Add to PageAsk a Question

Opening Jars with Arthritic Hands

Category Advice
Arthritis can make simple tasks difficult and even painful. This is a page about opening jars with arthritic hands.


Share on ThriftyFunThis page contains the following solutions. Have something to add? Please share your solution!

February 1, 2006

I have arthritis in my hands and it is hard to open some jar lids. So I cut a square of rubber shelf lining to use on the lid . If it is stubborn, I put the jar under hot running water for just a few seconds, dry the lid and it works for me.

By Great Granny Vi from Moorpark, CA

Comment Was this helpful? Yes


February 1, 20060 found this helpful

I don't know if this will help you but I have found that an old fashioned can opener (the ones with the pointy end) work well to help open jars. I pop it under the lid at a couple of places and you can hear it pop a little, like a vacuum packed item. Then it is easier to turn the lid to open it.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
By Juanita (Guest Post)
February 1, 20060 found this helpful

After pounding the cap with a handle of a table knife, put on latex dishwashing gloves. It really helps............Do you know why we've been pounding on lids for many many years?? When you pound on the lid you're stretching the metal. My husband was a tinner. Juanita

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
February 1, 20060 found this helpful

I just flip the jar upside down and bang it flat on the floor. Have been doing this for about 20 years and never broke a jar, every jar has opened. Banging it breaks the seal.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
February 2, 20060 found this helpful

Great Granny Vi,
Sometimes I use the rubber gloves as they have


ridges and helps open. I had a stubborn jelly jar
and as I was struggling I used the hot tap water and
finally popped the seal. I was beginning to think maybe I was not supposed to be having jelly.
"Where there is a will there is a way".

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Read More Comments
In These Pages
Health & Beauty AdviceMay 23, 2016
Halloween Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.

Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2019 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Generated 2019/10/08 22:37:38 in 1 secs. ⛅️️ ⚡️
Loading Something Awesome!