FAQs / Questions and answers

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What if I bought / received a Twisty-opener and it doesn't meet my expectations?

What if I bought / received a Twisty-opener and it doesn't meet my expectations? We want everyone who buys or receives a Twisty-opener as a gift to really enjoy it. In the unlikely event that you do not like the Twisty-opener, please call (00316-50937618) or email (twistyopener@gmail.com). We always find a solution.

How do you learn to use a Twisty-opener?

First practice: Put the large loop around your wrist with the eye up or away from you and turn the lever in such a way that with the Twisty-opener you pinch your wrist a little (and then more and more). That's how you do that with lids and / or caps. The correct movement can be seen in the video on the "Instructions for use" page.

What's the best way to hold the Twisty-opener?

That is different for everyone: with your left or your right hand, overhand or underarm. Once you get the hang of the rotation, it is up to your hands how to use the lever the easiest way to apply force, and how best to hold the jar, tube or bottle. You may have to hold the pot with your stronger hand and the Twisty-opener with the other one.

What if my hands are very weak or painful, or I can only use one hand?

Is holding the jar or bottle painful or too difficult for your hand when opening? Then the combination of Twisty-opener and Twisty holder the ideal solution. When the opener has been slid into the holder, you can use two hands das Glas halten und öffnen. That works also with limited hand function, because both hands can turn in the same direction together. Useful! The holder then acts as a sturdy extra hand.

Do you only have one usable hand? Then the combination Twisty-opener / Twisty holder is the solution for greater self-reliance in the kitchen !! Recommended by manual and occupational therapists.

Will I be reimbursed for the purchase of the Twisty opener by my health insurance?

If you have sufficient supplementary insurance and you have a referral from your occupational therapist, the Twisty-opener can be reimbursed as an aid. Inquire about the conditions for your health insurance.

Isn't the leather of the loops too smooth?

No, the leather is sufficiently rough. If the loop slips over the lid or cap, you are not screwing in well enough. By making the correct movement, you pull the loop tight around the lid or cap and the leather no longer slips. Split leather is rougher at the back and therefore seems more suitable, but lasts much less than our rock-solid saddle leather. To properly learn the correct movement, put the large loop around your wrist and then screw in the Twisty-opener. Then you will feel how you can easily squeeze and clamp hard in this way. With the Twisty-opener pushed into the Twisty holder, it is easier to learn the correct movement.

Will I damage lids or caps by using the Twisty-opener?

No, the pressure from the loop is spread over almost the entire rim, so lids and caps remain reusable.

What if I can't unscrew a bottle cap?

Some plastic bottles have a protruding edge under the cap. If you put the loop of the Twisty-opener around it, you are not turning the cap, but the bottle. And then that opening will never work. If you put the loop a little higher, so only around the cap, you can open the cap effortlessly.

What sizes of lids and caps is the Twisty-opener suitable for?

The small loop: Large and small screw caps for bottles, flasks, dairy and fruit juice cartons, small thermos, medicine jars, tubes, jerry cans, water bags. Furthermore, the smallest lids, small taps, nuts, etc.

The big loop: The usual screw lids, so with a diameter of approx. 6 cm (pesto, capers) to 8.5 cm (syrup, large jam jars), taps, including for radiators, (vacuum-sucked) caps of large thermos, large screw caps of drinking cups, jerry cans, etc.

Can you also close caps and lids with a Twisty-opener?

Yes, by using the Twisty-opener with the eye down, you can tighten lids and caps, but also, for example, taps and nuts (as a "Twisty-closer").

Doesn't it take up a lot of space, such an opener?

The Twisty-opener replaces several other openers, which you no longer need. And if you keep your Twisty-opener in the Twisty holder, you get even more space in your drawer. But you may find it too beautiful to store and prefer to hang it in plain sight. The loops are strong enough for that.

Can the Twisty-opener be used by children?

Yes, once a child understands the rotating movement, the Twisty-opener can also open caps and lids. (Children often understand the movement very quickly).

Can you open safety caps with the Twisty-opener?

No, because the pressure is spread over the entire rim of the cap or lid when turning, safety caps cannot be opened with a Twisty-opener.