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Oct 5, 2007 02:51 PM

Rec for oil cruet?

I'm looking for a good, no drip cruet to leave on top of the range. Anyone know of one? Thanks.

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  1. What do you mean by "on top of the range"? Though, as you may know, it's generally not a good idea to keep oil near heat as it can cause it to go rancid more quickly.

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    1. re: MMRuth

      Good advice about not keeping your oil near heat! I stick a bartender's pourer into my oil bottle...they're cheap & pour driplessly...I find the cork ones best...the ones with plastic don't work as well...the oil is too can find them in kitcheware shops or on's the kind that works best IME...

    2. Not only will heat turn olive oil rancid, so will light and air. That's one reason so many cruets, especially the French and Italian ones, are made of porcelain. And many have a flip top that opens when you pour, closes when you set the cruet back down. I have a French porcelain set similar to the one pictured here (my vinegar cruet is half the size of my oil cruet and has no imbossed image) sitting on my countertop (definitely not top of the range), and I reach for them nearly every day. Make sure the neck of the bottle is shaped so that you can grab and hold onto it with other than clean, dry hands since, in practice, that's probably what you'll be doing. I find porcelain preferable to glass in for it's grip factor as well.