If there is one convenience you should not be without, it's the OXO Good Grips Jar Opener. Simply put, you need this wonderful addition to your favorite kitchen gadget drawer. Immediately.
No more running jar lids under hot water, banging them on the counter or asking someone for help. The OXO GOOD GRIPs® Jar Opener is the perfect tool for easily opening all size jars, from small condiment jars to large tubs of mayonnaise. The innovative Base Pad reduces the force required to open a jar. Simply place the non-slip Base Pad under your jar, slide theGOOD GRIPs® Jar Opener over the jar lid to engage the riveted stainless steel teeth, and twist counter-clockwise to loosen the lid. The Base Pad keeps the jar secure on the countertop so you can focus on opening the jar. The wide, contoured handle lets you choke up to apply downward pressure and is non-slip to improve turning leverage. The non-slip Base Pad securely attaches to the Jar Opener for storage.
OXO was founded in 1990 on the philosophy of Universal Design, which means the design of products usable by as many people as possible. It is important to note that Universal Design does not mean designing products fully usable by everybody, since there is no product that can truly fulfill the needs of all users. But when all users' needs are taken into consideration in the initial design process, the result is a product that can be used by the broadest spectrum of users. In the case of OXO, it means designing products for young and old, male and female, left- and right-handed and many with special needs.
For OXO, living by Universal Design principles gives an opportunity to see things from a different perspective. The goal of making products more usable forces OXO to first identify problems and inefficiencies of existing products (including our own), not only in terms of comfort, but performance as well. This gives them the foundation to meet their commitment of making only products that offer tangible improvements. Each year, OXO introduces more than 50 products. Many of these products take more than two years to develop. In fact, a few of the products never make it to the market because they fail to meet the OXO criteria.