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Betterware Jar and Bottle Opener Aid

Have you ever struggled to open a jar or bottle? I know I have, particularly as my hands have become weaker. Manufacturers use special machinery to tighten the jars. That makes them airtight, but also gives us huge problems accessing that jar of coffee, jam or pickled onions. If only we could get a better grip…

That’s why I was so delighted to discover the Betterware Jar and Bottle Opener Aid. No more running lids under hot water; no more banging them on the edge of the worktop; no more sore hands! The Opener Aid’s textured rubber surface grips the lid and is easy to hold, while its conical shape means it fits any size of jar or large bottle.

Betterware Jar and Bottle Opener Aid shown with a jar of jam and the rubber cap

Betterware Jar opener uses a rubber cap to make gripping easier

It’s also remarkably simple to use. Just hold the lid as normal, but with the Jar and Bottle Opener Aid already in your hand. The extra grip it gives you means you will find it far easier to open the jar.

It even helps with jars far bigger than its own size. Get a grip on one part of the lid, and the rest will follow!

Other uses

This blog recently looked at the Baby Boa Constrictor Jar and Bottle opener, but I prefer this one from Betterware, because it isn’t just useful for jars. You can also use it to turn on taps, or even to change bulbs in hard-to-reach places or that are “sticking” and difficult to remove. This Aid will become an essential tool in your home. I don’t know how I managed without mine!


Reviewers give this item great feedback. One says it works so well, and is delighted with her purchase. She is also pleased with the fast, cheap delivery. Another describes it as a “Super gripping device”. He has found it to work well on a variety of items including a difficult (small area to grip) oven bulb.

If you’d like to get find out more or buy a jar and bottle opener aid, please click in the box below.

Baby Boa Constrictor – Jar and Bottle Opener

Low-tech Lifesavers: Baby Boa Constrictor

A really innovative jar and bottle opener that fits almost any sized lid.  Another essential kitchen gadget if you struggle with difficult to open jars, lids and bottles.


When you take a look at your kitchen there are probably many things you couldn’t access or utlise without help from additional gadgets. One of these is a Baby Boa Constrictor and of course, we’re not talking about snakes but an innovative little device which will become an essential part of your home within days of purchase.

This tweeter testifies how helpful a Baby Boa can be:

EZ Opener/Boa Constrictor (or similar) which I use to open jars and bottles #disabilitygadgets

What is a Baby Boa?

The Baby Boa

The Baby Boa is a cleverly designed strap wrench which you can simple attach and use to open jars, bottles, tins and other tight lids. It’s a great gadget for anybody who has difficulty with grip, dexterity problems or related conditions. It can be used for hundreds of different tasks but is most known for its role in the kitchen, opening the morning jar of marmalade or pasta sauce for tea. It can unscrew almost any shaped lid without causing any scratches or damage; it’s a simply perfect design. It also has a soft grip handle which makes it easy to keep hold of.

The Baby Boa is designed to provide great grip for any item from 10 to 100m in diameter and is very simple to use. All you do is place the loop of the device over the item and pull the tail end until fully tightened, at which point you can turn it in the direction of the arrow labelled on the lid.

Reviewers also give this product great feedback, describing it as ‘very versatile and fits any size of top’ and ‘will be good for any tight lids’, which shows that it really does work and could be something that could make your cooking and dining experience much easier.

If you’re looking for a gadget to help aid independence in the kitchen, you should certainly consider a Baby Boa. For more information about this innovative jar and bottle opener, please click the box below.

Low-Tech Lifesavers: Long Handled Shoe Horns

Low-Tech Lifesavers: Long Handled Shoe Horns

The low-tech gadgets in our lives are sometimes the most important. Imagine trying to eat without a spoon or drive your car without its wheels for example. When living with disabilities, it is sometimes the most basic design which can make the most difference. Today, we’re looking at long handled shoe horns and how they can make life just that little bit easier.

Why would I need a long handled shoe horn?

A long handled shoe horn is an essential piece of kit if you need a little assistance putting on or taking off your shoes and like this tweeter says, they can be a real lifesaver:

@ After I had back surgery, a long handled shoe spoon was a real lifesaver, as were velcro sneakers. #disabilitygadgets #lowtech
Alice Lynch

An Example of a Long Handled Shoe Horn

Long handled shoe horns are a great idea for anybody who suffers from any sort of joint condition, chronic pain or difficulty bending over. It’s the extra helping hand you need sometimes when you need to get yourself into your shoes and also, after a long day at work or leisure, taking them off again. This informational video shows exactly how one particular brand of long handled shoe horn works:

Once you own a long handled shoe horn, you will wonder how you managed without it and it’s a great way of adding an extra element of independence to your daily routine. Once you’ve worked out the knack of using your shoe horn, you’ll be able to slip in and out of your shoes with ease.

There are a range of different long handled shoe horns on the market, traditional “jockey” style shoe horns are embellished with lots of extras that can make them harder to use so it’s a good idea to look in depth at the product you choose. The price range varies from product to product but you can get a great quality, functional long handled shoe horn for a reasonable price no trouble.

 Please click the box to find out more about Long Handled Shoe Horns