The Best Cooking Spray to Use in Your Kitchen
Nonstick cooking sprays can revolutionize your cooking game with mess-free meals and flavorful food. Here are our favorites, whatever your noshing needs.
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Approved by our Test Kitchen, PAM original cooking spray ($4) has been one of the most iconic nonstick choices for decades—and for good reason. It reduces mess, so you can spend your time experimenting with new skillet recipes, instead of cleaning them up.
A healthier alternative to butter, canola oil is a kitchen staple for cooking and baking. This organic spray ($4) lets you easily mist it over your dishes to stop food from getting soggy, and its neutral flavor makes it ideal for a variety of meals.
Versatile and heart-healthy, Pompeian coconut oil spray ($3) is loaded with antioxidants and healthy fats. With subtle notes of coconut, it’s perfect for pairing with foods like seafood (especially coconut shrimp) that are enhanced by tropical hints, and excels when used with baked goods or skillet desserts.
Along with guaranteeing easier clean up, cooking spray helps seasoning stick to food, like veggies, so your meal is loaded with taste. Opting for olive oil spray ($2) guarantees even more depth and flavor.
Whether you want to save money or know exactly what’s in your cooking spray, whipping up a homemade alternative is quick and easy. Stores sell spray bottles to be specifically used with oils: all you have to do is add your oil of choice, from canola to olive oil.
Is there anything the healthy avocado can’t do? Avocado oil spray ($5) is a vitamin-rich option that also boasts a high smoke point, making it perfect for air-frying. Lightly layer it over air fryer-destined foods, or use it on veggies and meats. Its light flavor makes it versatile, no matter what skillet meal you have in mind.