Use Paint Can Opener For Opening Jars

If you have trouble opening new jars of food, such as pickles, jams, etc. because the lid is vacuum sealed, slide the curved edge of a paint can opener under the edge of the jar top and push down or twist slightly. It allows air into the jar to break the vacuum seal, and the jar should open easily. It's far safer than a knife, it doesn't take up much room, and is sometimes free when you buy paint!

Ad

By Ginny from Murrells Inlet, SC

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

April 20, 20100 found this helpful

I've been doing the same thing, only with a screwdriver. It's so much easier to open jars after that seal has been broken, isn't it?

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
April 28, 20100 found this helpful

You can put the jar upside down in some hot water and it is easier to open.
You can place a folded dish cloth on a table and turn the jar upside down and give it few taps.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

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

Related Content
In This Guide
Categories
Food and Recipes Food Tips Helpful HintsApril 20, 2010
Guides
More
👒
Mother's Day Ideas!
👔
Father's Day Ideas!
🌻
Gardening
🐰
Easter Ideas!
🐛
Pest Control
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Instagram
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
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 2019/04/18 13:27:52 in 2 secs. ⛅️️
Loading Something Awesome!