Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Cooking Spray

I never put much thought into cooking spray.  It's just one of those things that is always around, I automatically us it, then automatically replace it.

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
  1. Sterilize your spray bottle in boiling water.
  2. Place oil and water into spray bottle.
  3. Shake well before use.
  4. Store in the fridge for no longer than a week or so.
So, I'm a little lazy and didn't sterilize my spray bottle. But it had just come out of the dishwasher, so lets pretend that is good enough.

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.


  1. So what youre saying didnt work?
    Haha jk.
    I am so happy to follow your blog. You and your siblings bring joy to my life. Thank you for this.
    Theresa (Stewart) Rodriguez

    1. Theresa. Ha ha. Yes it definitely didn't work. Thanks for the nice complement about my siblings. I think they are pretty great.

    2. Jannie, Theresa and I are BFR's (Best Friends Rekindled. We were BFF's when we were 8, then re-aquainted when we were 18 ish)

  2. When I saw that idea I thought it sounded like a good idea, thanks for sparing me!

  3. I can't believe the internet lied to you. HOW RUDE!!!