use it, sure. But often times more neutral oils such
    > as corn or canola are just as good, if not better, depending upon the dish.


    Extra virgin olive oil gives up a hundred and ten percent. It's wasted
    on an ordinary guy. It shouldn't be used for cooking, and it shouldn't
    be named that.

    EV leo OOoooo

  18. #18
    Leonard Blaisdell Guest

    Default Re: To those who own a Misto sprayer

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "J. Clarke" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > FWIW, PAM isn't just canola anymore--read the ingredients on the various
    > varieties and you'll find different formulations.


    FWIW, in the early to mid seventies, PAM was lecithin, R-11 and R-12
    only. My company (defunct) contract packaged for them.

    leo

  19. #19
    James Silverton Guest

    Default Re: To those who own a Misto sprayer

    Leonard wrote on Mon, 11 Jan 2010 00:19:50 -0800:

    >> FWIW, PAM isn't just canola anymore--read the ingredients on
    >> the various varieties and you'll find different formulations.


    > FWIW, in the early to mid seventies, PAM was lecithin, R-11
    > and R-12 only. My company (defunct) contract packaged for
    > them.


    It still contains lecithin, which can ruin a non-stick pot surface.

    --

    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland

    Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not

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