FYI: Non-stick Sprays and When To Use Them!!!
No one enjoys making a cake from scratch and having more left in the pan than on the cake tray. How about scrambling those eggs early in the morning? You pour your egg mixture into your hot skillet and when you go to scramble them up, they don’t move. Nothing is worse than going to flip that nice 16-ounce rib-eye on the grill and all those sear marks rip off and stay right where you placed it on the hot grate.
I know when I go the cooking aisle in the grocery store, I am sometimes overwhelmed with not only the brand choices but also the types of sprays you need to use with cooking, baking and grilling.
There are several types of cooking sprays. I choose to keep three on hand: Canola Oil, Olive Oil and Butter. These sprays should only be used on the stove on regular pans and skillets. If you are using a non-stick pan, you should not use a spray. It will damage the non-stick coating on your cookware because it burns at a lower temperature. If you want to use the spray for the flavor, spray your food before putting it in the pan. Also, using a non-stick spray on a non-stick pan may void the warranty.
Baking sprays are good for just that… BAKING! The benefit of using a baking spray is that it usually has flour in it to keep your food from sticking to your dish at a higher temperature than that on the stove. If you are allergic to flour, they do make baking sprays without flour that produce the same results.
Grilling sprays are a great way to add flavor to your food while they are cooking. Grilling sprays are made for the higher temperatures that are produced by grills. They can be used on many different forms of cooking fuel such as, charcoal, lump coal, natural gas, propane gas, electricity and wood. Because you generally don’t use the entire surface of your grill, you don’t want to waste the spray. The best way to use a grilling spray is to spray your food directly before placing it on the grill. Grilling sprays are inexpensive and also come in a wide variety of flavors so the meals you create are endless.
Now, go and release your food from their cookware and grills!!!