When greasing and flouring a pan for a cake (including a bundt pan) grease pan with shortening or butter. Try to avoid spray oil products. Instead of flour use powdered sugar. You will never have a cake that sticks if you grease and flour completely and remove the extra powdered sugar. This also adds a little wonderful taste and you don't have to worry about that ugly white flour cast.
Did you know that spray oil products are mainly chemical based? When they are heated the chemical make up changes leaving a funny taste and often color to your foods. Yes it is convenient but instead fill a small spray bottle with liquid cooking oil and keep in a cool dry place when not being used.
My daughter got me a pump sprayer from a Kitchen Gadget store. You put your choice of oil in the container. Screw the lid on and there is a little hand pump on the top. Pump it up to build up pressure and the oil comes out in a misty spray. I use olive oil in mine...but you can use any cooking oil you like.
Harlean from Arkansas
The Pampered Chef also sells a pump sprayer called the "Kitchen Spritzer." You can make your expensive olive oils (or store brand canola oils) go much further and don't have to deal with the sticky residue and smell of the pre-canned spray oil products. Remember to release the pressure on the pump sprayer once you've finished spraying your pan to lengthen the life of your spritzer. You can also use them with lemon juice for fruits, etc.
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