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In praise of the Evo oil sprayer

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All praise the Evo!

I regularly use olive oil — a good olive oil — in cooking. At one time I just used the bottle the olive oil came in to dispense the oil, but olive-oil producers design the pour spout to pour freely, so one easily ends up with rather a lot of oil in the pan, often as much as a quarter cup (4 tablespoons) but generally in the range of 2-3 tablespoons

I did try various oil sprayers, but they generally worked only a few times before they became weak oil squirters and then oil dribblers. And I didn’t like the pressurized sprays — disposable and expensive and generally not very good oil.

I bought an oil drizzler (example) and put it on a wine bottle that I used to hold the oil I decanted from the 101-ounce (3-liter) tin of the extra-virgin olive oil I settled on. Using a drizzler drastically reduced oil flow to a manageable amount, and I found I would use about 1 – 1.5 tablespoons of oil when I cooked.

Then I discovered the Evo oil sprayer. It’s a miracle — each spray is fan-shaped and dispenses 1/4 teaspoon of oil. I can cover the bottom of my 10″ Misen skillet with 4 sprays, so I now use 1 teaspoon of oil when I cook. That’s a big drop. The Evo sprayer also works great to coat the greens for a salad: one spray, toss a little, and a second spray: 2 teaspoons.

I’ve been using for several months the 6-oz Evo I bought, and I just decided to replace it with an 18-oz model (shown in photo above), which (of course) will go three times longer between fillings. Fillings are not all that frequent, but the fewer the better because pouring oil from the 3-liter can is awkward and there’s always a risk of something going oilily awry. The 6-oz Evo will be delegated to hold toasted sesame oil, which I use less frequently.

This is such a good product, and I very much like that I know how much oil I’m using: 1/4 teaspoon per spray. And the spray pattern is excellent for covering the bottom of a pan — or for spraying a salad or chopped cabbage and then tossing before adding vinegar or lemon juice and some herbs. 

The mechanism also feels sturdy and delivers flawlessly, spray after spray.

Seriously recommended. And those are not affiliate links.

Written by Leisureguy

9 May 2022 at 10:57 am

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