My ProblemI am 72 and have arthritis in my hands. I shop at Costco a lot and often buy large jars with vacuum lids. Large jars that are four inches in diameter are almost impossible to open. I have tried numerous other kinds of jar openers. I had one I thought was very good, but it broke when I tried to open my large jar of artichokes. I purchased Jar Key (also known as JarPop!) because I had jars I simply could not open. The photo shows my husband using it.
All of the openers I had tried before had handles with a gripper of some sort on the end. One would have to try to get the gripper around the jar lid and then tighten the handles (or handle) with one hand while holding the jar steady with the other. Usually either the gripper would not go all the way around or, if it did, my hand couldn't hold the jar firmly in place because of its size. My hand wouldn't go all the way around it. My husband couldn't open the jars, either. These gripper gadgets will work only when a jar and its lid is small or if the lid is threaded. They don't work on large vacuum sealed jars.
So, there I was with a few large jars I couldn't open. I wanted to get at the artichokes or spaghetti sauce. What to do?
The Simple Solution
Brix Jar Key-Yello
This handy inexpensive kitchen tool made it possible for me to open large vacuum sealed jars with ease.
Photos of Jar Key in use were taken by me and may not be used without permission.