(as of Jun 30,2020 05:25:50 UTC – Details)
Struggling to open jars and other lids is so frustrating! We get it. And that’s why our family invented this lid opener in 1977 – making the kitchen easy for you again. Our brand is new to this marketplace in August 2019, but not new to helping people, and we’re confident you or someone you care about will never struggle opening a jar or other lid ever again. We think it’s also worth noting that The Grip makes for a spectacular gift! Could be a friend, a parent, a spouse, or grandparent with weak hands. Maybe they suffer from arthritis, carpal tunnel, or another disability? Or maybe you just want to treat yourself. Whoever that person you care about is, The Grip is the gift that keeps on giving.
Why The Grip?
Unlike other openers, there is not a lid size or type that The Grip won’t open. And because it doesn’t take two hands to open anything, our proven effective V-grip design and strong dual carbon steel teeth allow for an effortless, pain-free motion that never fails. And one more thing: it’s hidden, easy to find, and doesn’t take any precious shelf or kitchen drawer space!
How Does it Work?
Easy and Effortless
Simply place any size jar or other lid inside the V-shape design, twist, and voilà! And much more than a jar opener, it opens child-proof medicine bottles, water and soda bottles, nail polish, milk jugs, laundry detergent, vacuum sealed jars such as spaghetti sauce and baby food, honey, and those slippery smooth ridge lids such as peanut butter. We’ve not found a lid it won’t open!
What about install?
We use a premium super-bond and industrial grade adhesive, so install is very easy and simple! Just peel the adhesive cover, and press firmly under your kitchen cabinet or counter. For a little extra security, and optimal effectiveness, we’ve also equipped you with some screws. No worries!
What Makes It Superior?
THE ORIGINAL: also family owned and operated since 1977.
HIDDEN: saving valuable space in your kitchen.
EFFORTLESS: you’ll be amazed how easy it opens lids.
CARBON STEEL TEETH: incredibly strong. And never wear or dull. Like ever.
ABS PLASTIC: highly durable and break-proof.
UNIQUE DESIGN: proven V-grip design opens any lid. Every time, without fail.
MADE IN USA: this is a deep value of ours. Always has been and always will.
In 1977, our grandfather, Clifford Kuns, after watching his father-in-law’s health deteriorate from a stroke, had a dream of a product design that could help people with a basic need: opening a jar. He soon realized the significance of that dream, put pen to paper, and began production. Over the years, we’re proud to have heard how radically his invention has changed people’s lives.
And now in its third generation, our family wants to continue on his legacy, carrying on the torch of helping people through that dream. So whether you are old, young, arthritic, or just tired of struggling to open lids, we want you to have what many have called their “best friend in the kitchen,” and what others have said has “given them back their independence.”
Product and Brand Evolution
First Generation: Wood
The first 20,000 jar openers were sold entirely in solid wood, and through church and civic organizations, and local fund raisers.
Second Generation: Lid Persuader
In order to keep up with demand, Cliff decided to transition to plastic injection molding. Yeah, we know it’s kind of a funny name, but “The Lid Persuader” was a huge success. Featured on national TV in the 1990s, and gaining greater notoriety, our beloved under-cabinet jar opener grew in popularity, and began to venture out into homes across the U.S.
In the early 2000s, we retired The Lid Persuader brand, and began selling and distributing our product wholesale for a company who agreed to grow the product on this marketplace, which they did with great success. Beginning in August 2019, they decided to make their own version of our product, so we wished them well, and have gone our own separate directions.
Third Generation: The Grip
Introducing The Grip brand! We thought “The Lid Persuader” name was a bit of a mouthful (“are you saying lip persuader? That sounds interesting…”). So when we reintroduced our family brand, we liked The Grip a little better. And we’ve made some aesthetic improvements! By adding a matte finish, we’ve removed the glossiness. And after removing the sticker, we’ve added an embossed logo, which is a little more subtle, and more visually appealing. We love it, and believe you will too!
From Our Family to Yours
Thanks for considering us to help make the kitchen easy for you again!
THE ORIGINAL: The Grip is the original hidden-under-cabinet jar opener, both invented and family owned and operated since 1977. Although our brand is new to Amazon in August 2019, we have years of proven effectiveness and helped hundreds of thousands of people. And you may have even seen us featured on national TV!
ANY SIZE OR TYPE OF LID: from fingernail polish to large 6” pickle jars, The Grip will grab and open it with ease. Simply place any size jar, lid, or bottle inside the V-shape design, twist, and voilà! And much more than a jar opener, it opens child-proof medicine bottles, water and soda bottles, milk jugs, laundry detergent, vacuum sealed jars such as spaghetti sauce and baby food, honey, and those slippery smooth ridge lids such as peanut butter. There is literally nothing it won’t open!
EASY INSTALLATION: our adhesive is industrial grade and forms a permanent bond, so installation is a piece of cake. As seen in the picture illustration, simply peel off the cover, press firmly, screw and you’re ready to go! NO MORE STRAIN OR PAIN: unlike other openers, you don’t need two hands to open containers. Which means, not only is it easier, but pain free!
CARBON STEEL BLADES: strong and durable, these steel teeth do all the work and never wear or dull, opening up lids effortlessly as long as you have it. DURABLE ABS PLASTIC: We use highly durable and break-proof ABS plastic. We pay more, so you get the most reliable opener on the market. HIDDEN UNDER CABINET: since it sits underneath your cabinet out of sight, you’ll never know it’s there until you need it! And no more added clutter, taking up valuable space in that kitchen drawer of yours.
MADE IN AMERICA: let’s face it – flip over most plastic products these days and you’ll read Made in China. But not ours. We believe in keeping jobs and resources here in the land we love. And I think we’re all tired of shaking our head with buyer’s remorse when we discover the low quality of product when we went elsewhere.