Here are some instant hacks on how to open a tight bottle cap

Anyone who cooks will always face the same problem – how to open a tight bottle cap. It can be a bottle of sauce, a jar of cream. You might even be figuring out how to open chicken essence bottle as we speak.

These caps have to be tightly sealed so that it’s content can be kept fresh.

But what happens when it’s screwed back on too tightly? You’ve tried all sorts of ways, from using your hands to using your teeth, not that we recommend that, and yet, you find yourself panting and sweating as you stare at the stubbornly closed bottle.

Well, if you’ve felt like this before, then you definitely have to know about our quick fix for how to open a tight bottle cap.

How To Open A Water Bottle

Hot water

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Image: hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu

This is the simplest hack. Simply leave your cap bottle under running hot water. Or you can pour hot water into a bowl and soak your bottle cap inside. After a short while, the bottle cap will expand and you can open the cap with ease! Just be careful not to scald your hands especially if the cap is metal. Run it under cool water before opening!

Rubber band

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Image: awesomeinventions.com

Grab a rubberband and tie it around the bottle cap. Place a cloth over then use it to twist open the cap. Usually, the reason why you can’t open the bottle is not because you’re weak, but due to lack of traction. There isn’t enough friction between the bottle cap and your hands. It’s better if you use thick rubber bands but using those red ones work fine too!

Heinz Ketchup Bottle

Image: lifehacker.com
Image: lifehacker.com

Heinz Ketchup bottle caps fit perfectly over the cap of a regular plastic bottle. Place it over the bottle cap then twist it. Your bottle will give easily! This isn’t really instant because not all of us have the ketchup bottle caps.

If you have tried all three hacks but still can’t manage to open that damn bottle? Well, maybe you should ask your father/husband to do it for you. That’s what their strength is for; opening bottles.

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