The 10 Best Oil Misters for Lower Fat Cooking in 2020

Having an oil mister to hand is the easiest way to use your favorite oils in cooking, without needing to spend extra money on commercial cooking sprays. Also suitable for vinegars, juices and cooking wines, oil misters help make it easier to use smaller amounts of liquids for cooking or dressing with – perfect for those who want to control portion or calorie intake.

In this article we review ten of the best oil misters, as well as looking at what you should consider when buying a mister. We also offer a few tips to help you get the most from your new oil mister.

​Best Pick

Evo Oil Sprayer Stainless Steel Oil Mister

Our Best Pick: Is the Evo Oil Sprayer stainless steel oil mister which is anti-fingerprint and dispenses a set volume for every trigger pull, making it ideal for portion control.

​Budget Pick

Misto Brushed Aluminum Oil Sprayer - 5061116

Our Budget Pick: Is the Misto aluminum oil sprayer with a brushed finish to resist smudges and a BPA-free two step pump mechanism.


1. ​Evo Oil Sprayer Stainless Steel Oil Mister  

Highlighted Features

  • An 18/8 stainless steel mister which is anti-fingerprint
  • Able to dispense oils and vinegars in a fan spray pattern without the use of chemical propellants
  • Each trigger pull dispenses 1.35 ml making it ideal for portion control
  • Does not contain any BPA, DEHP or latex
  • Should be hand washed in warm soapy water

Available in a range of volumes and colors, the Evo Oil Sprayer stainless steel oil mister is made from 18/8 stainless steel and dispenses 1.35 ml every time the trigger is pulled, making it ideal for nutrition and portion control. This oil mister can also be used for vinegar and dispenses liquids in a unique fan pattern without the use of any propellants.

The stainless steel construction of this mister is also anti-fingerprint and the trigger mechanisms is free from BPA, latex and DEHP. This should be hand washed in warm soapy water As with any mister, it is worth testing it out when it arrives to ensure it is working properly and the odd buyer has struggled to use this with some oils. Some buyers would also have preferred it if they could adjust how much oil is dispensed, rather than the same amount on each trigger pull.

​Pros

  • Oil and vinegar mister
  • 18/8 stainless steel
  • Propellant free
  • Set volume dispensed
  • BPA-free

​Cons

  • There is a risk of receiving a mister that may not work properly
  • A small number of buyers would have preferred that the amount dispensed could be altered
  • Some oils may increase the risk of clogging

2. Misto Brushed Aluminum Oil Sprayer - 5061116 

Highlighted Features

  • A half cup aluminum oil mister that is also suitable for vinegars, cooking wines and juices
  • Contains a filter so you can herbs to your oil without it clogging
  • Uses a pump mechanism without the use of any chemical propellants
  • Does not contain any BPA
  • Can be cleaned in hot water with a drop of dish soap

The Misto aluminum oil sprayer (5061116) has a brushed finish to help prevent fingerprint smudges. This reusable mister can hold oils, vinegars, juices, marsala wine and more making it ideal for salads as well as for cooking oils. The easy to use pump style cap is two step control – prime the sprayer 10 to 15 times and then press the pressurized sprayer to release an even mist. If the strength of the spray weakens, then the sprayer should be primed again.

This mister does not contain any chemical propellants and the spray mechanism is also free from BPA. This contains a filter so you can use infused oils in it without the herbs clogging up the pump. This holds around half a cup of oil and can be cleaned with hot water and one drop of dish soap. It is recommended that it be cleaned every six to eight weeks to prevent oil build-up.

Coconut oils cannot be used in this mister and some buyers have found that this can stream rather than spray the oil, although this can also happen if the mister has not been primed or pumped enough before use.

