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After more than 11 hours of research and testing, we determined that the best syrup dispenser is the Good Cook Glass Syrup Dispenser. It is very easy to use, coming in a 12-ounce glass with a thumb controlled spring-loaded tab to control the amount of each pour. A curved handle provides a nice grip and a wide mouth makes it very easy to clean using a stick sponge. A syrup dispenser is an essential kitchen product if you often get the cold.
Choosing the best syrup dispenser could mean the difference between sticky fingers and a smooth, consistent pour every single time. Why bother with uneven spouts that cause more side drips than a melting ice cream cone? Our evaluation focused on spout design/construction for no clogging and a consistent pour, food safety, size, ease of use, and ease of cleaning. Keep reading to learn more about the Good Cook Glass Syrup Dispenser and other syrup dispensers available for purchase.
Award: TOP PICK
WHY WE LIKE IT: This is the best glass syrup dispenser, thanks to two size options (5.5 ounces and a very generous 12 ounces), along with a spring-loaded tab on the lid for easy one-handed operation.
We love this glass syrup dispenser’s design, which consists of a 12-ounce glass body attached to a spring-loaded tab plastic top that uses your thumb to open and close. The farther back you pull your thumb, the more syrup is dispensed. Its curved handle is pretty thick with contoured edges for a nice grip when pouring.
This glass syrup dispenser is very easy to clean using a stick sponge, which helps dig deep into the crevasses to remove all that excess maple syrup. Its spout lid is also detachable for a more thorough clean. Kudos for being BPA-free, a common additive found in plastics that are known to cause health defects, especially in pregnant women. If you’re using this for breakfast in the morning, you may also want a pair of your best kitchen tongs, so check out our guide for the top picks.
Award: HONORABLE MENTION
WHY WE LIKE IT: This 8 fl oz syrup dispenser is designed in a honeycomb shape with a top trigger and bottom stopper, making it a great choice for people who prefer to pour straight down as opposed to tilting.
We love this HunniBi syrup dispenser’s design. A chrome-plated top release handle forces honey to flow out through the bottom. Thumbing the release handle back to its original position stops the honey from flowing. This helps prevent side dripping. Kudos for a bottom stopper, which creates an airtight seal to keep your syrup fresh, which more decorative pieces like our #5 pick #5 Le Creuset PG1085-0567 Stoneware Syrup Dispenser does not match. Also, take a look at the best sugar dispenser while you are still shopping.
Although this 5.5” thick glass syrup dispenser does an excellent job of flow control, it is on the smaller side with an 8-ounce capacity. This makes it better suited for smaller households. Bonus points for a lead-free construction and its ease of cleaning, with a removable top lid and large mouth opening for a smaller stick sponge to cut through. You could pour the most mouth watering syrup over muffins made in the best reusable baking cups.
Award: MOST DURABLE
WHY WE LIKE IT: This glass syrup dispenser comes with a durable cast zinc top and a sturdy glass body, making it a great choice for families with children and slippery fingers.
This glass syrup dispenser is very easy to use. An open curved handle is easy to grip and a pullback tab works similar to the #1 pick Good Cook Syrup Dispenser, helping to control the amount of liquid flowing from a spout. This works great for people who want to pour controlled or generous amounts.
A cast zinc top, sturdy pull tab, and thick glass hold it well against wear. It is dishwasher-safe, minus its rubber gaskets that need to be removed to avoid melting, especially on a bottom dishwasher rack. As for capacity, this syrup dispenser holds about midway compared to our first two picks (9.6 ounces). This is similar, or a bit less, liquid than you’d find in your best olive oil bottle. In our opinion, it is the perfect size for a small bar or a larger household.
Award: BEST FOR WEAK HANDS
WHY WE LIKE IT: This syrup dispenser features thick tempered glass and holds up to 14 ounces. Its handle is ideal for those with weak hands, allowing even those with limited mobility to pour the correct amount.
This syrup dispenser is well designed, using a spout that opens and closes down to the millimeter, allowing users to pour the correct amount. If turned upright in time, dripping on the sides could be avoided. A curved, stainless steel handle and thumb tab allow for a nice and easy one-handed operation. At 6″ by 4″ by 3″ inches, it is also discreet enough to place on a table without drawing too much attention.
