Open Jars With Rubber Bands

Using wide rubber bands will help with opening stubborn lids on jars.
By Penney Caratachea
April/May 2001
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Rubber bands will help loosen stubborn jar lids.
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Save those wide rubber bands that hold your broccoli together — you can use them to open stubborn lids on jars. The bands fit over most standard jars, and the rubber keeps your hand from slipping so you can loosen almost any lid.








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