Thursday, January 13, 2011

How to Open a Stuck Jar Lid

I fought for who knows how long to open a new 2 lb. jar of sun dried tomatoes. I tried and tried with all my might but I only ended up with sore hands, fatigued muscles, and no further in cooking. Normally John is my jar opener but he has fallen in to a nice slumber some time ago. Since sleep doesn't come easy to him it would be heartless to wake him up (though in moments of desperation and after so many unsuccessful attempts I've considered showing up at his bedside with the container to beg for help.) I tried everything: washed my hands squeaky clean, washed the jar, cleaned the jar with glass cleaner, I even put plastic wrap on the lid and the bottle which gave me a better grip but my jar-opening strength was no match against the vacuum seal. I couldn't open the darn thing! With no fighting spirit left in me I searched the web for 'how to open a stuck jar'. Low and behold, the first step in How to Open a Stuck Jar Lid | eHow.com tip WORKED. How come I never knew this?!?! When I read the tip I thought it couldn't be that easy but it is!

1 comment:

JoeinVegas said...

Wait a minute - you've got the muscles.
And now offering additional advice - (thanks)