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Old 02-13-2012, 09:57 PM   #1
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Olive Oil problem...

Okay, so due to my lack of skill in removing the wrap from around the bottlecap of olive oil that I just bought, I have poked a tiny hole in the bottle. I have read that olive oil goes rancid quickly when exposed to air for a prolonged period of time, so I have put the entire bottle into a gallon ziplock bag.

Have I just wasted $7 or is there still hope for my olive oil?

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Old 02-13-2012, 10:03 PM   #2
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Just put a piece of duct tape over the hole and relax.
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:36 PM   #3
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Just put a piece of duct tape over the hole and relax.
Great minds, and all that. I was thinking that duct tape should solve the problem. Just make sure there isn't any olive oil on the outside of the bottle.
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:45 PM   #4
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Or just pour it into another bottle.
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:51 PM   #5
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Keep it in your refrigerator and use it a lot. I don't even refrigerate my EVOO because it doesn't last long enough to go rancid. I totally embrace the Mediterranean cuisine concept. I use EVOO everywhere except where it is explicitly inappropriate.

Just pour it into another bottle and keep it on your sink. Throw it out late summer (Northern hemisphere--August perhaps) and don't worry about it. Your nose and taste will tell you if it has become rancid.
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Old 02-13-2012, 11:20 PM   #6
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Poked a hole in the bottle? Plastic bottle? Pour your olive oil into a glass bottle and cork it. Dark bottle is better, think Grolsche Bier bottles, green is OK, brown is better. Leave it in the cupboard, out of the light. No need to refrigerate if you use it fairly quickly. I use a glass bottle shaped like a naked lady, with a chromed, cork-based, self-closing liquor pourer spout.
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Old 02-14-2012, 06:47 AM   #7
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absolutely; decant into a dark glass bottle and cork or top with a pourer that keeps air out.
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Old 02-14-2012, 07:02 AM   #8
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Poked a hole in the bottle? Plastic bottle? Pour your olive oil into a glass bottle and cork it. Dark bottle is better, think Grolsche Bier bottles, green is OK, brown is better. Leave it in the cupboard, out of the light. No need to refrigerate if you use it fairly quickly. I use a glass bottle shaped like a naked lady, with a chromed, cork-based, self-closing liquor pourer spout.
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Due to cabinet shelf height constraints we currently decant into a vinegar bottle which has a self closing liquor pourer but I'm thinking of adding a Grand Marnier and a Cointreau bottle to my arsenal for decanting olive oil.
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:53 AM   #9
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First of all, it shouldnt be in a plastic bottle ....

Please put it in a glass bottle and keep it in a cool dark place.
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:21 AM   #10
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When I buy mine it is always in glass, but, out of curiosity what would be the issue with buying/storing in plastic?
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