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Gourmet Oil and Vinegar

Gourmet Oil and Vinegar

Archive for the Category 'Olive Oil bottles'

Oil and Vinegar Cruets Perfect Bottle For Table

Monday, March 30th, 2009

oil and vinegar cruets are the perfect olive oil bottles for your dining table

Oil and Vinegar Cruets

Have you ever picked up a slippery olive oil bottle and right then and wondered, which oil and vinegar cruet should I use? The old saying,  “You get what you pay for.” You just may have used an inexpensive bottle which you found at a local Dollar Store or one of those discount stores. They usually are not ornate in design and are designed just to be handy. If the spout of one of those inexpensive bottles is not made from ceramic or stainless steel, then these bottles are subject to corrosion, especially when vinegar is stored in them. It can make for a very unsightly look and your guests may hesitate in using it at the table. Instead, why not charm your guests with a professional and elegant oil and vinegar cruet? At you can find the best looking oil and vinegar cruets that don’t cost much.

Olive Oil and Vinegar Cruet Grape Bunch Design

Olive oil needs to be stored in a different container other than the dispensing bottle. In the grocery store, you no doubt have noticed that olive oil is purchased in dark bottles. This is to protect the oil from ultraviolet lights. All you have to do is then pour your olive oil into the cruet and cork. When you go to pour next time, you will find it so much easier!

On the table, though, you will want to use an attractive oil and vinegar cruet to store your olive oil in when dining. It would be best to pour about ten ounces of olive oil into the cruet, and then better to refill it more often as it will guarantee freshness and the delicate flavor will be preserved. You can also store another type of olive oil in the other compartment, or your vinegar.

Your finest olive oil can be presented in an oil and vinegar cruet which comes in tasteful Euro designs. Because the neck of a cruet is wide, drips are practically non-existent and the glass spouts will not corrode. The most durable glass is used to create these oil and vinegar cruets, so you are getting a cruet that will last a long time as cared for. They can be used to dispense olive oil, vinegar or even flavored syrups. Acting as funnels, these wide neck bottles will prevent the distasteful oily contact of handling bottles that are prone to drip their contents.

After all, you have planned for a very special occasion. You want everything to be just perfect, even right down to the oil and vinegar cruet that will hold your expensive extra virgin olive oil and also that will protect your olive oil from light and air. You have learned the many benefits of using olive oil in your cooking and you want to make sure your guest will also enjoy these benefits.

To save money, you had learned that not all oil and vinegar cruets are created equal and you have just found the best oil and vinegar cruet that will definitely meet your needs. No longer will your guests have to struggle with a container that drips oil. Nor a container that is visibly corroded due to having vinegar stored in it. Your meal is guaranteed to be a pleasant experience when you, the chef, have taken the time to investigate and purchase a cruet that can make the table rounds without the worry of olive oil making a mess.



Glass Oil And Vinegar Cruet Set

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Oil and Vinegar Cruets For The Kitchen and Dining Table

An olive oil bottle, known as an oil and vinegar cruet for the table and kitchen is a very practical and necessary purchase. Olive oil is very healthy for your heart and it is very flavorful, especially when using extra virgin olive oil. Of course, the cost of cold pressed extra virgin olive oil is rather steep, but the taste outweighs out of pocket expenses. That is why it is so important to buy a vessel that will not waste a drop of the precious olive oil when serving it at the table or using it when cooking. When the recipe you are using calls for a “drizzle” of extra virgin olive oil, it means a very small stream of oil will need to be poured out rather hastily.

Oil And Vinegar Cruet Sets

A glass Oil and Vinegar Cruet set should be created with an elegant looking, practical and useful design, especially in a pair. A cruet that has oil dripping down the side will make any guest reluctant to hold it let alone use it during a meal. Olive oil purchased from the store in a dark bottle does not add to the ambiance of a successful meal until it has been poured in an oil and vinegar cruet from The cruet can then save you from having a mess of drips and spills, saving you money that would be wasted on spilled cold pressed extra virgin olive oil.

There are numerous designs and popular decorative cruets which feature gourmet or Tuscan scenes on the bottles. Cruets made in China will have labeled silk screen to appear hand painted. If the cruet pour spouts are made from any other material other than glass or stainless steel, they will corrode when vinegar is added to the bottle. Most chefs prefer oil and vinegar cruets made from glass so that the contents of the bottle can be seen.

Glass Oil And Vinegar Cruet Set

Inexpensive olive oil bottles can be bought at retail stores and grocery stores and they come with a rubber and chromed spout. Unfortunately, though, these cruets tend to tip over easily and drip oil down the sides. Almost all of them break or shatter during light use. You get what you pay for. The Oil and Vinegar Cruets from are made of borosilicate glass and they are the most durable cruets of all. For storage, olive oil needs to be stored in a dark, air tight bottle. This will protect the precious olive oil from ultraviolet lights. Cork stoppers are provided to seal the bottle once it is opened.

