One Touch Jar Opener looks like the perfect solution for anyone who has difficulties opening those pesky jars. Now us ladies need no help from the man of the house... We can now open those stubborn jars with ease. Well, there's something you need to know about this kitchen gadget.
One Touch Jar Opener Claims
The fast, easy way to open jars
Effortless, one-touch action
No twisting, no pulling, no pain
Small enough for your kitchen drawer
Never jams—let’s go when jars are too tight
Powerful enough for new, factory sealed jars
- It's simple to operate and does work as advertised. It keeps a firm grip on the jar, twists and opens it, even with a vacuum seal.
- Invaluable tool for anyone with hand disabilities like arthritis.
- Stores easily in the kitchen drawer since it's only around 8 inches long and 3 inches thick.
- I've heard that you can pick these up at Walmart or Bed Bath and Beyond.
- By far, the biggest issue that some people have reported is that it broke only after a few uses. It’s because the plastic isn’t thick enough or it's a design flaw. I wouldn't expect it to last forever either. Some have reported that if your can has a very tight seal the jaws may crack under the strain. The unit is supposed to let go if the jar is too tight. Sometimes it doesn't do this but just breaks instead!
- Its fine for opening your average-sized jar but the jaws can't clamp onto jars that are too big, too small, oddly shaped or sloped.
- It's really slow and takes at least 30 seconds to open one jar.
- The unit is a little noisy.
- There is supposed to be 6 month warranty on the product. The only problem is that if you want to get a replacement part, you'll get no help from the manufacturer who is located in China. So if you did one up at the store, and it breaks, I doubt that you can get a replacement part for it or have the warranty honored. You'd have to just buy a new one.
- If the jar doesn't open right away, it might not be a good idea to force it. While it's running, keep a look out for signs of stress.
- The [tags]one-touch-jar-opener[/tags]instructions actually mention that if the jar is too difficult to open, you can run it under hot water or bang the lid before you try it again.
- One touch action still means that need to hold the button down for a few seconds until the inner jaws begin to move.
- The instructions also provide a list of jars NOT to use with this product. These are...
- Plastic jars - plastic may collapse with the grips
- Jars with irregular shapes or steep curves - Outer jaws might not get a good grip.
- Jars must be between 1.2 inches to 4 inches
One Touch Jar Opener is invaluable and enjoyed by those that are elderly, those with weak hands or with a hand injury. Just beware that it might break after only a few uses and you'll get no help from the manufacturer. At least if you buy it in stores you can get a store refund on the item if you keep your receipt. Walmart is 60 days for exchange or refund. Bed Bath and Beyond...I'm not quite sure how long you have before the store refund policy runs out. I will phone and check on that. And one gadget that isn't in stores yet is that new Slap Chop everyone's talking about. Jack Scalfani did a great video review on that one.