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Old 05-10-2011, 10:13 AM   #11
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I don't need one yet but who knows when that will change.
When you least expect it! My first experience was opening a cabinet with a small plain knob. My knuckle just barely brushed the cabinet, but the pain was as if I had hit it with a hammer. The intense pain radiated all the way up my arm.

After hurting myself trying to open stubborn lids, I finally found my round tuits (I had them before). It was amazing how much less force is needed. I still tap the edge of the lid on the hard floor sometimes, but mostly, it just lets go easily. The rubber mesh really gets a grip, and at $1 for 4 of them....

I hope it will be many years before you experience this. It's upsetting to KNOW you're getting old.
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Old 05-10-2011, 10:17 AM   #12
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...I hope it will be many years before you experience this. It's upsetting to KNOW you're getting old.

I already know! There are plenty of other clues Mother Nature provides to remind you.
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Old 05-10-2011, 10:20 AM   #13
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Bang the lid works here, too. My problem isn't hand strength or the lid slipping, it's when that pickle juice or roasted red peppers act as an adhesive and you need that little something to break the seal.
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Bang the lid works here, too. My problem isn't hand strength or the lid slipping, it's when that pickle juice or roasted red peppers act as an adhesive and you need that little something to break the seal.
Try soaking it upside down in warm water just high enough to cover the lid.
I realize this won't help if you're in the middle of cooking and need the product now, but you get to know which ones are likely to give you this problem, and can get the lid loosened beforehand.
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Old 05-10-2011, 02:59 PM   #15
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counter banger here as well. the ones that really give me trouble are the big plastic lids on some products i.e. powdered creamer. sometimes i have to take a beer opener and lift up one edge. a big pain. i to use clips on bags and snack bags. i save the big rubber bands to keep stems together when i put flowers in a vase. the bouquet is more compact and looks better.
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Our biggest problem is plastic Hellmann's Mayo jars. No matter how careful we are in resealing the jar after use, the lids seem to self-tighten in the fridge between uses to the point where even I have to make an effort to open the jar.
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Old 05-10-2011, 03:09 PM   #17
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I sometimes run *Hot* water on/around the lid....
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Old 05-10-2011, 03:22 PM   #18
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Our biggest problem is plastic Hellmann's Mayo jars. No matter how careful we are in resealing the jar after use, the lids seem to self-tighten in the fridge between uses to the point where even I have to make an effort to open the jar.
That's weird. I buy cheap mayo, and it's about the only lid I never have a problem with.
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I haven't boughten mayo or ketchup or mustard in a jar since they came out with squeeze bottles. I kind of miss having a big Hellman's jar around to put stuff in.
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Old 05-10-2011, 05:54 PM   #20
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I haven't boughten mayo or ketchup or mustard in a jar since they came out with squeeze bottles. I kind of miss having a big Hellman's jar around to put stuff in.

I like those too, except for the mustard. It won't stay standing on the top, and makes a watery mess if I don't give it a real good shake. Next time I'm going to buy a regular jar!
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