The original olive oil bottles purchased at the store are not ideal for dispensing olive oil at a dinner table. An ideal bottle is an oil and vinegar cruet, which will provide the right amount of extra virgin olive oil while preparing a meal or enjoying one at the table. The neck is wide, thus preventing drip and have non-corrosive glass spouts that are hygienic in appearance. This wide neck allows the filling of these bottles made easy as they act as a built in funnel.

When purchasing an oil and vinegar cruet set for the table, show off your finest extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Neither will drip on the table or on your guests when being used. A special time requires special dinnerware that will include the appropriate oil and vinegar cruets. 



Glass Olive Oil Cruet

Friday, March 20th, 2009

The Grape Cruet Is The Best Oil And Vinegar Cruet


Olive Oil Cruet Set

Finding drip free olive oil bottles and Oil And Vinegar Cruets can be a difficult task.  After continual use, the sides of an olive oil bottle can become rather slippery, when trying to pour. This often occurs with the cheaper store bought olive oil bottles. These olive oil bottles often have a rubber or chromed metal spout, which can make pouring messy. Eventually the poorly made spouts will become corroded by the vinegar and be very distasteful for using at the dinner table. An olive oil bottle spout should be made from stainless steel, ceramic, or glass material to remain hygienic and easy to clean. The best solution is an Glass Olive Oil Cruet, like the one in the picture. It is known as an oil and vinegar cruet.

You will want to dispense the olive oil you use differently than you store it. If olive oil is stored in clear, large, type bottles it will be less likely to be protected from air and light. Most olive oils are stored in a colored or dark bottle to protect it from any ultraviolet light. The bottles also have a re-sealable cap or cork to try to keep the oil fresh after opening. Inexpensive olive oil bottles are not tasteful to use on the table when serving guests. A decanting olive oil bottle or drizzle cruet is usually recommended for everyday use at the dinner table. These hold about 6 to 8 ounces. The olive oil will stay fresh longer, but will require refilling more often.

Glass Olive Oil Cruet

The ideal Glass Olive Oil Cruet has two features which allow it to be used as a drizzle cruet as an olive oil bottle, which is the primary function of the Oil And Vinegar Cruet decanter. These serving bottles have a glass spout that will not corrode, and a large flared neck that will curb the annoying drips that occur with the cheaper store bought bottles.

Oil And Vinegar Cruets for olive oil and balsamic vinegar show off the artistic Euro design and are practical as well. Each cruet bottle is made of two piece borosilicate glass and is designed to dispense oils and vinegars in a distinct even flow. The flared neck of the bottles are especially useful as a built in funnel when it comes to refilling. The drip less feature of these olive oil bottles help prevent the slippery or sticky touch that always seems to accompany dispensing olive oil or vinegar.



Oil and Vinegar Cruet Set Simple Cleaning Instructions

Friday, November 21st, 2008

oil and vinegar cruet sets

How to keep your Glass Cruet Sets sparkling clean all the time.

As a rule of thumb, clean the oil and vinegar cruets as often as you empty them. Leaving oil and vinegar inside the cruet set for a long extended length of time is not recommended. Residue will build up and the cruets may be difficult to clean.

The Cruets are very easy to clean. For best results, we recommend cleaning the Cruets by hand with a Gel Dishwasher Detergent. We found “Palmolive Gel Dishwasher Detergent” to be outstanding. If there are several different Palmolive Dishwasher Gels to choose from, be sure to select one that says “sparkling shine” and “no powder residue” if possible. We recommend the “Baking Soda Fresh Scent.” After cleaning the grape cruet, it will  have condensation on the inside because it is a “glass within glass” double vessel. It is easy to dry the cruet in a heated oven, (and perfectly safe) because the glass cruets sets are made from a special Simax glass, similiar to Pyrex, which can withstand high temps without breaking. FYI, Simax glass is a borosilicate glass, which is also used to make laboratory glassware.

Clean the Glass Cruets as follows:

1. Put on a pair of rubber gloves.
2. Empty Cruet and rinse well, shaking the Cruet with very warm to hot tap water.
3. Place the empty Cruet in the sink.
4. Pour small amount of Palmolive Gel Dishwasher Detergent in Cruet (2–3 Tablespoons)
5. Then add very warm to hot tap water to fill the Cruet about 1/2 full.
6. Cover Cruet spout opening/openings with fingers.
7. Gently shake Cruet to mix Palmolive Gel and water.
8. Then slowly add enough warm to hot tap water to completely fill the Cruet.
9. Set the filled Cruet in the sink, and let it soak for about 5 minutes.
10. Shake soapy mixture well.
11. Rinse several times, very well.
12. Carefully set Cruet upside down on a clean dish cloth to remove any excess water.
13. Preheat Oven to 325 degrees.
14. Place Cruet on oven pan right side up. Place in oven for 20 min. to dry.
15. Using an oven mitt, carefully remove pan with Cruet from oven.
16. Let it cool for about 15-20 minutes.
17. Refill Cruet.

Note: For the drizzle cruets, we recommend hand washing the spouts after each use, this will keep them looking pristine for the next table presentation.

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