Sprayers, dispensers and spouts are all essential tools in any Mediterranean kitchen. Why? Because oils and vinegar are foundational in almost any cuisine originating from countries around the Mediterranean basin.
In recent years, especially extra virgin olive oil has been given a lot of attention in various media due to its many health benefits and rich flavor. Yet, a lot of people, especially here in the western part of the world find it difficult to add the golden drops to our cooking routines. Well, that’s where the sprayers, dispensers and spouts come in handy. In this buying guide, we’ll show you the best sprayers on the market for easily adding magic to your favorite dishes.
Although sprayers and dispensers are easy to use and a healthy choice to control your pouring, there are a few things you should keep in mind prior to purchasing.
Keep it dark
Remember that oil, especially olive oil, require a dark case to protect it from sun and daylight. Exposure to light will lead to a direct loss of antioxidants and turn into an unpleasant experience. Therefore, if you do not have a cabinet to store your bottle or sprayer, you should aim for a very dark bottle or metal container. The same goes if you want something that looks stylish or charming in your kitchen or on the table.
Think about the cleaning
The downside of any kitchen work, pleasant or not, is the ever waiting cleaning process. Unless you are fortunate enough to have a maid, you’re in it like the rest of us poor mortals. When choosing an oil sprayer make sure you can part it and easily cleanse it – everywhere.
What do you plan to fill in it?
Different oils and fluids come in different densities. Olive oil has a lower density than coconut oil, meaning olive oil will float easier through a spout or when sprayed.
Using the correct vegetable oil for cooking is itself a major advantage to your health and to the environment. Vegetable oils are packed with nutrients and antioxidants that protects and repairs your cells.
Aside from the advantages the oil itself can bring, here are a few other benefits.
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The set comes with a 17 oz dark green bottle for optimal olive oil storage, two spouts for easy drizzling, a funnel for easy refilling and two sealed tops with inner cork.
This is a quite simple and cheap solution to a range of everyday kitchen needs. The bottle is designed in an elegant simple way that fits in almost any kitchen. If you are a creative soul, you can even add your own label to it as it comes “naked”. The entire set actually look pretty classy and you can put directly on the table for your gusts to add oil or vinegar to their salads.
This set will equip you to the toes for your needs, and with a single purchase transform your everyday kitchen to a TV-studio kitchen.
If you are looking for extra attention from your guests then this oil and vinegar set will surely do the trick. They are made in a charming and fresh design that looks inviting and suits any table.
The bottles are made premium matte glass to keep light out for keeping oils from oxidation. To support them, you will have a black stainless steel rack to easily bring them to the table.
The set includes a silicone funnel for easy refilling, as well as leak proof dispensers with rubber caps for keeping the oil and vinegar fresh at all times.
Zeppoli dispenser set offer a stylish rack in stainless steel with two bottles and spouts and funnel. The spouts are cleverly designed with two mouths; one short and one long. The short one pours more which makes it ideal for cooking and baking, while the long one pours a less which makes it suitable for drizzling over salads and bread.
This set comes in three versions: clear, green and green/brown. Depending on what you plan to fill in the bottles, the advice would be to go for either all green or green/brown for best storage conditions.
The rack looks stylish on the dinner table and easy to carry. Spouts, bottles and funnel goes in the dishwasher for easy cleaning.
For a bit more sophisticated look, we found this 2-pack elegant bottles with reminiscence of French perfume bottles with the beautiful brass-gold dispensers. Although the glass bottles are clear and therefore not that suitable for oil storage, we still recon that eating is partly done with our eyes and presentation actually matters.
The bottles are easy to (re)fill with the prepacked funnels, and easy to clean thanks to the wide bottle openings. The glass is food-grade thick and robust, meaning they won’t easily break and does not contain any plastic chemicals.
The elegant weighted brass-gold colored dispensers will make these a breeze to work with. The dispensers open as you pour and close when back in vertical position.
