Olive oil is a staple in most modern kitchens, being used for everything from sauteing to baking and, of course, drizzling over salads.
Getting just the right amount of oil for your needs is an art that takes some skill to master, too often leading to an over-pour, and more oil than originally intended.
Olive oil sprayers make cooking with olive oil easier and more efficient.
Spreading out a small amount of oil onto your cooking surface or food is much easier when applied in spray or mist form, rather than pouring directly from the bottle.
What is the best kind of olive oil sprayer? The best olive oil sprayers for cooking are easy to handle, non-slip, don’t clog and don’t require a lot of force to use. When choosing a sprayer, consider the material it’s made out of, how the sprayer is activated, the capacity and size of your container, and how easy it is to clean.
In the following article, we share the 9 best olive oil sprayers for cooking, outlining each of their best features and biggest drawbacks, making your buying decision quick and easy.
What is an Olive Oil Sprayer?
Olive oil sprayers allow you to pour any type of olive oil into a special bottle with a spray nozzle and have it come out as a spray or mist, rather than a fast pour. Different types of bottles will produce different types of spray, ranging from large droplets to fine mists or even steady streams of tiny drops.
Not all sprayers are made equal, which is why we’ve created this buyer’s guide to help you understand what to look for in an olive oil sprayer.
Homemade Olive Oil Mister – Does it Work?
You may be wondering if you really need to buy a special type of sprayer to use with your olive oil. Can you use any type of spray bottle and make your own olive oil sprayer?
You can, but a conventional spray bottle isn’t necessarily designed to spray a high viscosity liquid such as oil, so you may have problems with clogging or getting an even spray.
If you’d still like to try this out for yourself, we have more advice on making your own olive oil sprayer in a related post about the best regular spray bottles for olive oil.
We still recommend opting for a spray bottle that is specially designed for misting oil, so let’s look at the key features that make a great olive oil sprayer.
Choosing the Best Olive Oil Sprayer
As mentioned, not all sprayers are made equal. The type of materials used in the bottle and nozzle can dramatically alter how it works and how durable the gadget is. There are also different types of trigger mechanisms and spraying nozzles.
As with all kitchen devices, it’s also important to consider your usage habits with the size of the bottle you buy and how often it needs to be cleaned.
Here are a few criteria to consider when you’re shopping for an olive oil sprayer:
Most reliable olive oil sprayers will be made out of some combination of stainless steel, glass, and/or plastic. Regardless of the type of material used, the first thing you want to check is whether it is food-grade.
There are various grades of metal, glass, and plastic and not all countries have the same food-safety standards as the U.S.
In almost every case, products can’t be sold in North America unless they meet our standards; however, it’s always a good habit to double-check with your kitchen devices are made out of and where they are coming from.
As we said, the most common materials used in olive oil sprayers are:
- Metal: Most sprayers will have a stainless steel lid, though some also have a stainless steel body. In most cases, the pump will be made from plastic, which is not much of a concern because it doesn’t come directly in contact with your oil and offers a better grip. The major benefit of stainless steel is durability; it’s nearly impossible to break.
- Glass: Glass is a popular material for olive oil sprayers, especially for the body of the bottle, because it allows you to see the quality and quantity of oil you have left in your bottle. Some bottles even feature measuring scales so that you can more accurately add the right amount of oil to your cooking. The downside with glass bottles is that they are more fragile than either steel or plastic and are more likely to break eventually.
- Plastic: Plastic is lightweight, durable, and transparent – all useful features in an olive oil sprayer. They’re usually also economical in terms of price. Many people avoid plastic for environmental reasons and others try not to use it for health reasons. If you choose a plastic bottle, make sure that it clearly states BPA-free since you’ll be using it to store a liquid.
The type of spray you can get from an olive oil sprayer also varies. Most of the best sprayers create a fine mist, rather than large droplets, though their effectiveness at doing so isn’t always consistent.
Some bottles have a pressure valve that creates an aerosol style mist without needing any of the chemicals often found in store-bought, prepackaged olive oil sprays.
Others use a pump to get a similar mist effect. Some bottles even use a trigger-style mechanism that is considered more ergonomic for your finger.
Even within similar styles, there is a wide range of effectiveness so when it comes to the type of sprayer you’re looking for, reading individual reviews for the product will come in handy.
Luckily, we’ve done that analysis for you already and come up with our 9 favorite olive oil sprayers, which we will share in just a few paragraphs.
Most olive oil sprayers are relatively compact, only holding a few ounces of oil at a time, though some are larger than others.
When you’re using a sprayer, you don’t need to contain a huge amount of oil in your sprayer, because the goal is to use the minimal amount necessary to achieve the results you’re looking for.
A smaller bottle is easier to handle and maneuver, especially when you have to pump the nozzle a few times to get the oil you want.
Some of the smallest bottles are also useful for carrying with you on the go if you like to spray salads for lunch at work or bring some oil with you on a picnic.
