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A few years ago, I got this Christmas present; I have to admit that I've forgotten what it is by now. It came in a box branded 'Chiapella', but that's an Italian salami producer. Not something you'd associate with this, which is clearly meant to hold some kind of liquid. (It could be that the box is from another present and doesn't have anything to do with the 'kettle'.) If I remember correctly, it came with a tin can filled with olive oil.

Here's a close-up of the thing and the instructions on the lid:

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Above the tap stands the following:






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Per the link @Max provided in the comments: just a container to dispense olive oil... or any other liquid of your choosing.

  • OK, that makes sense. I realize this is a follow-up question, but: what advantages does it provide over using a regular bottle (other than that it looks cool)?
    – Glorfindel
    Dec 23, 2018 at 20:26
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    @Glorfindel the only things I can think of are that it eliminates light, and, depending on your kitchen set up, can be more convenient than dealing with a bottle or can, particularly if you buy in bulk...but, you get bonus points for coolness.
    – moscafj
    Dec 23, 2018 at 20:30
  • I'd be careful about using any other liquid, the different gaskets might just be good enough for oil.
    – Max
    Dec 23, 2018 at 23:01
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    @Max the company's website describes this as "made in conformance with the European law on the manufacture of containers for liquids." I would think that about covers any other liquid that might be used in the kitchen.
    – moscafj
    Dec 24, 2018 at 2:19
  • It does not break as easy as a damigiana and you don't lift it each time.
    – Alchimista
    Dec 24, 2018 at 10:54

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