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Offline JConk007

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My new Oliera
« on: May 09, 2010, 08:18:12 AM »
OK so I finally found what I have been looking for 1st pic for a few years!YES :chef: I will part with the small one (last pic) That I got from frankie G if anybody is interested send me a PM.
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Re: My new Oliera
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2010, 09:12:32 AM »
OK so I finally found what I have been looking for 1st pic for a few years!YES :chef: I will part with the small one (last pic) That I got from frankie G if anybody is interested send me a PM.
John

Hey John,
Mine is very similar but smaller (250 ml). http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,8248.40.html .
I have been searching for quite a while for the larger one without any success thus far.  Where did you get it?

Matt
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Re: My new Oliera
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2010, 09:41:31 AM »
Yeah this one  is like a full liter. From a Private resource. Which I promised not disclose. It was a gift. It  May have fallen from a supply closet or something? see the tiny dent??  >:D   I will see what I can do for you give me a week or 2.
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Re: My new Oliera
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2010, 10:24:03 AM »
The smaller one that JConk has is a GI Metal product, they have a bigger one that is 3 pints(1.4liters).
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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2010, 11:04:57 AM »
The smaller one that JConk has is a GI Metal product, they have a bigger one that is 3 pints(1.4liters).

Yes, I know, that's not the one that I have.  I have a smaller version of his new one (pictured below).

Matt
« Last Edit: May 09, 2010, 11:08:21 AM by Matthew »

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Re: My new Oliera
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2010, 11:04:59 PM »
I like your cruets. Did a little search and found these 2 sites. I don't know but the prices seem ok??
Jon


http://store.brickovenbaker.com/cooking-tools/food-prep/copper-oil-cruet-1-pint


http://www.fgpizza.com/store/page3.html
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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2010, 11:21:45 PM »
All the sites selling the GI metal oilers are selling them for a lot more then what you can get them for on the actual GI metal site. I am going to be buying a bunch of stuff and the 3 pint is $45.

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« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2010, 06:27:12 AM »
I like your cruets. Did a little search and found these 2 sites. I don't know but the prices seem ok??
Jon


http://store.brickovenbaker.com/cooking-tools/food-prep/copper-oil-cruet-1-pint


http://www.fgpizza.com/store/page3.html

Hey Jon,
Yes those are okay but I am looking for the traditional Neapolitan oliera which is extremely difficult to find.  I got lucky with mine, I picked it up on ebay for $15 including shipping which was a steal.  I was hoping to find the exact same one but in a 1L size (like John's) but have had no luck.

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Re: My new Oliera
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2010, 07:12:53 AM »
Yes everyone sells the GI Metals, I am selling my small 1 from them, it  was $38 from Frankie G. Like Matt says not bad but not the real deal. and 1/2 Pint is too small
I will try to help you out with your quest  Matt.
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Re: My new Oliera
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2010, 05:13:50 PM »
WOOO HOOOO!  Look what I "won" on EBAY
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Re: My new Oliera
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2010, 05:17:18 PM »
A welcome addition indeed! If I can ask what did you get her for$ ? I am working to get a case of the ones I have shown to me so I can share with the members.
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« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2010, 05:46:16 PM »
$24 and "free" freight. ;D
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« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2010, 07:58:04 PM »
A welcome addition indeed! If I can ask what did you get her for$ ? I am working to get a case of the ones I have shown to me so I can share with the members.
John

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Re: My new Oliera
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2010, 09:13:10 PM »
Kitchen jewelry.

I find myself fighting the urge to buy one since I know in my heart that the pour spout on my bottle of EVOO is perfectly suited for the job.

I did make a score today.  I always attempt to re-purpose items, since common ordinary objects are usually priced competitively to their primary target market, but would be more expensive simply by changing the label.  What I bought today were 2-12" round wire cooling racks with 3" foldable legs sold as tamale steamer inserts for a 32 quart pot.  $2.75 each, although if you labeled them as "chromed foldable pizza cooling racks", they would sell for ten bucks a pop, and probably sell well (they are pretty nice).

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« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2010, 09:53:14 PM »
Those all certainly put my blaze orange plastic speed-pour and little wine bottle to shame.    :'(

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Re: My new Oliera
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2010, 10:19:22 PM »
That is what I have.

