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Bottle Opener

Started 1318144930.46 in Kitchen & Food Talk | Last reply 1319555096.773 by debc

I'm looking for a bottle opener for a water bottle from Costco and Lipton Green Tea. Ordered one of the can openers from QVC that has a bottle opener on it but it's for a larger bottle I suppose like a 2 liter. Some days I can't open a bottle and if I'm alone there is no one to open it for me.

I've checked some of the stores around me and cannot find one. I take the water bottle into the store with me to make sure one would fit. So far no luck.

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Desertdi1318147172.45715535 PostsRegistered 7/14/2007Surface of the Sun

Have you tried using an adjustable pliers?

I also keep a seam ripper in my kitchen for those annoying plastic safety seals

DiamondGir­ly1318151357.982425 PostsRegistered 9/7/2009Sunny California

I use a small silicone or rubber square that grips the bottle top, so it's easier to open....if I find anything else, I'll post back!

Would this be good?

http://www.amazon.com/Multi-Purpose-4-Way-Opener/dp/B00011R4RA/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&qid=1318151244&sr=8-16

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kismet1318229918.18680 PostsRegistered 2/6/2005

DiamondGirly, I was looking at the same thing on Amazon. Thought I could find something locally that I could check the size.

I just had tendon surgery on my thumb and it's hard to open anything that twists. I couldn't even open the milk jug the other day.

Desertdi, I do have an adjustable pliers and a seam ripper but have never tried it. If someone is home I just hand it off to them to open.

Thanks

NovaStar1318251174.931323 PostsRegistered 11/9/2010

I keep some fat rubber bands (like the ones that come on bunches of asparagus) in my kitchen. I wrap them around lids of jars to get a better grip when opening. Maybe that would help you. If not, I vote for pliers.

RJU1318269847.253492 PostsRegistered 9/12/2011NY

I have some arthritis that causes the same issue. GoodGrips makes some openers that help a lot. I don't have a specific model..mine is old but online they have a good variety of Good Grips and I think Walmart and Target sell them. They are helpful for everyone who needs to open a stubborn lid now and then. Good luck!

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RJU1318269851.18492 PostsRegistered 9/12/2011NY

I have some arthritis that causes the same issue. GoodGrips makes some openers that help a lot. I don't have a specific model..mine is old but online they have a good variety of Good Grips and I think Walmart and Target sell them. They are helpful for everyone who needs to open a stubborn lid now and then. Good luck!

Perception is like water; it takes the shape of the vessel which contains it
"A Course in Miracles"

eagle631319524058.9973 PostsRegistered 10/24/2011

I bought a cheap pair of channel locks and use it to open bottles. Have carpel tunnel in both hands so not much strength in either. Silicone wraps and rubber bands just didn't work for me.

Lokober1319531668.1572 PostsRegistered 5/15/2011

I too have dexterity problems and have found that a cheap pair of rubber gloves from the Dollar Store work better than almost anything else. Sometimes I only need one glove on the dominant hand - other times I need to use the two gloves. So far I've been able to open, bottles, jars, etc of all different types and sizes. If the jar has a seal, just hit the edge of the top with the heavy end of a knife first - then open. Since I live alone this has been a godsend for me. Hope it helps you too.

debc1319554708.5832322 PostsRegistered 10/27/2009

I use those kuhn rikon for my propel. They're small lids. My mother uses a opener for jars that you can dial small enough for bottles. She said it's the best thing she's ever owned to open stuff. It looks a lot like the large piece of # K34968

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