Rheumatoid Arthritis in my hands has left me unable to grip and twist off jar lids. When my Lids Off Jar Opener finally stopped working, I turned to the RoboTwist to pick up the slack. But does RoboTwist work?
Yes, RoboTwist works! RoboTwist has saved my hands from the struggles of opening too-tight lids. It has given me a sense of independence back. I no longer have to ask anyone for help opening jars.
What is the RoboTwist?
The RoboTwist Automatic Jar Opener is a handy battery-operated automatic jar opener for screw-top glass jars. Instead of painfully gripping, twisting, and contorting your hands, RoboTwist lets you open jars with the simple push of a button.
Of all of my jar openers, this one is my favorite. Even in the throes of a severe RA episode, this little gadget gets the jars lids open for me. It is the easiest on my hands of all the jar openers.
Size Limit: Use RoboTwist to open glass jars with lids that have diameters between 1.2’ to 3.5”.
Power Source: 2 AA batteries (not included)
How does RoboTwist work?
The smaller Inner Jaws of the RoboTwist grip the lid of the jar while the Outer Jaws grip and hold the jar. Once the Outer Jaws have a hold of the jar, the Inner Jaws rotate to open the jar lid.
Note: Before using the RoboTwist, remove any plastic or paper seals around the neck and lid of the jar.
How to Use the RoboTwist?
1. Center the RoboTwist evenly on top of the lid to be removed.
2. Move the Outer Jaws grippers to the Down position.
3. Press down on the Start button until the Jaws begin to move inward.
4. Gently hold the RoboTwist and the Jar to avoid tips or spills.
5. Wait for the RoboTwist to twist off the lid.
6. Remove the RoboTwist from the jar lid.
7. Reset the RoboTwist by pressing the Start button again.
Caution: While the RoboTwist can open jars by itself, it is a good idea and recommended by the manufacturer to keep a light hold of both the jar and the RoboTwist while opening your jars. This helps avoid tipping or spilling.
VIDEO: RoboTwist Push Button Jar Opener
Is the RoboTwist Worth It?
The RoboTwist is slow. But it is worth the trade off to be able to open jars without pain.