When I saw this tutorial for making your own
I thought "wow, I love how smart other people are and I get to benefit from it."
So I followed the instructions
- 1 part olive oil (or your choice of oil)
- 4-5 parts water
- 1 misting spray bottle
- Sterilize your spray bottle in boiling water.
- Place oil and water into spray bottle.
- Shake well before use.
- Store in the fridge for no longer than a week or so.
I decided to do 1 part oil and 5 parts water..... wait what??!?! 5 parts water? That seems like a lot of water to spray on a hot pan. I took cooking class in high school, I know what happens when you throw water on a hot pan.
But heck, this recipe is on the internet and the internet NEVER lies *insert sarcasm* so I'm going for it.
So I mixed my oil and water.... wait what? Oil and water don't mix. In fact they like to separate faster then Kardashian and Humphries. I guess I'll just try to shake it really good then spray as fast as I can.
So here is my homemade cooking spray all ready to go. As I was busy putting this together I realized that it was dinner time and I had nothing planned. Breakfast for dinner it is! I made eggs and pancakes. A perfect meal to test this new product on.
If you remember, I had two concerns. The amount of water being used and that oil and water don't stay mixed.
Lets address the first one. These pictures don't do justice to the amount of smoke that came off the griddle, and I'm pretty lucky I didn't get burned with all the water popping around. So yes, it smoked like I thought it would. Water doesn't appreciate being thrown onto something hot.
Now issue number two. Yep, water and oil really don't like each other. Have you ever sprayed something while trying to shake it at the same time? It makes a nice mess.
Lucky for me I didn't have to try the shake and spray method for very long because after about 5 sprays my bottle got clogged. And I mean clogged. The bottle got so clogged with the oil that I couldn't even move the trigger. That's kind of ironic to me, isn't oil suppose to lubricate things and not clog them?
The verdict: You know that old show Press Your Luck? When someone hit a whammie there was this awesome "wha wha wha" noise. Lets just insert that noise here, and let this picture speak for itself.