Tips for Pouring Ketchup Faster

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Ketchup is notorious for being difficult to get out of the bottle, especially the glass ones still found at some restaurants. This is a page about tips for pouring ketchup faster.


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March 24, 2010

When you have a sluggish ketchup bottle, push a drinking straw to the bottom and then remove it. This will allow enough air to start the the ketchup flowing.

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March 24, 2010

Tired of waiting for the ketchup to come out of the bottle. Here are some tips to help. Feel free to post your ideas.


Ketchup Tip

Don't just pound on the bottom of a stubborn ketchup bottle. Run the blade of a table knife around the inside of the neck; then tip the bottle and watch the ketchup flow. When you've finished a bottle of ketchup, make use of the residue: add a little water or vinegar and shake, then use the liquid to enliven soups, stews, or salad dressings.


By Joesgirl (01/05/2005)

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Pouring Ketchup Faster

I bought a bottle of ketchup that sits upside down. The cap is on the bottom. It is a plastic squeeze bottle. I don't even remember the brand. If this is not the brand you prefer, when it is empty, refill it with your favorite brand. Or to save even more money, buy the ketchup in a gallon can. After you open it, store in the refrigerator in large glass or plastic container. Ketchup does not spoil after opening, if it is refrigerated. And you can buy a gallon for about the same money as 3 bottles.

By Harlean

Pouring Ketchup Faster

Best way to get ketchup out of the bottle nicely, is to lightly tap on the label, while holding it at an angle.(06/03/2005)

By John

Pouring Ketchup Faster

I'm a waitress and know the tricks. You never want to keep ketchup out of the fridge cause if it gets too warm, the gases inside make it explode when you open it. Yuck. But its OK to run under warm water before you use it. It won't raise the temp too much, but will make it run out like salad dressing! (01/23/2006)


By Tara

Pouring Ketchup Faster

Before opening the bottle, hold it upside down and flick your wrist so the ketchup is at the end of the bottle. Open the end and squeeze/pour out the ketchup. (04/19/2006)


Pouring Ketchup Faster

This tip works! Just tap on the number "57" on the side of the bottle as you tip the open end towards your plate. It comes out great.

BTW, Knives work too, but in a restaurant, I'd be afraid someone had put their dirty knife into the jar. bleh! germs! (11/02/2006)

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