Openers

Tin can openers, jar openers and bottle openers. Essential Aids is proud to offer a wide range of clever opening devices for the kitchen. These items are useful for people with weak grip or limited range of motion. Many people with Arthritis in the hands or fingers find it challenging to grip and turn lids and openers. A large handled tin opener or one which automatically opens the can without requiring much strength from the user may be an important kitchen aid. Similarly, a bottle opener which grips caps may also be beneficial to some people. Essential Aids also supplies special jar openers which work in a similar way.

Tin can openers, jar openers and bottle openers. Essential Aids is proud to offer a wide range of clever opening devices for the kitchen. These items are useful for people with weak grip

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  1. VAT Relief Tube Master

    Tube Master

    A tube squeezing device which helps get the most contents out with minimal effort.
    £7.90
     with VAT Relief
  2. VAT Relief Can Key

    Can Key

    Practical opener for all cans and tins with a ring-pull seal.
    £7.40
     with VAT Relief
  3. SPECIAL OFFER Plastic Multi Opener

    Plastic Multi Opener

    A multi-purpose device that aids in the opening of cans and bottles.
     WAS £4.71 
    Today's Price
    £1.90
     with VAT Relief
  4. VAT Relief Can Pop

    Can Pop

    With the patented 'Can Pop' it is easy to open cans of drink.
    £6.90
     with VAT Relief
  5. VAT Relief Turn Key

    Turn Key

    A useful aid for opening anything with a screw cap, as well as removing ring pulls.
    £6.90
     with VAT Relief
  6. SPECIAL OFFER Canpull

    Canpull

    Durable, easy to use device especially designed for opening ring-pull cans.
     WAS £11.90 
    Today's Price
    £1.90
     inc VAT
  7. SPECIAL OFFER Multi-Opener

    Multi-Opener

    A multi-function opener to be used with a variety of jars and bottles.
     WAS £16.13 
    Today's Price
    £8.40
     inc VAT
  8. SPECIAL OFFER Bottle Opener & Knob Turner

    Bottle Opener & Knob Turner

    Flexible rubber moulding for establishing a firm grip on bottle tops.
     WAS £13.90 
    Today's Price
    £2.90
     with VAT Relief
  9. Jar Pop Key

    Jar Pop Key

    Key shaped lever which takes the strain out of opening jars, simple and effective!
    Options from
    £9.40
     inc VAT
  10. SPECIAL OFFER Good Grips Chunky Can Opener

    Good Grips Chunky Can Opener

    This tin opener has oversized components which make it easy to use, even for those with a shaky grip.
     WAS £17.43 
    Today's Price
    £16.90
     with VAT Relief
  11. Conical Jar Opener

    Conical Jar Opener

    This simple but effective aid makes it easier to open jar lids.
    Options from
    £8.40
     inc VAT
  12. SPECIAL OFFER Bottle Holder

    Bottle Holder

    This clever device has a lip and rubber feet that secure it in place during use.
     WAS £27.01 
    Today's Price
    £25.90
     with VAT Relief
  13. VAT Relief Ring Pull Can Opener

    Ring Pull Can Opener

    A useful tool that makes opening cans with ring pulls easier.
    £4.99
     with VAT Relief
  14. VAT Relief Anti Slip Jar Opener

    Anti Slip Jar Opener

    These Jar openers provide a firm grip and hold for those stubborn lids.
    Options from
    £7.40
     with VAT Relief
  15. VAT Relief Anti Slip Bottle Opener

    Anti Slip Bottle Opener

    This great anti-slip bottle opener provides a secure gripping point.
    Options from
    £5.40
     with VAT Relief
  16. SPECIAL OFFER Dycem Bottle Opener

    Dycem Bottle Opener

    This simple bottle opening aid helps establish a firm grip on a lid so that it can be turned more easily.
     WAS £6.32 
    Today's Price
    £5.40
     with VAT Relief
  17. VAT Relief Twister Grip Coasters

    Twister Grip Coasters

    Attractive hypo-allergenic coasters which can also be used to assist with opening twist-top containers.
    Options from
    £3.40
     with VAT Relief
  18. SPECIAL OFFER One Touch Can Opener

    One Touch Can Opener

    No pressure is required to operate this can opener.
     WAS £44.20 
    Today's Price
    £41.90
     inc VAT
  19. SPECIAL OFFER Jar and Bottle Opener

    Jar and Bottle Opener

    This opening tool is useful for people with reduced grip strength.
     WAS £10.37 
    Today's Price
    £7.40
     with VAT Relief
  20. SPECIAL OFFER New Spill Not

    New Spill Not

    This simple tool makes unscrewing jars and bottles much easier.
     WAS £22.68 
    Today's Price
    £20.40
     with VAT Relief
  21. SPECIAL OFFER Aidapt Multi Use Tin Opener