​Pros

  • Aluminum oil mister
  • Also for vinegars, juices and wines
  • Holds half cup of oil
  • Anti-fingerprint
  • BPA-free
  • No chemical propellants

​Cons

  • This is an aluminum mister which not all buyers will be keen on
  • Can be prone to streaming instead of spraying; especially if not primed enough before use
  • Coconut oil cannot be used in this

3. CHEFVANTAGE Oil Mister

Highlighted Features

  • An oil, vinegar and juice mister made from scratch-resistant glass
  • Does not contain any chemical propellants or BPA
  • Holds around 4 oz of liquid and gives a super fine spray
  • Contains a filter so you can use infused oils in it
  • Should be hand washed and comes with a one year satisfaction guarantee

The scratch-resistant glass CHEFVANTAGE oil mister is available in a range of colored tops, including brushed stainless steel. This oil mister provides a super fine spray and is suitable for most types of oil, including coconut along with vinegars and juices. As this also has an in-built filter, you can also add infused oils to it.

This mister does not contain any propellants, instead it needs priming with a few pumps before use. It is also free from any BPA. This will hold around 4 oz of liquid while leaving enough space for the air pressure to build up for the spray mechanism. This also comes with a one year satisfaction guarantee and it should only be washed by hand.

As this mister is glass, there is a small risk of air pressure becoming too great inside the bottle, causing the bottle to explode. Releasing pressure after use and keeping the mister away from heat sources should reduce the risk of this occurring. The odd buyer has also struggled to open the top after use to refill the oil.

​Pros

  • Mister for oil and vinegar
  • Super fine spray
  • Scratch resistant glass
  • Propellant free
  • Satisfaction guarantee

​Cons

  • ​As with any glass under pressure, there is a small chance that this can explode
  • ​Some buyers have found it difficult to open the top to refill the oil

4. iTrunk Olive Oil Sprayer 

Highlighted Features

  • A mister suitable for oils, vinegars, fruit juices and more
  • Also comes with a funnel, bottle cleaning brush and basting brush
  • Made from food grade glass, this also has a measure scale down the side
  • The top is stainless steel and how the trigger is used will dispense different volumes
  • No chemical propellants are used

The iTrunk olive oil sprayer comes with a bottle cleaning brush, basting brush and funnel for filling up the sprayer bottle. This is a food grade glass mister with a measure scale on the side and a stainless steel top which does not use any chemical propellants. This mister can be used for oils, vinegars, wine, fruit juices and more and you can alter the amount dispensed by how much you press the trigger down.

The odd buyer considers the glass to be thinner than other glass misters and some owners have experienced this spraying in a stream, rather than a mist.

​Pros

  • Food grade glass mister
  • Stainless steel top
  • Includes funnel and bottle cleaning brush
  • Variable spray volume
  • ​No chemical propellants

​Cons

  • Some consider this glass to be thinner than other misters
  • There is a risk of this spraying as a stream rather than a mist

5. The Fine Life Ideal Olive Oil Sprayer Mister

Highlighted Features

  • Mister made from ultra lightweight food safe and BPA free Tritan plastic
  • This is free from chemical propellants and uses and FDA-approved air system
  • Suitable for oils, vinegars, juices and more this holds around two thirds of a cup
  • Infused oils can be used as this contains a filter
  • Should be cleaned by hand washing

Using an FDA-approved air pressure system without any chemical propellants, The Fine Life oil mister is made from ultra lightweight food safe transparent Tritan (BPA-free plastic) which makes it safer than glass and is also shaped for a comfortable grip. The top and base are colored, and this mister is available in four different colors and can be used for oils, vinegars, juices and more.

This sprays a fine mist and because it has a filter, you can use infused oils in this as well. It also has a one year 100% satisfaction guarantee. This holds around two thirds of a cup of oil and should be cleaned by hand washing only. Some buyers have been disappointed with the spray mechanism on this and others have struggled to use this with thicker oils.

​Pros

  • Mister for oils, vinegars and more
  • Shaped for a better grip
  • Food safe and BPA free Tritan plastic
  • No chemical propellants
  • Available with different colored tops

​Cons

  • You may find this more difficult to use with thicker oils
  • Some owners have been disappointed with its spray mechanism

6. Woohubs Oil Sprayer 

Highlighted Features

  • A transparent glass mister for oils, vinegars and more
  • Holds around 3.4 oz and each spray is the same amount for easy portion control
  • The BPA-free pump mechanism is anti-slip as is the base of the bottle
  • Does not contain any chemical propellants
  • Suitable for cleaning by hand

Made from transparent glass and BPA-free components, the Woohubs oil mister is suitable for oils, vinegars, juices and cooking wines. Each mist spray is a uniform amount, and this can hold around 3.4 oz. The pump mechanism has an anti-slip design for easy use and the base of the bottle is also non-slip. This should be cleaned by hand and it does not contain any chemical propellants.

