Frequently Asked Questions
FIFO BOTTLE™ Frequently Asked Questions:
Benefits of FIFO BOTTLE™
FIFO BOTTLE™ is bottom dispensing which provides several benefits. Having the sauce already at the bottom means you don’t need to bang the FIFO BOTTLE™ on the counter providing faster service and longer bottle life. Gravity pulls the sauce down providing approximately up to 15% sauce savings. The pre-cut valve makes dispensing more consistent.
Which dispensing cap should I use?
All dispensing caps fit all FIFO BOTTLE™ sizes.
|Valve Size ||Valve Color||Options|
|Small ||Green||Thin Bead or less viscose sauces, Oil, Vinegar, Caramel |
|Medium||Yellow||Most common valve. Perfect for 90% of sauces.|
|Large||Blue||Thick Sauces or sauces with small particles (up to 1/8 of an inch)
How many sizes are there?
There are 5 sizes of FIFO BOTTLE™: 12 oz(355 ml), 16 oz(500 ml), 20 oz(591 ml), 24 oz(710 ml), and 32 oz (946 ml).
How much money can I save using a FIFO BOTTLE™?
This depends on usage but our customers have told us they see sauce savings up to 15%. The thicker the sauce the more you save. By not banging the FIFO BOTTLE™ on the counter they last 3-4 times longer.
Does FIFO BOTTLE™ leak?
As long as the right valve is chosen for the type of product being dispensed, no leaking will occur. If the bottles are dropped then a small amount of sauce will splatter.
A large change in temperature from a cold fridge to a hot kitchen will cause the air in the bottle to expand and may result in short term sauce dripping. This can be solved by squeezing the bottle once to allow the warmer air into the bottle.
Can you put FIFO BOTTLE™ in a water bath?
This is not recommended as water could be sucked into the bottle after dispensing if it has not completely refilled with air before being placed in the water bath.
Is FIFO BOTTLE™ dishwasher safe?
Are all the caps interchangeable?
Yes, you can change all dispensing caps from Small, Medium, Large and all different label cap colors on any of the FIFO BOTTLE™.
What is NSF?
NSF is a public health and safety company that regulates the food service industry.
What's the difference between NSF dispensing caps and Non-NSF dispensing caps?
Our NSF caps have removable valves which allows for easy cleaning and NSF certified products help with the health inspector!
Our Non-NSF caps have valves molded into the cap and secured.
Why FIFO, First In First Out?
Proper food rotation is the first rule in every kitchen. FIFO BOTTLE™ uses the oldest sauce first! FIRST IN = FIRST OUT
Can FIFO BOTTLE™ be microwaved?
What flavours are on your generic label sheet?
Ketchup, Mustard, Mayonnaise, Caesar, Ranch, Hot Sauce, Italian Dressing, Chocolate, Caramel, Honey Mustard Sauce, Secret Sauce, BBQ Sauce, Hot Mustard
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What is a "Vented Valve" label cap for?
The vented valve is for thick sauces. After a bottle is used, air enters the silicone valve filling it back up so it’s ready to squeeze again. With thicker sauces this can take a bit longer so we have created the vented valve at the top which allows more air into the bottle so it can be used again faster!
Does FIFO BOTTLE™ contain BPA?
No. All of our products are free of melamine, polyamide and BPA.
What are your bottle dimensions?
All dimensions are listed on each products page in the Our Products Section.
Can FIFO BOTTLE™ use other caps?
No, caps require the same threading as the bottle in order to ensure a tight seal.
Can FIFO BOTTLE™ be used to sell sauces retail?
This question depends on various factors. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or Contact Us.
What colors are your label caps?
Our caps come in: White (Standard), Red, Yellow, Light Blue, Dark Blue, Light Green, Dark Green, Orange, and Brown. Contact us for custom color options. Sales@fifobottle.com
Can we use our own printer to print on blank label sheets?
No, the label sheets are designed to withstand 1000 industrial washes and cannot be printed on with a standard printer. You can use a permanent marker to write on them, although the labels last longer than the marker!
Can we order custom labels?
Yes, the minimum order is 350 sheets with 24 labels per sheet.
Can FIFO BOTTLE™ be customized?
Yes, many custom options are available. Embossing, colored bottles, custom shaped bottles, silk screening and labels are all available. Minimum quantities and pricing vary. Contact email@example.com for a quote.
How do I keep several FIFO BOTTLE™ organized?
FIFO BOTTLE™ has several different organizers depending on bottle size. We have 4, 6, 7 and 8 hole Bottle Organizers that fit over either a 1/3 insert pan or a 1/6 insert pan.
PORTION PAL™ Frequently Asked Questions:
Benefits of PORTION PAL™?
PORTION PAL™ allows restaurants to control portions and it saves you money with 99.3% efficiency. The vertical handle design saves counter space and provides a light weight ergonomic design that rests in the users hand. It allows you both the option of adjustable or fixed portions, and with our silicone valve: No drip - No mess.
What are the portion quantities?
PORTION PAL™ can be set to dispense fixed portion quantities. Five Portion Rings are included with each Portion Pal kit for the following quantities: 1/4oz (7.5ml), 1/3oz (10ml), 1/2oz (15ml), 3/4oz (22.5ml) & 1oz (30ml). Additional portioning rings available as accessories: 2/5oz(12.5ml), 2/3oz(20ml), 4/5oz(25ml). Please contact us for custom options.
What sauces can be used with PORTION PAL™?
PORTION PAL™ can be used with thin sauces or thick sauces. The valve size limits particles to a maximum of 1/8 of an inch.
How do I assemble PORTION PAL™?
Visit our How to Use page for User Guides and Videos.
What sizes are available with PORTION PAL™?
16 ounces (500ml) and 24 ounces (710ml) PORTION PAL™ are available.
Can you store spare bottles in the fridge overnight?
Yes, the bottle are designed to provide an airtight seal so you can store full or partially filled bottles overnight. This also allows you to store spares and quickly transition during a busy rush. Please note that sauces have a wide range of storage temperature requirements and should be verified with the sauce manufacturer.
What valves can be used with PORTION PAL™?
The standard valve is our medium valve, although we are offering small and large valves as available accessories.
Is PORTION PAL™ dishwasher safe?
Yes, the PORTION PAL™ is dishwasher safe.
Does PORTION PAL™ have measurement markings?
Yes, the PORTION PAL™ has a scale in both ounces and milliliter. Some of our customers take sauce inventory and find the measurements useful.
How do I keep several PORTION PAL™ organized?
The 4 Hole Organizer provides storage in a 1/3 insert pan.