Welcome to Delicate template
Header
Just another WordPress site
Header

How to Open a Stubborn Jar Lid

September 19th, 2013 | Posted by CurrentCatalog in Kitchen Helpers

how to open a jar lid with towelYou’ve probably had your fair share of frustrating moments when you have a meal planned and suddenly realize you can’t get the lid off the jar containing a key ingredient. Next time you feel like your hand is burning from trying to open a jar, try some of these tips on how to open a stubborn jar lid:

Run it under hot water: If this is a jar you’ve opened before, there may be a sticky substance helping hold the lid on. In this situation, run the lid under hot water for about a minute to melt whatever is holding it on.

Tap it with a butter knife: Sometimes a bit of blunt force will loosen the jar lid enough to get it off with your hand. Just grab the handle of a butter knife and tap the blunt blade on the edge of the lid, repeating the motion about a dozen times around the perimeter.

Use a cloth: Especially if your hands are slippery or if the jar lid has ridges that are irritating you, it can help to put a layer of cloth in between you and the lid. A dish towel will often do the trick.

Get a tool: If stubborn jar lids are common in your kitchen, consider getting a tool to help you out. Current Carries a 4-in-1 Jar Opener to make opening those tough lids easier.

Have other tips for opening jar lids? Tell us on Facebook!

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 Both comments and pings are currently closed.