This may not be as durable as other oil misters and some buyers were disappointed with the quality of the glass used. It can also be prone to leaking down the side of the bottle when using.

​Pros

  • Transparent glass mister
  • For oils, vinegars and more
  • BPA-free
  • Each spray is a set amount
  • Anti-slip pump design

​Cons

  • The quality of glass used may not be as good as you would expect
  • There is a risk of it leaking during use
  • May not be as durable as other oil misters

7. Prepara Simply Mist Oil Mister

Highlighted Features

  • A glass and BPA-free oil mister
  • Will dispense a stream or spray depending on how you pull the trigger
  • Each spray is a uniform 7 ml, ideal for portion control
  • Does not used any chemical propellants and does not need priming before use
  • The base is dishwasher safe or can be handwashed along with the trigger mechanisms

Suitable for all oils, the Prepara Simply Mist oil mister is made from glass and BPA-free plastic. The trigger mechanism is a unique design that will produce either a stream or mist of oil depending on the speed at which you pull the trigger. This does not use any chemical propellants and neither does it need pumping/priming before using.

This sprays a uniform amount of oil – 7 ml - making it ideal for nutritional control. The glass base is dishwasher safe or can be hand washed along with the trigger spray. The lifespan of this may not be as long as you would like for a mister. Some buyers have had problems controlling the type of spray with the trigger and others have struggled to produce a mist when using oils in this mister, instead it keeps producing a stream.

​Pros

  • Glass oil mister
  • Oil stream or spray
  • Each spray is the same volume
  • No pump priming needed
  • Dishwasher safe base

​Cons

  • Some owners have struggled to spray a mist with this mister
  • The trigger may not the easiest to control
  • May not be as durable as you would like

8. TOPNICES Upgraded Olive Oil Sprayer 

Highlighted Features

  • An oil mister along with a filling funnel, bottle cleaning brush and basting brush
  • Made from 304 stainless steel, this has a black BPA-free plastic pump mechanism
  • Can be used for oils, vinegars, juices and cooking wines
  • Holds around 3.4 oz and should be cleaned by hand washing every four to six weeks
  • Comes with a satisfaction guarantee from the manufacturer

Made from brushed food grade 304 stainless steel, the TOPNICES oil mister has a black BPA-free plastic pump mechanism. Producing a mist spray, the pump also has an anti-slip grip for easier use. Suitable for oils, vinegars, cooking wines and juices, this mister also comes with a filling funnel, a bottle cleaning brush and a pasting brush. It also comes with a satisfaction guarantee from the manufacturer.

 Able to hold around 3.4 oz, it should be cleaned by hand washing every four to six weeks. Some owners have found that you need to press the pump slowly to obtain a mist spray otherwise it will just stream and as the bottle part is stainless steel, you cannot see how much is left in the mister.

​Pros

  • 304 stainless steel mister
  • For oils, vinegars and more
  • BPA-free mechanism
  • Comes with bottle brush and funnel
  • Satisfaction guarantee

​Cons

  • You cannot see how much oil is left in the mister
  • There needs to be some control over the spray to produce a mist instead of a stream

9. SKENDA Premium Oil and Vinegar Sprayer Set 

Highlighted Features

  • A set of oil and vinegar misters which are labeled
  • Each mister will hold up to 3.5 oz
  • Transparent glass bottles with stainless steel tops and bases
  • The pump mechanism is textured for a non-slip grip and also free from any BPA

Made from transparent glass with a stainless steel top and base, the SKENDA oil and vinegar mister set are both labeled so that the correct bottle is always used. The pump mechanism is BPA-free and textured for a non-slip grip. These misters will hold up to 3.5 oz of liquid.

The odd buyer has found the mister bases can be uneven and the odd buyer has experienced one of the bases coming loose from the glass bottle. Some buyers have struggled with getting the oil mister to mist instead of stream.

