Posts tagged ‘jar opener’

December 17, 2018

Electric Jar Opener



When I used it to open a jar, Holly came running. Not so much because of the contents, but because the sound is similar to her ball launcher.

This works well, but only on some jars. You’ll need a back-up, like this Boa Constrictor Strap Wrench, or like the one that Maarten gave to me. (It’s rather fitting that this looks like the nose of a spaceship, right Maarten? 😉 )




April 24, 2012

Gadget Tuesday Giveaway: A Gripping Tale—er —Tool


All you need to know is that the Mightigrip Jar Opener works! Well, at that.

It was sent to me by the generous people at Starfrit (thank you!), along with the 2 in 1 Peeler, which was last week’s Gadget Tuesday offering. (Did you leave your comment there?)

The Mightigrip Jar Opener works by a twist of the dial. Three prongs advance to securely grab the lid. Presto!—you’ve opened your jar. If I could make one design change, it would be to make the handle even thicker than it is.

With any jar opener, it can be difficult to hold the base of the jar while twisting the top. I have found a solution. I place the jar in a plastic grocery bag which is draped open across my knees. I then sit down and  use the big muscles of my legs to squeeze the jar while I operate the opener. (If you don’t want to change your pants, be sure to use the plastic bag. Trust me.)

The scoop on the  giveaway:

Today’s Mightigrip Jar Opener is the second of four Starfrit kitchen gadgets that will be winding their way to one lucky person at the end of the Gadget Tuesday series. Comment on all four posts for four entries. If your name is drawn from the hat, you will receive the 2 in 1 Peeler and the Mightigrip Jar Opener, plus two other items, courtesy of  Starfrit. (I’m curious. Did you guess that this would be one of the items featured on Gadget Tuesday? Please visit Starfrit to see if you can guess what the remaining two items will be. 😉 )

For one entry, please answer the following question: Tomatoes and/or tomato sauce – jarred, canned or fresh? 

You still have time to answer the question on “Peel Potatoes, Peel Potatoes . . . .

Stay tuned for other ergonomic labour-saving tips – and questions – over the course of the next few weeks. Be sure to keep those comments coming.

This offer is open to anyone with a Canadian or U.S. mailing address.

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