>Do any of you have Misto oil sprayers? I have two. I use one for olive
>oil and one for canola oil. I am having a helluva time getting them to
>spray evenly. I have emptied and cleaned them periodically, and I still
>have trouble. Sometimes they spray, sometimes they sputter, sometimes
>they dribble, and sometimes they don't work at all. Kinda sounds like
>an old man, doesn't it? But that's a different story. If anyone has
>the secret to getting these things to spray correctly, I would
>appreciate hearing from them.
>Thanks from Bob the Tarheel Baker
I've got the same problem with mine, so I was glad to know I'm not
the only one. Inspired by your message, I decided to look and see if
there was a Misto website, and lo and behold there was. It even has a
troubleshooting section that gives advice on just this problem (No
Spray/Sputtering/Dribbing is the very first topic). The URL is
http://www.misto.com/troubleshooting.html. Sounds like solving the
problem requires a bit more disassembly than just cleaning it, or if
that fails, replacing the part. Here's the excerpt for this problem;
there's more info on their page, including the cleaning instructions,
so it's worth taking a look:
Due to a loose seal. To correct, go through the following steps:(Do
this over a towel or the sink).
1. Unscrew your MISTO® (as if you were filling it with olive oil)
2. Hold the spray mechanism in your hand and pop the white screw
collar off. (It pops off easily with a little pressure from your
3. Place the spray mechanism in the MISTO® canister and place the
screw collar over the spray nozzle. Tighten the screw collar into
place (you should feel and hear the collar click into place).
4. Tighten it a little bit more.
5. Replace the top cap.
6. Pump the MISTO® again.
If the spray is still not a fine mist, loosen the screw collar and
then tighten. Pump again. Spray.
If the problem is still not corrected, replace the spray mechanism.