It's frustrating when a jar lid is exceptionally hard to remove. I always hear my father's voice say, "Pretend you're on a desert island and that's all you have to eat." After a childhood of that, I've figured out a no-fail trick for opening difficult jars. The secret ingredient? A spoon. Here's what you do:
- Hold the spoon in one hand and the jar firmly in the other.
- Nestle the spoon in the crack between the lid and the glass. Push up and back. You want to break the seal.
- Press up with the spoon to loosen the lid. If the seal does not break, rotate the jar and repeat, pressing up and back with the spoon until you hear a pop.
- Let go of the spoon and twist the lid off. It will come of smoothly and easily.
How do you deal with frustrating lids? What's your trick to remove them?