    Aidapt Multi Use Tin Opener

    This useful tool makes opening a range of tins and bottles much easier.
     WAS £7.42 
    Today's Price
    £3.40
     with VAT Relief
  22. SPECIAL OFFER Jar Opener Mighty Lever

    Jar Opener Mighty Lever

    A handy leverage tool that makes unscrewing jars much easier.
     WAS £22.82 
    Today's Price
    £14.90
     inc VAT
  23. Derby Anti Spill Jar & Bottle Opener

    Derby Anti Spill Jar & Bottle Opener

    A non-slip device that helps assist with opening jars and bottle lids.
    £21.84
     inc VAT
  24. SPECIAL OFFER MAGIPULL Ring Pull Lid Opener

    MAGIPULL Ring Pull Lid Opener

    This kitchen aid makes opening tin lids extremely safe and easy.
     WAS £7.45 
    Today's Price
    £6.90
     inc VAT
  25. VAT Relief Boa Lollipop & Can Pull Opener Set

    Boa Lollipop & Can Pull Opener Set

    Two kitchen aids that hjelp with opening cans and bottle lids.
    £6.74
     with VAT Relief
  26. SPECIAL OFFER Multi Use Tin Lid Opener

    Multi Use Tin Lid Opener

    A versatile kitchen aid that can open cans, tins, bottle caps and jar lids.
     WAS £6.73 
    Today's Price
    £3.40
     with VAT Relief
  27. SPECIAL OFFER Non-Slip Jar Lid and Bottle Opener

    Non-Slip Jar Lid and Bottle Opener

    Bottle and lid opener that is cone-shaped for additional grip and support.
     WAS £7.56 
    Today's Price
    £3.40
     with VAT Relief
  28. 5 In 1 Jar Lid and Bottle Opener - Green

    5 In 1 Jar Lid and Bottle Opener - Green

    Versatile kitchen aid that can open lids, bottle tops and various other items.
    £12.48
     inc VAT
  29. SPECIAL OFFER Undo-It Mounted Jar & Bottle Opener

    Undo-It Mounted Jar & Bottle Opener

    A V-shaped bottle and jar opener that attaches to the bottom of shelves and cupboards.
     WAS £11.61 
    Today's Price
    £8.40
     with VAT Relief
  30. StrongBoy 2 Jar Lid and Bottle Opener

    StrongBoy 2 Jar Lid and Bottle Opener

    Jar and bottle opener made for those with decreased grip or arthritis.
    £20.70
     inc VAT
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Frequently Asked Questions
What's the purpose of bottle, can and jar openers?

These devices help open a variety of food containers which may be too stiff to do so unaided.

Who might benefit from openers in the kitchen?

For people with a weak grip, reduced strength or hand tremors, tools to open food and drink containers are invaluable daily living aids.

Are clamps available which hold jars and tins for opening?

Yes, these devices work almost like a vice used for wood-work.

Made of plastic, they attach to the edge of the kitchen worktop.

They have an in-built wide clamp, into which a jar or can can be inserted.

The turnkey on the clamp can then be manually tightened, holding the jar or tin firmly in place.

An opener can then be used on the lid, with the body of the object held steady by the clamp.

Are can-openers available with wide handles?

Yes, because conventional metal can or tin openers often dig into the user's hands, alternatives with broad grips are available.

These are much more comfortable to use, and are particularly appropriate for those with arthritis in the hands.

The turning mechanisms are smoother and require less finger and hand strength to operate.

Can I buy a device to help open ring-pulls, cans or tins?

The 'Can Key' is a simple plastic tool designed for just this task.

People with reduced strength in the fingers may have difficulty opening this type of seal.

The Can Key is a simple lever with a narrow end, small enough to initially lift the ring pull.

The shaft of the opener then provides extra leverage, allowing the user to prise open the tin.

I have difficulty twisting the tops of bottles, is there anything to help?

Yes, there are numerous products designed to solve this problem.

Some come in the shape of soft plastic domes which have an aperture which fits the shape of the lid.

These provide a surface which is much easier to grip than the lid itself, making it easier to twist off.

Another popular design has similarities with a traditional nutcracker, with two hinged, plier-like levers and jaws which fit around the lid.

Once clamped on it, the long handles provide great leverage, making twisting the lid a much easier process.

Are automatic tin openers available?

For those with arthritis in the hands and fingers, sometimes even large-handled tin openers may be painful to use.

An alternative is an electric automatic can opener.

As the name suggests, this device opens tin cans without requiring any physical exertion.

Are openers available which can open different kinds of containers?

Yes, there are multi-openers for just this purpose.

Like swiss-army knives, these have multiple components built-in to the same device.

They open cans, tins, bottles and numerous kinds of lids, so are a great space saver in the kitchen!

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