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    Moonraker Guest

    Default opening Kilner preserving jars

    I use the model of Kilner jars with a red screw top and glass lid. Is
    there an easy way of opening them? I struggle with a thin knife to
    release the partial vacuum, but sometimes that chips the lid or glass rim.
    --
    Residing on low ground in North Staffordshire

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    Kitty Guest

    Default Re: opening Kilner preserving jars

    had you tried an internet search? here's one link I found..
    http://www.kilnerjarsuk.co.uk/

    On Oct 1, 10:23*am, Moonraker <n...@j-towill.co.uk> wrote:
    > I use the model of Kilner jars with a red screw top and glass lid. Is
    > there an easy way of opening them? I struggle with a thin knife to
    > release the partial vacuum, but sometimes that chips the lid or glass rim..
    > --




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    Kitty Guest

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    On Oct 2, 9:17*am, Kitty <basyfe...@verizon.net> wrote:
    > had you tried an internet search? *here's one link I found..http://www.kilnerjarsuk.co.uk/
    >

    I don't have much experience with this type of jar, but from the look
    of them, I'd suggest digging the knife tip into the rubber and run it
    around the circumference to see if that would help you achieve a
    breach of the seal. it does look difficult. I have a few of this
    type but not having any replacement rubbers I've never been able to
    use them for more than food storage.

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    ST Guest

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    On Sat, 2 Oct 2010 06:17:53 -0700 (PDT), Kitty <[email protected]> wrote:

    >had you tried an internet search? here's one link I found..
    >http://www.kilnerjarsuk.co.uk/


    From the looks of them, no, there isn't an easy way to open them. (Other than a
    hammer.)
    I'd be inclined to try a putty knife. Force the putty knife tip between the glass lid
    and the rubber*, and pretend the knife is a screwdriver. You may need to grab
    the blade with a pair of pliers for extra leverage.
    -If you can't securely hold the jar in one hand while doing this you may want to
    sit down and hold the jar between your legs. Until you know if things will splatter
    about if this works, you may want to use a towel.
    -
    Try not to stab yourself to hard when the blade slips.

    >On Oct 1, 10:23*am, Moonraker <n...@j-towill.co.uk> wrote:
    >> I use the model of Kilner jars with a red screw top and glass lid. Is
    >> there an easy way of opening them? I struggle with a thin knife to
    >> release the partial vacuum, but sometimes that chips the lid or glass rim.
    >> --

    SDT
    *This because I expect the lids are cheaper than the jars.

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    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: opening Kilner preserving jars

    In article <i84qsb$hho$[email protected]>,
    Moonraker <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I use the model of Kilner jars with a red screw top and glass lid. Is
    > there an easy way of opening them? I struggle with a thin knife to
    > release the partial vacuum, but sometimes that chips the lid or glass rim.


    Does any of the rubber seal extend out from between the lid and the jar?
    Enough that you can grab a bit with a needlenose (or regular) pliers and
    pull? That's how we broke the seals on the zinc lids that Mum used 50
    years ago.

    JAT.

    --
    Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    Holy Order of the Sacred Sisters of St. Pectina of Jella
    "Always in a jam, never in a stew; sometimes in a pickle."
    A few pics from the Fair are here:
    http://gallery.me.com/barbschaller#100254

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    Wilson Guest

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    On 10/03/10 1:26 PM, sometime in the recent past Melba's Jammin' posted this:
    > In article<i84qsb$hho$[email protected]>,
    > Moonraker<[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I use the model of Kilner jars with a red screw top and glass lid. Is
    >> there an easy way of opening them? I struggle with a thin knife to
    >> release the partial vacuum, but sometimes that chips the lid or glass rim.

    >
    > Does any of the rubber seal extend out from between the lid and the jar?
    > Enough that you can grab a bit with a needlenose (or regular) pliers and
    > pull? That's how we broke the seals on the zinc lids that Mum used 50
    > years ago.
    >
    > JAT.
    >

    IF somebody cared enough they might email the person that runs the site
    previously pointed to and ask somebody that must know.

    --
    Wilson 44.69, -67.3

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    ST Guest

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    On Mon, 04 Oct 2010 17:20:26 -0400, Wilson <[email protected]> wrote:

    >IF somebody cared enough they might email the person that runs the site
    >previously pointed to and ask somebody that must know.


    I didn't, did you.
    Shawn

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    Clear Satin Guest

    Default Re: opening Kilner preserving jars

    On Mon, 04 Oct 2010 20:31:30 -0400, ST <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Mon, 04 Oct 2010 17:20:26 -0400, Wilson < --snip-- cite.com> wrote:


    Oops, sorry. I didn't mean to leave what could be a real email address in.
    >>IF somebody cared enough they might email the person that runs the site
    >>previously pointed to and ask somebody that must know.

    >
    >I didn't, did you.
    >Shawn

    SDT

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