The 20 included labels are elegant very easy to apply on the bottles. Moreover, they are waterproof and does not leave mark or residue upon removal.
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The Hombene oil and vinegar dispenser set pays tribute to the Mediterranean style with beautiful ornaments adorning the shiny white porcelain surface. This pair will look stunning on the counter or on the table, inviting you and your guests to drip.
Each bottle has a capacity of 300ml (11 oz), so won’t have to be refilled ever so often. The spouts of stainless steel automatically opens as you start pouring and closes again once the bottle is placed upright.
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If you are looking for function, quality and capacity, you’ve found a good choice of oil sprayer in this 200ml (6.7 oz) sprayer.
Use the multipurpose sprayer for various kinds of cooking like air-fryers, grilling, baking etc. It’s a professional tool for the home kitchen as it delivers a consistent mist, good for much usage. The atomizer will deliver a powerful wide spray and won’t easily clog.
A thing about this sprayer, is that you should store it in a cabinet completely closed for entering light. Oils like Extra Virgin Olive Oil will lose its antioxidants quicker when exposed to light.
This cute ceramic bottle with a saturated color finish is the perfect addition to any kitchen or table whose owner care about presentation.
In this ceramic bottle you will have a sturdy and nice looking container for storing your olive oil. The bottle keeps all light out which aids in preserving antioxidants and nutrients in the oil.
The bottle comes with two spouts with flap cap.
This sprayer pack combines function and fresh design in sturdy premium 304 stainless steel and food-grade glass giving them a nice feel and look.
The package comes with a filling funnel for easy refilling the bottles, as well as a special brush for cleaning.
You’re gonna get a good looking, well-made product for a fair price.
This stylish oil sprayer from Misto will fit in almost every kitchen or on any table. The design is timeless and functional, a helping hand to any home chef.
The dark container ensures that the oil is not exposed to any light preserving the high level of antioxidants and nutrients. The lid and pump are easily removed for effortless cleaning.
Most oil sprayers are pretty easy to clean, but it needs to be done on a regular basis. Oil is a fatty and will stick to surfaces, regardless if you use the sprayer or dispenser on a daily basis. Moreover, if you pour fresh olive oil into a container containing traces of stale oil it will lose flavor and become rancid.
The easiest and best way to clean an oil sprayer or bottle, is to fill it with warm water, add in dishwasher liquid and a teaspoon of white vinegar. Close or screw on the lid and shake vigorously for a minute.
If you are using a sprayer, our advice is to pump or spray out the contents to ensure the entire unit is cleansed.
Flush with warm or lukewarm water a couple of times and you should see no more oil remains.
Another method for cleaning oil containers is to use caustic soda. Simple mix 2-3 tablespoons with 1 liter (0.2 gallon) cold water. Add the mixture to the container and shake vigorously. Empty and repeat. After this you rinse the bottle or container 3-4 times with clean water.
Yes! Using a sprayer or dispenser for cooking is very healthy indeed. Spraying limits the amount that enters your dish lowering the total amount of calories you will consume.
Olive oil dispensers makes it easy to pour balanced drops on salads, bread etc. They look nice and sometimes even stunning on a dinner table, adding to the whole presentation of the meal.
Oil sprayers are perfect for adding sprinkles of oil onto food during preparation e.g. for adding on the barbecue or for more texture in the air-fryer.
In both cases, you will have a more manageable way of handling your oils.
Olive oil, especially EVOO should be enjoyed as fresh as possible for both taste and nutrients. Make sure to use it frequently (daily basis) and give the container a clean when empty. Oils also tend to get rancid over time, meaning you should be aware of odor.
There are no health risks in using sprayers for your cooking oils. However, oils may clog, especially in sprayers using pump systems, which can also by more difficult to keep clean.
A cooking spray is a product invented to coat surfaces so food won’t stick when cooked. Cooking sprays have been up for debate multiple times in terms of whether they are safe to use or not.
Oil sprayers, on the other hand, are containers equipped with an atomizer or pump that produce aerosols.