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Best jar opener?

For ten years I relied on my now-ex to open jars for me. Now that I'm alone, I need to purchase a jar opener. Can you recommend any good ones? There are so many out there, all with very different designs, some of which look bizarre - they can't all be equally effective, can they?

Thanks for your help!

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  1. Don't know what is the best, but this Oxo gets the job done for me: http://www.epinions.com/content_17117...

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    1. re: ChinoWayne

      I have one of those but it does not work well for all jars. Sometimes the old hot water ploy os best.

    2. Put on a rubber glove that you use for serious cleaning and then open the jar. The rubber is non-slip so you get traction and you don't need another gadget around the house.

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      1. re: rworange

        I use this trick all the time..since I wash dishes with rubber gloves, there's always one there...I did buy and OXO for trade shows, when I have to open multiple jars...

        1. re: galleygirl

          Yep, bang the lid at an angle on a table a few times, and then use rubber gloves. Works every time!

          TT

      2. I use a silicone hot pad. Works great with my carpal tunnel hands

        1. Mouse pads work good too.

          1. Another vote for the OXO.