Dipping sauces make the perfect complement to any meal, from breakfast to dinner. It’s difficult to find a place to store dipping sauces and the best way to serve them. Cruets and cruet sets make it easy to serve dipping sauces, oils, vinegars, and other favorite flavorings. Unlike condiment containers, cruets are specially designed with a wide base and skinny neck to control the flow of liquids and oils. Most cruets are equipped with a glass mouthpiece or dispenser, which also makes them easy to pour. It’s simple to clean and refill most cruets because most are dishwasher safe. There are many different types of cruets, from those that store oil to others that will help infuse your favorite oils with herbs. In fact, if you prefer to spritz your salad, rather than drench in a dressing, then there are plenty of cruets that are equipped with a spritzer attachment.
Storing olive oil is by far one of the most popular purposes for seeking out a cruet. Most olive oil cruets are made from glass or ceramic. The best olive oil cruets have a glass spout that locks in both flavor and aroma. Clear glass can cause olive oil to quickly oxidize, so if you plan on storing your olive oil in a clear cruet then consider placing the cruet in a dark cabinet. If you want to display your cruet, then you might want to consider finding a colored glass cruet that will reduce the rate of oxidation. You can also find glass cruets with a carefully made dispenser so it is easy to pour oil when you need to.
Cruets are not only great for olive oil, but they work well with a wide variety of flavorful vinegars. Vinegar cruets are typically skinnier than olive oil cruets because they don’t require as much space to hold an entire bottle of vinegar. Olive oil and vinegar cruets are similar because they both have an easily pourable spout. Cruets are popular at dining tables because it makes it easy to season your salad or dip fresh bread in a small bowl of olive oil. If you like to cook at home, then you can also store olive oil next to your oven in a cruet. The dispenser at the tip of the cruet will help you to control oil flow when cooking, which will prevent you from having too much oil and seasoning in your food.
Simple glass or stainless steel cruets are great for everyday use. If you are having a nice dinner party or want to decorate your table for the holidays, then consider cruets made from finer materials. Crystal cruets typically have elegant embellishments and can quickly elevate the décor on most tables. You can store artisanal oils and vinegars in crystal cruets without fear of staining the material. Crystal requires more care, so if you are seriously considering crystal cruets then make sure you hand was them with light soap.
At Wayfair.com, we try to make sure you always have a zillion options for your home. That's why we have so many Cruets for sale on our site, including Cruets from brands like Rachael Ray and French Home. We want to make sure when you buy one of our Cruets online from Wayfair.com, you're getting the one that's exactly right for you, whether that's the Stoneware EVOO Dispensing Bottle, the Mediterranean Wave 14 oz. Oil and Vinegar Cruet (Set of 2), or something entirely different and unique to your home.
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