If you cook with olive oil, you will require an oil dispenser that releases just the right amount of oil and doesn’t completely drench everything in it. Here are the best olive oil dispensers available:
The Rachael Ray Stoneware Oil Dispenser
This oil dispenser is made from opaque stoneware which helps keep light away from your oil, which in turn preserves it longer.
Thanks to the built in handle and narrow spout, it is easy to pour and control the flow of oil.
It holds 24 ounces which is quite a lot – only go for this size oil dispenser of you go through a lot of oil. It is also dishwasher safe.
It comes in a range of colors – see below:
Chef’s Planet Oil Dispenser
This is a glass dispenser with a beautifully rounded shape that looks good when on display in the kitchen.
The glass is tough shatter-proof borosilicate glass, which is safe in dishwashers. It comes with a collar around the spout to ensure that oil doesn’t drip as you pour. It has a 30 ounce capacity.
Though this is an oil dispenser, you can use it to hold vinegar or other liquids.
Tablecraft Stainless Steel Oil Dispenser
This stainless steel dispenser looks more like an old fashioned oil can. It’s perfect if you have a modern chrome-look kitchen.
It holds 25 ounces, and because of the long spout, balanced by the handle on the other side, it pours smoothly.
The stainless steel means it’s extremely easy to clean.
How to clean an olive oil dispenser
If you’ve been using your dispenser for a while, oil can gunk up at the bottom of the cruet. Here’s how to clean it: fill it with a mixture of water, detergent and vinegar and allow it to stand overnight. Then add a handful of uncooked rice into the mix and shake the cruet hard. The vinegar should have cut through the oil, the oil should have attached to the detergent and the rice should act as an abrasive to dislodge any stuck bits. Then empty it out, and use dish soap and a baby bottle brush (which should fit easily through the neck) and give it a good clean. Rinse with fresh water, and your cruet should be clean!