When you’re deciding on an olive oil sprayer, consider how often you expect to use it and choose a capacity that fits your needs best.
All olive oil sprayers will need to be cleaned regularly to keep the nozzle from clogging.
For most, the cleaning process is simple:
- Empty the bottle.
- Fill it with warm water and a few drops of liquid dish soap.
- Shake well and spray multiple times to clean the nozzle.
- Rinse well with warm water.
Some spray bottles will come with cleaning brushes to help you clean the nozzle and tube and a few have unique cleaning instructions, so it doesn’t hurt to check out the individual manufacturer’s suggestions before making your final decision.
9 Best Olive Oil Sprayers For Cooking
If you’re ready to discover which olive oil sprayer is right for you, we’ve got 9 of the best lined up for you to investigate:
|1.||Misto Brushed Aluminum Oil Sprayer||Creates a fine mist|
|2.||Puzmug Olive Oil Sprayer||Sprays droplets or mist|
|3.||Woohubs Olive Oil Sprayer||Direct column or foggy mist option|
|4.||Ruolan Olive Oil Sprayer||Small and portable|
|5.||LayYun Olive Oil Sprayer||Pressure-sensitive mist control|
|6.||Norbase Oil Sprayer||2-pack ideal for oil and vinegar pairing|
|7.||iTrunk Olive Oil Sprayer||Handy cleaning and usage add-ons|
|8.||DWËLLZA KITCHEN Olive Oil Mister||Includes measured dispensing bottle|
|9.||Outad Olive Oil Sprayer||Large, ergonomic, and easy to fill|
While many of the sprayers share very similar characteristics, the designs and construction are subtly different, creating some surprising benefits and drawbacks that you should know about before making your buying decision.
1. Misto Brushed Aluminum Oil Sprayer
Misto oil sprayers don’t just spritz large drops of oil onto your salad as some standard stray bottles will.
The unique pressurized sprayer breaks down your olive oil into tiny droplets and sends out a consistent spray of oil, similar to what you might expect from an aerosol-style canister, but without the added chemicals.
This mister is ideal for olive oil but it can also be used for other types of oil, vinegar, wine, or citrus juices. The only ingredients you’ll want to avoid using in this sprayer are ones that solidify when they cool, such as coconut oil.
- Non-aerosol pressurized sprayer free from chemical propellants
- Refillable and BPA-free, which is good for the environment and your health
- Easy to clean and reassemble
- Available in multiple stylish and sturdy designs
Biggest Drawback: You need to make sure that you clean out your sprayer regularly every 6–8 weeks. If you don’t use all your oil, it can be annoying to have to empty and refill regardless.
You also have to make sure that the cap is properly threaded into place because if the valve isn’t perfectly aligned, a tiny air gap will eliminate the pressure and make the mister ineffective.
2. Puzmug Olive Oil Sprayer
This sprayer is unique in that it can accomplish two types of sprays without changing the nozzle. If you press lightly, your oil will be sprayed similar to a conventional spray bottle, in droplets.
However, if press more firmly on the nozzle when you spray, it will trigger the pressure-sensitive valve to break the oil down further into a fine mist.
The sprayer can be used for nearly any type of liquid, as long as it doesn’t leave a residue or solidify when cooled, such as sticky sauces like oyster sauce or oils like coconut oil.
- Has a pressure-sensitive sprayer with two modes: droplets and misting
- Has a stainless steel cap with an anti-slip grip and a classic glass bottle
- Easy to clean and refill
Biggest Drawback: The sprayer is simple to fill, use, and clean, but that doesn’t make it easy all the time. Pressing the nozzle firmly will usually produce a stream of oil. To trigger the misting feature you really have to press hard on the cap.
Luckily it has a wide space to press and an anti-slip design because it requires a surprising amount of force.
3. Woohubs Olive Oil Sprayer
Similar to the previous sprayer, this design allows you to spray at two different levels, though with this sprayer both will be delivered in tiny, mist-like droplets.
Pressing the nozzle midway will create a more concentrated, direct stream of mist, whereas if you use more pressure, you’ll widen the area space of the mister.
It’s very easy to clean and refill, and the cap screws on nearly effortlessly ensuring the valve is correctly aligned without any fuss.
- Has two stream sizes, a direct column of spray, and a wider mist
- Designed with a stainless steel cap and clear, BPA-free glass bottle, making it easy to the liquid inside
- Can be used for any non-sticking and non-solidifying liquid
Biggest Drawback: This nozzle isn’t pressurized for a continuous stream, but rather works with a pumping action, so you’ll have to press the pump multiple times to deliver enough oil to your meal.
This isn’t difficult, but it can be tricky to use the same amount of pressure with every single pump, so you may end up with some more concentrated sprays and some wider mists.
4. Ruolan Olive Oil Sprayer
This sprayer doesn’t mist as effectively as some of the previously mentioned misting olive oil sprayers, but it is very useful for packing olive oil or other dressings for lunches on the go.
