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Jars

Post by mavisbramston » 12 May 2017, 10:13

I am finding it harder to open jars. The gadgets dont seem to be helping much because they require strength which many of us dont have. I can just manage but I think it will get harder. I guess dont guy jars. I dont like asking people to do it for me. Maybe some will kniw what I mean.

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Post by Trishia » 12 May 2017, 10:31

Mavis, I had the same problem, until I found a great aid in the form of a hard plastic spanner shaped thingee. It lifts the lid, lets the vacuum escape, and the lid comes off easily.
Another way I found helpful, is to run the hot water tap over the lid and top of the jar. That works on some of them as well.
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Post by Dreamweaver » 12 May 2017, 11:09

I find difficulty in bottle tops, where a seal at the bottom of the cap needs to be broken by the strength of the twist. Solved the last one by inverting it into a little hot water. A few moments of expansion, and I could twist and break it easily.
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Post by kfchugo » 12 May 2017, 11:15

Bottles are fairly easy.....just stick the cap into the space between a door and its jam and gently pull the door closed until it grabs the bottle cap - then twist. The door and jam will grip the cap allowing you to exert much greater pressure with the twist and it opens easily.

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Post by Gillian » 13 May 2017, 07:03

Jars: Use the blunt end of a church key (beer can opener). Go around lid gently lifting (so as not to warp lid) in several places until seal pops. Lid will easily twist off.

Bottle tops: Grip top with pliers, hold bottle steady while twisting pliers to the left.

Products covered with paper-like or aluminum-like seal: Lift one edge, grab it with needle-nose pliers, then pull back.

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Post by Perrorist » 13 May 2017, 08:37

We have a device like a filter remover with a rubber strap. It works most of the time, but occasionally I have to take the jar into the basement and grip it with a vice before using the strap. Alternatively, running hot water on the metal cap while levering with the strap usually works.

The worst jars are the ones holding pickled onions or gherkins.

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Post by mavisbramston » 13 May 2017, 10:21

Thnk you . I have several gadgets but will try a few of those out.

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Post by godfather » 14 May 2017, 23:44

That can be quite a PITA sometimes.

Glass jars tin lids: Hit the lid on the top with palm of hand. That will (should) break the vacuum seal then twist.
or lift edge of lid with teaspoon to break vacuum seal. Works well with Pickled Onions etc.

KFCHugo, wouldn't want to try that with a jar of tomato sauce. Bet there will be a mess to clean up.


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Re: Jars

Post by kfchugo » 15 May 2017, 08:02

GF, the "door jam" solution only works on bottle tops.....jars wont fit.

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Post by grandduke » 15 May 2017, 08:17

Hugo not if you have biiger jams for them thar jars. :oops :oops :heeheehee :heeheehee
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Re: Jars

Post by Buck_naked » 15 May 2017, 08:41

I tap the twist top of the jars with the blunt edge of a chefs knife, ie not the cutting edge.
tap the top of the jar, then the sides in the direction it unscrews.

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Re: Jars

Post by Perrorist » 15 May 2017, 10:02

The problem with trapping a bottle top in a door jamb is that it cuts into the wood. You need to put material on each side of the cap to prevent that.

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Re: Jars

Post by terra » 15 May 2017, 11:24

Go to Supercheap Autos and grab an engine oil filter strap wrench,,,, the rubber strap type as mentioned by Perry.
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Re: Jars

Post by grandduke » 15 May 2017, 14:52

Guys comrades brothers its all a question of pressure
my choice is the tip of a knife and pierce the lid and let
out pressure and it opens easily. :twocents-mytwocents:
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Re: Jars

Post by Buck_naked » 15 May 2017, 15:55

Piece the lid and the blow flies can get in. :lol: :lol:

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