I love that Dollar Tree has replicated some of the “As Seen on TV” products that I love. Unfortunately, those replications are often hit and miss. That is certainly the case with my latest $1 purchase. It is called the Smart Multi Jar Opener.
According to its advertisement the Smart Multi Jar Opener can open any kind of jar lid in just a matter of seconds. In fact, the product makes several claims. It says it:
Is easy to use and handle,
Eliminates the struggle associated with tight lids;
Eliminates the sore hands caused by struggling with such lids;
Does away with frustration associated with opening jars and
Opens any size jar with ease.
But does it deliver on its promises? Let’s take a look and see.
The Smart Multi Jar Opener is made of rubber and is indeed easy to grip. The rubber is pliable enough that you can slide over almost any size or type of jar. There is a narrow side for smaller caps and a wide side for larger ones. While the rubber’s pliability makes it easy to adjust to any jar lid, it does not have enough stiffness to form tightly against it. Therefore, the Smart Multi Jar Opener slips constantly, making as hard if not harder to open the jar than it might be on your own. For this reason, I can’t give it more than 2 stars on this claim.
Since the Smart Multi Jar Opener does slip, it can’t eliminate the struggle associated with tight lids as promised. If anything it seems to excessively increase the struggle. Therefore, it gets 0 stars on this claim.
As for eliminating the sore hands associated with tight lids, you have to give the product its props on that claim. It does manage to do that, especially if you can actually get Smart Multi Jar Opener to work as promised. The problem is that is just hit and miss. Therefore, I can only give it 4 stars on this claim.
I found my frustration level increased with Smart Multi Jar Opener rather than decreased as promised. After a few tries to open a bottle of Perrier, I lost my Native American/Irish temper and threw the thing across the room. That kind of temper tantrum is unusual for me so I say Smart Multi Jar Opener gets 0 stars on this claim as well.
Eventually, I did manage to get my Perrier bottle open but it took far longer than I anticipated and it was much more difficult than it should have been. Next, I tried to open a jar of mayonnaise. While the Smart Multi Jar Opener slid over the cap with ease, once again I could not get the product to work. Eventually, I ended hitting the lid with a knife and opening it the old fashioned way — with muscle. The Smart Multi Jar Opener fails again, obtaining 0 stars on this claim as well.
With just 6 stars out of a possible 25, this product is not one I could ever recommend for purchase, even if the cost is a mere $1.
The Smart Multi Jar Opener is a Kitchen Keeper product of Tee Vee Brands. Greenbrier International, Inc. out of Chesapeake, Virginia distributes it.
Steer clear of the Smart Multi Jar Opener. It doesn’t work and the frustration you will experience in trying to get it to work might just make your day a complete bust.