When it comes to living mindfully, few products offer the benefits of saving you money, being better for you, being better for the planet, and being easy to use.
Olive oil sprayers are one of the few exceptions to that rule.
These nifty little devices will help you save time and money in the kitchen, while also saving on calories and waste. But not all oil sprayers will bring you every one of these benefits.
To make sure you aren’t wasting your money, we’ve created a helpful buyer’s guide below to covers some things you’ll want to keep in mind when shopping for olive oil sprayers (jump to the buyer’s guide).
But first, let’s get right to the good stuff: our top ten favorite oil sprayers to make the task of finding the right one for you just a little easier.
The 10 Best Olive Oil Sprayers
1. Top Pick: Oil Sprayer Bottle by SYOSIN
This elegant 5.75oz glass bottle pressure sprayer by SYOSIN comes with a small, easy-press button for fine mist oil applications. The pump is simple to use and has a nice ergonomic design that doubles as a stylistic cap.
With full pressurization, this product can spay an even, no-drip mist for up to two minutes, making it perfect for grilling, baking, and sauteing.
2. Evo Oil Spray Bottle
The stainless steel body and large capacity of the 16oz Evo oil sprayer make it perfect for common use oils like olive and avocado that are negatively affected by light.
It has a pull trigger spray nozzle that produces a fan-shaped spray that isn’t as fine as other products but is perfect for coating large surface areas. And, because the bottle is heat resistant, it is a perfect companion for the barbecue master.
3. Ideal Olive Oil Sprayer Mister by The Fine Life
The sleek design and multiple color options make the small capacity Fine Life pressure oil sprayer a great choice for fashion-forward families on the move.
It is made with Titran, a lightweight and durable plastic that is free from bisphenols, which makes it perfect for use on camping trips, picnics, and days at the beach. It produces an ultra-fine mist and can be used for cooking as well as topping salads and pasta.
4. LHS Olive Oil Sprayer Mister Dispenser
The modern design of this LHS 6.75oz stainless steel push sprayer goes well with any kitchen decor. Unlike other sprayers on the list, this product uses a push-button trigger sprayer that produces directed small squirts of oil with each pump, making it a great choice for applying small amounts of olive oil to pans and baking dishes.
Best of all, the stainless steel bottle (lined with BPA-free PE) has small windows so you can easily distinguish the contents while still protecting your oil from light.
5. Olive Oil Sprayer Dispenser Mister Bottle For Cooking, BBQ and Air Fryer by NewFit
This 4oz glass bottle sprayer with a stainless steel bib by Newfit is as easy on the eyes as it is on your grip. The large, clear lid doubles as a pump which allows this product to produce a continuous, fine mist for coating pans and food.
With only about a 3oz holding capacity, it is smaller than others on the list but perfect for those lesser-used oils like truffle and grapeseed. It is also very simple to disassemble and clean and surprisingly affordable.
6. Sunnyac Olive Oil Sprayer for Cooking
If you are hunting for an olive oil sprayer that looks as good as it functions, you’ve found it with this Sunnyac 6.75oz single pump sprayer. The rounded glass bottle tucks nicely into a stylish stainless steel cap that disguises the spray nozzle. Just press the smooth, oversized push button on the top of the cap to release a generous mist onto prepared meals and salads.
This fashionable bottle does have a slimmer neck than most, but the kit comes with a small funnel for no-mess refilling.
7. Houseables Olive Oil Sprayer
This simple, easy to use, compact pressure sprayer from Houseables is perfect for those short on space who are looking for a well-made olive oil sprayer.
The thick glass bottle is heavier than most but also more durable. The extended stainless steel top allows for the perfect grip while the cap doubles as a pump so there are no extra pieces to keep track of. Once pressurized, the small nozzle releases a fine mist perfect for cooking and topping meals.
8. Olive Oil Sprayer Bottle by AILELAN
This 3.4oz single action pump sprayer by AILELAN is chic, simple, and perfect for anyone hoping to avoid the undersized push buttons utilized by other companies.
The tall, glass housing is marked with easy measurements so you can keep track of how much oil you use. The modern stainless steel cap hides the spray nozzle and houses a large, ribbed push button that is especially easy to use for those that suffer from arthritis and other painful hand conditions. No pumping necessary, just press to release a single spritz of oil.
9. Misto Brushed Aluminum Oil Sprayer
This pressurized oil sprayer from Misto has a simple design and look. Because of the solid aluminum housing, it is perfect for chefs who have to keep their oils out in the open. The matching aluminum cap contains the pumping mechanism for easy storage.
When fully pressurized, this sprayer releases a fine mist perfect for topping salads and coating pans. For best results, make sure to only fill halfway (with about 2.5oz of oil) and clean the straw and nozzle each time the bottle is emptied.
10. Prepara 2016 for Kitchen and Grill
Last but not least, the Prepara trigger sprayer is a great option for chefs who want full control over their olive oil delivery. The simple spray-bottle type trigger allows you to deliver a thick, precise stream when pulled slowly, or a fine mist when pulled quickly.
