Rated 5 out of 5Â by Kitty B. How I foiled arthritis
As someone who has always been independent, it was really annoying to me that arthritis in my hands made it difficult, if not impossible, for me to open jars. I tried a number of different aids, but nothing worked. Talk about frustration! Then I tried the Gilhoolie Jar Opener. Whoopee! Jars are a breeze now. The Gilhoolie is easy to work, and doesn't require much hand strength at all. Thanks, Vermont Country Store, I'm back to being my independent self!
May 18, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5Â by keith gulli jar opener
we got it and tried it on a pickle jar and it would not fit the lid without putting dents into the lid halfway down.
May 10, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5Â by HYK POOR QUALITY
I had an original Gilhoolie to compare this one to....and although this one is functional, it has many poorer quality components. This unit has metal bent/formed parts...the original has castings which will afford a much longer useful life. I am disappointed in the value of this copy of a great classic product.
April 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by R. N. Brown Retired Couple Gets a Grip!
Before we got this opener, it took both of us and a hammer to open a large jar of peanut butter. Now, we have the Gilhoolie Jar Opener, which is the only tool that is both big enough to grip a large peanut butter lid and small enough to fit in a kitchen drawer. Good quality, solidly made, versatile, excellent value!
April 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by MsEl The mighty Gilhoolie
I have a Gilhoolie that belonged to my Mom. So we're talking a 50 or 60 yo tool. I love my Gilhoolie & recently bought one for a friend who after an injury to her hand, found she could no longer grip jar or bottle caps. Once again, Gilhoolie to the rescue!
April 7, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5Â by hop56 very disappointed
hard to handle. The jar I needed to open was too large for the opener.
February 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Deborah Dee Customer Service Beyond Expectation
I ordered a Gilhoolie Jar Opener, along with other items, a month or so ago. Upon its arrival, it was not of the quality I remembered from years ago. I send a communique to Customer Service and, within minutes, had a response stating they were sorry I was disappointed in the product and offered a refund or replacement.
I requested a replacement, asking if I was to return the product in its original packaging. No, I was informed, that was unnecessary; a replacement would be shipped immediately.
That electronic exchange occurred on Monday, 15FEB16. I was subsequently provided a UPS Tracking No. with an expected delivery date of Monday, 22FEB16. On Friday, 19FEB16, a Gilhoolie Jar Opener was at my front door. You can NOT ask for better customer service than that.
As for the jar opener, it is the same quality product I used as a small child in my grandma's kitchen many, many years ago.
If opening jars has become a difficult task, for whatever reason, this is the product you must have in your kitchen gadget drawer.
February 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Maine gal The Perfect Kitchen Tool!
The Gilhoolie is the perfect kitchen tool!!! It never, ever fails to open the hardest jars. Don't know how we lived without it for so many years! A kitchen "must" indeed!
As one ages, it gets a bit hard to open all those 'used-to-be easy' tops, so the Gilhoolie is perfect!
February 22, 2016