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Old 05-10-2011, 05:58 PM   #21
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Real good shake is right, Z. Just a couple back and forths won't do it when it comes to the mustard. Nothing worse then turning the bottle over, giving a squeeze, and getting that watery mess where you least want it. eww
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Old 05-10-2011, 06:51 PM   #22
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I use my Mom's old trick of bashing around the jar lid with a silverware knife handle. Just be careful it doesn't chip the jar. Rubber round things, keep several in the silverware drawer. They also work well for emergency drain stoppers. Hot water and broccoli bands. An old beer can opener. Pipe wrench with rubber band.

It sux getting older!
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Old 05-10-2011, 09:44 PM   #23
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I use my Mom's old trick of bashing around the jar lid with a silverware knife handle. Just be careful it doesn't chip the jar. Rubber round things, keep several in the silverware drawer. They also work well for emergency drain stoppers. Hot water and broccoli bands. An old beer can opener. Pipe wrench with rubber band.

It sux getting older!
M mom used to do that all the time. I have resorted to it as well occasionally.
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Old 05-10-2011, 10:13 PM   #24
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I was a counter banger till I broke a tile.

If all else fails, I now take it out to the concrete driveway.

My silicone hot pad most often does the job.
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Old 05-11-2011, 12:44 AM   #25
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I was a counter banger till I broke a tile.

If all else fails, I now take it out to the concrete driveway.

My silicone hot pad most often does the job.
Rofl! Kay, concrete should do the job! ;-)

I use the butter knife handle trick, or hot water or rubber disc. I find that age has robbed my hands of a lot of strength and arthritis makes gripping painful. Getting old is a PIA!
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...Getting old is a PIA!

...but it's a lot better than the alternative.
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Old 05-11-2011, 05:09 PM   #28
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I have a trick that is always very good in opening any jar. I rotate the lid quickly on the flame of the stove, especially at the junction between the lid and the jar. Then I try to open it while holding a dry towel because the lid will be hot, and it opens very easy. I have a friend who uses the thin tip end of a knife and places it just under the lid to allow the air to enter in between the lid and the jar. But I don't prefer this way because I think the knife could slip on your hands very easily.
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...I have a friend who uses the thin tip end of a knife and places it just under the lid to allow the air to enter in between the lid and the jar. But I don't prefer this way because I think the knife could slip on your hands very easily.

Not to mention the tip of the knife could break off.
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...but it's a lot better than the alternative.
Old age ain't no place for sissies. ~Bette Davis
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