What to Put in the Blackstone Bottles?

So you got a brand new Blackstone griddle and you’re wondering what accessories to get for it? Blackstone squeeze bottles are a griddle essential you won’t want to miss!

Have you ever wondered what you are supposed to put in these bottles?

Oil and water are the two most useful liquids to put in Blackstone bottles. Oil is important to splash on your griddle before and during cooking. Water can be used during cooking for steaming or cooling down the griddle quickly and also after cooking to help clean the griddle.

If you’re looking for a more creative use of your squeeze bottles, then the possibilities are endless!

Let’s explore some options you may want to consider.


Cooking oil is the most important ingredient to fill one of the bottles with. It helps keep food (especially meat) from sticking and depending on the type of oil also adds flavor to what you’re cooking.

Oil is also important for seasoning your griddle. Seasoning your griddle helps create a non-stick layer on the surface of the griddle that makes it easier to cook on and prevents rusting. It’s important to apply only a thin layer of oil at once and repeat the seasoning process several times before your first griddle cooking. Once seasoning is established, you don’t have to use a lot of oil for cooking. High smoke point oils are the best for seasoning. Avoid using low smoke point stuff.

Keeping the oil in a squeeze bottle is a convenient way to keep it on hand and to ensure you’re using the right amount. Manageable portions of oil are a nightmare when trying to pour directly from classic oil containers. Thanks to the thin nozzle, you can easily direct the oil exactly where you need it. No more oil spills!

What kind of oil to use?

The never-ending debate over the best cooking oil is a tricky one! It largely depends on your flavor preferences, and what kind of heat you’re typically cooking at.

Canola oil is one of the most popular oils and is perhaps perfect for cooking as it has a neutral flavor and works well for both cooking and seasoning.

Want to add a bit of flavor? Then perhaps extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil is the right choice for you. Avocado oil has the highest smoke point of all cooking oils, making it perfect for grilling and searing. Make sure you buy a quality one as there are a lot of fake ones on the market.


Water is an essential helper for your griddle adventures and keeping it in a squeeze bottle is the way to go.

Use it during cooking by spraying water onto the hot griddle to create steam, allowing you to quickly prepare steamed veggies or other delicious foods.

After cooking, you can use the water to clean off the griddle. By spraying the griddle and then using your griddle scraper, you can quickly remove any grease or residue left from cooking. Scrape it away toward the drain hole and your griddle will be good as new in no time!

Check out my in-depth guide on cleaning griddles if you want to learn more about proper cleaning.

Sauces and Other Liquid Condiments

When it comes to condiments, squeeze bottles are the perfect way to store and apply them.

You can put any kind of liquid condiments like barbecue sauce, teriyaki sauce, or even mayonnaise in the bottles. This way you can easily top your food with the desired amount of flavor quickly – no more mess!



Squeeze bottles are great for storing and dispensing sauces. This is especially great for griddle-cooked foods since you don’t want to be stuck with a giant container of ketchup or mustard!

Use the bottles to pre-fill them with your favorite marinades, BBQ sauces, or even hot sauces so that they’re ready whenever you need them.

Of course, you don’t have to use store-bought condiments. You can also make your own homemade sauces and store them in squeeze bottles. Once you are done griddling, throw them in the fridge and they’ll be ready to go the next day.

Making homemade sauces is great because you know exactly what goes into them, they taste better, and they don’t contain any unnecessary preservatives or additives that you would find in their store-bought counterparts.

Plus, these bottles are a great way to get creative when plating your meals! Squirt ketchup in an artistic pattern or make decorative lines with different sauces. Get as creative as you want!

Other Liquids

Other liquid condiments other than sauces and oil can also be stored in squeeze bottles.

  • Vinegar is another popular choice, as it can be used both as a condiment and as a cleaning agent after you are done cooking.
  • Honey or maple syrup can also be stored in squeeze bottles and used to sweeten dishes.
  • Flavored oils are an excellent choice as well. They can be used in dressings, marinades, and even drizzled over cooked dishes to add an extra layer of flavor. My favorite flavored oil is garlic-infused olive oil.
  • Wine or other alcoholic beverages can also be stored in squeeze bottles. Not for drinking (who’s gonna stop you, right?), of course, but for adding a splash of flavor to various dishes. For example, sake can be used when you are cooking hibachi on your Blackstone griddle.

