- From: Pogonip <nobody@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2007 23:57:39 -0700
BEI Design wrote:
For jars, I couldn't do without my thin rubber pieces. They usually are give aways, with advertising of some
kind on them, but I swear by them. The ones in the
stores are too thick and stiff. I always have several
handy, one for the lid, one to hold the jar.
I have a great little gadget I've had since we moved into this house (anybody else remember "Welcome Wagon"?) ;-) It's hard to describe, but it has two parts, which you move until they are the size of the lid, then clamp down and twist. Works every time. Trouble is I need to also have a good grip on the jar with the other hand, and sometimes *that* hand is also giving me fits. Of course the old rap-the-edge-of-the-lid-on-the-counter works in a pinch. Or running hot water over the lid.
I don't know, maybe I better get married again......
This is why I use two of the thin rubber squares or circles. I can even sit the jar on top of one sometimes, and it has enough resistance to hold the jar while I open the top with the other. Though, usually I wrap one around the jar or bottle and hold that with one hand, then use a second one on the lid. It nearly always works. I've had very few that wouldn't, then I try hot water on the lid, a handy husband or handyman (always pointing out that I loosened the top), or even use a "church key" to pop the edge of the lid. I had to do that once when even my handyman couldn't get a jar opened. I used the key while he was going to his truck for a wrench. ;-)
stitches @ singerlady.reno.nv.us.earth.milky-way.com
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