Rubber Bands for Stubborn Lids

Did You Know?

When rubber bands are stretched they release heat, which creates traction and causes the rubber band to grab ahold of things. This means you may want to keep around a few rubber bands for stubborn lids in your arsenal of kitchen gadgets. They’re a great jar opener even for those that are seemingly impossible to open. In fact, to open any stuck lids on jars all you have to do is find a rubber band, stretch it around the lid of the jar you want to open, and presto!

Take it from Martha

The queen of all domestic things, Martha Stewart, recently reposted a classic DIY tutorial suggesting the very same thing. She stated, “Three fat rubber bands, they’ll really give you that grip you need to open a stubborn jar lid.” Watch the clip below to see her advice in action!


Alliance Rubber Company is a family-owned business with humble beginnings that has grown into a thriving American success story. Since 1923, Alliance Rubber has proudly produced rubber bands for use in the home and workplace. Continuing to manufacture its products in the USA, enables Alliance to provide high-quality products, fast service, and fresh stock that is built to last. Alliance Rubber, a women-owned company, manufactures bands that ‘Hold Your World Together.’

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