Shake, mix, emulsify, blend – vinaigrette without mess.

Fresh salads deserve tasty salad dressing and I have found a way to keep my homemade favorites on hand. I fill these salad dressing shakers with great ingredients and leave them in the fridge. I only use shakers which work with one hand – it would be awkward to use the ones which require me to hold the bottle, spin a handle on the top and then lift the top to pour out the dressing. I need a tight seal to avoid spills when shaking and to keep the dressing fresh in the fridge. With the following shakers, I can mix the ingredients with a shake, then flip open the spout with one finger – and pour.


Oxo offers two sizes in its salad dressing shakers. They are airtight with a leakproof seal. The lid opens easily in one hand – just tip back the handle. Dishwasher safe. Recommended by Cooks Illustrated.

Small OXO Salad Dressing Shaker. 1 cup capacity. $9.95

Large OXO Salad Dressing Shaker. 1.5 cup capacity. $14.95

salad dressing shakers

The Williams Sonoma salad dressing shaker is 2.75″ diameter, 7.25″ high with a 1.5 cup capacity. It has a flip top spout with a leak proof seal for mess-free shaking. It is BPA free and dishwasher safe. Williams Sonoma Salad Dressing Shaker, $19.95 with free shipping.

Salad shaker mixing balls

I always like to get ‘the best of both worlds’. I bought three blender balls separately and I use them inside the OXO and William Sonoma salad dressing mixers.

Three stainless steel mixing balls. $6.98.

salad dressing spinner

Prepworks Salad Dressing Shaker is large, with a 2-cup capacity. It has an agitator inside and a wide spout which tips open easily. Dishwasher safe; BPA free tested. Prepworks Salad Dressing Shaker. $15.60

The blender ball acts like a round whisk to mix the salad dressing. The auto seal lid seals tight so you can shake vigorously and the spout opens easily with the touch of a finger. BPA free. This is a large shaker with a 2.5 cup capacity. I also mix marinade in this jar. It is not dishwasher safe. Whiskware Salad Dressing Shaker with BlenderBall Wire Whisk. $9.43

We love to use different kinds of oil for salad dressings, marinades and more. Here’s a breakdown of some favorites,

Specialty Oils