Jar Openers: Which Work Best in Older Hands?

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from: Longevity Explorers | Saratoga Retirement Community

Discussion Summary

The Saratoga Retirement Community circle brought samples of jar openers from their kitchens to share and discuss. The result was an understanding of why certain ones work (or don't) for the various members.

The SRC discussion circle brought a wide variety of devices from the mundane to the unexpected, including:

  • Levered jar wrenches 
  • Standard can openers
  • Rubber gloves
  • Various strap-type jar wrenches
  • Sliding, toothed, cap-grasping tools
  • "Just hitting it on the floor"
  • An oil filter wrench from the automotive tool box

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from Saratoga Retirement Community circle discussion May 26th, 2015.



Some of the popular Jar Opener designs (and where to buy them)

Note: We have no financial interest in these products.

1. Oxo Good Grips Jar Opener

This was a popular design in the discussion.

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2. Swing-a-Way Comfort grip Jar Opener

This was a simple but effective opener. Very similar openers were shown by several participants, and got positive comments.

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3. Kitchen Kahuna Silicone Easy Jar Opener

This one was also positively regarded.

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4. Grip Wrench

This item attracted perhaps the most interest from the group. The Grip Wrench demonstrated was an older model and not the same brand as the picture below. But this is an example of the sort of thing John was describing.

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5. Lots more jar openers on Amazon

There are a lot more of these types of products to be seen on Amazon. You can view the full selection on Amazon here.




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