[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 large jaws – don’t know how to desribe it 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 jar real easy.