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  • Effortless push-button opening
  • Simply place the jar opener on top of the jar and press the engage button
  • Compact for easy storage in a drawer or cabinet
  • Opens a wide variety of jar sizes-no jar is too tall
  • Durable and built to last
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OpenEase Automatic Jar Opener

Hamilton Beach OpenEase Automatic Jar Opener - 76800

Sometimes a lid is so stuck, no amount of muscle or willpower will loosen it. Tapping, prying, rubber grips � sometimes nothing works! Until now. The OpenEase Automatic Jar Opener makes opening jars amazingly simple, and it can open a wide variety of jars from small to large and every size in-between.

Why is it that when a lid refuses to budge, it's often at the worst time? With the OpenEase Automatic Jar Opener, dealing with a stuck lid while trying to make dinner for the family will never be frustrating again. The press of a button activates its powerful twisting action, tightening around the lid and loosening it. It's that simple! Press again to release the lid. When it's time to put it away, the OpenEase Jar Opener is compact enough to fit in a drawer, so it's always ready when you need it most.

  1. Opens a wide variety of glass jars with lids from 1" to 4" in diameter. No jar is too tall!
  2. Effortless, push-button opening means strong muscles are not needed
  3. Makes a great gift for anyone who cooks or suffers from arthritis or limited hand dexterity
  4. Made with quality materials and built for long-term durability
  5. Compact for easy storage in a drawer or cabinet
  6. Includes 2 "AA" batteries and can open 250+ jars with a single set of batteries
  7. Questions are supported by a toll-free call center located in the U.S.
  8. Backed with a one-year warranty
Effortless Opening

The OpenEase Automatic Jar Opener was designed for everyone who opens jars regularly or on occasion, and it's especially helpful for those with limited hand strength or arthritis. OpenEase is the one tool no kitchen should be without because it solves a problem that frustrates everyone from time to time.

How To Use

Simply place the jar opener on top of the jar and press the "Open Jar" button. The outer arms grip the jar while the inner arms close tightly around the lid and rotate, loosening the lid effortlessly. It's that simple! Press the "Release Lid" button and the arms let go of the lid and jar. The jar opener will turn off automatically; no off button is needed. If stored in the most compact position, press "Release Lid" first to open arms wide enough to place over jar lid. Then press "Open Jar" to tighten arms around jar and open lid.

Designed By Consumers For Consumers

At Hamilton Beach, every appliance has to perform well for consumers before it ever makes it onto the shelf. As we design products, we seek out honest feedback and opinions from a variety of sources. Now that's Good Thinking.

For the OpenEase Jar Opener, we focused on handgrip, comfort, and control. We talked to The Arthritis Institute and interviewed people with dexterity issues and arthritis. As we sought their feedback about the jar opener, we left no stone unturned. How does it feel in your hand? Which location do you prefer for the buttons? How does it feel when you press them? Once we were clear about consumers' needs, we knew we had a product that would make their lives easier.

About Arthritis*

Did you know that arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the United States? Approximately 50 million Americans live with arthritis. That makes even the simplest tasks � like opening jars � a daily struggle. * Source: 2007-2009 National Health Interview Survey (conducted by National Center for Health Statistics).

Tips & Care

Do not use with plastic jars. Jar opener is intended only for glass jars with screw-on lids. Be sure the outer arms of the jar opener fit securely on jar to prevent slipping. The jar opener will turn off automatically when the arms reach the outermost or innermost position. For tapered jars, place hand on top of jar opener to hold firmly in place to ensure that the arms do not slip on the jar.

For more compact storage, press the "Open Jar" button to reset the arms to the innermost position. To replace batteries, press and slide the battery compartment cover in the direction of the arrow. After replacing batteries, slide the cover closed in the opposite direction of the arrow. The jar opener may start running when the batteries are installed. This is normal.

Product Details

Size: 1 Set
Use and Care Guide [PDF]| Quick Start Guide [PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 3.2 x 7.8 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B007P2LAAU
  • UPC: 040094768011 040094768004
  • Item model number: 76800
  • Batteries 2 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (939 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #747 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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3.8 out of 5 stars

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205 of 208 people found the following review helpful By Noname TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 4, 2012
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This Hamilton Beach jar opener would work well for someone who has difficulty with jar lids. I tried using the jar opener with both small lids and larger lids and it does well most of the time. My biggest problem was with a jar of spaghetti sauce. The jar opener would slip off the jar because of the tapered glass. The manufacturer recommends holding the jar opener down in those circumstances. Once I did that, it worked. However, although I didn't have to use the full weight of my body to hold the jar opener down, it did require more force than I think some elderly people have. Those are the people who would likely be using this device. So, I conclude that it works for some jars and not others, if you don't want to apply any force at all.

