Ketchup and mustard aren’t the only condiments in squeeze bottles anymore. Squeeze bottles are perfect for completing hot dogs and hamburgers, but they are now essential in the kitchen as well. Knowing what type of squeeze bottle to choose for your specific needs will make you safer and more efficient.
There is a Squeeze Bottle for Every Purpose
You aren’t limited to just the same squeeze bottle you probably picture in your head. Squeeze bottles are available in a variety of sizes. Match the size of the squeeze bottle with the usage, ranging from 2 ounces to 32 ounces, to minimize food waste.
Additionally, there are squeeze bottles designed for the front and back of the house. Choose standard or widemouth bottles on your tables to create a classic diner look, or choose an inverted top bottle for its efficiency and durability.
You Can Identify the Contents of Squeeze Bottles With Accessories
With squeeze bottle accessories, you can easily identify the contents of your squeeze bottles. Colored caps, silicone bands, or tethered caps help those working the prep line quickly identify the correct sauce or condiment.
You can even customize squeeze bottles with your company logo or the name of your signature sauce for the front of your house. Obviously, this entails some minimums and artwork charges.
Use Different Lids to Control Your Squeeze Bottle’s Contents
Using your squeeze bottle lid, you will be able to control the contents precisely. The lid should match the viscosity of your sauce. Viscosity is a measure of a fluid’s resistance to flow. Viscosity is inversely related to flowability. In a restaurant, high viscosity items are things like honey or mayonnaise, whereas low viscosity items move quickly, like vinaigrette dressing.
Inverted squeeze bottles with silicone valve nozzles, like TableCraft’s Invertatop, will help hard-to-flow items flow to the nozzle because they are stored upside down. For better control of low viscosity contents, the tip should be narrow. Standard tips can also be trimmed to increase their flow rate.
Squeeze Bottles Certified by NSF Ensure Safety in the Kitchen
Squeeze bottles certified by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) are up to the highest standards for food safety. The bottles have passed tests that ensure they can easily be cleaned and are made of materials that are safe for food contact.
Additional Lids for More Uses
Furthermore, there are brush tip lids that lather sauce directly onto food, three nozzle tips designed to cover a wider area in a single pass or presentation, and flip top caps that stop the contents from drying out when the bottle is not in use.
A squeeze bottle seems like an all-in-one solution, but if you want to get the most out of your squeeze bottle and the content inside, you need to know everything it can do!
We also have compiled a guide that will help you choose condiment squeeze bottle, if you are looking for the best one.
How to Refill Squeeze Bottles
Remove the squeeze bottle’s top by gripping it as well as turning it counterclockwise while holding it firmly in place. To fill the container quickly, you can increase the hole size. They can be filled with caramel sauce or chocolate, which you can promptly drizzle over your favorite dessert, harissa, or aioli. These squeeze bottles sometimes come with funnels to prevent spills on your kitchen countertop. For the first time, it might be overwhelming to refill a used squirt bottle.
How to Clean Squeeze Bottles
Putting the condiment in your container will require you to first drain it completely and then to fill it with hot soapy water. After soaking the bottle for several minutes, you can simply shake it well and squirt the soap water. Stir thoroughly as you squirt out the water until there is no soap left and the water is clear. You can now turn it upside down and let it dry on a drying rack.