The people have spoken! Based on popular demand, the gentle readers are not so gentle on jars. Obviously, this is a universal problem, the unopenable jar lid, regardless of your hand persuasion. So the Practical Cook went into the test kitchen to determine the efficacy of each opening method.
The results are not scientific, but they are conclusive. The jar of honey used (as the experiment control) was successfully opened by the OXO jar opener, the butter knife, and the rubber gloves. The Practical Cook was unable to keep from laughing when using the rubber gloves, but it did not skew the results.
Watch and see:
Thanks to everyone for the comments and suggestions. Keep the good ideas coming!
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Next up, Sticky Popcorn Recipe: Chocolate Almond Cherry.