One Touch Jar Opener

One touch jar opener? I just saw it advertised on TV. Anyone have one yet?

Keeper from NC

Ad
Flag
September 4, 20070 found this helpful

I used to work at a store that sold them. We would sell out before we could even display them all. Everyone loved them!! And I bought one for my grandmother, and she LOVES it. She just puts it on, touches it, and it goes around and it's done! She says it "wags it's tail" as it goes around. It's great!! Well worth $20.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
September 5, 20070 found this helpful

They are wonderful. I do alot of preserving and many times the lids are far too tight, no problem for the opener.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
September 5, 20070 found this helpful

I am amazed that 2 readers loved this thing. It is the biggest piece of garbage I ever bought. We got it at Bed Bath & Beyond and, after trying to make it work several times, ended up returning it. The customer service person said that a LOT of people returned them so it wasn't a defective one or anything. Don't waste your money.

Ad
ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
September 5, 20070 found this helpful

I bought one for my mom who has arthritis thinking I was doing a good thing for her. It is bad. It only will work on certain sized jars. I would not buy it at all.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
September 6, 20070 found this helpful

I just returned mine back to Walmart. Don't waste your time, or money. :)

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
September 7, 20070 found this helpful

I have Carpal Tunnel and this opener has been a God sent to me. If will not open the really wide jars, or really high jars, but I still love it. My daughter gave it to me about 5 years ago when they first came out. So, my is older, they may have improved on the size the opener will open now. It does take some getting use to, but I use mine everyday as I cook two to three meals a day. I think now they make them with can opener on them.

Ad
ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
September 7, 20070 found this helpful

Thanks fer your feedback. Guess most of ya saved me 20bucks plus that dang tax! lol Keeper

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
September 7, 20070 found this helpful

Yes, and my advice don't buy one. I have changed batteries, etc. More trouble then it is worth. If I could find the receipt I would take it back!

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
September 10, 20070 found this helpful

Odd that the one touch works for some but not for most. I could get it to work, but it drained the batteries after two cans. I even tried lithium batteries.

Always save your receipts!

shishi

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
October 3, 20070 found this helpful

Are you asking about a jar opener (for twist-off lids) or a can opener (cutting through metal lids)? I tried the can opener (actually two) took both back to the store. I have had the jar opener for two years now, and because of arthritis in my hands, it is one of my most used appliances in my kitchen! I used to have to wait for my son to get home to open jars for me (very frustrating!), no more! I LOVE IT!!

TAMAK

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
November 13, 20070 found this helpful

Just received two that I bought. It is a sham. It does not open all jars with 4" or less diameter. It does not work where the jar has a little curve at the top below the lid. It does not work when the lid is the type that pops up once you start to open. It does not work on plastic jars. I could not get the thing to stop until I struggled for 15 minutes to get the batteries out . They did offer to credit me. HOWEVER I have to PAY THE POSTAGE $7.00 TO SEND IT BACK.Save yourself the trouble & aggravation.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
November 27, 20070 found this helpful

I may have bought one, but after talking to their customer service workers, no way. Their customer service department employs the RUDEST people I have ever had to deal with.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
November 27, 20070 found this helpful

RUDEST people I have ever dealed with in their customer service department.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
December 5, 20070 found this helpful

Thanks to all who had a bad experience with the jar opener. You saved me money on three for christmas gifts!

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
December 12, 20070 found this helpful

What stores can I buy this at? I do not want to order it.

Thanks!

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
January 29, 20080 found this helpful

I used one for about 10 times. Got it for Christmas, and the lid holder broke, does anyone know where I can get it fixed or replaced. the company I called said that I did not buy it from them. Any help?

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
March 12, 20080 found this helpful

I received mine as a Christmas gift and I loved it, since I have carpal tunnel and arthritis. It worked on most jars, and I have other gadgets for those odd shaped jars. However, I tried it on a home-canned jar (the lid was stuck tight from some food residue that occured during the canning process); it opened the jar, but one part broke during the process. Sure wish I could find another one.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
March 27, 20080 found this helpful

I bought one for my Mother and it broke after only a few uses. Sounds like the same piece broke off that other people reported. Wonder what would happen if I just sent it back and asked them to send her a new one?

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
March 30, 20080 found this helpful

It's a lot saver because it makes the lid's edge smooth so you will not cut yourself. The only problem I had is if the lid is a little bent the can opener is hard to get off.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
April 3, 20080 found this helpful

The biggest, cheapest piece of garbage I've seen lately. Used it 4 times before it broke trying to open a jar of beets. Rude doesn't begin to describe the customer support people that answer the phone for the entity that is supposed to be the US Distributor.

