#218 – Gadget Tuesday Giveaway: A Gripping Tale – er – Tool

All you need to know is that the Mightigrip Jar Opener works! Very well!

It was sent to me by the generous people at Starfrit (thank you!), along with the 2-in-1 Peeler, which was last week's Gadget Tuesday offering. Did you leave a comment there?

The Mightigrip Jar Opener works by a twist of the dial. Three prongs advance to securely grab the lid. Presto! You've opened your jar. If I could make one design change, it would be to make the handle even thicker than it is.

With any jar opener, it can be difficult to hold the base of the jar while twisting the top. I have found a solution. I place the jar in a plastic grocery bag which is draped open across my knees. I then sit down and use the big muscles of my legs to squeeze the jar while I operate the opener. If you don't want to change your pants, be sure to use the plastic bag. Trust me.

The scoop on the giveaway:

Today's Mightigrip Jar Opener is the second of four Starfrit kitchen gadgets that will be winding their way to one lucky person at the end of the Gadget Tuesday series. Comment on all four posts for four entries. If your name is drawn from the hat, you will receive the 2-in-1 Peeler and the Mightigrip Jar Opener, plus two other items, courtesy of Starfrit.

I'm curious. Did you guess that this would be one of the items featured on Gadget Tuesday? Please visit Starfrit to see if you can guess what the remaining two items will be.

For one entry, please answer the following question: Tomatoes and/or tomato sauce - tinned, canned or fresh? 

You still have time to answer the question on "Peel Potatoes, Peel Potatoes...

Stay tuned for other ergonomic labour-saving tips - and questions - over the course of the next few weeks. Be sure to keep those comments coming.

This offer is open to anyone with a Canadian or U.S. mailing address.

28 Replies to “#218 – Gadget Tuesday Giveaway: A Gripping Tale – er – Tool”

  1. Well, if you’re asking my preference I’ll always choose fresh. I try to grow tomatoes every summer, and can what we don’t eat or give away. But when I run out, it’s usually canned.

  2. Ask an Italian about tomatoes …. well, don’t tell my mother, but I quite often rely on canned tomatoes for the sake of time and availability when cooking. Anything fresh like a salad, it goes without saying, “you gotta finda nicea pomodoro” 🙂

  3. We use canned tomatoes for pasta dishes but love our fresh tomatoes with olive oil/balsamic vinegar dressing for an appetizer. Love Starfrit! Hmm….Deluxe Rotary Grater and Supreme Slicer would be wonderful tools for sore hands! 🙂

  4. I LOVE fresh, homegrown tomatoes stewed into a yummy sauce. When I can’t enjoy that little luxury, I typically use my favorite jarred product. Fresh is always better, though!

  5. Whereas I love homemade tomatoes sauce, I can’t make it anymore. I rely on jarred tomato sauce which seems somehow fresher than that in cans. But the jars are hard to open, so this device would be useful.

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