How to Get Ketchup Out of a Heinz 57 Bottle

Kelly Sundstrom

When you want to apply Heinz ketchup to a juicy burger or hot french fries, it's easy to become frustrated when the ketchup will not pour out of its glass bottle. Luckily, there's a simple trick to getting Heinz ketchup out of the bottle and onto your foods that requires minimal effort.

The "57" on the Heinz bottle is the spot to strike to make the ketchup flow easily.

Once you master this technique, you can show it off to all of your friends who also find it difficult to get ketchup out of its glass bottle.

  1. Remove the cap from the bottle.

  2. Hold the Heinz ketchup bottle at a 45-degree angle over your dish.

  3. Gently tap your knuckle on the neck of the bottle where the "57" label is attached.

  4. Continue tapping until the ketchup begins to flow out of the bottle and onto the dish.