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4 Tips to Prevent Injuries When Opening Jars and Bottles

Opening a jar lid seems like the safest thing in the world to do, and you probably don’t think twice about the fact that you’re doing it. It probably also never crosses your mind to think that it could be dangerous or that you could be injured in the act. However, when that jar lid is stuck, suddenly you begin to resort to a whole different set of techniques to open the lid. Many of these methods to open a stuck lid can be dangerous and put you at risk of injury, and we’d recommend that you avoid all these and use the Easy To Open (ETO)™ strap instead, which doubles your grip and triples your torque, making it easy...

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Whom Our Jar Grips Are Made For

We’ve all run into the need to open a stuck lid at one time or another. When your turn comes around, it can be frustrating, upsetting, and disappointing, especially if you completely fail to achieve your objective and are forced to give up.  Whether the stubborn jar and bottle lids in your life are a frequent occurrence or few and far between, here at Simply Smart Products, we believe that everyone deserves to have a way to instantly alleviate the pain and annoyance of lids that won’t come off. That’s why we created the Easy To Open (ETO)™ jar and bottle opener that doubles your grip and triples your torque. However, you may be wondering, Is the ETO™ product for...

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15 Jar Opening Methods That Don't Work (And What to Do Instead)

Bang Bang 1. Bang the base of the jar against a hard surface. 2. Hit the edge of the jar against a hard object at a 45-degree angle. 3. Tap on the lid with a spoon or hard object, or turn the jar upside-down and bang the lid against the countertop. Why Not: It doesn’t work to loosen the lid, but it does put you at risk of broken glass and food spilled everywhere. Plus, banging the lid could dent it, making it even more difficult to remove. Why do we think banging works? This is pure myth. Perhaps it’s a vestigial instinct that we inherited from our forefathers who had to invent a way to open coconuts and walnuts...

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3 Tips to Prevent Jar Lids From Getting Stuck

If you have ever wrestled with a jar lid that seemed to have gotten superglued shut, you know how frustrating and demoralizing that can be. You approach it with every trick in the book, but nothing works. It’s bad enough if it’s a jar that you don’t absolutely have to open (like a nail polish bottle when you have another color that is almost exactly the same that you can go to when you give up trying to get the bottle open), but it’s ten times worse when you urgently need to get the jar open. So what can you do to prevent this from happening and make sure that you can always untwist your jar lids? Here are the...

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8 Kitchen Tools You Shouldn’t Do Without

Whether you’re a bride-to-be putting together your gift registry, a college student moving away from home for the first time, or a person whose kitchen simply isn’t very well-equipped, there are a few gadgets that you should put on your list and not do without. These things will make you more efficient, get you out of a pinch, and actually spoil you and leave you wondering how you ever did without them. 1. A Good-Quality Kitchen Knife. If you have never treated yourself to a good quality, heavy-duty kitchen knife, you don’t know what you’re missing out on. A good-quality kitchen knife is worth every penny that you spend on it (and it will be expensive). It should have a...

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