Originally Posted by Koukouvagia
How does using your fingers apply more than you need? Just pour a drop of oil on the pan and use your fingers to slosh it around. I really don't understand the dilemma here. Oil is too expensive, as is the aerosol spray cans, the spray cans don't work right for you, water and soap cost too much to clean your brush or hands, you're trying to save time and money and are not in a physical condition to wash your hands but you are in a condition to cook? Soaking a brush in some soapy water is a heck of a lot easier than scrubbing a burnt pan. So this is starting to not make much sense anymore as far as dilemmas go.
Hmmm, my original question was:
"I was wondering if mixing vodka with the oil would work.
I would think being an alcohol it would keep it from becoming stale and it might evaporate quicker
when heated and keep the oil liquid for getting it threw the nozzle."
I replied and thanked all, I could. Including you.
I have tried what you have suggested many times and I am sorry they haven't well worked for me.
So I am only looking for alternative ways, to make things work better.
I don't know why there would be something wrong with that.
I do a lot of food prep sitting, because of my physical situation.
Getting up and down can be very difficult.
I do as little standing as possible.
Not cooking, is not an option:
1) I refuse to be stopped by my limitations.
2) I have a family to feed.
3) When I can find alternative ways to do some things, I really enjoy cooking.
I've thought about making my own spray for years, but only recently found it more desirable.
So, I was making mini-muffins and ran out of spray. I tried using my fingers,
but doing so was making a chore and a mess out of something that usually is enjoyable for me.
While oil is great for the skin, running my fingers around endless mini muffin holes became a real task,
when I messed up my recipe and ended up with several batches I had to bake up.
( I like using mini-muffin pans for this particular recipe, as it is so moist that baking,
say, in a loaf pan, leaves the recipe sticky and squishy. As minis they come out perfect.)
I prefer mini-muffins usually anyway,
because kids will often take a bite of a large muffin, and waste the rest.
As far as dilemmas go, I hardly consider oiling a pan "an end of the world" sort of thing.
More of a "I gotta work around, limitations thing" and keep on going.
By the by, I do wash my hands. And frequently, between kids, doorbells, phone calls, and just plain necessity.
I hope this explanation helps you understand whatever seemed to be bothering you about my reply.
I thought I would try thanking everyone individually when I replied,
maybe a general thank you would have sufficed. I was just trying to be polite.
I hope I haven't misunderstood your post, I am sorry if I have.
And I'm sorry if I haven't.
Good cooking, good day :)