[QUOTE=bluangel]I also have the rubber grip pad for jars, and have found it useful in the past, but lately, it is not helping much. I don’t think I have enough strength on some jars even with it. So looking for a new alternative.[/QUOTE]
Blu and all the others, thanks for sharing all the useful tips. Blu, there is an alternative. There is a jar opener that works like pliers except it has two sets of large jaws, one for small and a second for larger lids. Don’t know how to describe it better but found a picture of one. You probably can find it in kitchen stores or online.
We used to have one with white handles but with all our moving around it hasn’t shown up yet. It makes opening jars real easy.