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A Better Grip is the Key to Open Ball Mason Jars

In fact with standard commercial jars, improving your grip may be all that you need to do to open that pesky jar

  1. Rubber Gloves
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    This is by far the most successful way to get a good grip. You can either use an empty rubber glove like a towel over the wide mouth mason jars or put both gloves on (one to hold the jar and one to open the lid).

  2. Rubber Bands
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    If you don’t have a rubber glove on hand, grab some rubber bands.

    One large or several thin rubber bands wrapped around the ring, this might give you enough gripping leverage to give that ring a good turn and open the stuck lid.

  3.  A Damp Sponge
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    A damp sponge does give you just a bit of grip and is better than nothing.

    Note: Hope above tricks do help you opening stuck canning jar lids

Better Lids We Recommended

WHOOSH makes product for wide mouth Mason jar sizes, check it out

WHOOSH Fermentation Lids   –available for wide mouth Mason jars only.