I had to post this in a way that everyone would have a chance to hear about this awesome little tool for your kitchen. I was shopping a month ago at a kitchen store and saw this and thought I would give it a try. It is now my favorite gadget for my kitchen. Opens the sealed jars in a breeze..I couldn't believe what I found. I loved it so much I ordered 10 more on Amazon.com for gift giving. I am telling you this is the greatest invention since the panty hose and Pampers for babies..I am not kidding!
My first one I purchased was at a specialty store and I paid $4.95...plus tax. I'd pay that again and again if I had too, but I went on line and investigated more and found them at Amazon.com
It works on most any jars, although when I went to get a jar of hot fudge from out of the pantry and I got my little tool out and went to put it on the lid edge, and it didn't work because the tool itself which looks like a pop bottle opener wasn't wide enough to clamp over the wider lip edges and it didn't work for that particular jar...not to often do you get lids like that, so I had to bite the bullet and wrench like crazy to finally get it open! Thankfully that is rare, most of my products with lids have a smaller width lip edging..so happy to know I have help when it comes to getting a silly lid off. I tell you it is my million dollar find that I am happy to share with all of you!! :)
To use the tool simply place the tool like you would in opening a pop bottle cap...it compresses the lid and releases the vacuum seal, you will hear it release the air..then twist and turn the lid right off.... whalaaa it opens so easily!