help with opening bottles Jars.

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Does anyone know where I can buy something to help open jars ,pop bottles, and similar things.  Have problems with my hands and really struggling. Thanks.

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    Good Grips do a range and I use the jar opener but sometimes,  I have found that gripping a jar's lid with a rubber glove, works just as well.

     

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    I have used a small drill in the past, just enough to release the vacuum.

    The Good Grips jar opener, once you can get it in the right place, works quite well because you seem to need the extra length that it gives you - if you know what I mean!

     

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    If you're talking about vaccum packed jars, I just tap them forcefully on the counter frist to release the air. Then the rubber grip does it for me.

    But I have seen those big chunky metal things with their many adjustable sizes for your variety of jar lids. Yes, they do give the extra leverage needed.

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    Thank you  to everyone. I have a few things to look at and see what works. 
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    There are these rubber discs you can get most anyhwere - wish I knew what they were called but they're the size of a small salad plate or saucer and just rubber and they grip everything, making turning really easy.  Until you can find and buy those, I improvise by taking plastic wrap (the clinging kind) and put it over a jar (generously and sort of messy so there are wrinkles but covering the whole jar -- like a messy blanket draped over a chair) and then a slightly damp wash cloth over that, and it grips really well.  Dry washcloth might work too... try dry first and if it doesn't "grab" the plastic wrap, dampon it just a bit.  Good luck!
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    Silverline 598531 Rubber Strap Wrenches Set 2-Piece 500 and 600mm

    Available from Amazon and elswhere. Does not require sqeezing just pulling.

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    This has just reminded me to order one for mum in law. I have had a marvellous runner grip for years I think was from betterware. What a godsend!! The nearest one I can find to it isin ebay - Tenura Rubber Antimicrobial Non Slip rubber grip. I tried to copy ad paste the item number so you coukd find it easily but my ipad is playing up. If you just type in the search rubber grip it sould come ip and there ar only two pages
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