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# Fizz Saver Seems Interesting, If It Really Works

By Luke Anderson

I tend to drink a lot of Mountain Dew, usually out of a can. I used to just by 2-liter bottles, but since it has a tendency to go flat, I stick with the cans. What I’d really like is to buy a fountain machine, however, those setups are really expensive, and probably not the most practical for home use. The closest thing I’ve seen so far is this Fizz Saver.

This magical device is essentially a tap for your 2-liter bottles. You just screw it on, flip it over, and then you’re good to go. Since you aren’t constantly taking off the cap, the carbonation isn’t released and your drink stays fresh. I’m a little confused about a couple of aspects, such as how you can actually get all of the liquid out of the bottle through the tap. It’s been a little while since I took science, but I’m pretty sure that once the liquid’s level was even with the tap, it would cease to flow. Also, how did that glass get so full when the bottle has clearly just been opened? How much does it cost? And when did they start selling Pepsi Twist again? Well, I can at least answer the last two. It’ll set you back about \$13, and apparently they started selling Pepsi Twist again this past summer.

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• http://www.inventionspark.com Nathir

There is no need for the bottle to be upside-down for this to work.

• Ace

Nathir: How?

If the bottle is not upside down, you would need a tube to go into it. It would have to go up through the top (in case you're not making a hole in it), and then down to a level lower than the top of the fluid. That would be a relatively long tube, and the soda in the tube will probably suck.

BTW, the writer's physics observations are correct.

• mcman

The difference between soda and water for instance is carbonation. When the level of the soda is equal to the level of the spout it is still helped along by the extra gas in the evacuated portion of the bottle. So, it is still under enough pressure to get most of the soda out. However, I think when it get to about half a glass full you are supposed to remove the jigger and pour the remainder anyway.

• bobby

If you look at the small picture, you can see that a tube comes out of the base and then up to about half of the bottle. It seems as if it should work for at least 4/5ths of the bottle?

• tom

what about some smart cap that wouldn't let the gas out.

the problem with cans is that they're more expensive. also, were i live they never stopped selling pepsi twist =). it's much better than the original pepsi.

• http://www.inventionspark.com Nathir

You guys are right, I did not see the tube coming out of the base and assumed you have to screw the tap into the bottle's wall – making a hole in it.

• http://www.inventionspark.com Nathir

I compared the prices per ounce between a bottled Coke and a canned one in the store yesterday. The canned Coke was about 3 cents per ounce and the bottled one was around 2 cents – not significantly cheaper.

• puddy

take a close look at the big picture, it is shopped.
you should be able to see a connection between the tap and the base through the glass
but there is none

also the pepsi stream coming out of the tap is not connected to the pepsi stream inside the glass and so on..
quiet fishy

• http://average-dudes.com scott

By showing beer bottles and cans in the background, are they suggesting that you go through the trouble of sticking a beer bottle upside down on this thing in order to fill a glass? If there's one thing the Anheuser-Busch hospitality center at Sea World has taught me, it's that you want to release most of the carbonation of beer when pouring it so that it doesn't fill your stomach with gas.

Unless the beer was just there to show a “normal dude's” fridge….

http://average-dudes.com

• http://average-dudes.com scott

By showing beer bottles and cans in the background, are they suggesting that you go through the trouble of sticking a beer bottle upside down on this thing in order to fill a glass? If there's one thing the Anheuser-Busch hospitality center at Sea World has taught me, it's that you want to release most of the carbonation of beer when pouring it so that it doesn't fill your stomach with gas.

Unless the beer was just there to show a “normal dude's” fridge….

http://average-dudes.com

• puddy

take a close look at the big picture, it is shopped.
you should be able to see a connection between the tap and the base through the glass
but there is none

also the pepsi stream coming out of the tap is not connected to the pepsi stream inside the glass and so on..
quiet fishy

• http://average-dudes.com scott

By showing beer bottles and cans in the background, are they suggesting that you go through the trouble of sticking a beer bottle upside down on this thing in order to fill a glass? If there's one thing the Anheuser-Busch hospitality center at Sea World has taught me, it's that you want to release most of the carbonation of beer when pouring it so that it doesn't fill your stomach with gas.

Unless the beer was just there to show a “normal dude's” fridge….

http://average-dudes.com