The glass bottle has a small capacity compared to the overall size of the sprayer, but the oversized plastic top allows for a comfortable grip. Best of all, each spray releases about 1.4tsp of oil, making it easier than ever to control exactly how much oil you are using.
Oil Sprayer Buyer’s Guide
Why Choose a Reusable Oil Sprayer?
When you hear “oil sprayer” what’s the first thing you think of? For so many, what comes to mind is a metal aerosol can of vegetable oil. While these grocery store staples do tend to be cheap and easy to use, they aren’t the best choice for you or the planet.
Traditional oil sprayers rely on a propellant like alcohol, nitrous oxide, or propane to force the oil out of the can in a continuous spray. But that isn’t the only chemical added to these products. They also contain emulsifiers and anti-foaming agents.
For those that want to avoid these unhealthy additives and the extra waste produced by these time-saving cooking sprays, you have two options. You can go back to pouring your olive or other cooking oil straight into the pan or onto your meal, or you can opt for an earth and waistline-friendly reusable oil sprayer.
Because you can cover a large surface area with far less oil, these sprayers are perfect for anyone hoping to cut down on the amount of fat and calories in their diet.
The spray comes out in a fine mist, which will allow you to cover more of your pan or food with far less oil. This has the added benefit of not bogging down your recipes in too much grease, either.
These sprayers, especially ones that are well-made and easy to clean, can also be reused over and over, making them a better choice for the planet, too.
And best of all, unlike disposable aerosol sprayers, these products can be filled with any type of fresh liquid plant oil. No additives needed.
What to Look for When Choosing Your Olive Oil Sprayer
With so many different types of olive oil sprayers on the market, it can be tough to find the right one. Here are a few things you’ll want to consider when shopping around for reusable oil sprayers.
What Is It Made Of?
Glass is always an earth-friendly choice and great for oils since it doesn’t leach or absorb. On the downside, glass is less durable than plastic or metal and it allows light in, which will decrease the antioxidant load and can cause the oil to turn rancid more quickly. While many of these are beautifully designed to be put on display, it’s best for your oil to keep them locked away in a dark pantry.
Metal is durable, earth-friendly, and will keep the light out. But it is more expensive than glass and plastic, and can sometimes affect the taste of the oil. These sprayer types, like glass, are also heavier, so looking for a smaller capacity bottle might be a good idea.
Plastic is never the best choice in terms of the planet, but it is cheap and durable. On the downside, it is especially prone to leaching chemicals into oil, even if it’s BPA free. Like glass, clear plastic bottles should be stored in a cupboard or pantry to keep your oil fresher longer.
How Does It Spray?
Pressure sprayers work like traditional aerosol cans. But, because they contain no propellant, you will need to pressurize the bottle using a hand pump. The quality of the specific product will determine how often you will need to pressurize the sprayer between uses.
Pull trigger sprayers function like a squirt bottle. Each time you pull back or push down on the trigger you release a single spray of oil. While you don’t get the benefit of a continual stream with these sprayers, they are better if you are hoping to measure how much oil you are applying.
How Easy Is It to Clean?
The downside of reusable sprayers is you do have to clean them on occasion. If you don’t, even the best products are likely to get gummed up and stop working correctly.
Look for sprayers that can be easily pulled apart and hand-cleaned or tossed in the dishwasher. Or better yet, choose a sprayer that is designed to be flushed out with soapy water. This will save you the hassle disassembling it and putting it back together each time you need to clean it.
How to Use Your Olive Oil Sprayer
Olive oil sprayers can be used for a variety of tasks from coating baking dishes, cupcake tins, and frying pans to topping finished meals like salads and pasta. You can even use your sprayer on the barbecue to grease the grill or add some flavor to meat and veggies.
But these versatile sprayers aren’t just limited to use with oils. Most of the sprayers listed above can also be filled with vinegar, lemon juice, and even thin marinades.
How to Clean Your Olive Oil Sprayer
Even the best sprayers in the world will occasionally lose spray power and even clog. That’s why it is so important to clean your olive oil sprayer often.
To keep your sprayer working like new, we suggest you wipe off the spray nozzle after each use. Each time you empty the bottle, make sure to do a quick wash. For most sprayers, this means washing out the bottle and filling it with warm, soapy water. Replace the cap and spray nozzle and pump the soapy water through the sprayer until the spray comes out clean.
Next, rinse the soapy water from the bottle and fill it with cold water. Run this through the system as you did before. Once the mist comes out free of bubbles, dump the water out of the bottle and continue to pump the remaining water through the sprayer until only air comes out. At this point, your bottle is clean and ready to refill with the oil or liquid of your choice.
For some products, more in-depth cleaning, such as with a straw brush or a run through the dishwasher may be needed.
Taking care of your olive oil sprayer and cleaning it every month or so will help you enjoy the benefits of simple, healthy, green cooking for years to come.