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Thursday, 26 August 2010

Opening jars that are stuck. A tip.

Aside from throwing them at the wall (which doesn't really help) I discovered that Lakeland http://www.lakeland.co.uk/ sell funny flower shaped rubber grips and whoever invented these articles are genius. Struggle ye not. Get one of these rubbery gadgets. They are less than a fiver and your wrists, hands and temprement will bless the day you got one.

Open! Damn you!
Come ON!!!
Place thus
Embrace with hand and twist firmly



Result!

6 comments:

Dedene said...

Good trick! My tip is to turn the jar over and smack the top squarely down on a solid wooden surface (like a large cutting board). The top will come right off after that. The only problem is if the lid is not totally flat, it could break.

Phil Lowe said...

Dedene: that sounds good albeit a bit dangerous! My friend Paul on Facebook said that he has a pair of Marigolds (rubber gloves) under the kitchen sink and he uses those in such circumstances.

Janette said...

I struggle with opening the cartons that hold orange juice or milk. The other day I ended up flattening the cardboard top and opening the plastic top with my teeth, good thing that wasn't you Phil you may have lost your dentures..

Phil Lowe said...

Janette: You are soooo cheeky Missy! good job I know you. Dentures indeed. lol

Karen said...

I just use rubber glove - I had one of those things you use but didn't like it. Or if I'm really stuck, I yell for someone (usually Steve) to help me.

Gailsman said...

A very cheap alternative is a rubber band stretched around the lid. Something my dearly departed mum used to do with sauce bottles was to put them in the jamb of the kitchen door, like a vice and then twist. Worked well, but made a mess of the woodwork!