Introduction: Unusual Uses for Spray Bottle
I´m sure you have one of this spray bottles. But you are not using them to their full potential.
Warning: After reading this instrctable you might experience a strong urge to go find a spray bottle. My advice: if you can´t find one in your house, you can buy them at the dollar store.
Step 1: Don´t Buy Oil Cooking Spray
This unusual use has the potential to save you hundreds of dollars.
It's ridiculous how expensive cooking oil spray is. Those cans although big, they have just a little bit of oil. And have you read the ingredients? All those additives! Even silicone!
And having those cans in your kitchen is a safety hazard. There's even a warning written in the can that says not to spray on heated surfaces.
With this technique you'll never want to buy them again.
Just add water and oil to your spray bottle! I've been experimenting with different ratios of water and oil. I found 2oil/1water works best, but if your favourite oil is more dense you might have add add more water. The less water the better, as long as it sprays nicely.
If you have to adjust the ratio just mark your bottle so that next time you just fill it
Shake it really well, and see the perfect mist coming out.
Because it has water on it, it´s not recommended to use it on hot pans, you should spray them before heating them. Anyways you should never heat your pans without anything, or they get damaged.
Try it with your favorite cooking oil, I´ve done it with olive oil, canola oil, soy oil and even coconut oil (you should find one that is liquid or warm it before using the spray so it melts).
Step 2: Citrus Sprayer
Take a lemon or lime (I´ve tried this with mandarin, orange and grapefriut, it works too!) and press it against a hard surface.
Cut only the top of it.
Step 3: Insert the Spray Bottle
Insert the spray bottle slightly off center. In the pictures I show you how you can use it even if the straw is bigger than your friut. Just hold it as shown in the second picture.
Or you can cut the straw the size of the lemon, it will work exactly the same but it will be easier to hold.
Step 4: Spray and Store.
Thats it, its ready to be used. Go grab a snack, you deserve it, you´ve saved $19.00 (that´s the price of a lemon spray thingy)
Its very handy to spray in snacks, chips, pop corn, salads, beverages, or friut to make it last longer (sliced apples, bananas, avocado)
Use a tooth pick to close the lime and keep it in the fridge, it will keep fresh at least a couple of days.