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Osnabrücker Rundschau09.04.2002

“Hollow” is the key to end with the stains: Claus Roeting invents the sloped plate

Osnabrück. The invention that will shake up the cupboards has come. The old soup plate has gone out of style, now comes the time of the sloped plate. The creative and advertising expert Claus Roeting has named his invention “excentra”.

The low part of the plate in which the soup remains are deposited is not in the middle but on the side of the plate. Currently, the porcelain manufacturer Seltmann-Weiden is responsible for producing “excentra”. In summer the invention of Roeting will come onto the market. The wish of the manager of the advertising company from Osnabrück is that in the future this plate, with hollow incorporated, will be present in every household. “With this plate it is very easy to finish the soup,” says the 34-years-creator.

Seltmann-Weiden will produce up to 20,000 units of this plate. The company has already invested 100,000 Euros in machines and tools. A soup producer, whose name is not mentioned by Roeting, has also shown interest in this invention and has already ordered 5,000 units. Airlines, hospitals and nursing homes have already expressed to Roeting their interest in the product.

Anyone who wants to try the product before buying may soon have the possibility to do so at the Walhalla restaurant. Claus Roeting says that even renowned chefs, who work with soup manufacturers, are excited about this new invention. Above all in luxury restaurants, the plate will be introduced and established quickly, Roeting thinks. Anyone who wants to take it home and eat without getting dirty can buy a gift pack with two plates for almost 30 Euros in just a few months. “excentra is definitely a funny alternative to a conventional soup plate,” Roeting says.

The idea of the hollow on the plate up to which flows the remaining soup forming a small “pool” had already came up to Roeting last year. The incident took place during a dinner: he had tilted the plate quite to far, in order to finish the last drops of soup, and had spilled. “Immediately after splashing, I thought about the solution of the problem,” the creative mind tells.

The next day, he took play dough and shaped it to create a dented soup plate; he created then the prototype and presented his idea to several soup manufacturers. Roeting says that his idea is not a product of coincidence: “The idea has not emerged because I could not eat.” He claims that his work requires being resourceful, nonetheless he is surprised by the success that has his invention. “I would never have thought that this would ever have caused such a stir,” he adds finally.

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THE SLOPED
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