One Touch Automatic Jar Opener (ideal for those with limited hand mobility) £15 delivered at Amazon
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One Touch Automatic Jar Opener (ideal for those with limited hand mobility) £15 delivered at Amazon

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Found 24th Nov 2008Made hot 24th Nov 2008
* The easy way to open jars, even stubborn ones
* Just place on jar and it does the hard work
* Clamps grip jar and apply 25lb of pressure to release lid
* Designed to open virtually all jar shapes and sizes
* A "must-have" kitchen gadget ideal for those with limited hand mobility
* Battery operated (2 x AA batteries included)

Buy it with the One Touch Automatic Can Opener from the same page for £23.47

33 Comments

Original Poster

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nice find..!

just what you need to crack open those stubborn pickled gherkins! :thumbsup:

I wondered how long it would be till this popped up.

I understand why people with health issues would need one but if you get one and your able bodied you're just a lazy so and so.

SuPerNoVi;3552282

I wondered how long it would be till this popped up.I understand why … I wondered how long it would be till this popped up.I understand why people with health issues would need one but if you get one and your able bodied you're just a lazy so and so.



Ideal for able bodied people who take lifts to go down stairs.

SuPerNoVi;3552282

I understand why people with health issues would need one but if you get … I understand why people with health issues would need one but if you get one and your able bodied you're just a lazy so and so.




I think MikeT specifically included (ideal for those with limited hand mobility) in the title in order to avoid comments such as yours and yet you shoe-horned it in anyway :-D

Original Poster

25LB of pressure applied so if you are able bodied and get your fingers in the wrong place, you wont be for long!
Nice gift for aged parents though, lots do struggle with jar tops.

Cuddy;3552305

I think MikeT specifically included (ideal for those with limited hand … I think MikeT specifically included (ideal for those with limited hand mobility) in the title in order to avoid comments such as yours and yet you shoe-horned it in anyway :-D



My comment wasn't aimed at MikeT, my comment was aimed at people that buy it. I saw the advert on TV yesterday and said the same thing then.

Obviously it will benefit some people and MikeT pointed those benefits out.

now they only need to invent divine conception and I'll be completely useless

Well, maybe I'm losing it, but I find an increasing number of jars that can only be opened with a vice and an oil filter strap-wrench, so voted hot.

Also need mini hacksaw to open packets of biscuits. Any gadgets for that?

edzio;3552199

just what you need to crack open those stubborn pickled gherkins! … just what you need to crack open those stubborn pickled gherkins! :thumbsup:



Had that very problem on Friday night. Had went shopping straight from work. When I got home hubby called to say he would bring in a take away. But I fancied snacking on something while I waited. So, instead of putting away the brand new jar of pickled gherkins, I thought I'd have a couple. (I'm expecting you see!)
Would the bloody thing open??? No!!!!
Even tried the old rubber band trick, but nothing!

When hubby arrived home, I explained. Even he had to don a pair of marigolds to open it!

And after all that, I didn't even want one cause my Chinese had arrived!

:-D:-D:-D

crocodilemick;3552386

now they only need to invent divine conception and I'll be completely … now they only need to invent divine conception and I'll be completely useless



Read your Bible lately???

tracyanne1;3552528

Had that very problem on Friday night. Had went shopping straight from … Had that very problem on Friday night. Had went shopping straight from work. When I got home hubby called to say he would bring in a take away. But I fancied snacking on something while I waited. So, instead of putting away the brand new jar of pickled gherkins, I thought I'd have a couple. (I'm expecting you see!)Would the bloody thing open??? No!!!!Even tried the old rubber band trick, but nothing!When hubby arrived home, I explained. Even he had to don a pair of marigolds to open it!And after all that, I didn't even want one cause my Chinese had arrived!:-D:-D:-D



Like you, I'm able bodied but sometimes stubborn jars just refuse to open. This little thing is great, though:

lakeland.co.uk/jar…706

You use it to lever the lid up a fraction to break the vacuum seal.

SuPerNoVi;3552368

My comment wasn't aimed at MikeT, my comment was aimed at people that buy … My comment wasn't aimed at MikeT, my comment was aimed at people that buy it. I saw the advert on TV yesterday and said the same thing then.



I didn't say your comment was directed at MikeT.

I was simply saying that without his "(ideal for those with limited hand mobility)" disclaimer a lot more people would be replying with comments along the lines of "yeah, spend £15 if you're a lazy git" etc.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not having a go at you or MikeT

Try pouring hot water on the lid, it makes it expand, thus easier to open...

tracyanne1;3552528

Even he had to don a pair of marigolds to open it!



He didn't have to, he just likes wearing them

w_orbit;3553642

He didn't have to, he just likes wearing them




Do you know?.........you might be right!!!

Mine came today! I ordered both from Amazon last week for my mother-in-laws chrimbo present.

Biffo the Bear;3552489

Well, maybe I'm losing it, but I find an increasing number of jars that … Well, maybe I'm losing it, but I find an increasing number of jars that can only be opened with a vice and an oil filter strap-wrench, so voted hot.Also need mini hacksaw to open packets of biscuits. Any gadgets for that?



what about a device to open moronic plastic packaging - you know the sealed stuff that eg..scissors/notebook locks come in.....even a decent pair of scissors struggle now....i now have to use wire cutters!!

or a device to remove children's toys from packaging....as opposed to a hammer...last kids toy i sent back to the shop for a refund.......

held in with 8 plastic fasteners (requires scissors), 6 screws, 20 bits of tape and 18 bits of plasstic coated wire.....most of the screws were stripped by the plonker who packaged it.

royals;3555752

what about a device to open moronic plastic packaging - you know the … what about a device to open moronic plastic packaging - you know the sealed stuff that eg..scissors/notebook locks come in.....



An industrial version of this device might do?
uk.youtube.com/wat…-FA

Can it work in reverse to secure the lid back on?

Just a thought.

If you're buying for yourself there are way cheaper alternative gizmos for doing this.

The jar opener is £16.99 at Robert Dyas and the can opener £14.99 so this offer from Amazon is good value if you need them, like my sister who had a stoke in her early twenties and only has the use of one arm.

Great deal. Bought one for my old mum who has little power in her hands. She now feels as if she has a bit more independance and can eat something when she wants it. Worth every penny to see the old dear happy.

Super find - good for my mum with her arthritis. Must admit was also tempted by the electric potato peeler !!!!

If you place a towel on a flat work surface and gently tap the edge of the lid of the jar against the towel this also loosens most stubborn lids....and is free!!

the advert for this fascinates me!!

i can never open jars!

jackiestuff;3552871

Like you, I'm able bodied but sometimes stubborn jars just refuse to … Like you, I'm able bodied but sometimes stubborn jars just refuse to open. This little thing is great, though: http://www.lakeland.co.uk/jarkey/F/keyword/jar+opener/product/7706You use it to lever the lid up a fraction to break the vacuum seal.



You can have the same effect by giving the side of the lid a slight tap on a work surface. It just lets a bit of air sneak in and reduce the vacuum.
Always works for me!

Now £16.50
You can buy this in Debenhams until 07/12 20% off = £16.00
Use Debenhams card, futher 10% off = £14.40

Just bang your jar hard on the side of the lid with a wooden spoon. Works a treat

Just wondering if this would make a good wedding present for my mate who had a stroke last year?

Or will it end up being a back of the cupboard job lol.

mikeyp;4681931

Just wondering if this would make a good wedding present for my mate who … Just wondering if this would make a good wedding present for my mate who had a stroke last year?Or will it end up being a back of the cupboard job lol.



Not if they regularly buy the infamous Waitrose 'impossible to open' Gherkins!
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