So, you see that there are a lot of options for what you could put in your Blackstone bottles! Just remember to choose your ingredients based on the type of food you’re cooking and your flavor preferences.

What Kind of Bottles Does Blackstone Offer?

Blackstone offers two different types of bottles.

The first is the 32oz round bottle, which has a large capacity and is ideal for sauces and other condiments.

The second is the newer squared bottles. They come in two sizes – 20oz and 32oz. These bottles are designed in such a way that they fit a bit better in hand and don’t roll off the table. Unlike the round type, you have to actually hold and squeeze the bottle for anything to come out.

Both types of bottles are made from food-grade plastic and can be washed in the dishwasher.

Blackstone 5071 Premium Leak-Free 32 oz Large Set of 2 Durable Clear Food Dispenser Squeeze Squirt Bottle Griddle Accessory with Cap for Sauces, Oil, Condiments,Salad Dressings, Water
  • ADD FLAVOR – Always keep a premium Blackstone leak-free 32oz squirt bottle handy to add water, sauce, oil and flavor to your culinary creations
  • REFRESH GRILL – Use the bottle filled with water to loosen any food stuck on the grill, or to clean off your griddle between dishes if different flavors and sauces are in use
  • STEAM VEGGIES – Add a splash of water to perfectly steam vegetables, and cool down a hot griddle quickly and easily
  • CONVENIENT – Cook your favorite griddle foods at a moments notice by storing a squeeze bottle full of your favorite sauce or cooking oils in the fridge
  • DISHWASHER SAFE – Easy to clean squeeze bottles are dishwasher safe

Alternatives to Blackstone Bottles

Do you have to buy Blackstone bottles to store sauces and condiments?

No, you do not! Any type of similar bottle will work. Other manufacturers make griddle bottles in different sizes, colors, and materials. You can choose the one that best suits your needs or the one that looks the best. The good news is that most options are inexpensive.

Want to save some money? Then you can go the cheap route and re-use something you bought before, like for example a Gatorade bottle. Just make sure to wash it correctly before using it for your griddling session.

Final Words

No matter what type of squirt bottle you use, it is a great tool for adding flavor to your dishes quickly and efficiently. Whether you opt for Blackstone’s bottles or choose something else, make sure that whatever container you get can hold the desired amount of condiment and won’t leak while cooking. With these tips in mind, nothing is stopping you from taking your griddling game up a notch! So go ahead and experiment with different sauces and flavors – after all, isn’t that half the fun?


What do chefs put in squeeze bottles?

Oil is the number one liquid that chefs and griddle users put in bottles as these are great for precise dispensing. Ketchup, mustard, or mayo are also popular choices, especially in fast food-stylized restaurants.

Are there any holders for squeeze bottles?

Yes, there are bottle holders specifically designed to hold Blackstone’s bottles. Blackstone offers a few models themselves and there are also third-party ones available. Of course, these holders are good for beers too!

Can Blackstone bottles be put in the dishwasher?

Yes, both types of Blackstone bottles can be safely washed in the dishwasher. However, bottles are usually easier and more thorough to wash by hand using a bottle brush.

Are these bottles easy to break?

No, they are made of plastic and will survive some harsh handling. Don’t smash them with hammers though!

What are some other oils I can put in the bottles?

Any type of cooking oil will do. Want to try something else? Try sesame oil or flaxseed oil. I mostly stick to vegetable oils.

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John Carder

John Carder is the founder of FreshAirChef.com. He loves to cook outdoors, especially over a campfire. John has a lovely wife and two cats who he loves dearly. In his spare time, he likes to play soccer and paint; he's not particularly good at either, but he enjoys the process nonetheless. He also has silly long hair which often gets in his way while cooking!