Sauce bottles are a simple yet extremely important addition to any dining experience. Offer your customers easy access to all their favourite condiments and dressings with our selection of quality sauce bottles, helping you keep stocked up with any condiment imaginable. At Crosby’s, you'll find colour-coded bottles provided by top manufacturers, such as Genware, that make it much easier for your patrons to distinguish their favourite side dip from the rest - helping you to provide a seamless service experience with ease.
Why you should buy sauce bottles in bulk today
Glass bottles, plastic squeeze bottles, dry containers, jars, screw cap, flip lid - there are a whole host of different types of sauce bottles, and each one has a unique use. Some are better for ketchup, while others are best for spices and dry rub. Some are ideal for salsa, and some are ideal for storing your own, homemade condiments.
Sauces of course are there to add flavour, texture, moisture, colour, and even additional nutrients. They can be mixed into a dish, for example cheese sauce and macaroni to create macaroni cheese, or added as an accompaniment to a meal such, as cranberry sauce to turkey. There are a whole range of different sauces, including; soy, fish, chipotle, ranch, southwest, sweet chilli, tomato, brown, barbecue, mayonnaise, mustard, salad cream and a whole lot more. Much like the sauces inside, sauce bottles are also incredibly versatile.
What are some uses for sauce bottles?
Squeeze sauce bottles can be used as a none-drip oil container when it comes to cooking. For top chefs, precision is important, and it can often be hard to guess just the right amount of oil. This becomes even harder when you have a large, heavy and sometimes slippery container. Using a condiment bottle is a manageable solution to this proble, as it can double as an oil squeeze bottle, with the narrow spout preventing any oil from dripping down the container. This means it will not become greasy, and therefore difficult, to keep tight hold of. Additionally, it also allows you to get the exact amount of oil you want in the desired location.
You can also use squeeze sauce bottles when you get creative in the kitchen, and wish to add a splash of originality to something like a pancake. Wave goodbye to boring sweet-treats and say hello to beautifully decorated, edible art. All you need to do is take the sauce bottle, fill it up with colourful batter, and draw your desired image right onto the frying pan. The narrow tip allows for the perfect amount of batter, so you are able to create as detailed a pancake as you wish. With Christmas around the corner, why not use a sauce bottle to try your hand at a Santa, or even a snowman. And it doesn’t have to stop at Christmas either, you can try drawing love hearts for Valentine’s Day and bunnies for Easter!
As well as pancake art, you can use those squeeze sauce bottles to add embellishments to your plates. If you are chasing the elegant and fancy plating presentations you see at your favourite restaurant, squeeze sauce bottles are your answer. Admittedly, it may take an attempt or three to get the sauce and drizzle exactly how you want it, but the small tip of squeeze sauce bottles will make it far easier to achieve the desired result.
Decorating cakes and cookies is another fantastic alternative use for sauce bottles. Pastry bags can be tricky to manage, and it’s easy to become frustrated with them – hence, squeeze sauce bottles can be a lifesaver here. They can also prove very useful when decorating cakes and cookies with little ones, as it saves on the mess created by pastry bags or a frosting knife, plus it helps with precision.
Sauce bottles can be a genius solution when it comes to organising your fridge. Often, store-bought bottles of sauces, dressings and condiments can cause a mess in your fridge, as the bottles often become sticky due to sauce spills from the rim. Also, the different-sized bottle bottles can create an array of clutter, whil making it difficult to find just what you are looking for. And, as you will know and have experienced, sometimes far too much sauce can come out of the container all at one, or too quickly. Or, and this can be the most frustrating problem of all, you struggle to get any sauce out at all. By buying sauce bottles in bulk, you can achieve a consistency in the appearance and organisation of your condiments. By simply adding some white labels, you will find whatever you are looking for straight away. These sauce bottles can also be used to store homemade condiments, including pickles, marinades, and dips.
Buying sauce bottles in bulk is an excellent way to save money. Not only can be used to store your favourite condiments, but you can also use them to store other ingredients, plus your dish soap and laundry detergent (just don’t mix these up with your condiments!). You can certainly save so much money and space in your kitchen by making use of the everyday sauce bottle.
Finally, if there are any small spaces and holes in your kitchen that are susceptible to dirt, you can also use an empty squeeze sauce bottle to blow the dust and dirt out! It may not be the best way to keep a kitchen clean, but it is certainly a practical way to get some hard-to-reach areas free from debris.
The Best Way to Fill Sauce Bottles
There are clearly plenty of ways to use sauce bottles, but you may be unsure as to how you would fill a bottle in the most efficient way. Obviously, you want that method that creates as little mess as possible, so the best way of transferring both liquids and dry ingredients into a sauce bottle is by using a funnel. Using a funnel creates a wide opening that leads directly into the vessel, meaning you can fill your bottles up as quickly as possible. That said, if the sauce or liquid you are trying to pour is of a rather thick consistency, a piping or pastry bag may yield more success. While a thicker liquid is less likely to spill, it is more likely to become stuck when being transferred into the bottle through a funnel.
Once you have filled your sauce bottle, you should wipe any sauce from the rim and cap of the bottle with a clean, damp cloth. After doing so, screw the cap onto your sauce bottle, but be careful not to screw it too tightly. Leaving it loose enough to allow some ventilation is highly recommended, because it will allow excess air to escape during bottling.
More often than not, you should use any sauce that you bottle within one year. Goods that have been bottled or canned properly usually boast a shelf life of around 12 months, meaning they are able to remain unopened for the same amount of time. Sauces with low pH levels or large amounts of vinegar should be used within four months, as you may notice a change in taste beyond this period of time.
If you happen to make your own sauces but don’t think you are likely to use them all up within the first year, then why not give some away as homemade gifts? With Christmas around the corner a bottle of sauce can make the perfect gift for your foodie friend. Add a best before date, a gift bow, and you are left with a thoughtful gift that shows you’ve put in some serious thought and effort.
How to best retrieve sauce from the bottle
Whilst using a sauce bottle may seem obvious, this is often not the case with glass sauce bottles. When it comes to bottles of water, soda or other liquids, they flow easily in and out of the bottle, but many sauces stay inside the bottle as they are technically a solid.
In order to release the sauce from the bottle, give it a vigorous shake while the lid is still in place. It may be that the solid particles in the sauce have become segregated or even settled, meaning watery sauce is left at the top. Some sauce in the neck of the bottle may also have dried out, creating a blockage. In either instance, a good shake will help to spread those solid particles throughout the sauce evenly. In scientific terms, this is known as re-homogenisation.
The next step is to bring the sauce to the opening of the bottle. If the sauce bottle is more or less empty, it is going to take a strong whack or two in order to dislodge any remnants of sauce from the bottom. Simply turn the bottle upside down and thrust downward at a high speed, accelerating both the sauce and bottle, before swiftly bringing the bottle to a stop. Doing this should slump the sauce into the neck of the bottle.
Finally, you are ready to pour your sauce. There may need to be some force required to overcome the blockage, but be gentle, at least at first. Otherwise, you’re likely to end up with sauce running down your hand and, potentially, splattered all over your surfaces. With the previous step in mind, the amount of force you need will depend entirely on how much is left in the bottle. For example, a full bottle will have the weight of the sauce pushing downwards whenever the bottle is tilted, whilst an almost empty bottle is obviously going to need some more encouragement.
How to clean sauce bottles
Thankfully, this is relatively easy. Take the bottle and fill it approximately one-quarter full with gravel or rice before adding three to four dollops of dish soap. Next, add some water and vigorously shake the bottle before emptying and rinsing thoroughly. Next, leave the bottle to dry and… viola… the bottle will be as good as new.