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Glass Oil Drizzlers

Wednesday, March 05th, 2008

Drizzle CruetsThere are many different types of oil drizzlers, made from different materials. For storage and dispensing of vinegar and olive oil, one must know which materials make the best oil drizzlers in order to avoid potential problems.

Vinegar is a form of acid and is corrosive. Different vinegars have different acid concentrations and their corrosiveness varies accordingly. Metal containers are therefore a bad choice for storing vinegar as it will slowly dissolve the metal. The only exception is stainless steel. Stainless steel, ceramic and glass make the best storage and dispensing containers for vinegar. Containers should also be capped with corks or stoppers that are corrosion resistant. Many inexpensive spouts and stoppers from China are mostly made of metal and are not recommended.

Glass is an excellent material for containers to hold oil and vinegar because it is not easily corroded and is also easy to clean. Our oil drizzlers are made with the highest quality Borosilicate Simax glass, which is a very hard type of glass not too different from the commonly used Pyrex? The glass is hand blown, so each container is different, but retains a high level of quality and aesthetic appeal. Vinegar does not cause our glass oil drizzlers to corrode, and they are easily cleaned using hot water and some dishwashing liquid.

The drizzle cruets pictured here are made of glass and consists of two parts – a body and a pour spout. A good oil drizzler is made of glass, and our cruets are constructed using only glass. They are non-drip, with friction-fitted glass pour spouts that prevent those little accidents that are all too common with other containers. The neck of the main body is flared, forming a funnel that makes pouring vinegar or oil into the cruet easy and convenient. A vent forms part of the spout, allowing pressure inside and outside the container to equalize during pouring, creating a smooth flow of liquid when dispensing from the cruet.

Cruets.com oil drizzlers are perfect for use in cooking or serving. Holding up to six ounces of fluid, our oil drizzlers allow oil or vinegar to be lightly drizzled over any desired dish and are also dishwasher safe.

Valentine’s Day Gourmet Gifts

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Don’t think you have to stick with the dinner and a movie rut this Valentine’s Day

there are options and different date ideas that will make this Valentine’s Day date memorable!

Gourmet Gifts


Cute and romantic Valentine’s Day ideas can include;

Cook a romantic meal at home, a spa day, Find a wine tasting winery nearby, or just visit the park for a walk or picnic . Get a card and a gift and that is where this story begins.

We all want to present a gift that doesn’t look like a last minute choice from Target or Wal-Mart,

We want special…

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Find gourmet gifts for all occasions here.

Oil And Vinegar Cruets Are The Solution To Preserving Olive Oil And Balsamic Vinegar

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Eating nutritious is usually the one thing, however finding extra virgin olive oil and keeping it fresh is another. Crusty Italian bread, balsamic vinaigrettes, and many foods need the highest quality olive oil as well as balsamic vinegar for good flavour. Consequently, soon after we all come across these excellent condiments, how can we all retain them so they will last?

Dispensing olive oil as well as Balsamic Vinegar continues to be troublesome over the years. Special bottles called cruets were invented to store these unique dressings. A variety of cruets are created for merely that one need. Appropriate safe-keeping involving extra virgin olive oil is necessary for your excellent and flavour to be excellent and the dietary gains to be whole.

Cruets are made from ceramic, steel, and other materials, but the best cruet so far is made from glass, specifically SIMAX handblown glass. The grape handblown cruet is made from this laboratory grade SIMAX glass which offers break resistance and the most durability. Glass also resists collecting odours and doesn’t retain the scent of olive oil or vinegar once cleaned. By the way, elegant designed glass oil and vinegar cruets, known as the grape cruet, make exceptional gift items.

The grape cruet features a single interior vessel which is shaped like a cluster of grapes which is a container for your balsamic vinegar while the outer vessel holds your olive oil. Your oil and vinegar will last long when you store them in the grape cruet.

The grape cruet is one of the most innovative and practical decanters you will discover with regard to dinner. Its remarkable pattern is sure to capture the attention of your guests while generating a delightful tasting and elegant record in your dining table.

A gourmet present set featuring a grape cruet with imported extra virgin olive oil and Modena balsamic vinegar can make a perfect present for almost any event such as housewarmings and getaways.

Olive Oil Flavor

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

The rich flavor of Olive Oil

For well over 6,000 years people worldwide have enjoyed the rich fragrance and flavor of olive oil. With dozens of brands of olive oil now found on the shelves of supermarkets, consumers are starting to take notice of the quality of the olive oil that they buy, almost as much as people buying fine wines do.

The flavor of olive oil is preserved when kept in a glass handblown cruet, also known as an olive oil cruet. They can be found online at Cruets.com.

Olive oil tasting has become an activity to rival wine tasting, and tasters use the same terminology with olive oil as they do with wine. Aromas may be mild, mellow or fruity; flavor can be nutty, zesty, peppery, sweet, rich, buttery or assertive; and appearance may be clear, cloudy, green or amber. Olive oil differs from wine in that it does not age well, and a bottle kept in a cool, dark area will remain good for only a year or two.

Listed below is a guide to the various grades of olive oil in descending order of quality:

Extra virgin: This grade of olive oil is the result of cold-pressing olives and not refining the resulting oil. Extra virgin olive oil has an acidity level below one percent, although acidity and taste will vary with the type of olive plant, soil, growing and harvesting methods, and pressing process. A more robust flavor can be achieved by using unfiltered extra virgin olive oil. When using extra virgin olive oil, you should use the less expensive varieties to sauté foods while saving the more expensive types for drizzling.

Virgin: Virgin olive oil has a slightly sharper taste than extra virgin olive oil. This is due to it having an acidity value of between one and three percent. It is rare to find this grade of oil being sold in the United States.

Pure: Pure olive oil typically has an acidity level greater than three percent. It is further processed with various chemicals and bleaching clay before being mixed with virgin olive oil to arrive at the final product.

Light: Light olive oil actually contains as many fats and calories as the other grades of olive oil. Its only difference is a lack of taste. 


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Olive Oil on your shelf or in the fridge

Sunday, March 16th, 2008

Preserving and Storing Olive Oil Like all other oils, extra-virgin olive oil should be stored in a cool, dark place. Its flavor is strongest immediately after it is extracted from the harvested olives, and its taste, fragrance and color are all at their peak. Olive oil undergoes oxidation while in storage and its flavor and taste will deteriorate at a steady pace. Mild olive oils are oxidized particularly  fast, and have a shorter shelf life. Although all olive oils will inevitably become too oxidized to consume, this process can take up to three years. Olive oils that are fruity or spicy tend to resist being oxidized longer than other olive oils.

In order to preserve the quality of the extra-virgin olive oil that you have at home, make sure you store it in a cool and dark area. A dry kitchen cabinet far from heat sources or even the refrigerator will suffice to keep your olive oil fresh for some time, although olive oil solidifies when stored in the refrigerator and will require several minutes of thawing before you will be able to use it again. Containers should be made of glass, porcelain or stainless steel and should never be made of plastic or reactive metals. Olive Oil Cruets from Cruets.com are perfect for storing and preserving oil and vinegar. The oil and vinegar grape cruet is specifically designed for this. 

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