Monday, October 18, 2010

How to Open a Stubborn Jar Lid

This post may not help you get to heaven, but it will help you to open a really stubborn jar lid. On the other hand, if you lose your temper trying to open a jar lid that won't budge, then maybe it will help you get to heaven!

Yesterday, I learned the simplest little trick for opening a jar lid. You know those rubber bands that hold broccoli stems together? Save them!

All you do is slip the rubber band around the lid and presto! You have all the traction you need to open the lid. It comes off with such ease, it will make you smile.

Please, hold your applause.


Michael said...


Thanks for the tip!

Nancy said...

Great tip.

I've had some success opening jars by putting on my dishwashing gloves - they have the textured surface on the palms and the fingers for a good grip. And, I confess, one of my methods isn't far off the cartoon. I've been known to bounce a jar lid-first off the (carpeted) floor a couple of times. Crazy, but it worked.

Michele said...

can't hold the applause! clap clap clap clap! :D

Victor S E Moubarak said...

The lid was so tight no one could open it. I (secretly) tried the rubber band trick. And they all said: "Yeh! ... we weakened it for you first!"

God bless.

Angela M. said...

I thought you wrote "save the APPLEsauce" LOL!!!