Proper Olive Oil storage to minimize oxidation leading to rancidity involves three major things:
- Keeping the Olive Oil Away From Heat
- Keeping the Olive Oil Away From Light
- Keeping the Olive Oil Away From Air
You also want the Olive Oil in a small enough container that is easily handled when cooking. But if you’re like me, you also want to save some money and buy it in bulk. One solution is to purchase a smaller bottle of Olive Oil, use that up and keep the bottle for refilling from your large bulk container. Then just store both in your non glass faced kitchen cabinets.
Believe it or not, back in the day I knew a bonehead (me) who would keep a glass pour-bottle of Olive Oil on the shelf just above the stove where it had the three strikes of heat, light & air against it. Thank God times have changed.