Jar opener

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-13-2012
Jar opener
Sun, 08-11-2013 - 10:48am

Years ago I remember seeing a commercial about a jar opener for the elderly and those with arthritis but for the life of me, I can't find it anywhere. Does anyone know what I am talking about and where I can get one?

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-29-2004
Wed, 09-04-2013 - 8:16pm

I use to have a device that had a handle you turned and it moved some metal grippers closer together and farther apart.  You were suppose to grab the jar lid with the grippers and turn the handle.  Problem was, it kept slipping off the lid and wouldn't work properly.

I did find these online but not sure how they work







When I worked in the hospital we'd use the rubber tourniquets used for blood draws.  Usually those are disposable and not used on multiple patients so next time you have blood work ask if you can keep the tourniquet.  Just wrap that around the jar lid a couple of times and it's easier to grasp and twist off.

Community Leader
Registered: 10-22-2001
Sun, 08-11-2013 - 5:10pm

My physiotherapist was telling me an inexpensive way is an elastic band to help open lids...