Iris Hollingsworth used to worry about her hands. She loved to play the piano, but she had difficulty protecting her fingers from daily hazards in the kitchen. You see, Iris, along with 37 million Americans of all ages, has arthritis in her hands. The condition makes otherwise simple chores difficult or impossible.
The twisting motion required to open a stubborn screw top lid can cause pain and permanent damange to delicate joints. Iris, along with millions of other Americans' has found a solution to the problem with the UN-SKRUŽ jar and bottle opener.
I bought my first UN-SKRU perhaps 15 years ago," Iris says. I was so pleased with it that I ordered more for relatives and friends. It has helped to keep my hands active.
The UN-SKRU has gained lots of attention over its almost twenty-year life. Good Housekeeping calls it ...the best we've seen...a kitchen helper no cook should be without. Jean Sargent featured the UN-SKRU in her book, An Easier Way Handbook for the Elderly and Handicapped. Trailer Life recommends it for RVs, and The First Whole Rehab Directory featured the UN-SKRU on their cover.
Vermont woman uses UN-SKRU after dance injury
Magic was in the air for Betty Smith that fateful night last year when her husband, Amory, asked her to dance. It was a formal fraternal lodge event, and when the band began to play, Amory led Betty on the dance floor. As they two-stepped to the music, Betty suddenly slipped on either food or ice on the floor, and fell with full force on her right elbow.
People nearby heard the break and gave me quick emergency medical attention, Betty said. She was rushed to a nearby hospital, where they learned that because of the specific type of break, her arm could not be cast.
Having my arm in a sling close to my body was a blessing and a curse, Tetty recalled. The bone healed in six weeks, but the muscles and tendons locked in place. All said, Betty spent eight more weeks in painful and extensive physical therapy, for a total of 14 weeks without the complete use of her arm.
During recovery, Betty learned that even simple tasks were hard to do with one arm--especially opening large vacuum sealed jars. Fortunately, one of Amory's lodge brothers gave him an UN-SKRU jar opener, and Amory installed it immediately in Betty's kitchen.
To open large, vacuum-sealed jars, I only had to hold the jar with my one good hand (NOT the one I was used to using) and stand firmly against the lower cabinet, Betty explains.
Betty learned that, in just a moment and with very little strength, she could open any sized jar using just one hand. What a blessing, Betty remembers thinking, Each task that restored myu independence made me feel good all over.
It was several weeks before we went dancing again, but in the meantime I had my UN-SKRU to help with those jars and bottles, Betty explains. Even with my arm back to almost mint condition, I use it because of the convenience and unlimited size it accommodates.
The UN-SKRU opens all sizes of screw top lids, from a whopping big 5 inches in diameter, found on large pickle jars and Sam's Club-sized mayonnaise and salad dressings, all the way down to a tiny toothpaste- or fingernail polish-sized half-inch lid.
Our flagship product, the UN-SKRU jar opener, opens ALL sizes of screw top lids, from 1/2 inch to a full 5 inches in diameter -- often with just one hand.
Always at the ready, the UN-SKRU is made of high quality ABS plastic and a case-hardened steel knured gripper. It mounts permanently to the underside of cabinet, shelf, table or counter, out of the way, out of sight, yet always ready to use. Its under-cabinet location increases leverage and strength.
Earth-friendly and safe! No batteries to pollute, and no dangerous surge of power that could cause injury to delicate joints. Easy to use, easy to install.
How to install
The UN-SKRU installs easily with just three screws, mounted out of sight under your kitchen or workshop cabinets.
How to open jars with just one hand
The UN-SKRU's undercabinet position gives additional leverage and strength when opening jars. To open with one hand, stand firmly against the lower cabinet, holding the jar with one good hand. For larger, heavier jars, it may be necessary to prop your elbow from below to give additional support. Then slide the lid of any screw-top jar into the left side of the UN-SKRU, along the curved side and back, until it wedges betwen the side and the knurled steel gripper post. Then turn jar to left. It's that simple!