Unusual Uses for Spray Bottle




Introduction: Unusual Uses for Spray Bottle

About: I am an Industrial Designer, who obviously loves to create. Now that I am a mom, most of my creations are inspired by my daughers. I believe that if more parents were making stuff with their kids, the world wo…

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.


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    5 years ago

    great notion with the citrus sprayer. Small add on- when you cut the spray straw to length keep the odd bits of tube in an old spice bottle. They'll accumulate and nearly all of them will fit another and can be used as jjjjjjoiners/joiners/lengthenerslengthenersjoiners/repairers/lengtheners


    Reply 5 years ago

    I'll definitely do that. Thanks!


    5 years ago

    the toothpick is terrific.