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Zyliss Jar Opener for Arthritic Hands

Updated on September 28, 2014

The Zyliss Strong Boy Jar Opener Lets Me Open Jars More Easily

I have had a form of arthritis in my hands for the past 25 years, but it has only been in the past 10 years that I really started to experience weakness in my wrists and hands. I quickly grew tired of being unable to open jars or having to ask someone else to do it all for me in the kitchen and set out to find something which could allow me to do the job myself.

I tried various types of grippers but found for those jars with lids on really tight, they weren't really effective. Finally though, I came across the Zyliss Jar Opener. Tried it. And I use it now every time I need to open a jar.

Zyliss Jar opener
Zyliss Jar opener

The Best Jar Opener for Arthritis Sufferers

Presenting the Zyliss Strong Boy Jar Opener

I've had problems with aching joints attributed to a form of arthritis for many years. Recently though I developed a chronic inflammation in my wrists which causes them to be swollen and very painful, and makes opening jars very difficult. As a cook I need to be able to twist lids to open jars on a regular basis. I like to have some level of independence in the kitchen, and that means being able to get lids off myself.

The Zyliss Opener can remove the lid from even the most stubborn jar, without a lot of effort.

Jars are Opened with Ease

Watch this video to see how you can use this tool in the kitchen. It really does save strain on the wrists and hands, which is so vitally important when they are chronically inflamed from arthritis or other disorders.

Get Your Own Zyliss Jar Opener

Zyliss 20780 Strong Boy Handheld Jar Opener
Zyliss 20780 Strong Boy Handheld Jar Opener

Product Description

This easy to use jar opener is great for everyone. With a simple and effortless twist of the wrist you'll open jar lids and open screw on bottle caps. The Zyliss Jar Opener features a no-hassle adjustable band and a long handle that provides ample leverage and grip.


The Jar Opener in Action

The Jar Opener in Action
The Jar Opener in Action

What Do You Think?

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    • Darla Dixon profile image

      Darla Dixon 

      6 years ago

      I have the Pampered Chef jar opener and I like that it can open something as small as a 2 liter bottle, but one thing I don't like about it are the little teeth that are on it. They are metal and if there are kids in a house they could get hurt by that. The Zyliss one looks safer.

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      7 years ago

      I think I need one of these.

    • Lemming13 profile image


      7 years ago

      Now that beats what I use at the moment - a rubber cone for easier ones and a toothed metal opener for tough ones (that tends to gouge dangerous tears in lids). Good lens.

    • nightbear lm profile image

      nightbear lm 

      8 years ago

      I'm not kidding, this is a great invention. Why didn't I think of it?

    • GramaBarb profile image


      8 years ago from Vancouver

      I have to use aids too. I don't have this one but I have another one that works well for me. Great lems.

    • capriliz lm profile image

      capriliz lm 

      8 years ago

      This looks like it would be very helpful for my mother. She has arthritis in her hands, too. Thanks for the info.

    • oztoo lm profile image

      oztoo lm 

      8 years ago

      This sure would be great for a lot of people. As you pointed out, you can't always wait for hubby to come home! I find rubber grips work well a lot of the time, but sometimes it's just not enough. Great lens on a very useful item.

    • mikerbowman profile image


      8 years ago

      Wow, what an awesome invention! I've never even heard of this before! This is an incredibly useful implement for arthritis sufferers, as you point out, but I can see this being useful for even non-arthritis sufferers! If I had a nickel for every time I had a hard time opening some dang pasta sauce jar... and I've got a totally clear bill of health!

    • BuckHawkcenter profile image


      8 years ago

      This sounds like the perfect gift for anyone. I have a terrible time opening jars, even without arthritis.


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