That's right, ketchup is my double duty, multipurpose tip ingredient. I use it to thicken up spaghetti sauce (I make my own) if I am out of tomato paste. Just add a dollop or two to your sauce, stir, and it will thicken. I use it to cool down spicy dishes for my kiddos. My hubby and I like spicy food and every once in awhile the meals I make like chili get a little too spicy for the kids so they reach for the ketchup. They add a squirt, stir, and it cuts down the spice. I don't have any silver to polish but I have read in several magazines and on several websites that you can polish your silver with ketchup. Who knew that a simple ingredient I keep on hand for burgers, hot dogs, and tater tots could do so many other things too? I am glad I reached for it out of desperation one day and figured out what it can do.