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Neue Westfälische30.05.2002

Weird idea with style

Claus Roeting invents excentra, the sloped plate

Osnabrück. Cream of broccoli soup, borscht or chicken broth: people always are passionate about a delicious soup. It's a pity that there is often horrified looks when you sip, stain or make noise while eating. How to eat stylish soup, without getting dirty while trying to clean the plate? A genius from Osnabrück, called Claus Roeting, has begun the time of the sloped plate. His creation excentra might seem a simple plate; however, it is a plate in which the remains of soup flow into a cleft in the bottom of the plate. With this ultimate invention, it is no longer necessary tilting the plate to finish the remains because soup or sauce is drained, as if by magic, to the designed slot. All this, without trying to pick up the remains with a spoon becomes a physical activity.

Claus Roeting has no doubt that his creation is not just about something fun but also practical: “Especially for older or disabled people is difficult to finish the soup completely, because it often happens that they cannot use both hands.” In the first trial, celebrated at the luxurious restaurant Walhalla, it seemed to gourmets so interesting idea that the great majority took this plate home. Meanwhile, the invention of Roeting is now pending at the German Patent and Trade Mark Office and in a few months it will conquer the land of infinite possibilities. The porcelain factory Seltmann-Weiden takes over the production. This creation of smart porcelain should be on sale in summer at the German stores. A gift pack with two plates for 30 Euros, 10,000 units have already been ordered in advance, being restaurants, hospitals and nursing homes, especially who have shown an increased interest in the product.

An unpleasant experience while eating minestrone was decisive to the director of the search marketing trends and promotional items agency. By tilting the plate, Roeting spilled out of the Italian vegetable broth. “Then I took some play dough and remodeled the bottom of the dish.” Currently, a small relief decorates the outside bottom of the plate: “After all, what is clear is that the bottom of the plate is sloped.” By the way... the fact that something is unusual not always means it is not practical. These modern plates can be wonderfully stacked.

SUSANNE HÖKE

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GOES
SMOOTHLY

PERFECT
PRESENTATION

THE SLOPED
PLATE

PURE
PLEASURE

CLEAN PLATE?
DUCK SOUP!

STACKABLE

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