Angie's How To How To Open a Stupid, Stuck Jar Lid

Date Published: Nov. 12, 2019

Difficulty:33%
Time: 5 Minutes

No one said cooking required a strong arm. So what happens when you are faced with a cement-stuck jar lid? A completely acceptable dose of pissed-off. Your days of rubber rug-burn and throwing out perfectly-good pickles are over. We've solved the sticky lid situation -- and it doesn't involve your impeccable pectorals!

Tools & Materials Needed 
warm water
small bowl
towel
1 Fill a small bowl with warm water.

 It doesn't need to be boiling, but close to it.

2 Flip the jar upside down and...

...place it in the bowl with the lid resting on the bottom.

3 Leave the jar...

...for about 5 minutes.

4 Use a towel...

...to open the lid with ease (and without burning your hand).

5Also, don't forget to wipe down the inner jar lid with the hot water and towel to avoid this problem in the future.

If it's super sticky, try wiping flour on the seal.

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