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In the kitchen, you will use many different syrups. Some syrups will be used to top things like griddle cakes, and other syrups will be used as ingredients in various recipes. After cooking for 50+ years I have learned that a syrup dispenser can be an important tool in your kitchen.
The best syrup dispenser is practical, useful, and decorative. You want a dispenser that makes life easier for you. You also want things in your home to add to the beauty and elegance of your surroundings. The following dispenser is some of the favorite ones I have tried.
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AmGood Glass Dispenser
Good for Maple Syrup
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Good Cook Glass
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Can be used for honey
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American Metalcraft BSD64
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AmGood Glass Dispenser – Best Maple Syrup Dispenser
This dispenser is fashioned in a classic design. The container of the piece is made from glass and the lid and handle are crafted from zinc. The silver of the zinc complements the clear glass perfectly.
The lid of the unit is designed with a closure on the top that is slid open while you are holding the handle. The little slide is opened when you depress a small button on the top of the handle. This is a great feature that keeps unwanted things out of your syrup and eliminates those messy drips.
You can use this maple syrup pourer for any type of syrups; including maple breakfast syrups, honey, fruit syrups and molasses. You can also use it to dispense juice, dressings, or even milk.
When you need to clean the container, it can easily be rinsed with hot water, or placed on the top rack of your dishwasher.
Good Cook Glass Syrup Dispenser, 12 oz, Clear
This syrup container has a sleek glass holding container that is topped with a red plastic lid. The lid on the unit has a spring-loaded tab that you depress with your thumb to open a hole that the syrup can pour through. When released the tab covers the opening completely and your syrup stays fresh.
Like the Trudeau Maison dispenser, this item also used a plastic lid.
The container holds 12 ounces of syrup. You can use it for breakfast syrup dispensing, or to keep honey, molasses, fruit syrups, or any other liquid ingredients in. It makes an adorable cream dispenser.
The device is very easy to clean. Hot water and a little dishwashing liquid will quickly clean it. The plastic lid comes completely off so the glass section could be washed in a dishwasher.
Once the lid is removed there is a large opening to make refilling easy. The unit is clear so you always know how much syrup you have.
Mrs. Anderson’s Baking Syrup Honey Dispenser
This dispenser is beautiful. It looks great on your table, or on a serving tray. The glass stand holds the honeycomb adorned container. It is clear with a silver handle and lid.
You simply lift the 8-ounce honey holder out of the stand and depress the tab at the top of the handle. This allows the contents to be released through an opening in the bottom of the container.
When you release the tab on the lid the bottom opening seals shut to prevent leakage or messy drips.
The stand that the container fits in can be filled with warm water. Then when you place the container in it the contents will be slightly warmed so they flow freely from the opening.
The container is easy to clean with warm soapy water. There are some plastic components that are not suitable for the dishwasher.
American Metalcraft BSD64 6 oz Beehive Decorative Syrup Dispenser
The ridges on this glass container give it a more decorative appearance. Combine the clear ridged glass with the metal chrome lid and handle, and you have a beautiful dispenser that adds both charm and elegance to your kitchen.
It is a very sturdy dispenser because of chrome and glass. It is also very durable and you can expect it to last for many years. This device is suitable for use by individuals or in commercial eateries.
It is very easy to clean. You can wipe the outer surface with a clean cloth whenever you are finished using it. When it is empty you can rinse it with hot water to release the syrup residue, and then you can either hand-wash it or place it in your dishwasher.
The container holds 6 ounces of your favorite syrup. You can serve warm syrup for your guests to pour over their pancakes, or French toast.
Trudeau Maison Heated Syrup Dispenser
This dispenser is 100% BPA free. It is designed in the classic restaurant-style and has a clear holding portion for your syrup so it is easy to see exactly how much is available. The plastic handle is a decorative red and the bottom of the glass unit is encased in a red holding stand.
You can put your favorite syrups in this container and if you would like to serve warm syrup over your pancakes you can put the dispenser in the microwave and heat the contents. You can also place it in the dishwasher when it is time to clean it.
It has a slide back lever that is engaged with the thumb of the hand you are holding the unit in. It is a non-drip server that can be used for any type of syrup, or liquids like salad dressings, cream, or milk. It holds 18 ounces.
Hunnibi Honey Dispenser, No Drip Syrup Dispenser Jar with Stand
This is the perfect honey server. The container is decorated with a honeycomb design that adds a decorative look to the unit. It is a three-piece item that consists of the lid and handles, the 8-ounce container, and the holder.
This unit is acrylic so it is not going to be easily broken, even if it is accidentally dropped. The acrylic is also lighter than glass would be so the entire unit is easier to handle.
You depress a portion of the handle and gravity will feed the contents down and out the opening at the bottom. When you have enough of the contents released you move your thumb and let the opening close back up.
The dispenser will keep contaminants from getting into your honey. It also allows you to keep your honey handy by leaving it on the table, or countertop in the beautiful dispensing unit.
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Syrup Dispenser Buying Guide
Having a syrup dispenser is a great way to serve warm toppings for delicious desserts and breakfast entrees. Before you purchase one of these units you should consider their possible features to find the right one for your kitchen.
Size of Dispenser
The holding containers of these items may hold anywhere from six ounces of fluid to 18 ounces. You will be able to decide how much syrup you want to have available dependent on how you use the syrup inside.
If you plan to simply use it as a means of serving sweet toppings for pancakes and such a smaller unit will be fine. If you plan to store honey, molasses, or contents for cooking in the unit you might want a larger device.
The Material it is Made From
Dispensers may be made from plastic, acrylic, or glass. They may also have lids and handles that are made from metals like chrome.
Acrylic and plastic containers are lighter than glass containers. Acrylic and plastic are easier for children to handle, and they usually do not break as easily as glass. Normally you cannot wash units made of plastic in the dishwasher.
Glass holders can be washed in the dishwasher, and they are very hygienic. The glass is attractive and can be used when you are heating the contents in the microwave.
How it Works
Some dispensers release the contents through an opening on the lid of the unit. Generally, there is either a spring-loaded lid or a slide back lid that closes the opening when the unit is not in use.
Some units have openings on the bottom. The units with openings on the bottom are great for thick contents like honey and molasses.
The materials the unit is made of will determine whether or not you can clean the unit in a dishwasher or have to hand-wash it. Read the manufacturer’s suggestions before you begin to clean.
The best dispensers are the ones that can be used to hold a variety of different ingredients. The units that have an opening on the lid can often be used for syrups, dressings, milk, or cream. You tip these dispensers slightly to pour the liquid out of the opening.
If the opening is on the bottom of the canister you will want to keep thicker contents like honey or molasses in. These units work on gravity so thinner liquids like milk would rush out too quickly from them.
Using a dispenser for your syrups, dressings, and other liquids allow you to glamorize your meal. They also make measuring a teaspoonful or tablespoonful of contents like honey easier to do.
You can even keep flavored syrups like chocolate or caramel so you use them to dispense toppings for ice cream.
They are perfect when you want to serve warmed ingredients like warm maple syrup over a pancake. The warming of the syrup will allow the pancakes to absorb the sweetened liquid and you will use less syrup when serving.