Best jar opener


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/10/10/best-jar-opener.html


#2

Got one, love it. For jars that aren’t stuck from sticky stuff in the threads, and that this fits for, this works every time. :slight_smile:


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Best Jar Opener


#5

Or, you could stick a spoon handle under the rim to pop the vacuum.


#6

I use the tip of a tablespoon. This “spoon” tool has so many other cool uses as well that I always keep a bunch of them around.


#7

Or just use a regular bottle opener and gently lift the edge until you hear it hiss.


#8

The trick is to smack it on the base and use the “water hammer” effect, isn’t it?

(I guess I need to include a link to http://what-if.xkcd.com/6/ now that I’ve mentioned it.)


#9

The best jar opener is a strap one with rubber. Like you’d use a oil filter.
A Strap Wrench…it’s a multi tasker if you change your oil filter or any thing that need a gripy thing to twist. like pipes with chrome you don’t want to damage, or need some leverage etc…etc.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Alltrade-Grips-Opens-Turns-Strap-Wrench-Set-2-Piece-070008/203125064?cm_mmc=Shopping|G|Base|D25T|25-1_HAND+TOOLS|NA|PLA|71700000034127224|58700003933021546|92700031755124811&gclid=Cj0KCQjwxvbdBRC0ARIsAKmec9aVZkI7N5jkYJjNBgm7NGKl3hH-F2l2zNkOu5a7nrOlqueUjgQuh4IaAi_mEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CMbVuKju_N0CFdV7wQodpaADDg

If the product is just intended to ‘break the vacuum’. Do you not have a ‘church key’.
They’re about 20 cents. https://pbenjay.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/churchkey.jpg?w=500


#10

Care to elaborate on this spoon thing you speak of?

licks tip of pretend pencil in order to take notes in invisible notebook


#11

That’s what I used to do before I got one of these. But it would occasionally bend/warp the lid. Because this has a wider, flatter surface to use to deform the lid, it tends to pop back more readily. Plus it’s dirt cheap. :slight_smile:


#12

It’s easy to make fun of the JarKey, because of the various alternatives. However, I’m with orenwolf – it’s fast, always works, and you can use it while the jar is sitting flat on the counter, which is not always the case with a spoon or knife. There is also an extra-deep version for thick jar lids.

The plastic version will wear down after you’ve opened 500+ lids, so we replaced ours with the metal version: https://www.amazon.com/Brix-2251-JarKey-Metal-Opener/dp/B002YYMMUG


#13

Hmm… could they make an implement that’s a strap wrench on one end and one of these on the other?


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Knife_8e35d2_595523


#15

Side note: Best can-opener. Opens from side, no sharp edges, lid fits back on can for storage or draining.


#16

Of course, not everyone has full use of their hands… so… no. Not for everyone.


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tng-data-forced-laugh


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