Applying Non-Stick Baking Spray Without Making a Mess

I love America’s Test Kitchen. It’s the only subscription I have and it’s worth every penny I spend. I love watching their shows and reading their books.

They also have lots of great tips. Here’s one I saw on their show a few years ago and have been using since.

Whenever you need to apply some baking spray to a baking dish, hold the baking dish pointed toward an empty dishwasher or a dishwasher full of dirty dishes and spray away.

You can coat your baking dish liberally without having to worry about getting baking spray on your counters or floors. You don’t want to fall on a slippery floor!IMG_2166 (500x334)

What a genius idea. It works great.

By the way, what kind of baking spray do you like? I usually use Baker’s Joy. It has a mixture of oil and flour, and works really well. Plus it doesn’t leave a sticky residue on the baking spray after baking. (This is my opinion completely. Baker’s Joy doesn’t even know who I am. Or America’s Test Kitchen, come to think of it. Nobody paid me to write this.)

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  1. Alla says

    Totally agree. Love this, and do this as well…. America’s Test Kitchen, just recently signed up and need to make better use of them (I often forget about visiting their site, lol)

  2. Leslie says

    I often place the pan in my sink before spraying, but haven’t tried this dishwasher idea. It’s a good one. Thanks, Olga.

  3. Oksana K says

    Thanks for sharing, that’s awesome. Because sink – you gotta wash afterwards…. with soap and stuff, but dishwasher will take care of it on its own. how good to know! 😀

    • says

      I’ve never tried coconut oil before. We don’t have a Trader Joes in our area, but I could probably find it somewhere else.

  4. Oksana says

    Great tip, I used to spray over the sink, but some of the spray would still get on the countertops if I wasn’t careful. I use Pam or just generic brands of cooking spray, I like the butter ones. I especially use those when cooking crepes, works wonderfully. I’ll have to try Baker’s Joy though, never knew there was already a combo of oil and flour in a spray before. Now I’m definately interested.

    • says

      I use the spray when I bake. Although I have to confess, I 99% of the time I try to use parchment paper or aluminum foil. They make cleanup so easy. Usually, I don’t even have to wash the baking pan/sheet. When I can’t get away with it, I use the baking spray.

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