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Windows 7: MIT Scientists Figure Out How to Get Ketchup Out of the Bottle

25 May 2012   #1

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MIT Scientists Figure Out How to Get Ketchup Out of the Bottle

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According to Heinz, ketchup exits the company’s iconic glass bottles at an excruciatingly slow .028 miles per hour. In case you were wondering, that’s slower than a Galápagos tortoise, which, according the San Diego Zoo, creeps along at a relatively speedy .16 miles per hour.

What’s the cause of such lethargic condiments? That would be our old pal friction. Luckily for burger fans everywhere, impatiently tapping our ketchup bottles might be a thing of the past thanks to MIT PhD candidate Dave Smith.
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25 May 2012   #2

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Just wait until some Liquiglide gets used and someone decides to slap a ketchup bottle! SSSSPLATTTT...!!! all over the place! You may just end up with a little burger + fries on the ketchup instead!
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25 May 2012   #3

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It kind of sounds like a high powered Teflon. I wonder if it is tough enough and would take the heat of cooking, so that pots and pans could be coated with it? The article doesn't give too much detail, but gives the impression that it is clear. If so, it wouldn't be bad for coating dishes, because it would make them easier to wash.
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25 May 2012   #4

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It wouldn't be applied like teflon coated frying pans but used inside a large variety of containers.

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Appetizing! This wonder material can be used to coat the inside of anything and is made from FDA-approved materials. Once applied, whatever’s inside — including ketchup, mayo or any other sauce — slides out effortlessly (see the videos here) with little residue.
Watch the videos to see the comparisons with ketchup in the first pair and mayonaise in the second to see how anything will simply ooze out.
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25 May 2012   #5

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I read nothing that said that it could or couldn't be applied to cooking utensils or dishes. I did find this comment, which implies that it probably will be used elsewhere:

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LiquiGlide, a "super slippery" coating made up of nontoxic materials that can be applied to all sorts of food packaging--though ketchup and mayonnaise bottles might just be the substance’s first targets.
I hope that when they start using this, that they label the bottles to indicate that this is the case, otherwise, I might think that there is something weird about the contents.
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25 May 2012   #6

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The way the article implies containers as well as the videos you would assume the first application would be for food containers not cookware. The article also mentions this as being FDA approved.

At some point some form of this or other material may eventually be developed you could subject to a heat source like a stove burner or oven that would replace teflon since that can be scratched up easily and isn't so non sticky as lead to believe.
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25 May 2012   #7

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I never meant to say that food containers wouldn't be first, but as you say, there may be seconds, thirds, etc.. On the surface, it seems to me that coating dishes with this is not all that much of a stretch...assuming that it has the toughness and endurance for the job, and it works on surfaces other than plastic.
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25 May 2012   #8

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Actually it will depend on just how far they go in development. If the coating firms up like you would see with anything teflon coated it would have a wide variety of applications.

"alright.. who's doing the dinner dishes?!" "I will!" "I thought you said you said you were going to..." "done already! "

Of course the article was focused mainly on applying it to the inside of containers. With recycling you tend to see people forget(or not bothered with) rising out containers before tossing them into a recycle bin(Not trash). With less food waste "got to get that last drop out!" no bins that stink from food containers are another side benefit.

(plus the moms and pops out there will love not having to clean up a mess after the kids get into... everything!)
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25 May 2012   #9

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no bins that stink from food containers are another side benefit.
No problem with stinking containers, because I always recap the bottles before throwing them in the trash. The stink comes from when I "forget" to put banana peels, etc. in the trash, instead of the disposal.
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25 May 2012   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
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According to Heinz, ketchup exits the company’s iconic glass bottles at an excruciatingly slow .028 miles per hour. In case you were wondering, that’s slower than a Galápagos tortoise, which, according the San Diego Zoo, creeps along at a relatively speedy .16 miles per hour.

What’s the cause of such lethargic condiments? That would be our old pal friction. Luckily for burger fans everywhere, impatiently tapping our ketchup bottles might be a thing of the past thanks to MIT PhD candidate Dave Smith.
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I don't like it.

It's going against nature. Gives me the creeps.

Ketchup is supposed to stick. If I want slide, I'll open a can of motor oil.

Leave it alone, fer krissakes. It's part of the ritual of eating hamburgers.

Don't you remember the immortal words:

Ketchup, Ketchup, in the bottle.
None will come, and then a lottle.

Is nothing sacred?
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