Thursday, November 08, 2007 you need this?

Maybe it's just me, but I'm thinkin' that if you need to have a machine this large (Black & Decker / Lids Off ) on your counter top just to remove jar lids, it maybe time for you to switch to pop-top cans or plastic options. Stop the insanity of the one-purpose, money and time wasting appliances. You know that if you buy this, you'll use it two times and then store it in the cupboard, promptly forget about it, try to sell it at a garage sale, then donate it to Goodwill or the DI within 5 years. After it doesn't sell there, where will it end up? In a freakin' landfill. So, just say no.

For those of you who are in the physical condition where it's impossible to open jars, ok, go ahead, you can get one. The rest of you? When you want to open a difficultly sealed jar, invert it, and squarely pound the lid three times on the counter top. Works like a charm, everytime.
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Anonymous said...

I couldn't agree more! One more hint on opening jars even for the frail. Use one of those old fashion can openers that punch holes in juice cans, turn upside down and slide under the edge of the lid and press down until you hear the pop. It will break the seal and the jar will open simply.