RE: [Histonet] Jar opening devices[Scanned for Viruses]

From:"Histology Department"


"OXO" the maker of the "Good Grips" line of utensils makes two styles of openers. One goes for ~$6 and the other goes for ~$12(US). They both are designed on a wedge shape that you slide over the top of the jar. Inside the wedge there are angled teeth along one edge and a metal pressure bar along the opposite side. The handle is a fairly large, oval, rubber grip. The more expensive model employs a base that can stabilize the jar on the counter.

I don't use these in the grossing room, but I use them on everything else in Histology. They work really well and with little effort. At home, they are great for popping the tops off my parents home-canned pickles too. You can find them at: Bed, Bath & Beyond; Linens and Things; and most quality hardward and department stores. Good luck.

Judy LaDuc, BS HTL (ASCP)
Adirondack Medical Center
Saranac Lake, NY

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