I do like the one touch operation. It doesn't stop automatically. One must press the "release lid" button to have it release, and then it just keeps opening until the arms are fully extended. To close for storage, press the "open jar" button and let it run through the cycle.

The jar opener comes with batteries. It's a little bulky, but will fit in most kitchen drawers. It works on lids from 1 to 4 inches. I think it's handy to have around when the old spoon on the lid trick doesn't work.


UPDATE 11/19/13: It's been more than a year. I'm relying on this jar opener more and more as the lids are getting tighter or I'm aging very quickly, or maybe I'm just lazy. I've found this jar opener stores best upright on its feet in a cabinet so as to not accidentally push buttons and start a cycle when I don't want. They ought to put a "store" setting on it so we don't need to worry about that.
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107 of 110 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE on November 3, 2012
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I've used two different automatic jar/bottle openers and this one is the better of the two brands. I received this for review, so I wasn't afraid to put it to the test. It is noisy, and it is a bit slow (no noisier or slower than its competitors though), and I have only had it for about 6 months, but I put it to work pretty hard. The buttons are large and easy to use, and the device is not heavy.

Here are my test/usage results:

1. Sealed pickle jar - Opened! (I had my doubts on this one, and it strained a bit, but it worked!)
2. Peanut butter jar - Opened easily!
3. Oil bottle (tall, odd shape top half) - Opened easily!
4. Dried spice bottle of oregano - Opened easily!
5. Picante sauce bottle (odd shaped upper half) - Opened easily!
6. Hot sauce bottle - too small (item needs to be at least 1 inch in diameter to work)
7. Protein jug - too large (max size is 4 inches diameter - jug was about 5 inches)
8. Sealed, spill resistant insulated mug from a major national chain coffee house (these can be a pain) - Opened! I put this one on TIGHT too!

***YOU CAN USE THIS TO OPEN CHILD-PROOF PILL BOTTLES twist off kind such as the value-size bottle of ibuprofen or naproxen sodium, IF YOU CAN PUSH DOWN a bit to engage the lock on the lid. I used a bit of downward pressure and the opener did all the rest of the work (the gripping and twisting part). You could even use your elbow or forearm. This can save you quite a bit of money, as most of the store brands don't make the easy open bottles designed for arthritis like the name brands sometimes offer.
If the little rubber feet get oily (like from opening the cooking oil bottle), you can wash them with a bit of soap to restore their grip.

This would be an excellent gift for someone with arthritis, or who have a tough time gripping and twisting, or perhaps for someone with carpal tunnel syndrome.
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79 of 81 people found the following review helpful By L. Fox on July 15, 2012
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I love this little gadget! I rarely need help opening jars, but pickle jars and big olive jars (not the little ones) are impossible for me and drive up my husband's blood pressure, so he told me to get a jar opener. I didn't have room for one of those big stands like my mother in law has, and they're about $100, so I was really excited to find this little automatic jar opener. And it works really well! As others have said, it's very loud, but unless you have a sleeping baby to worry about, it's not a big deal.

There are only two buttons- one to open the jar, and one to release the lid. When I got it, I was so excited about trying it that I didn't read the full instructions- just the quick start guide. The quick start guide does indeed tell you how the machine actually operates (just open it fully, set it on the jar lid, and press the button- the outer arms grip the jar while the inner arms twist the lid). Well, my husband grabbed the jar as an additional safety measure, but neither of us thought to grip the machine. The quick start guide didn't say anything about holding anything, so....

Anyway, the machine worked great! In about 30 seconds, it had the jar open. But, it worked a little too well. When the lid popped open, the force of the machine twisting it made the lid AND the machine fly off AND twisted the jar out of my husband's grasp. The whole jar went flying and I lost half of the juice and about a dozen olives (like I said, it was a big jar). I thought it was hilarious. Anyway, after I got everything cleaned up, I sat down and read through the actual instruction manual. Lo and behold- it tells you to grip the jar AND keep a firm grip on the machine. That would have been useful in the quick start guide.
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