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EZ Off Jar Opener
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- Easy to install and use
- Opens lids effortlessly!
- Easy installation with peel-and-stick adhesive
- Opens lids from fingernail polish to a 6
- Guaranteed to last and Made in the USA!
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This is the original EZ Off Jar Opener. EZ Off Is perfect for the kitchen, RV, office, or second home. It easily opens kitchen jars, nail polish and child-proofing on medicine bottles. It is the perfect aid for those with arthritis, carpal tunnel, and fibromyalgia. Durable, Quality Construction EZ Off is used in hospital operating rooms, NICU's, dental labs and commercial kitchens. EZ Off holds the lid tight - the lids come off EZ.
Top Customer Reviews
I have a degenerative disorder that makes, at times, twisting even a door knob challenging. One of these jar openers came with our house and it's been a wonder of ease for a decade. Everything from tiny vanilla bottles to monster church picnic sized jars. My friends have these electric contraptions taking up space on their counters that are a pain to use when the power is on and useless when the power is out.
There are several similar products on Amazon. However, when it became apparent my grandmother in-law needed help this is the one we ordered. When it came it looked to be just as sturdy and well made as the one we have and is made here in the US! Delightful.
HOWEVER! Do NOT install this the way they show you (with the point of the V farthest from you). If you do, you will have the weight of whatever you're opening dragging down while you are trying to simultaneously push the jar back against the V and turn counterclockwise (which isn't natural). If the jar is wide (like a pickle jar) and/or slippery (like a cold pickle jar) you might find the jar slipping right out of your hand if you lack grip strength like I do. Using both hands with your arms extended outward and up is not that easy unless you're tall or stand on a low stool. It's doable but why make yourself struggle?
INSTEAD: Install it with the V pointing towards you and put it as close as possible to the front of your upper cabinet and, if possible, right next to the right side wall of the lip that is under the cabinet (this last part is not really necessary, but I feel it will make the thing less likely to torque over time if your cabinet base is particle board). That way, you can pull the jar towards you while turning it the normal way (clockwise) and it will open in half a turn or less! It will also be much closer to your body. Pulling towards you is much easier than pushing away while turning.
You will be amazed! You will, like I did, want to open every jar in your fridge just for the fun of it! No more running hot water over the maple syrup bottle to get the lid off! I'm adding one to my garage so I don't have to run into the house to open fertilizers and the aforementioned dreaded pool chemical jars.
The design of this thing is perfect but what they do to make installation easy is even better and I don't know why makers of towel bars, racks, and other things that have to be mounted just where you want them, don't do this: They have attached an adhesive pad to the top of the opener and you peel off the paper and then stick it exactly where you want and then put in the screws. Don't try to use it before you put in the screws...it won't stick (or at least it didn't on mine even though the instructions imply that the screws are optional). No more marking, taking down, drilling, putting up, awkwardly holding it with one hand while you try to get a screw to go into the hole you drilled and then get it to stay while you pick up the screwdriver and try to get it into the screw. This is so much easier!
Beaucoup compliments to your engineers, EZ OFF maker! You truly did have people like me in mind and you have done us a great service. Now go coach all the other manufacturers who can't seem to get that everyone has a right to be able to open the things they buy!
One little side note: there are other tools like this that are similar (like Good Grips jar opener) that don't work AT ALL! I was hesitant to buy this and I thank the other reviewers for convincing me. What makes this different is that the part the lid goes in is deeper and has 2 blades to grip the lid instead of one. So if you've tried others like this, try this one. You'll love it!
The unit seems well-enough made, a fairly tough plastic and a very simple concept. A major advantage is that you can grip the jar with two hands while using. The first time I used it I actually only needed one hand to open a tough jar. I like the fact that it can open virtually any normal size jar.
Knowing from the pictures that it has a sharp serrated blade I expected it to guage the lids on some jars, and it did. Usually only on the tightest lids. Yes it can leave some sharp metal on some lids. Of the several dozen I opened only one had some roughness to it. I can't downrate the product for that, it's part of the design ... you either have to choose to accept that or choose a different design.
One thing that has been mentioned in other reviews is the "sticky tape" mounting. It is very clear that the manufacturer did not intend the tape to be the sole mounting method. Written very clearly on a label on the tape it says "Holds unit in place for installing screws". The screws are not optional, they are included and necessary.
This product does exactly what it is advertised to do, and earms 5 stars.