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Cuisipro Spray Pump
Manufacturer: Cuisipro
List price: $13
Warranty: 25 years
Dimensions: 7-1/4" x 2-1/4"
Weight: 7 oz
Composition: Stainless steel, plastic
Other versions: Cuisipro Stainless-Steel Spray Pump Non-Aerosol Mister
Made In: China
Type: Non-aerosol sprayer
Color:  Silver, black
Ambitions
Apparent goal: kids gift/registry home kitchens restaurants everywhere
Intended audience: novice advanced beginner good home cook gourmet professional
Diet/nutrition: does not apply scary empty promises helpful essential
Green?: not green neutral mixed blessing earth friendly green!
Innovative: step back standing still progress trendy genius
Problem solving: no better baby steps solid steps giant steps a revelation
Competition: outclassed follower in the pack strong challenger likely champ
Utility/Quality
Ease of use: impossible frustrating OK simple child's play
Intuitive: Ph.D. required barely logical effortless brilliant
Instructions: missing incomprehensible adequate unnecessary excellent
Quality: cheesy questionable good years of service impressive
Parts to lose: inevitable some/many one-piece self-storing not a problem
Power source: none hands batteries outlet green
Clean-up: nightmare wipe clean soap & water scouring pad dishwasher
Does it work?: not at all adequately well very well perfectly
Availability: airfare required online kitchen store department store supermarket
Packaging
Easy to open?: impossible maddening tolerable good opens itself
Green?: fills a landfill huge waste passable minimal waste impressive
Economy
Time saving: time wasting not really modest substantial huge
Labor saving: less efficient marginal a bit noticeable remarkable
Money saving: money wasted none $ $$ $$$
Beats the old way: worse no change better infinitely entirely new
Where will it live?: garage/attic drawer cabinet countertop elsewhere
Summary
Fulfills ambitions: falls short almost there satisfies exceeds home run
How often used: once/twice ≥daily ≥weekly ≥monthly ≥yearly/holidays
Worth the space?: no does not apply w/unlimited space w/limited space absolutely
Need it?: a luxury discretionary basic equipment for serious cooks get it
Value: ouch! a little pricey worth splurging on the money a deal
Overall rating: skip it fair good very good excellent

Comments: First of all, the instructions are hidden inside, so don't even think of filling this with olive oil until you've rescued the instructions. (There's a little sticker on top that tells you the instructions are inside, but the sticker is a little hard to believe. Also, the instructions are wound so tightly around a little hose that it takes about a month to unroll them, but that's just part of the fun of buying a new kitchen toy….)

This is all about adding a light coat of something. You can use this non-aerosol mister for olive oil or any oil to spray a pan before you use it or to spray a fine mist of oil on vegetables, meats, fish, or another food before you place it on the grill or in a hot pan. You can use it to lightly coat a salad or other food with a vinaigrette or other dressing. We know of people who use it to spray a flavoring oil lightly over their popcorn. You can also fill it with water and mist your plants, while you play them recordings of Mozart.

To use, fill the mister no more than half full, pump the removable top 10 or 15 times to create internal pressure, then press the spray button to release the contents in a fine mist. A filter keeps small food particles and seeds from clogging the sprayer, if you are using a flavored oil or dressing.

To clean, the instructions call for you to fill it half full of hot water and a drop of dish detergent, pump 10 times, then spray for 10 seconds. Rinse it by emptying the soapy water and running clean water through it by spraying for 10 seconds. It's not that it is hard to clean, but we are skeptical that a few sprays are going to eradicate every hint of some highly flavored oil. We are a little more inclined to dedicate our pump to one use – say spraying plain oil – and get another sprayer for dressing salads or another flavored use.



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