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Old 05-11-2014, 08:14 AM   #1
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A bit of a con!

Went to make a sandwich for lunch and needed mayo but nothing came out of the Hellman's squeezy bottle. To cut a long story short I ended up cutting the bottle in half with the bread knife with the result that I retrieved a full measuring cup of mayo out of it!!!

Another instance of the "convenient" new packaging being convenient only for the manufacturer of the contents.
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Old 05-11-2014, 08:31 AM   #2
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I know what you mean.I get probably an extra 2-3 weeks of use out of makeup, lotions, etc. if I just take the cap off when I can no longer get anything from the pump.
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Old 05-11-2014, 08:37 AM   #3
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I store all my bottles upside down when it gets down to half empty. But I still take that cap off when it seems empty and scrape out the rest. I have a scraper that is very narrow with a long handle. One of my Dollar Store finds. I don't miss a drop.
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:03 AM   #4
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I shake my squeeze mayo towards the cap end when it starts getting low. And after that I bang it on the counter to settle the mayo towards the cap. I've checked before and there was barely enough mayo left for one sandwich when I took the cap off.
I'm still torn as to which container I prefer though. I like the convenience of the squeeze bottle and not going through knife after knife when I am in a sandwich making mood, but I also like my mayo spread more evenly on the bread. It just doesn't spread out as well as ketchup when squeezed from a bottle and smooshed with a piece of bread.
I buy whichever is on sale. And the jars go on sale more than the squeeze bottles.
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:25 AM   #5
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Hold the bottle upside down in your hand with a finger over the cap. Now, spin your arm very rapidly in a windmill fashion a few times. The centrifugal force will make any contents go towards the cap end. I do this many times at work when we get busy and the bottles start to get empty. Gets a few weird looks from customers. The joy of open kitchen restaurants...
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:35 AM   #6
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I don't like the mustard water that always seems to come out of those plastic squeeze bottles before the mustard!

When I get to the bottom of one of those squeeze bottles I add some vinegar, water, garlic and herbs give it a good shake and have a couple days worth of "house dressing" for my salads. It seems to work with most any condiment.
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Old 05-11-2014, 10:07 AM   #7
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I don't like the mustard water that always seems to come out of those plastic squeeze bottles before the mustard!

When I get to the bottom of one of those squeeze bottles I add some vinegar, water, garlic and herbs give it a good shake and have a couple days worth of "house dressing" for my salads. It seems to work with most any condiment.
Another reason to shake.
But if I recall the jars got water on top, too, so you had to stir them.
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Old 05-11-2014, 10:15 AM   #8
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Another reason to shake.
But if I recall the jars got water on top, too, so you had to stir them.
Bottle type doesn't matter. All my mustard and ketchup bottles get shaken to redistribute the separated "water".

I also move the contents towards the tip of squeeze bottles by tapping the spout on the counter several times.
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Bottle type doesn't matter. All my mustard and ketchup bottles get shaken to redistribute the separated "water".

I also move the contents towards the tip of squeeze bottles by tapping the spout on the counter several times.
It only seems to matter if you use those ketchup bottles that were meant to be stored cap end down. In which case the water rises to the bottom
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Old 05-11-2014, 10:48 AM   #10
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Bottle type doesn't matter. All my mustard and ketchup bottles get shaken to redistribute the separated "water".

I also move the contents towards the tip of squeeze bottles by tapping the spout on the counter several times.
Same here. Works great :-)
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