We ate dinner outside this past Shabbos (the weather in Denver has been magnificent lately) and I dropped and shattered the glass cruet that we've been using for homemade salad dressing for the last ten years on our back porch cement. <Sigh.> Tonight I looked online for a new one. Here were my requirements:
- Smaller than my other one and lightweight.
- Something less breakable than glass but more durable than plastic. Pyrex?
- Goes in the dishwasher. An absolute must (especially when you're dealing with bacteria-friendly oils).
- Drip-proof spout and tight-fitting stopper (my other cruet dripped down the side a little...very annoying).
- Pretty on my Shabbat table.
- Less than $15.
Ding-ding-ding-ding-ding-ding. This 5 oz. Chef''s Planet cruet is smaller, Pyrex (who knew they made Pyrex cruets!), dishwasher-safe,"drip-less pour spout," and it's kind of beautiful. And it's $10.83 with free Prime or SuperSaver (minimum $25 purchase) shipping.
It received 4-1/2 out of 5 stars over 95 customer reviews! Read what this customer said:
First, get one of these beautiful cruets for yourself, then check your gift list. It's a winner, and everyone who has seen it wants one, too! In my well-supplied kitchen, this is my treasured toy of the moment and earned an instant, permanent place on the kitchen counter. It is beautiful, balanced and truly dripless. The fine design, reminiscent of a perfume bottle, allows very controlled dispensing for the perfect olive oil drizzle without overpouring. The globe fits in the palm of your hand and the top does not fall out when held upside down. This leaves your other hand free. It is indispensible in general and appreciated when I am baking bread and need a few quick drops of oil with messy hands. It is beautiful enough to be art and practical enough for solid every day use. The design is brilliant. I find it helpful to reduce butter use even further to enjoy olive oil drizzled on grilled bread.Get this practical and beautiful 5 oz. Chef's Planet cruet for $10.83 here.