Wednesday, September 26, 2007

WFMW: Avoiding Sticky Jar Lids

It's Wednesday, and it's time for another Works for me Wednesday, brought to you by Shannon at Rocks in my Dryer. Head on over there where you will find hundreds of tips of all kinds!

Here's my simple tip... You know how frustrating it can be to pull out your year-old corn syrup bottle for that special recipe, only to find the lid is practically glued shut, and the only way to get it open is to ask your husband to open it with his vice grips?

Or, how about that jelly jar that has a sticky, icky lid? Or better yet... how about the honey jar that won't open because it's "sticky-stuck?"

Well, I'm not sure where I read this tip, or who I may have heard it from, but I've been doing it for years, because ... well, because it works.

Whenever I open something that is sticky, or contains a sugary substance (such as jams, jellies, honey, syrup, molasses, Karo, etc.), BEFORE ANYTHING COMES OUT OF THE JAR OR BOTTLE, I will pour some oil on a piece of folded paper towel, and will rub it around the top of the jar (where the "threads" are), and around the inside of the lid.

This keeps it lubricated, and keeps it from "sticking-stuck."

Works for me!


ValleyGirl said...

Huh. What an incredibly sensible, simple solution! Thank you!!

Susanne said...

Who knew? Great tip!

Beth/Mom2TwoVikings said...

Now why didn't someone tell me this sooner!? LOL Cool idea!

Shalee said...

Now that's a very useful tip!

Kim said...

That's a good idea. Thanks for sharing!

Nikki said...

I have all these sticky lids you speak of. Very smart tip!