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I like to reuse glass bottles and jars in my kitchen in order to create less waste. Recently, I bought a large quantity of olive oil which I would like to use by pouring some of it in an empty 500ml vodka bottle:

750ml Absolut Vodka bottle

I have a few concerns, however, since the oil I bought came in a dark glass container which I can only assume is there to protect it from light. I also wonder if it would be fine to simply top off the oil in the bottle once it gets low or if I should clean the bottle every time to ensure it remains safe. Basically, how can I do this safely?

  • Yes, you can refill when the oil gets low without emptying and washing. I've never had it happen in a case like this but, if it ever smells rancid, obviously you'd want to wash it before adding more oil. – Cindy Jul 30 at 18:11
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Yes, it is safe.

Just wash the bottle with dish soap and hot water.

Unless you do not use the oil in the new bottle frequently, degradation from light should not be an issue; you could store that bottle in a cupboard when not in use (or get a dark glass booze bottle)

Personally, I would try to use a small bottle than a 750ml bottle.

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    I'm actually using a 500ml bottle so it should be fine, didn't bother looking for the exact picture. – Halhex Jul 30 at 14:39

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