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Review of the Progressive 6 in 1 Multi Opener

There are few things that are more frustrating than not being able to open that jar of jam and having to wrestle with it whilst your toast goes cold!

But fear not, the solution is the Progressive 6-in-1 Multi Opener available from our shop.

In this review, Zec Richardson, a disabled blogger and reviewer at Satonmybutt, talks about this handy kitchen gadget that could be the answer to your problems!

I have the grip of a silverback mountain gorilla, yet even I have failed when it comes to opening some jars, bottles or tins that my wife has handed me after cursing at them for five minutes.

My wife has never been great at opening jars, and as we have got older and we have both ended up with arthritis in our hands, we have been trying various ways suggested by family to open them, from tapping the jar lid on the floor to wedging the lid of a bottle between a door and its frame!

A while ago we even purchased a cheap version of the Progressive 6-in-1 Multi Opener. It is okay but we still sometimes fail to gain entry to jars.

Progressive 6-in-1 Multi Opener kitchen aid

Then we tried the Progressive 6-in-1 Multi Opener and bingo!

It measures 14.5 x 6.5 x 2.5 cm and is made from ABS heavy-duty plastic and it is incredibly light at a mere 4oz.

Its design is spot on. It has a very smooth surface and feels so nice to hold. That is incredibly important – we don’t want something with hard edges.

As the name implies, it has six uses…

multi opener opening bottles and jars

multi opener opening bottles and packets

The large ring is for opening jars and the small ring will open beer-type bottle tops using the metal inserts. Using the small ring, as you do with the large, will open bottle twist caps.

The hook on the end is very handy. It can be hooked under the pull tabs on drink cans and tinned food – these are usually so strong you risk tearing off a fingernail if you’re using your hands.

Using the area between the large and small rings, you can grip the very fiddly covers that sit over the tops of things like a squeezy jar of mayonnaise or ketchup. These always have very small tabs that are almost impossible to get hold of. In the past, I have used pliers in frustration!

The final use is opening packets, such as crisps. You can do this using the small tab at the end where on one side there is a recess you can slide the packet along. This is the only query I have with this product as it didn’t function that well for me. Nimble-one-finger-cutter

If you really want a product for packets, then get the Nimble one-finger cutter. It will slice open even tough packs, such as bacon, and even tougher oyster shell packs that are impossible to open without a blade.

But that slight snag doesn’t matter – the product is worth it just for the other uses.

Jar and Bottle opener

If you want a belt and braces approach to jar and bottle opening, couple the Progressive 6-in-1 Multi Opener with this jar and bottle opener and you will have a full solution to this problem.

Best of all is that the Progressive 6-in-1 Multi Opener is very well priced at well under £10 on the Disability Horizons Shop. In my opinion, this makes it a must-have gadget for the kitchen, even if you do not have issues with grip or dexterity!

If you have enjoyed this review check out Zec’s YouTube channel and his website Satonmybutt. You can also find him on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

By Zec Richardson

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