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amother




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Post  Tue, Jan 14 2020, 4:37 pm
Please help, o wise Imamothers! I need to open this jar of marinara sauce to make dinner. DH is not home. I don't want to wait for him.

Anyone discovered something magical for those of us weaklings with tiny hands?


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JoyInTheMorning




 
 
 
 

Post  Tue, Jan 14 2020, 4:39 pm
Knock the lid on its side with a standard knife from your cutlery set.

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amother




Wheat
 

Post  Tue, Jan 14 2020, 4:40 pm
Put a rubber band or ponytail underneath the cap. Usually works for me
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hodeez




 
 
 
 

Post  Tue, Jan 14 2020, 4:40 pm
Stab the top
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amother




Turquoise
 

Post  Tue, Jan 14 2020, 4:40 pm
Put a spoon between the cover and the rim of the jar. Turn the jar upside down and gently push the spoon till the jar pops.
Or
Bang the tip with a spoon till.it releases and opens.
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amother




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Post  Tue, Jan 14 2020, 4:41 pm
JoyInTheMorning wrote:
Knock the lid on its side with a standard knife from your cutlery set.


Ode to Joy
Thou hast saved my supper
LOL


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amother




Blue
 

Post  Tue, Jan 14 2020, 4:41 pm
Please don't roll on the floor laughing but this is literally what I do.
I put on a pair of shoes with rubber soles (ie crocs)
Sit down on the floor butterfly style with the jar nestled between the soles of the two shoes.
Then using either rubber gloves or a jar opener I am able to open the cover.
Works every time and gives my kids a good laugh LOL
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naomi1




 
 
 
 

Post  Tue, Jan 14 2020, 4:42 pm
Bang the lid lightly against a hard surface like the floor or a counter top and it should open.
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mfb




 
 
 
 

Post  Tue, Jan 14 2020, 4:46 pm
My can opener has a piece that hooks into the cover and you pull out a few places around until you hear the air release and then it’s easy to open

ETA
https://www.katom.com/268-407RD.html
Here’s the can opener. See the hook on the bottom part. Quick and easy to open jars.
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amother




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Post  Tue, Jan 14 2020, 4:48 pm
Wow, I am amazed at the innovation of Imamothers!

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amother




Cerulean
 

Post  Tue, Jan 14 2020, 4:48 pm
For the future they sell a flat rubber thing that u put on top of the jar and it opens
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amother




Oak
 

Post  Tue, Jan 14 2020, 4:58 pm
amother [ Cerulean ] wrote:
For the future they sell a flat rubber thing that u put on top of the jar and it opens


I just use rubber gloves. Works every time!
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ra_mom




 
 
 
 

Post  Tue, Jan 14 2020, 5:02 pm
mfb wrote:
My can opener has a piece that hooks into the cover and you pull out a few places around until you hear the air release and then it’s easy to open

ETA
https://www.katom.com/268-407RD.html
Here’s the can opener. See the hook on the bottom part. Quick and easy to open jars.

This. Wedge the hook piece under the lid until you hear the lid pop. Then you'll be able to open the lid easily. I actually bought just a hook device that I use for this all the time.
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applesbananas




 
 
 
 

Post  Tue, Jan 14 2020, 5:02 pm
https://www.kuhnrikonshop.com/.....D_BwE
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amother




Scarlet
 

Post  Tue, Jan 14 2020, 5:05 pm
ra_mom wrote:
This. Wedge the hook piece under the lid until you hear the lid pop. Then you'll be able to open the lid easily. I actually bought just a hook device that I use for this all the time.


I use a table knife to do that. And if it's not working, I run the lid under some boiling water to expand the metal a little.
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amother




Cobalt
 

Post  Tue, Jan 14 2020, 5:07 pm
A rubberband always works or food prep gloves
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amother




Lavender
 

Post  Tue, Jan 14 2020, 5:14 pm
I hold my breath and exert a lot of effort.
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malki2




 
 
 
 

Post  Tue, Jan 14 2020, 5:16 pm
Put on a rubber glove and turn the lid.
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Ravenclaw




 
 
 
 

Post  Tue, Jan 14 2020, 5:28 pm
hodeez wrote:
Stab the top


I always do this.
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amother




Burlywood
 

Post  Tue, Jan 14 2020, 6:25 pm
I do either the rubber band around the top, or use a beer opener.
My mom used to send us to the upstairs neighbor and im trying to avoid that.
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