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Not so perfect oil and vinegar bottle *updated*
on August 13, 2010
I am disappointed in this bottle. It pours plenty of basalmic vinegar, but I can hardly get it to pour the olive oil. On top of that, I cannot get it to JUST pour the olive oil. The Basalmic still dribbles out while I'm holding the just oil button...I am so sad about it! It is such a beautiful bottle...and has the potential to be so useful! I tried it several times. The oil is hardly coming out, and the basalmic just pours out. Mine is still full of olive oil, and almost out of basalmic vinegar.
The small reservoir for the vinegar is made of plastic, and comes out easily for cleaning. The bottle it's self feels sturdy, and it is a pleasing design...I just wish it worked.
I e-mailed the company to see if there is anything I can do to fix it, or get it replaced. They took a while to respond, but they were helpful in telling me how to get a better seal on the top. Apparently, if you screw the top on too fast, the silicone cannot get a good seal on the bottle (I had taken the top off and replaced it many times trying to get it to work). So, taking their advice, I took the top off and very slowly screwed it back on. Now, when I press the oil only button, it works pretty well. If I let both pour, there is still far more basalmic than there should be for a six to one ratio, but maybe I need to try to get a better seal again.
I emailed the company again, and informed them that this bottle is still not working properly. They sent me a shipment label, had me send back the defective bottle, and shipped me a new one very quickly. The new bottle works beautifully, and I am happy to say, I am now pleased with this product.