Cheaper and Neater Cooking Oil…another Really Cool Tool

Plastic Squeeze BottleCheaper and neater cooking oil…to get it, all you need is another of our unessential-but-cool-to have tools in the kitchen…the simple plastic squeeze bottle. It’s one of those diner/restaurant tricks that makes life in the kitchen just a little simpler. Just fill it with your favorite type of cooking oil, and with just a quick spritz in a hot pan you’re ready to sauté. The great thing about it is, not only is it much neater than pouring straight from the container (and you know you hate that oil slick that always forms on the bottom of the cabinet it’s stored in) but you can also buy a huge container of oil at a really inexpensive price from Amazon and just refill your squeeze bottle when needed (that’s the way we do it in the restaurant). This trick also is great for ketchup. You can buy the 112 oz. restaurant-size container of Heinz at Amazon for about half of the cost per ounce of the standard size you find in the supermarket. Squirt it on your hamburger and on your homemade Crispy Spicy Oven-Baked Garlic French Fries at home just like you’re in your favorite diner. It’s also great for balsamic vinegar…a spritz of that and a squeeze of olive oil and your salad is ready to go.  Simpler, neater and way less expensive…what’s not to like?



2 thoughts on “Cheaper and Neater Cooking Oil…another Really Cool Tool”

  1. Got one that works well with honey….have yet to find a squeeze type bottle, where the cap doesn’t split after a few re fills.
    Any idea where i could find a manufacturer the makes one that oil doesn’t degrade?
    steve grant

  2. Hey Steve…The bottles that I use were purchased in a local restaurant supply and have lasted for years. The secret is not to go for the cheapest or the most expensive, but something mid-range pricewise is usually the best bet…better quality at a reasonable price. If there are no restaurant supply stores in your area, has a nice selection…Tablecraft is a good brand.

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