Instructions & FAQ
Thank you for purchasing a Big Squeeze®! Here are some helpful instructions and frequently asked questions.
- Start with a partially used tube or a new tube. A new tube may need some of the contents emptied manually from the end of the tube for the gears to get started.
- Open the handles and insert the tube between the gears.
- Pinch the end of the tube with the gears by squeezing the handles.
- Slowly turn the crank forward.
If the cap of your tube is open, dispense as much as you need.
If the cap of your tube is closed, continue turning the crank until the product is squeezed forward and you feel resistance. Stop cranking at this point. Remove tube as use as needed. Note: Plastic tubes can have trapped air inside. You may have to open and press the tube with your fingers until you see the tube contents start to exit the nozzle. At that point, you can close the cap and use the Big Squeeze®.
- Remove the tube by opening the handles and use your product. Repeat as needed.
Caution: When the gears contact the cone of the tube (see picture), stop turning the hand crank. Some fragile metal tubes may burst if the gears crush the cone of the tube.
- Using your thumbs and fingers, squeeze the remaining contents from the cone to get the last bit out of your tube. Now you can smile knowing you got everything you paid for!
Frequently Asked Questions
Does the Big Squeeze® stay with the tube?
No, the Big Squeeze® does not stay connected to the tube. You use it when your tube is difficult to push out with your fingers or when it looks like it's empty. You only need one Big Squeeze® in your household or business for all your tubes.
Does the Big Squeeze® get everything out of a tube?
The Big Squeeze® allows the user to push all the contents of the main tube body towards the nozzle. However, when the gears contact the cone of the tube, located behind the tube opening, the Big Squeeze® gears can't compress the cone on most tubes. You will need to use your fingers to squeeze the remaining product from the cone out of the tube.
Can the Big Squeeze® be washed with soap and water?
Yes, the Big Squeeze® will not rust. It can be washed with soap and water or placed in a dishwasher.
If material is dried onto the gear teeth, you can run a toothpick in between each gear tooth to scrape the material out.
If the material is not dried, wipe the teeth with a paper towel or run a paper towel through the gears like you would a tube.
What is the best practice for using the Big Squeeze® on plastic tubes?
Plastic tubes can trap air, causing difficulty squeezing the contents forward. Remove the air by opening the tube cap first, squeeze with your hands until the contents can be seen in the nozzle, and then put the cap back on. The Big Squeeze® will now push the contents forward rather than compressing the air inside the tube.