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    Opening jars/bottles

    I just got defeated by a gatorade bottle. Losing function, aging, arthritis, whatevs.

    Are there any good tools out there?

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    I got one of these as a wedding gift, works well: http://amzn.to/nhcV3k



    Just saw this looking for the above, looks like a decent solution too, less complex, though some grip would be necessary: http://amzn.to/paiXz9


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    I just got defeated by a gatorade bottle. Losing function, aging, arthritis, whatevs.

    Are there any good tools out there?
    ================================================== =====Shhhhhh girl dont tell anyone my ancient heat trick secret I learned from my Viking friend who makes swords .... __
    Betheny I use a Slide hammer and chainsaw to open my bottles if that doesnt work My Fiance will heat the bottle lids with the torches then melt them and my stubborn lids fall off ( melt off )

    Children dont try this @ home without a fireman


    Ladies I like men in those sexy uniforms Awoooooooo
    Betheny dont hate me it was the lid putter onner at the beer bottle factory ...

    My Gatorades melted on my dresses now I am mad because I do not have plastic Gatorade bottle remover for my laundry addative in my washing machine

    lol

    GL

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    I have had a couple of these. They work well...until they break (plastic is too brittle):

    One Touch Jar Opener:


    At work we have one of the Black & Decker models (there are several) in our training kitchen. The one we have is this one:


    (KLD)

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    I got one of those One Touch things for my mom. Scary to watch it work. Have you tried warming the lid under running faucet? A lot of jars, if you smack the top with the flat of your hand it breaks the suction and they are easier to open. Learned that from my Grandma. There also use to be a V shaped thing mounted under a cabinet. It had teeth that grabbed the lid and you could use two hand to turn the jar.

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    When on the verge of defeat, I use the vise on my workbench to hold the lid and I can use both hands to grasp and turn the bottle.
    You will find a guide to preserving shoulder function @
    http://www.rstce.pitt.edu/RSTCE_Reso...imb_Injury.pdf

    See my personal webpage @
    http://cccforum55.freehostia.com/

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    I use my quad paws and mouth most of the time, but there are a couple manually operated devices from Pampered Chef that I use when my mouth isn't strong enough or big enough.

    Jar opener
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aavouTXlS2Q

    Can opener
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuerVhWBzds

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCIfor55yrs. View Post
    When on the verge of defeat, I use the vise on my workbench to hold the lid and I can use both hands to grasp and turn the bottle.
    Something tells me not all cripples have a vise or a workbench....though I agree the vise comes in handy a lot and would be helpful on every quad's kitchen counter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cripple Concepts View Post
    Something tells me not all cripples have a vise or a workbench....though I agree the vise comes in handy a lot and would be helpful on every quad's kitchen counter.
    You are right. To me, a vise is the next best thing after our teeth. lol
    You will find a guide to preserving shoulder function @
    http://www.rstce.pitt.edu/RSTCE_Reso...imb_Injury.pdf

    See my personal webpage @
    http://cccforum55.freehostia.com/

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    I wonder if I can still use vise grips, since I don't have a vise conveniently mounted next to the dishwasher?

    Note to self-the next house needs a kitchen vise!

    I do, in fact, have a workbench w/ a vise. Have recently noticed late husband was a hoarder...it would be a lot of work to get to that work bench.

    I have my own vise grips, though. Ima go drink some gatorade.

    I have a B&D jar opener. Epic fail, imo. Maybe I'll give it another shot.

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