I’ve seen lots of different jar opening tools over the years. Some are simple thin pieces of rubber to help your grip. Some are more of a wrench that wraps around the lid. There are even electric ones the size of a small blender. Then there’s the one that I have been seeing for years in a drawer at a relatives house but I never knew what it was. It looks like an oversized plastic bottle opener. You use it to slightly pry up the edge of the lid and it breaks the vacuum seal. Then simply twist off the lid without any effort.
Here’s what it looks like if you haven’t seen one: http://amzn.com/B002OJBW8E
Today’s Maximumble is splotchy.