Skip to comments.Sick of waiting for your ketchup? Gastro-nerds have found a solution
Posted on 07/06/2013 9:13:05 AM PDT by rickmichaels
It could alleviate so many face-palms this weekend: a non-stick ketchup bottle conjured by gastro-nerds at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology may hit supermarket shelves for other condiments as early as next year.
After taking home third place with a public vote at the Design Museums annual competition this week, the non-stick bottle coating termed LiquiGlide, unfortunately is once again on the table.
Engineers at MIT invented the non-stick coating to help the sauce slide out, writes The Daily Mails Nick McDermott: Angrily thwacking the ketchup bottle to coax out the stubborn sauce could soon be a distant memory.
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It’s called a squeeze bottle. If this is my biggest problem...Praise the Lord!!
There’s a certain joy in slapping the bottle on its’ butt. People always smile when they do it..
John ‘Long Face’ Kerry never has to wait or worry about his ketchup. He can take baths in it.
He has lots of money too thanks to the founder of H. J. Heinz’s heirs.
I understand that homosexuals are lining up to buy bottles of the “LiquiGlide.” I can’t imagine why...
Reminds me of the joke from Pulp Fiction.
Exactly - the days of waiting for your ketchup are already over. The only problem now is the watery ketchup that comes out when you forget to shake the bottle when it hasn’t been used for awhile.
“LiqueGlide” If Harley made a Jet Ski.
Store your bottle upside down.
Shake and shake a ketchup bottle,
None will come and then a lot’ll.
Lots of people don’t know that hitting the bottom of the bottle doesn’t work. You need to tap on the neck of the bottle to make it slide out. On the Heinz bottle there is a 57 logo to show the sweet spot for tapping.
Using a straw, place an alkaseltzer tablet at the bottom of the bottle of ketchup. Then close the lid tightly.
When the lid is opened and the pressure is released, the entire contents of the ketchup bottle will evacuate violently in about a hundreth of a second, leaving nobody uncoated within a ten foot radius.
No Heinz in my cupboard!!
That’s OK. It works with any brand.
This would work best with a glass bottle. Plastic/squeeze bottles would betray their impending doom to the prank-ee the moment he picked up the bottle.
“A family of three...”
OBJ: Why’d the tomato drop out of school? He could never ...
I would slide my knife into the bottle to make an air pocket. That was when I was a kid. Then we went to the red and yellow squeeze bottles. Now...that I’m way over the hill...I don’t give a sh** about these petty things.
What a great thing that will probably cause cancer.
Interesting. Practical physics.
Same here. Though I long preferred Heinz ketchup, I no longer purchase it. After many taste-tests, I found that both Wal-Mart and Family Dollar Store house-brand ketchups are excellent alternatives to Heinz ketchup. Taste and quality of both match the level of Heinz ketchup. And the price of each is significantly lower than Heinz's
No more Heinz in this household!
I get mine at Aldi’s....half the price.
Years ago there was a Saturday Evening Post cover showing a couple of teenagers in a 1950s hamburger joint. She is sitting across the booth from him, wearing a white cashmere sweater. He his holding a ketchup bottle upside down, and obviously has just whacked the bottom of it. There is a trail of ketchup across the booth and up the front of her sweater. There is a look of horror on his face.
I've often wondered what happened next.
more chemicals. No thanks, I’ll just shake mine out.
Whataburger ketchup, spicy ketchup, and mustard are now sold in HEB grocery stores in Texas. Yum!