Use Drawer Liner To Make A Flexible Jar Opener

If stubborn jars top your list of kitchen pet peeves, repurposing a scrap of drawer liner will give you a handy, flexible and easy to grip jar opener.

Over at the kitchen and culinary-centric blog TheKitchn they are forever on the look out for clever solutions to common kitchen problems. In this particular tip they reuse material from another kitchen tweak to open jars more easily:

I had a stubborn lid the other day and none of my usual tricks was working to get it loose. In desperation, my eye landed on some scraps of non-slip drawer liner that were leftover from organizing our junk drawer.

Much to my surprise, it worked like a charm! A thin piece of the mat gripped that lid like nothing I've ever seen before. A forceful jerk on the lid was all I needed to get it loose.

If you haven't lined your drawers — you should! it seems trivial but lined drawers and cabinets are great — you can always use a rubber kitchen glove. It's not as thick as drawer liner but it certainly has non-slip down pat. Have a kitchen hack to share? Let's hear about it in the comments.

Stubborn Lids: Best Ever Jar Opener [TheKitchn]


Comments

    Nearest rubber glove always does the trick.

    Drawer liner is also perfect for stopping your chopping board from dancing around while you're playing with sharp knives...

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