When I bake I like to keep things as simple as possible. I don’t have a ton of time on my hands so I will usually reach for ingredients or use tricks that can make my life simpler. One of those ingredients has been cooking spray. In fact I have two cans of it in my cupboard right now. I should preface this by saying two very old cans. Old because I have read a lot of buzz lately about how propellants used in cooking spray can possibly have some effect on our health (even though they are deemed safe — but what isn’t these days), so I have decided to discontinue using them.
Then I was asked to try the new Pompeian cooking spray. They claim that there are no propellants in their spray because of a pouch system they use within the can. I was intrigued. According to Pompeian, their Grapeseed Oil Spray has the following attributes:
- Is light, all-natural and eco-friendly, utilizing a powerful pouch system without the use of propellants or other artificial additives, so the oil is never mixed with chemicals and no drop is wasted
- Is made from grapeseeds 100% imported from France
- Has a high smoke point and delicate taste
If the spray truly has no propellants, additives, and is simply grapeseed oil…we may have a winner on our hands!
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Trying Pompeian Grapeseed Oil Spray
I haven’t actually baked anything for a while because we’ve been so busy in our house, but one night while we were scrambling around for a quick dinner the kids decided they wanted to make dessert in their easy bake oven. The pans for this oven are a silver metal (maybe aluminum or stainless steel) which is not non-stick. I thought this would be a great way to try out the spray.
My husband helped with the first cake as I was busy preparing a quick meal. He forgot to put any spray in the pan before pouring in the batter. This was actually quite convenient because after I sprayed the second pan we were able to compare the two pans side by side. The spray definitely worked in helping the cake not stick to the pan. The oil didn’t add any unwanted flavor to the cakes either, it worked out quite well.
The little scrape marks are the kids trying to get out as much cake as they could, but you can really see the difference.
The one thing I will say to watch out for with this spray is the nozzle. It has three pump settings and I learned the hard way that you have to push all the way down for it to mist out. If you push half way it comes out in a stream, which unfortunately ended up all over my kitchen wall. 🙂
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Win with Pompeian and Duff Goldman
To celebrate the new product and the start of the holiday season, Pompeian is teaming up with celebrity pastry chef and executive chef of Charm City Cakes, Duff Goldman, to launch the Baking for Better Challenge. From November 4 – December 6, you can enter the Baking for Better Challenge by:
- Following @Pompeian on Instagram – www.instagram.com/pompeian
- Uploading a photo to Instagram showing how you are giving your baked goods a tune up with Pompeian Grapeseed Oil Spray
- Include the hashtag #Bake4Better and tag @Pompeian in the photo caption
Duff will crown the most innovative photo taker and the lucky at-home baker will receive a $5,000 donation in their name to a local food bank of their choice, as well as a Pompeian gift basket to continue baking better all year long. The official rules can be viewed at www.pompeian.com/bakebetter.