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« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2010, 06:29:59 AM »
They are expensive, but you can buy them on ebay Italy:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180408319517&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT#ht_1879wt_897

If you search the other items by the same seller, there is a 1 liter version very similar to Johns' in the first post.

John
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Re: My new Oliera
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2010, 08:13:49 AM »
Wow $50 beans plus+ Shipping? I am still working on this from local importer ! so hang in there
Thanks for posting the info. Never thought to look there?
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Re: My new Oliera
« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2010, 09:52:50 AM »
Those all certainly put my blaze orange plastic speed-pour and little wine bottle to shame.    :'(

Craig

...and yours puts mine to shame.  I use a cheap plastic squeeze bottle for my oil...  Needless to say, I do NOT leave it sitting on the counter.

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« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2011, 11:49:23 PM »
WOOO HOOOO!  Look what I "won" on EBAY

I should finish the story on the oliera that I asked for Christmas.  It arrived, with the damage that the seller had told me of.  The lid was not removable.  I removed it with force and tore the lid from the neck that slides inside the "can" up at the top.  I sent the oliera home with my Dad when he visited for Christmas.  He braised (welded) the lid back to the neck, using food safe solder, and made it fit perfectly.

The inside of the oliera had a patina that suggested to me a lead based solder, galvanize, or something not food grade. I decided to whip out the food saver and create a food safe liner for the can. It took several tries but i did finally seal a plastic glove to fit on the inside.  The breakthrough came when I grabbed one of the kids hospital style bendey straws.  It made a perfect transition from the pouring spout to the base of the can. 

In the last picture you can see the end of the bendey straw near the end of the spout.

If anyone else needs out patient surgery on their oliera, maybe we can help. :-D

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Re: My new Oliera
« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2011, 11:55:16 PM »
Nice job.  My POS cheapie one keeps leaking down the spout and leaving a ring of oil on the counter.  Any ideas on how to fix that?

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« Reply #21 on: January 29, 2011, 07:05:38 AM »
I should finish the story on the oliera that I asked for Christmas.  It arrived, with the damage that the seller had told me of.  The lid was not removable.  I removed it with force and tore the lid from the neck that slides inside the "can" up at the top.  I sent the oliera home with my Dad when he visited for Christmas.  He braised (welded) the lid back to the neck, using food safe solder, and made it fit perfectly.

The inside of the oliera had a patina that suggested to me a lead based solder, galvanize, or something not food grade. I decided to whip out the food saver and create a food safe liner for the can. It took several tries but i did finally seal a plastic glove to fit on the inside.  The breakthrough came when I grabbed one of the kids hospital style bendey straws.  It made a perfect transition from the pouring spout to the base of the can. 

In the last picture you can see the end of the bendey straw near the end of the spout.

If anyone else needs out patient surgery on their oliera, maybe we can help. :-D



Jet_deck,

Your surgery repair on the oliera looks great and very inventive.  ;D Your oliera also looks very nice. I don’t know what your oliera is made of, but it looks like copper.  Copper does develop a patina over time.  We used to make caramel popcorn, fudge, brittles and clear toy candy in different copper kettles.  They all developed the patina over time.  There was no danger in using the copper vessels to make food. We used to use different products to remove the patina or even a scouring pad with lemon or vinegar. We even had to have the one kettle used for clear toy candy fixed at different times, because the handle came off, from the stress of the liquid in the copper cooking vessel.  The thing I wouldn’t know, is how your oliera was put together at the seam.  If it is really old, then it could have been welded, brazed or soldered with some kind of material that isn’t food safe.

Norma


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« Reply #22 on: January 29, 2011, 08:33:03 AM »
Genious nice work Doc.
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« Reply #23 on: January 29, 2011, 10:10:32 AM »
Nice job.  My POS cheapie one keeps leaking down the spout and leaving a ring of oil on the counter.  Any ideas on how to fix that?

Chau
i have the same problem

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Re: My new Oliera
« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2011, 11:43:58 AM »
That eBay price is similar to the cost when buying in Napoli.  Picked one up there in January, cost me 35 Euro. 

If I had been outside of the Centro Storico, it probably would've been cheaper, but when I finally came across one, I simply had to have it.    :D


 

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