The bottle is small and sturdy, making it perfect to bring with you for a classy, non-soggy salad no matter where or when you choose to eat it.
- Small, compact design and leak-proof nozzle is perfectly portable
- Easy to clean and refill
- Attractive and durable food-safe stainless steel cap and body
Biggest Drawback: The bottle is very small. It holds about 2 ounces of oil or other liquid. It’s handy for packing lunches or picnics or in households that don’t plan on using it often, but for higher-use kitchens you may find yourself having to clean and refill it frequently.
5. LayYun Olive Oil Sprayer
This olive oil sprayer is nearly identical to some previously mentioned and later options on this list, though the design is slightly different.
If this is the style of olive oil sprayer your searching for, compare listings when you’re ready to buy to see which design is better suited to your tastes and compare up-to-date pricing and availability.
- Two pressure-sensitive options for creating different sizes or strengths of mist stream
- Has a 100ml or 3.4-ounce capacity which is nicely portable and easy to handle
- Durable, scratch-resistant, sleek design is made from food-grade stainless steel with a glass body
Biggest Drawback: As with all olive oil sprayers, this bottle does need to be cleaned regularly to avoid having the nozzle clog. If a blockage occurs, the stream of oil will be erratic or non-existent. Luckily, the bottle is easy to clean and refill if this happens.
6. Norbase Oil Dispenser (2-Pack)
Being able to carefully spray your cooking surface with a minimal amount of oil is a great feature of all the olive oil sprayers on this list. But if you want to use your sprayer to mist a salad, you’re probably also going to want some vinegar to pair with your olive oil.
This set of two sprayers is ideal for the task, or to simply allow you to have multiple types of oil or other liquids ready to spray at all times.
- The glass bottles feature an easy to read measuring guide to more accurately help you measure the oil you’re using with each spray
- Sleek design made from stainless steel and lead-free food-grade glass
- Comes with 2 spray bottles as well as a cleaning brush and funnel for filling
Biggest Drawback: These bottles stream oil rather than spraying it. It is useful to restrict the amount of oil you’re using, but it doesn’t offer a nice, even spray like some of the other options on this list.
7. iTrunk Olive Oil Sprayer
This pump style olive oil sprayer takes a few presses to pressurize and fill the spray chamber but then does a great job of delivering a steady mist of oil with every pump.
If your nozzle gets slightly clogged and the oil streams out more concentrated than usual, the bottles come with a handy basting brush to help you spread the oil over your surface or food.
- Pump mechanism works well to produce and aerosol-style mist
- The transparent glass bottle has a measuring scale so you always know exactly how much oil you’re using
- Comes with a basting brush, bottle cleaning brush, and funnel as add-ons
Biggest Drawback: If the nozzle isn’t perfectly aligned inside the cap when you’re ready to spray, it will awkwardly dribble out and hit the inside of the metal cap, making a mess.
It’s an easy fix, just make sure to check the alignment before you start spraying. It’s also more fragile than some of the other containers, so be careful not to drop it!
8. DWËLLZA KITCHEN Olive Oil Dispenser + Mister
This is one of the most unique designs on our list, and it also comes with 2 differently styled spray bottles.
The larger, 17-ounce bottle is a leak-free dispenser for oils or vinegar, though it isn’t a sprayer. The smaller bottle, however, features a classic spray nozzle with a glass body and clear lid.
Both bottles have anti-clog features and make it easy for you to measure small amounts of oil or liquid into your recipe or meal.
- Sleek glass and stainless steel designs
- Oil dispenser features a pre-pour measuring chamber for accurate measurements
- Spray bottle features a clog-free spray with non-drip spout and protective clear plastic lid
Biggest Drawback: The uniqueness of the design and usefulness of having to different bottles is appealing, but the quality of this set is not the highest on our list.
The spray is less consistent than most of the other options and takes more pumps to get the oil out. They function and they look good, but neither bottle is the very best of their kind.
9. Outad Olive Oil Sprayer
This oil spritzer has a unique trigger design, rather than a pump. The nozzle is clog-free and it is a more ergonomic feel, making it easier on your finger to dispense the oil.
The bottle and nozzle are both made of plastic, though it is food-grade and BPA-free.
Another great advantage of this bottle is the large opening for you to pour your oil into. Unlike some of the other spray bottles, you likely won’t need to use a tiny funnel to fill your spray bottle.
- Ergonomic trigger handle is easy to use
- Large mouth making it easy to fill without a funnel
- Has a secure seal lock to prevent spills and leaks
Biggest Drawback: This bottle is surprisingly effective, but it can be difficult to get started. The seal lock adds high-quality leak prevention but is difficult to open.
The trigger is easy to pull and creates an effective mist, but tends to get stuck and loses pressure the longer it’s held. The benefits outweigh the drawbacks, but go hand in hand.
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