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Not a heavy duty solution!
on October 19, 2007
I just received the B & D Lids Off Automatic Jar Opener. I am a retired gentleman suffering from some tendon weakness, but am reaonably resourceful. I can open most jars with my hands, but every once in a while I come across jars that are impossible to open even using all the common kitchen techniques; hence the purchase of this product.
The first jar I tried to open was 'Del Monte Orchard Select Apricot Halves'. I have found Del Monte jars to be infamously tight. Anyway the B & D opener failed to open the product and instead became jammed making it impossible to remove the jar from the opener without prying the upper body up with a screw driver ( a technique that I suppose is not recommended).
After using the jar opener for several months I now find it to be a much better product than I first perceived. I have had to learn some things about placement of jars, but discounting my first attempts, it has worked well.
It has become a real help to me, and I am glad that I have it.