ISSUE 3  |  Italian Renaissance

10 Easy Pieces: Olive Oil Containers

January 21, 2015 10:00 AM

BY Izabella Simmons

Purists insist that olive oil must be stored away from light and heat. Here are 10 containers that keep your liquid gold safe from both.


Above: Made of stainless steel, the Portuguese Olive Oil Drizzler Can holds 250 milliliters (8.5 ounces) and is £17.50 ($26.52) at Saudade in London.


Above: This elegant MUI France Stainless Steel Italian Oil Can holds 16 ounces; $41.61 from Barnes & Noble. 

Above: The handcrafted Copper Olive Oil Cruet is made by Turkish artisans; $99 from Williams-Sonoma.

Above: The Classic Spanish Oil Olive Dispenser comes in four sizes; the 1/4 liter size starts at $29.95 from La Paella. Photograph via Flotsam & Fork (which also offers the olive oil can; it’s currently sold out). 

Above: The one-liter (34-ounce) Ilsa Olive Oil Cruet comes from Italy; $39.95 from Brick Oven Baker. 


Above: The Seletti Olive Oil Bottle is made of porcelain and has a stainless steel stopper. The bottle is offered in two wine bottles shapes and is $37 from Design Menagerie.

Above: The wheel-thrown stoneware 10-ounce Olive Oil Dispenser is $32 from Loma Prieta Pottery on Etsy.

Above: Made by a potter in Provence, these Barbotine Olive Oil Bottles are available in medium, $27 (left), and large, $48 (right), at Quel Objet.

Above: Made of Burgundy clay, the 450 milliliter (15 ounce) Emile Henry Olive Oil Bottle comes in a range of colors and is $47 from Amazon.

 Above: These hand-thrown ceramic Olive Oil/Dressing Bottles are made by Martin Wilson and Pam Smith of Trawden Pottery in the UK; £12.50 ($18.94) from Folksy. 

Above: Farmhouse Pottery’s wheel-thrown stoneware Olive Oil Bottle, $95, is made to order.

Above: The navy blue Al Fresco Olive Oil Bottle from John Lewis is £12 ($18).

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