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A new favorite gadget

A kitchen store here in town closed down a couple weeks ago and they had a two day going out of business sale.
I was sad to see them close because I enjoyed looking around in there from time to time.

I did find a couple of items at a great price. One of these was this Swing Away jar opener.

picture of Jaropener

I have found in the last few years that I have difficulty opening glass jars of things like pickles or spaghetti sauce, so I thought this might be a good investment. I have a Swing Away can opener that we have used for years that has served us faithfully. I have not been disappointed with this jar opener. It works great and I would recommend it to anyone who has had trouble opening glass jars.

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6 Comments on “A new favorite gadget”

  1. #1 mub
    on Mar 17th, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    This looks like a neat tool. I may have to invest in one myself so my husband doesn’t think the only reason I keep him around is to open jars for me 😉

  2. #2 Jerri
    on Mar 19th, 2009 at 11:49 am

    Looks like a great tool.

  3. #3 Ann
    on Mar 21st, 2009 at 11:14 am

    I was amazed to see the picture of the Swing Away jar opener. I have had one for a number of years now and absolutely love it. I had no clue what brand it was, so I went and checked and sure enough it’s a Swing Away.

    I have no idea where I got it. I hate to shop, so I would never have gone to a kitchen store. I want to get some for friends. Does anyone know where I might find them? I live in Charlotte, NC.

  4. #4 Becka
    on Mar 21st, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Ann, I did a google search for the jar openers and found that you can order them for a reasonable cost from Amazon. I was thinking about ordering a couple for friends too. If you want to buy local maybe you could try calling some kitchen shops or hardware stores that carry that kind of thing.

  5. #5 Rhonda
    on Mar 21st, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    That looks really handy. I usually use my hand can opener and beat on the lid a couple of times to dent it. Then I can usually get it open. Otherwise, I call in the muscle man, Jess, to handle it for me. 🙂 I think I know the store you mean–Spoon and Spatula? I loved that store! I rarely bought anything, though, because it was expensive. I did get a couple of things there for Emma for Christmas. I missed the sale. 🙁

  6. #6 Ann
    on Mar 23rd, 2009 at 5:25 pm


    Would you believe that I have never bought anything from The other site that I won’t buy from is ebay. I don’t like online shopping any better than I do offline shopping.

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