Things you need to know about oil sprayers

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Oil sprayers rapidly became popular kitchen tools as people more and more pursued healthy recipes. When preparing meals, spraying oil on food or kitchenware instead of pouring helps cut down calories. Also, Oil sprayers are a good mate for air fryers and BBQ. Rather than a brush, the oil sprayer can cover food with a fine layer of oil to avoid any waste, as well as is much more efficient than traditional ways.
This article will introduce different types of oil sprayers existing on the market and basic knowledge about this innovative product.

Topic includes:

  • Spray types of oil sprayers. (upsides and downsides of different mechanisms)
  • Tips for using oil sprayers.
  • Be aware of these tips if you plan to DIY oil
  • Introduction of Moonlight oil sprayers.

Different spaying types of oil sprayers.

1. Pressurize bottle & spray

Before spraying oil out, you need to prime these oil sprayers by pumping them up 10-30times depending on the bottle sizes. In other words, the pump that pressurizes the bottle is separated from dispensing system. The benefit is you can get continuous spraying after the bottle is pressurized, which grants more control on evenly covering food or cooking surface. Because the motive power pushing oil out of the sprayer is from air pressure itself, that means the oil doesn’t need to go through or be reserved in the pump cylinder. Theoretically, oil can stay fresh longer in this type of oil sprayer and can better prevent clogging. However, the pre-compressed mechanism challenges the bottle’s properties of air tightness and strength. Also, the bottle capacity can’t be maximumly utilized because a part of the space has to be used to build air pressure. Another downside is 10-30 times pumps between sprays might draw a bit of hassle for busy kitchens, especially for commercial use like food service, restaurants, etc.

2. Instant pump sprayer

For this type of oil sprayers, all you have to do is press the top button and oil sprays in mist instantly. Obviously the spraying isn’t continuous though. It’s pretty much the same mechanism as air-pump spray that usually used on cosmetic product like perfume, moist toner. Due to the stroke of pump is short, that leads to low output rates from 0.25-0.5cc per dosage. But you can’t say it’s upside or downside depending on the meal sizes.

3. Instant trigger sprayer

Comparing to pump style, trigger sprayer allows for bigger output that would be more efficient. It only needs few squeezes to cover food or cooking tools. Also trigger sprayers can feature adjustable nozzles allows for horizontal and vertical fan spray patterns, which make them more versatile.

The downside is the oil go through and may reserve in pump cylinder that need more maintenance. Also operators need more practice to perfectly handle with them.

4. Battery oil sprayer

The battery oil sprayers work just similar to pressure-valve ones. only instead of hand pumping, electric motor help do the work. And there is pressure sensor built in to continuously pump air into bottle when pressure goes low. Therefore you get instant and non-interval spraying until the battery dies. What’s the downside? Well, It’s expensive. ( : – )

Tips for using oil sprayers.

  1. following the manufacturer’s manual instruction, don’t fill in a thicker oil type than suggested. It may cause clogging.
  2. Put the oil sprayer at a safe distance from the stove when cooking.
  3. Don’t use heat water greater than 50℃ to wash the plastic part of oil sprayer, which may degrade sprayer and reduce its lifespan.
  4. Use a continuous or quick motion to squeeze trigger to ensure the spraying can evenly cover food. A slow-motion might not be able to generate enough force to spray oil out and cause dripping.
  5. When BBQ, better practice is to lift food and spray, spraying oil on the grill directly may ignite carbon and ruin the food favor.
  6. If the sprayer is clogged, use warm water(not exceeding 50℃) to spray, if possible, use soaping warm water to dissolve the retain.
  7. When using an air fryer, spray oil on food after you add solid seasoners. so the seasoner can adhere to food and avoid being blown around in the air fryer.

Be aware of these tips if you plan to DIY oil sprayers.

The oil sprayers are designated for dispensing oil, vinegar, lemon juice, etc. They should be food-grade material and BPA-free.

So it’s not encouraged to use normal trigger sprayers to DIY oil sprayers for health concerns. Trigger sprayers designed for dispensing water in garden or chemicals in industrial are not using food grade material. They will release hazards over time.

For the same reason, don’t use a disposable bottle as container for oil sprayer, even if you wash and sterilize them.

Introduction of Moonlight oil sprayers.

This oil sprayer contains a plastic trigger head and a 200ml or 320ml glass bottle. The top trigger head is built with food-grade PET material. The ergonomically designed sprayer head features a two-finger trigger and round rear, that can support on hand palm and grants more control of spraying. The nozzle tip can adjust to horizontal and vertical fan spray patterns. Furthermore, the nozzle tip is detachable so that you can replace it with new nozzle tips easily.

The glass bottle has 200ml and 320ml two capacity options. The bottle features 30mm diameter opening, that allows non-spill refill without extra funnel. Compared to plastic bottles, glass bottles won’t absorb smell and flavor. Therefore retained oils stay fresh longer in glass bottles.


Although oil sprayers can feature different types, materials and sizes, they are all aimed to provide efficient kitchen tools for low-fat lifestyle. They are applicable to both domestic customers and food service industrial.