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Opening Our Salsa Jars

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Why Can Your Jars Be Hard To Open?

Our salsa jars can sometimes be a little hard to open. The problem results from the Salsa being made in Mexico which is 2,250 meters above sea level. When the jars arrive in the UK (which is pretty much at sea level) the difference in altitude creates a vacuum under the lid which makes the jars hard to open.

So How Do I Open Them?

The solution is to gently tap on the side of the lid. This creates a small dent, releasing the vacuum and the jar opens.

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Lawrence Kirkendall
Lawrence Kirkendall
3 years ago

tried everthing, hot water on lid, hammer to lid, no luck. Had to punch a hole with a screwdriver. Not worth the aggravation.

Diana Meza
Diana Meza
2 years ago

I did find very hard to open them buuuuut I tap them constantly as in the video before watching the video (we do the same in Mexico 😂) and then it opened so easy

Leigh Hickin
Leigh Hickin
2 years ago

10+ years as a rock climber, and I’d never damaged a tendon. Until the fateful day that I tried to open a jar of your tomatillo salsa… 9 months off of climbing after that, while the damned thing healed.

Plus the further pain of having to explain to my climbing buddies how I’d injured myself.

Will be sure to try this next time.

1 year ago

Well worth the effort!

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