Jar opener

Last summer we had the pleasure of visiting the quaintest little house you ever did see. It was nestled in the mountains of Pennsylvania right on a lake. The woman of the house was born and raised in Germany. Everything about the inside and outside of her house says “Germany!” We had such a lovely time.

Here, ShaSha is showing off the salamander that she caught:
While we were at this house on the most perfect of all days, I picked up a clever little trick. (Please don’t tell me I’m the last person on earth to learn this!)

Do you have one of these in your home?You know, the cheapest little bottle opener thing that you can probably get for less than a dollar? Well, I knew it was supposed to open bottles (and even wine corks apparently), but I never realized you could use them to open jars.

Do you see in this following picture, how I placed the pointy side under the bottom ridge of the lid?
The flat side leans against the jar to be opened. Push down until you hear a pop. Now that the vacuum seal is popped you can easily twist the cap off.

Note: After I started writing this post I “researched” bottle openers. Come to find out, the cheap little one I have isn’t so easy to come across in the real world! Have no fear, take what you do have, put the pointy end under the rim and fiddle with it until you see which way works best with your particular opener.

This is linked to Tammy’s kitchen tip Tuesdays.

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One Response to Jar opener

  1. kankana says:

    That is one fancy utensil! As for that house .. i only wish I could have seen it in person.

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