cooking spray


Definition of cooking spray

: an aerosol that contains vegetable oil for spraying on cookware to prevent food from sticking

Examples of cooking spray in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Grease the sides and bottom of three nine-inch cake pans with unsalted butter or nonstick cooking spray. CNN, 20 Dec. 2021 The night before serving, coat a 13-by-9-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Susan Selasky, USA TODAY, 23 Dec. 2021 Line an eight-inch baking dish with aluminum foil and grease it with nonstick cooking spray or melted unsalted butter. CNN, 20 Dec. 2021 Spray a sheet of foil with nonstick cooking spray and place the patties on top of the cool zone of the grill. Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, 14 Dec. 2021 Repeat the layering two more times, then cover with a piece of plastic wrap sprayed with nonstick cooking spray and refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to 12 hours before serving. Washington Post, 14 Dec. 2021 Spray an 8-by-8-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray and transfer mixture to pan. Bethany Thayer, Detroit Free Press, 12 Dec. 2021 Lightly grease a 9-by-13-inch baking pan, line it with parchment paper or foil, letting the ends hang over, and spray lightly with cooking spray. San Antonio Express-News, 16 Nov. 2021 Scrape any leftover dough bits out of the bowl and spray it well with cooking spray. Julia O'malley, Anchorage Daily News, 4 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of cooking spray

1971, in the meaning defined above

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4 Jan 2022

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“Cooking spray.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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: an aerosol that contains vegetable oil and that is sprayed on cooking pans to prevent food from sticking


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