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It really works !!!!
on April 4, 2010
For years I've used a small piece of rubberized (waffle pattern) shelf liner to assist with stubborn jar lids. For a bad one I am often successful adding a routine of heating a metal lid on a glass jar under a stream of hot water and tapping around the lid. For really stubborn Costco sized jars I've had to go to the garage to get industrial help with clamps, etc.
Some years ago I came across this small strange looking device. It didn't look like it could do much. I bought it on a whim. Well, in fact, it does a lot : IT REALLY WORKS !!!! The problem with opening stubborn jar lids, it turns out, is a vacuum seal holding the lid on tight. This little gizmo simple lifts a corner of the lid slightly to release the vacuum seal. After that "seal" is broken, the lid always easily unscrews with no effort. It always works and works on any size jar lid, no matter how large or how difficult. Actually, it's pretty amazing.