While testing, sugar and heavy maple syrup were dispensed with a straight, consistent pour and no clogging. Thanks to a removable alloy top and rubber gasket, this syrup dispenser is very easy to clean and top-rack dishwasher safe. This makes it a winner in our book. If you want a latte with your breakfast in the morning too, check out our guide on the best milk frother.
Award: BEST FARMHOUSE DESIGN
WHY WE LIKE IT: This is the best farmhouse syrup dispenser, thanks to its classic-style look and heat-treated stoneware construction with extra-large pouring spout that works great for a consistent pour.
This 3.9″ by 2.7″ by 3.1″ stoneware syrup dispenser is designed a bit differently than previous picks. It holds 6 ounces and features a larger open spout and no metal top cover or pull back tab, making it ideal for single use and not for storage (watch out for ants). A stoneware and a non-porous enamel finish make it a lot more durable than our previous glass and tempered glass picks, but not as practical.
Thanks to a curved side handle and open spout, pouring is very consistent. The tilt of the syrup dispenser allows fine or generous dispensing. Though it pours well, an open top and no spout stopper makes it more susceptible to side dripping. Consider this more of a decorative piece than for everyday use. Speaking of everyday use, you’ll want to add the best food mill to your kitchen necessities.
Award: BEST FOR SMALLER FRIDGES
WHY WE LIKE IT: This tabletop syrup dispenser uses a lever for controlled pouring and holds up to six ounces of syrup, making it a great choice for people who own small refrigerators.
This 3.75” by 2.5” by 4.75” syrup dispenser is a breeze to use, with a top thumb tab opening the spout as narrow or as wide as possible for a controlled pour. It is equally effective with serving tea or soaking pancakes. Its nickel-plated steel top opens the spout pretty smoothly, with no clogging or inconsistent pours observed while testing.
Thanks to a smaller than average 6-ounce capacity, we like this syrup dispenser for more infrequent use in homes or small offices. Kudos for being dishwasher safe. A removable top lid and wide container mouth also make it easy to scrub using a stick sponge. For another quality kitchen essential, pick up one of the best salt and pepper shakers.
Award: BIGGEST CAPACITY
WHY WE LIKE IT: This syrup dispenser is great for restaurants, thanks to its massive capacity (18.6 ounces) and durable stainless steel nozzle spout, and the fact that it ships with two units.
We love this syrup dispenser’s design. It offers a nice and controlled pour using a top handle button and ‘auto flip’ spout that shoots a nice thin stream of syrup, oil, or vinegar into the mix. A curved handle has a nice non-slip grip that feels sturdy and well supported. It also comes in a two-pack and could also be paired with oil and vinegar.
What we like the most about this stainless steel syrup dispenser is its capacity and durability. It is constructed using thick glass, 304 stainless steel, and BPA-free ABS plastic which can withstand the occasional drop without chipping or breaking. Its wide bottleneck also makes it very easy to clean with a stick sponge. If this were an iHOP syrup dispenser, it would perform very well. Be sure to also check out the best storage rack to place your syrup dispenser.
In determining the best syrup dispenser to buy, we focused on spout design/construction for no clogging and a consistent pour, food safety, size, ease of use, and ease of cleaning.
Design and construction should work towards a consistent and clog-free pour. We liked syrup dispensers with a wide-open spout and pull back tab that allows users to control the amount of syrup dispensed. Others, like our #2 pick Honey Syrup Dispenser, use a gravity-fed system with a bottom stopper to control the pour. It completely stops side dripping with no upper spout to pour out of.
Food safety is an important consideration. We liked syrup dispensers that are dishwasher safe and BPA-free, a common additive found in plastics known to cause serious health defects.
Size is a plus. For small kitchens, an 8-ounce option like the #2 pick Honey Syrup Dispenser is a solid choice, easily lasting for months with infrequent use. Commercial grade kitchens and restaurant tables could use a large dispenser.
Lastly, we focused on the ease of cleaning. We preferred syrup dishwashers that are top-rack dishwasher safe. Kudos for any syrup dispensers with multiple parts (e.g. our #4 pick eHomeA2Z Syrup Dispenser with metal top and rubber gasket), which can be easily scrubbed with a stick sponge. Hand washing multiple parts may take longer, but allows for a more rigorous clean than dishwashers, especially with clog-prone heavy maple syrup.