How to Open a Jar With a Tight Lid

Honey, jam, pickled mushrooms, or vegetables are often stored in screw-top jars. But sometimes they are screwed so tightly that opening a simple jar of jam becomes a real challenge.

5-Minute Crafts would like to show you 5 methods that can help you easily open a stubborn jar.

1. Duct tape

  1. Take wide household duct tape and cut off 6 inches of it. Attach half of the tape to the lid so that it covers a third of its side and part of the top.
  2. Fold the other half of the tape along the long side, making it into a lever. The folded half of the tape should be directed counterclockwise.
  3. While holding the jar with your hand on a firm surface, pull the tape toward the lid, counterclockwise.
  4. The jar should open.

2. A stationary rubber band

  1. Take a rubber band and slide it over the lid.
  2. Put a rubber glove on your hand and try to unscrew the lid.
  3. The jar should open.

3. Hot water

  1. Fill a deep or wide bowl with hot water. Turn the jar upside down and place it in the water.
  2. Take out the jar after a few minutes. Be careful not to burn yourself.
  3. Let the jar cool slightly and try unscrewing the lid.
  4. The jar should open.

4. A kitchen spatula

  1. Take a wide kitchen spatula and tap all the sides of the lid with it. Then try unscrewing the lid.
  2. The jar should open.

5. A hair dryer

  1. Take a hair dryer and warm the lid with hot air from all angles.
  2. Take a napkin, put it on the lid, and try to unscrew it.
  3. The jar should open.
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