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Where Can I Find A Round Rubber Jar Opener

Hi, I am trying to find a jar opener. It's usually round, rubbery with a slight texture to it. It's usually given as a give-a-way from businesses. You hold it in your hand as you are attempting to open a tight jar lid. I threw one out after having for years and can not seem to locate them anywhere. Any suggestions? I googled "jar openers" and terms along those lines but had no luck. Thanks guys! :o)

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Holly from GA

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July 11, 20070 found this helpful

Hi Holly,

Try searching for 'rubber gripper jar opener' and you'll probably find it.

Here's one link where I found it;

http://www.pres  om/B31120231.htm

Mum

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July 11, 20070 found this helpful

At the Dollar store or anyother store, get a rug gribber, rubber placement, or shelf liner, cut to your size and wa la!!

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July 11, 20070 found this helpful

The new silicone hot pads that are in stores everywhere work great as jar openers - and double as hot pads so you get 2 items for the price of one - how thrifty is that!

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July 11, 20070 found this helpful

Queenie,Mich & Mum ~ Hey guys, thanks for the speedy reply on my question. You each came up with great ideas. I went into another Google search and it popped up with about 8+ pgs.

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I appreciate all your suggestions and think I'll try out the shelf liner. Never thought of that. Again, thanks to the three of you. ~ Holly :o)

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By Fawn. (Guest Post)
July 11, 20070 found this helpful

All you have to do is get some rubber shelf liner the stuff with the holes is fine when it wears out just cut out a new one .

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By Toni (Guest Post)
July 14, 20070 found this helpful

What I find helps is using plain elastic bands (the thicker bands). I usually get them when buying broccoli at the supermarket and toss them into the elastic drawer. When needed, I wrap one or two elastic band(s), around the lid and the jar opens easily.

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By Brenda (Guest Post)
July 16, 20070 found this helpful

If you can't find exactly what you want, use a rubber glove with the ribbed edge toward the jar. I have opened jars this way for years.

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By Jan (Guest Post)
July 16, 20070 found this helpful

Hi,why don't you just ask someone who works in a garage to cut you a piece of inner tube from a tire (,they must have some that are to bad to patch,)in a circle and use that

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By Melinda from Orlando,Fl (Guest Post)
July 16, 20070 found this helpful

I found a great jar opener at Cracker Barrel. It is rubbery and fits all different size jars. The cost is around $7 if I can remember correctly.

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July 16, 20070 found this helpful

How about going to a dollar store & using one of those flat rubber "Bathtub Plugs"?

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By Bunny (Guest Post)
July 16, 20070 found this helpful

I Googled "rubber jar opener" and got several links. I did the same search on ebay and came up with several too.

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By tamak (Guest Post)
July 16, 20070 found this helpful

Buy a roll of the new "spongy" drawer liner material (you can find it near the contact paper). Just use a small plate or toilet paper roll for cutting the circle shape. They work wonderfully as jar openers!

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By Jean (Guest Post)
July 16, 20070 found this helpful

I recently found one at the Dollar General store.

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By Bunny (Guest Post)
July 16, 20070 found this helpful

I Googled "rubber jar opener" and got several links. I did the same search on ebay and came up with several too.

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By Millicent (Guest Post)
July 16, 20070 found this helpful

I got mine at WalMart....there were 4 in a package, in the housewares I think. You could also use that stuff you put in the kitchen drawers to keep things from sliding around...Don't remember the cost , but it wasn't much.

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July 17, 20070 found this helpful

Wow..I checked here when I first posted my question and there were, I believe ,three replies. Now so many. I would just like to thank all those that replied. You all had great solutions. Thanks again. ~ Holly in Ga. :o)

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By Carol (Guest Post)
July 17, 20070 found this helpful

Ace Hardware has them for about $2.00.
Try googling 'rubber jar gripper' and 'jar and bottle openers'.

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July 19, 20070 found this helpful

I found my rubber jar openers at my local Bi-Lo Store.It was in the aisle where they had the cleaners and and household things.It didn't cost much,and there were 5 to a pack.(Can't remember how much they were,cause I got them over a year ago.

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By debi (Guest Post)
June 2, 20080 found this helpful

The picture posted, I have that one and it kinda sucks. It tears if the jar is ribbed. For example, I only typically need a jar opener for my Vanilla Extract. It's always so tight that my boyfriend ripped that opener. We use pliers. Anyway I did a search and found this site, http://www.fant  om/openers.html. Go down about halfway, it says "Round rubber jar opener". They are $1 and then like $6 to ship. I am probably going to order from them.

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By zberryman (Guest Post)
October 20, 20080 found this helpful

I want to thank everyone too. My mother is 87 and I cannot open jar either because of carpal tunnel surgery on both hands. She remembers the old rubber jar openers like the one you asked for. Now I bet I can get several for us. Every store owner I asked had not clue what they were!

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Thanks again---you've made 2 "old" ladies very happy (and their hands won't hurt opening jars anymore!)

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Anonymous
January 11, 20160 found this helpful

Just purchase a small roll of grip drawer liner (same kind of rubber) and cut out your own! I bought a 12" x 5' roll at Big Lots today for $1.00. Can't beat that price!

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July 16, 20170 found this helpful

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