The product is a piece of junk and the customer service people might as well be spare parts!

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
April 3, 20080 found this helpful

I used it about 10 times and was thrilled. Then, tonight while trying to open a jar of spaghetti sauce it broke in the same manner described by others. I am very disappointed, since it is still new.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
April 4, 20080 found this helpful

I bought one and the second bottle I tried to open with it, it broke. A piece of junk in my opinion and a waste of money.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
June 24, 20080 found this helpful

Thought it was the best invention in years. Trying to open a jar of Del Monte peaches, the lid opener broke, and flew off. How shocking! You should know what happens. Would be glad to send you the broken piece. Personally, I think you should replace it at no cost. But you don't seem to have an address.

Editor's Note: You should contact the company directly. Here is a link to their customer service page.

http://www.picustomerservice.com/customerserviceform.asp

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
July 11, 20080 found this helpful

A group called LabGeeks tested to see how strong the product was by super gluing the lid of a jar. It appears to work pretty good.

http://labgeeks.blogspot.com/

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
August 8, 20080 found this helpful

I purchased one, it works but does not stop. I contacted the seller and they sent me a replacement. It works but it does not stop until it finishes it's full cycle. A waste of batteries. I am going to return both, ask for a refund and lick my wounds paying the shipping. It could be made into a

terrific tool.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
August 15, 20080 found this helpful

Don't buy one broke on second use. One Touch Jar Opener. $20.00 dollars wasted. Going to try a black & Decker Jar opener.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
August 28, 20080 found this helpful

Yes I bought one and thought it good. Until like William, the plastic mechanism broke!

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
October 30, 20080 found this helpful

The jar opener worked like a charm for 3 months. Then the plastic mechanism broke.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
January 22, 20090 found this helpful

(Posted via email)

The jar opener was used 3 times then it flew apart.

Helen

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
February 5, 20090 found this helpful

Having worked with people with disabilities, the jar opener is a godsend to many of them. I bought one for my girlfriend who has advanced arthritis in her hands and she loves it. Unfortunately, the mechanism broke exactly as in the picture posted by William Bright. Having worked also as an engineering assistant. I have one question? Why didn't the engineer who designed the "plastic" teeth specify that the teeth be designed with some type of structural metal that could with-stand the pressure of tooth to gear ratio? My daughter could do a better job in it's design than whoever designed the specifications for this product and she's an accountant. Don't eliminate the product, improve it's modification!

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
January 12, 20100 found this helpful

I received my jar opener for Christmas last year, and I love it! I have arthritis in my hands and there is no way I can open anything anymore. Now I don't have to wait for hubby to come home to open a jar for me. I just read all the comments and now am worried that mine will break too. I sure hope mine will last longer than the others had. I think mine is on the first batteries I put in it. It's slow but does the job! Good luck to others that buy it. I just recommended it to my sister.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

September 25, 2011 Flag
0 found this helpful

My One Touch jar opener just broke opening a jar. Where can I get it repaired or replaced? I have arthritis in my hands and this opener is a godsend. The bar that has the teeth broke while opening a jar.

By Marge from NJ

Answer This QuestionWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
September 25, 20110 found this helpful

A lot of the junk advertised on T.V. are all made in China where there's no quality workmanship.

You are much better off owning a vintage channel lock wrench that will open any jar. You can find old tools at flea markets or estate sales. Cover the jar lid with a rag and then use the wrench to easily open the jar.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
September 26, 20110 found this helpful

I "googled" and they have one at Amazon.com.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
September 27, 20110 found this helpful

Google "handicapped aides" and there are many companies that have adaptive items for daily chores, dressing, etc. I too have arthritis in my hands and the jar opener I have from one of those places is awesome!

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
September 27, 20110 found this helpful

Google "handicapped aides" and there are many companies that have adaptive items for daily chores, dressing, etc. I too have arthritis in my hands and the jar opener I have from one of those places is awesome!

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Related
Categories
Food and Recipes Food Tips Kitchen ToolsSeptember 4, 2007
Guides
A pink piggy bank made from a plastic mayo bottle.
Mayonnaise Jar Piggy Bank
can opener
Choosing a Can Opener
beaded lid
Crafts Using Jar Lids
Garage Door Opener
Reusing a Garage Door Opener
More
🎉
New Years Ideas!
🎄
Christmas Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
You are viewing the desktop version of this page: View Mobile Site
© 1997-2016 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on December 2, 2016 at 7:40:25 PM on 10.0.1.211 in 13 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!