How do I grease a bowl (or whatever) with solid coconut oil?

I always end up using too much. -_-


  • Alatariel75
    Alatariel75 Posts: 17,939 Member
    edited October 2017
    I'd wipe it around with a paper towel. that's how I grease with butter.
  • ladyreva78
    ladyreva78 Posts: 4,080 Member
    I heat it (or butter) just enough that I can soak some onto a paper towel, then wipe down the inside of whatever I want greased. It leaves me with a nice, even film coating every surface, but does not add more than necessary.
  • DanniB423
    DanniB423 Posts: 774 Member
    I second the paper towel. The extra gets absorbed.
  • TavistockToad
    TavistockToad Posts: 35,719 Member
    Rub it between your fingers to melt it a little.
  • cmtigger
    cmtigger Posts: 1,450 Member
    I do the paper towel thing. And only a very thin layer. Just enough that you can barely see it.

    Or get a coconut oil spray.
  • pmm3437
    pmm3437 Posts: 529 Member
    edited October 2017
    Same way you did as a kid, helping to bake cookies ....

    In my house, we used paper towels/napkins, or sometimes a sandwich bag ... in cold weather, heat from your finger tips helped to soften the Crisco to apply it easier.

    You can always go back and wipe up any extra, if you think you've over applied.
  • vingogly
    vingogly Posts: 1,785 Member
    You can also melt it in the microwave and use a pastry brush.
  • Nony_Mouse
    Nony_Mouse Posts: 5,646 Member
    I use a piece of baking paper. Takes a mighty 1g of butter to grease a large dish.
  • Rosemary7391
    Rosemary7391 Posts: 232 Member
    With butter I just keep the papers the butter comes in. So I'll second the suggestion for smearing a bit on baking paper!
  • aganey
    aganey Posts: 501 Member
    I use paper towel or plastic sandwich bags. Both work great!