“ This hand made drizzler is perfect for dressings, salads and storing oils and vinegar. „
When you eat at nice restaurants what I always love before you have your first course is the freshly made bread, oil and vinegar course. I find the oil really flavourful and the vinegar compliments it superbly and of course the warm bread is just to die for. It does nothing for my diet but oh well.
We entertain quite a bit (its so much easier now with kids to just have friends over so we don't need to get a babysitter) and recently we have got back into bread making again with out bread making machine. If you have a recipe book its so easy to make really interesting and different tasting breads and ones people really enjoy. My particular favourite at the moment is a lovely olive bread we make. We have started making this bread for a starter course when our friends come over and one of the things I wanted to get to go with it was some nice oil and vinegar.
I saw this oil drizzler on Amazon and knew it would look perfect on our kitchen table as sort of a display item as well as being functional. I find when you buy nice oil in the shops the bottle is never that nice, its like putting a bottle of ketchup on the table, you just don't do it so the bottle for me needed to look nice and this one really does. Its made of a beautiful green coloured glass which is hand made and mouth blown so it definitely has that gorgeous delicate hand made look to it and I can really appreciate the fact that it is a unique and no two will ever look exactly the same. The glass is delicate but you never feel like you are going to break this pourer when you use it, you just need to be careful when washing it which I always do by hand and not in a dishwasher although once I have poured the oil in to it it does take a long time to get to the end of the oil so I don't wash it that often. The bottle is quite large at the bottom and then gets thinner as you go up to the top. There is a stopper at the top which has a stainless steel pourer on the end of it. The pourer is quite thin so I like the fact that you get a drizzle of oil rather than big blobs or pours like you would when you just pour it out of a bottle of oil.
Its quite easy to fill this bottle as the bit at the top comes off although the opening is not amazingly large so you do need to be quite slow and careful when filling up from a regular oil bottle. The bottle holds 300ml of oil which like I've said above is a lot when you are just using a drizzle here and a drizzle there so it does last a really long time. If I remember rightly this drizzler cost me in the £10 region which I think is really good value for a good quality glass product and one that looks great on my kitchen table.
We are a big fan of Typhoon kitchen gadgets and accessories in our house and one of the many ones we have is our Oil and Vinegar Drizzler. We bought ours about one year ago and we are very impressed with it. Whenever we have poeple over for something to eat, we love to put this out on the table and it looks so stylish that everyone will comment on it and ask us where we got it from.
We actually have three in different colours. We have one with oil, one with viengar and the other one with oil and vinegar combined. We have one in amber, one in clear glass and the other in green. There are a wide selection of colours to choose from and you will be really spoilt for choice.
It stands about 25 centimeters tall and holds a good 300ml of liquid. The bottle is tapered at the top and at its widest at the bottom and has a little metalic spout for drizzling and is it is very easy to use and aim the oil or whatever it contains, over your food and dishes.
Each glass bottle is handmade, so everyone is unique and you will never find two the same - this is what we like about them - they are not just run off on a factory floor. Cleaning is only a problem in that it can be difficult to clean the actual spout as it is so narrow, but we find that if we soak it in hot soapy water then this is not a problem.
Great product and looks stylish and really recommended.
I've started to finally collect a few gadgets in my kitchen lately, I've now got a battery powered salt grinder thingy which is very cool and an oil sprayer for cooking. However, I found that the oil sprayer didn't give me quite enough oil for certain dishes that I cook so I decided to look for another oil container that I could have on my worktop, as I loathe the plastic bottles it comes in from the shop! I finally found my dream product in Delicious magazine, a glass drizzler bottle, and it came free with a subscription so I decided it'd be worth a go!
The drizzler is made by Typhoon, a company who produce many kitchenwares and gadgets and have been around for many years. They produce high quality items, are used by the top chefs and have a website where all of their great items are available to buy for quite reasonable prices. This is my second Typhoon item, and I have been just as impressed with this as my first which an oil sprayer, so I'd thoroughly recommend the company!
As you can see from the picture, the drizzler is actually a wide and tall glass bottle with a special drizzler top attached. I ordered mine in green as this matched my other accessories, but this drizzler is also available in ruby, sapphire, amethyst, amber and clear glass, so there should be something to suit everybody. The drizzlers are handmade, and you can see this by the base, it is nice and thick but varies in colour and thickness per drizzler, so each one is slightly unique! The drizzler is 24 cms tall and 8.5cm deep at its widest. It also holds 300ml of liquid, so plenty to last quite a while without needing to refill it every 5 minutes.
The bottle does taper to a point at the top, because of the drizzler top which is inserted at the top of the bottle. The drizzler spout is removable, you just pull it up to do so and there is a nice wide opening at the top. This allows plenty of room for you to pour in your oil or vinegar, and then you just push the drizzler spout back in again to keep it fresh and fully sealed. I always make sure I give this a quick wash when I change the oil, just to stop it getting bunged up and too dirty. It's just made of plastic and a metal pouring spout so you can just wash it in warm soapy water, and leave to air dry.
As the name suggests, the drizzler does indeed look elegant, and looks good on a worktop or even on a dinner table for people to drizzle olive oil onto their salads with. The drizzler spout is a nice controlled flow, dribbling out the oil nice and slowly, but not so slow that you are waiting years for it. I presume perhaps vinegar may flow out of it quickly as it is a runnier liquid, but I cannot comment on that as I only use my drizzler for oil. I sometimes like to use my drizzler to put oil in the bottom of the wok to cook my curry, and I find that if I give it a good shake as I pour, the oil comes out slightly quicker, and coats the pan slightly quicker.
I have found this to be a really great product to have in my kitchen. It looks so much nicer than an oil bottle sitting on the work surface and is great to put on the table as well for people to use themselves. The selection of colours ensures there should be something for everyone, you could even get contrasting colours, one for oil and one for vinegar! It holds a good amount of oil, has a good control spout and a wide opening to ensure you can put in the oil or vinegar easily and without too much mess. The drizzler only costs £8 from the Typhoon website, although mine was a fab freebie from a magazine subscription. I'd thoroughly recommend this to anyone who does a lot of cooking and likes great looking gadgets in their kitchen!
For more information, and to see all the colours of the product available, see the Typhoon website at http://www.typhoonhousewares.com.
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This hand made drizzler is perfect for dressings, salads and storing oils and vinegar.