Gilhoolie Jar Opener
Best ever bottle opener
This is great, especially for someone who has arthritis in their hands as I do.
December 18, 2014
"1950's" kitchen flashback
When I was a young boy growing up in the 1950's we had a Gilhoolie in our household to open bottles and jars (twist-off bottle caps weren't around yet). After our parents' passed my sister took custody of the contraption and still has it today. It's working just like it did 60 years ago!!! Talk about durability! Anyway, when I discovered this kitchen utensil was again available I leaped at the opportunity to obtain one. It works just fine and does everything it's designed to but I do have one reservation. Although it's made of stainless steel, just like the original, it just doesn't have the heft of the original.
December 17, 2014
Hard to use
I have the original one for around 45 years and love it. Wanted to get my grown children one as it is the best ever. I was happy to see the Vermont store carrying
one that looked a lot like mine. GOt it yesterday and decided to try it. I had nothing but trouble trying to move the sliding part. It kept getting caught on the ratchets. Took a long time till I was able to figure it out.
The mechanism is different than the original and is not consistent in the way you adjust it. Hope my kids can figure it out better than me.
May 22, 2014
This is the best gadget. I have arthritic hands and this is just the thing to help open those tight jars.
May 19, 2014
Please release me ...
Opens everything from pears to pickles. It works spot on with the leverage. Easy to find in the gadget draw.
April 26, 2014
No husband or handyman around the house? Better get yourself a gilhoolie!
The gilhoolie is the BEST purchase I've made in a very
long time. It's the perfect gadget for all your bottle/jar caps and lids. It is strong and well made. I have weak hand grips so opening tight caps and lids is a breeze with the gilhoolie. I highly recommend this gadget to everyone!
April 25, 2014
Gilhoolie Glen Ross
Now this is something they could really sell at Glenn Garry Glen Ross! It is so versatile for any type of jar opening, & even crimps bottle caps back on!
April 23, 2014
Useful household tool
I purchased three of this product as I had a similar jar-opener that was an antique. The Gilhoolie is slightly different, but works well. I got three so that I could give two as gifts. It's always hard to open jars without help. My husband uses it too.
April 15, 2014