​Pros

  • Oil and vinegar mister set
  • Glass and stainless steel
  • Labeled misters
  • BPA-free
  • Non-slip pump

​Cons

  • The bases can be uneven on these and there is a small chance of a base coming loose from the bottle
  • Some owners have struggled to spray a mist instead of a stream

​10. Purelite Oil Mister 

Highlighted Features

  • AN oil mister which produces a continuous fine spray
  • Does not use any chemical propellants
  • Made from food safe glass, this mister is covered with a blue film which acts as a safety film and also protects the oil from UV
  • Holds 4 fl. oz and has a wide mouth and fill lines for easy filling
  • Safe to use herb oils as this has a filter

The Purelite oil mister is a continuous fine spray mister that does not use any chemical propellants. The bottle is made from food safe glass which is covered with a unique blue dark film to prevent UV from getting to the oil as well as acting as a safety film to prevent the bottle from shattering if you accidentally drop it.

Able to hold 4 oz, this mister has fill lines on the outer and a wide mouth for easier filling. As this also contains a filter, you can use infused oils in it. This also comes with a satisfaction guarantee. Some buyers have not been happy with how long this can mist for before the pump needs re-priming and some have been disappointed to find that the blue color is only from the film, rather than colored glass.

​Pros

  • Continuous spray oil mister
  • Food safe glass
  • Blue safety film is also UV resistant
  • Has fill lines
  • Contains a filter

​Cons

  • This may not mist for as long as you would like before it needs re-priming
  • Some buyers have been disappointed with the blue film, preferring the bottle to be blue glass

Things to Consider Before Buying an Oil Mister

As well as using for cooking and dressing oils and vinegars, the oil mister is ideal for hair oils and other tasks around the home and kitchen.

Commercial sprays such as PAM can be quite expensive compared to other cooking oils, so even though it does cost to buy an oil mister, it will cost much less to keep refilling it with your regular oil than keep buying sprays from the grocery store. Because oil misters work with air pressure rather than chemical propellants, they are much kinder on the environment.

Plastic misters are a lot safer than glass, but you may want to check that the plastic is food safe and BPA free. Stainless steel misters are also durable, but unlike glass or plastic, they do have a disadvantaged in that you cannot see inside to check how much oil is left.

The mister should spray in a way that gives even coverage, whatever you spray it on to, be it a pan, waffle iron or even food in the air fryer. It is important to note that as well as propellants, commercial spray oils often contain additives such as soy lecithin which assist the oil droplets to disperse when they hit the pan and because your home oils do not contain these additives, the spray from an oil mister will not be as uniform as a store-bought spray.

When you buy a new mister, it should be thoroughly cleaned with hot soapy water and allowed to dry fully before adding the oil or vinegar. The oil or other liquid should only be filled to the maximum specified – most oil misters need space to allow the pump mechanism to work properly. The top should be put back on properly, ensuring that it is fitted tightly. If the top hasn’t been replaced properly, you will struggle to pressurize the mister for spraying.

Oils which contain herbs or floating bits should be avoided in a mister, unless it has a filter to prevent them from clogging up the pump. Some misters will also advise against the use of coconut oil as although it may be liquid when you place it in the mister, over time, it does tend to solidify. Oils can also thicken or become misty in colder kitchens, which can make it more difficult to spray.

Depending on the design of mister, most will require priming, or pumping a number of times before you spray. The instructions will usually specify how many times, but this can vary depending on what type of oil is used and how much is left in the mister.

After you have sprayed your oil onto the surface, you may need to release the pressure in the mister. It is important to do this, if detailed within the instructions. This will often just involved unscrewing the cap, or you may need to move the trigger into a different position.

You should also clean your oil mister regularly with warm soapy water as this reduces the risk of the oil becoming rancid and of the pump mechanism becoming clogged up.

Conclusion

There are lots of advantages to using oil misters, not least that they offer portion control. Using your regular cooking oil in a mister can also, over time, cost a heck of a lot less than buying commercial cooking sprays. Oil misters are also ideal for vinegars, salad dressings or even other liquids that are thin enough to move through the mister without clogging it up.

We hope you have enjoyed reading our reviews of the best oil misters and that the information we have provided has helped you to choose the right oil mister for you – whether BPA-free plastic, glass or stainless steel.

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