Throw Away Your Peanut Butter Knife!

Someone invented a Peanut Butter Pump to 'change the world of peanut butter' as we know it.

Who knew the world was clamoring for a better – or at least different – way to prepare a peanut butter sandwich?

One week after a Burbank, California, inventor/entrepreneur named Andrew Scherer launched an Indiegogo page to raise funds for his new Peanut Butter Pump, promising a way to eat “Peanut Butter Without the Knife,” the project has raised $46,955 (from more than 1,220 backers) and counting – more than twice its $20,000 goal.

“Love peanut butter but hate it when your bread rips under your knife? Tired of getting out the knife and scraping the jar? Does peanut butter time always mean a mess …? Need exact measurements for consistent baking and recipes?” the Indiegogo page wonders, before declaring, “The Peanut Butter Pump is your perfect solution!”

It’s basically a jar top – made to fit onto your standard 40-ounce grocery-store or name-brand peanut butter jar – with a pump top and a plunger inside that presses down the peanut butter, leaving the sides of the jar clean as it goes, and dispensing the peanut butter out the top and directly onto your bread or celery stick or wherever you’re aiming it.

It features a patent-pending “Sliding Airlock Mechanism” that helps you ensure “a perfect pump every time,” according to the manufacturer. And your jar is left clean enough when you’re done that you don’t have to rinse it before chucking it in the recycling.

The pump comes with two different nozzles – “Ribbon” for sandwiches and “Stream” for recipes – and allows you to control the amount dispensed by adjusting the speed at which you press it.

The Peanut Butter Pump also includes measurements marked on the air shaft that fits inside the jar, allowing for portion control and recipe ease. The pump’s components are food and dishwasher safe and are touted as a way to keep your kitchen allergy safe by limiting contamination from utensils and to reduce waste by getting all the peanut butter out of the jar without scraping. It comes with a silicon cap to keep things fresh.

Yes, it works on either plain or crunchy peanut butter, as well as almond butter. But it doesn’t do well with those natural butters where the oil separates on top.

The pump’s Indiegogo campaign includes perks like your very own Peanut Butter Pump – to be delivered in August 2019 and shipping worldwide – for a pledge of $25 or a pump plus a dog toy for $30. With 23 days left in the pump’s Indiegogo campaign, pledges appear to be rolling in fast.

Scherer says, in a video on the Indiegogo page, that he set out to "change the world of peanut butter." Seems as if the world of peanut butter was waiting for him to do just that.

Photo courtesy of The Peanut Butter Pump

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