Have you ever looked at the back of your non-stick cooking spray? While most of the time the ingredient list is pretty short, it usually contains ingredients that aren’t something you’d like to eat (like grain alcohol or dimethyl silicone) or ones you can’t pronounce (unless you can say dimethylpolysiloxane). What’s the alternative though? Sticky pans??
Well I have a solution for you. A very simple one, a “why didn’t I think of that?” kind of solution.
So now the question becomes, if it’s so simple and lacking the yucky ingredients that apparently make non-stick spray so effective… Does it work?
Well, yes actually it does.
But the proof being in the pudding (or this case the bowls) I took pictures.
Now I find that egg is one of the most persistent things to stick to a dish, especially when you microwave it so it was my first test of this homemade spray.
What do you think? It came out pretty clean, a little more left than with commercial non-stick spray, but nothing the dishwasher can’t handle!
I’ve been using it for a couple of weeks and so far I’ve been really pleased. Like most natural, homemade versions of things it isn’t as effective as the store-bought version 100% of the time but for most applications it works really well.
And in all applications it’s healthier, safer, and less chemical-y!
Here’s what you’ll need–
A clean spray bottle- you can get one like mine on Amazon
I said this was simple… super simple. You want to mix your oil and water in a 1:5 ratio. So if you have an 8 oz. bottle like me you’ll want 3 Tbsp of oil and the rest water.
Heat the water and then combine it with the oil in the bottle and shake vigorously.
It’s ready to use!
Now we all know that oil and water don’t play well together so every time you need to use it you’ll need to shake it really well (for about 30 seconds) before spraying.
In you pan the oil will float on top of the water droplets making a nice non-stick layer!
Use it as you would any other cooking spray!
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