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Swing-A-Way 711BK Comfort Grip Jar Opener, Black

by Amco

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Jar Opener
  • Helps open those stubborn jar lids and caps
  • All-steel construction
  • Adjusts to most jar lids and caps
  • 5-year warranty
  • Dishwasher safe
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Product Description

Style Name: Jar Opener

No more struggling with tough-to-open jars! The swing-a-way jar opener from amco is made of all-steel construction and provides leveraged twisting and spring-loaded power for smooth, easy operation. Adjusts to most jar lids and caps.

Product Details

Style Name: Jar Opener
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 4 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000HMC5JA
  • Item model number: 711BK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (485 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,174 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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Customer Reviews

It works and is easy to use.
P. Kline
This jar opener works great from opening regular sized water bottle caps to pickle jar lids.
Barbara Keck
I recommend this for anyone with arthritis in their hands.
Alfie

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

55 of 55 people found the following review helpful By Justine Simone on February 17, 2006
Style Name: Jar Opener
I cannot believe this product isn't in every store! It has been very hard to find, I have even travelled to other towns to try to find it to give friends who have WEAK HANDS OR ARTHRITIS! It will open any size from a small bottle top to a large pickle jar without effort! I would be lost without mine! Last summer, I found a supply in a small town in Indiana (at $4.95 each). I bought 1/2 dozen, gave them all out and need more, so had to come online! Buying 6 more now.
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55 of 58 people found the following review helpful By L. Haislip on November 19, 2005
Style Name: Jar Opener Verified Purchase
I have owned many jar openers in my life and this is the one I would recommend for most people. The jar opener that is the easiest and most convenient to use is the one that is shaped like a V with serrated inner edges that you mount on the under side of your upper kitchen cabinets. It is convenient because you don't have to open a drawer for it and since it is mounted to the cabinet, you can use both hands to grip the jar. BUT, many people don't want to mar their kitchen cabinets by mounting that kind of opener. So, my current favorite is the Swing-A-Way #711 jar opener. Made by the folks who make high-quality hand can openers, this is a very simple to use device which doesn't take up much drawer space. It opens jars of all sizes easily.
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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Skippypup on November 15, 2006
Style Name: Jar Opener Verified Purchase
I have had this opener for 26 years. Yes, 26 years! Got it as a wedding gift back in 1980 and I'm still using it. I love it and use it almost every day. It has never failed me and even kids can use this one. I'm ordering 2 more for my daughters for Christmas for their own apartments. Great kitchen tool, everyone should have one!
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By F. P. Berger on January 2, 2008
Style Name: Jar Opener Verified Purchase
I haven't found a jar yet that I can't get open with this thing. I've had one for years and I just bought two for my mother-in-law and sister-in-law. I started needing one when I had some arthritis pain in my hand and couldn't grip the tops of jars firmly enough to open them. This only requires you to squeeze the handle to get a good grip on any size jar.

The only downside is that sometimes there are dents left in the jar lid after opening it this way.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By James on November 27, 2010
Style Name: Can Opener
Amco Swing-A-Way 709BK Comfort Grip Can Opener, Black

This may have been a good product in the past, but it's inferior now. It failed to open the first three cans I attempted to open. The blade appears to seat properly at first, but then it rides up on the lip of the can, and so, there are sections of the lid that have not been scored and penetrated by the blade. I'm returning this one and going for the Zyliss...
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By J. Warren on April 11, 2011
Style Name: Can Opener
Here's the scoop on the "made in China" discussion regarding Swing-a-way can openers. I called the AMCO Company last week and was told that since approximately 2008-2009 all their Swing-a-way can openers are made in China. Seems the original company may have changed hands a couple of times through the years, so those brands we could rely on, and were American made are no longer around. After spending quite a bit of time on the Internet searching, it appears that none of the other home can openers are made in the USA either. I called OXO and one other company as well, and the story was the same, all made in China. I just finished rummaging around in storage (ie., "should have thrown it away" stash)and found my two old Swing-a-ways and will try to clean them up and see if they will continue on for a few more years.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Adam Carpenter on January 14, 2011
Style Name: Can Opener Verified Purchase
I really would love to be constructive about the product, but really the only metric it has to pass is "can it open a can?" Unfortunately, it slips off the can after one small turn every single time. It took 10 very frustrating minutes just to get a can of tuna partially open enough to dig out the contents with a spoon. I had an OXO Good Grips can opener before this and it worked flawlessly. I would recommend you stay far away from this one and go with one of the OXO can openers.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Robert Green on April 2, 2011
Style Name: Can Opener
I can confirm that these aren't the Swing-A-Way openers of yesteryear that have inspired generations of loyal followers. The old Swing-A-Way openers were made in the USA and lasted for decades. I've bought two of the current models in the past 5 years based on the quality of the old openers I remember from growing up, and they've both been duds. Instead of decades, now they're wearing out in just a year or two - the knurled tooth on the wheels that grip the can rims give up the ghost much earlier than they should - probably softer steel from the new cheaper manufacturing. I can literally see a groove on the teeth on the wheel where the cans have worn out the teeth, and I can promise you that we eat way less canned food than my parents and grandparents did! I'm about to buy my third can opener in 5 years, and I can assure you that it WON'T be another one of these shoddy openers!!!! These are cheap steel, wears out in a year or two - don't waste your money!
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