What if I have bought/received a Twistyopener and it does not meet my expectations?
We want everyone who buys or receives a Twistyopener as a gift to really enjoy it. The Twistyopener can be returned within two weeks, view our return policy.
For which syndromes is the Twistyopener an ideal aid?
The Twistyopener is an ideal aid for rheumatism, osteoarthritis, MS, ALS, other muscle disorders, but also for old age. For weak or painful hands, the Twistyopener offers a solution for caps and screw caps.
How do I learn to use a Twistyopener?
Practice first. Put the large loop on your wrist with the eye up or away from you and turn the lever in such a way that you pinch your wrist a little (and then more and more) with the Twistyopener. So you can also do this with lids and/or caps.
What is the best way to hold the Twistyopener?
That is different for everyone: with your left or right hand, overhand or underhand. Once you've figured out the turning movement, it's up to you how you can easily apply force with the lever, and how best to hold the jar, tube or bottle. You may have to hold the pot with your strongest hand and the Twistyopener with your weakest.
What if my hands are very weak or sore, or I can only use one hand?
Is holding the jar or bottle while opening painful or too hard for your hand? Then the Twistyopener Combination is the ideal tool for you. While the opener is slid into the holder, you can use two hands to hold and open the jar. This also works with a limited hand function, because both hands can turn in the same direction together. Useful! The holder then acts as a sturdy extra hand. Also recommended by occupational therapists.
Will the purchase of the Twistyopener be reimbursed by my health insurance?
If you have sufficient additional insurance and you have a referral from your occupational therapist, the Twistyopener (combination) can be reimbursed as an aid. Inquire about the conditions of your health insurance.
Is the leather of the loops not too smooth?
No, the leather is stiff enough. If the loop slides over the lid or cap, you are not tightening well enough. By making the right movement, you pull the loop tight around the lid or cap and the leather no longer slides. Split leather is rougher on the back and therefore seems more suitable, but lasts much less than our rock-solid saddle leather. To learn the correct movement properly, put the large loop around your wrist and then screw in the Twistyopener well. Then you feel how you can easily squeeze and thus clamp. With the Twistyopener slid into the Twistyopener holder, the correct movement is easier to learn.
Will I damage lids or caps by using the Twistyopener?
No, the pressure of 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 just below the cap. If you put the loop of the Twistyopener around it, you don't turn 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 have opened the cap effortlessly.
What sizes of lids and caps is the Twistyopener suitable for?
The small loop: Large and small screw caps for bottles, flasks, dairy and fruit juice packs, small thermos flasks, medicine jars, tubes, jerry cans, water bags. Furthermore, the smallest lids, small taps, nuts, etc.
The big loop: The usual screw caps, so with a diameter of approx. 6 cm (pesto, capers) to 8.5 cm (syrup, large jam jars), taps, including radiators, (vacuum-vacuumed) caps from large thermos flasks, drinking cups, large screw caps from jerry cans, etc.
Can you also close caps and lids with a Twistyopener?
Yes, by using the Twistyopener with the eye down you can firmly 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 Twistyopener replaces several other openers, which you no longer need. And if you store your Twistyopener in the Twistyopener holder, you get even more space in your drawer. But maybe you think it's too beautiful to store and prefer to hang it up in plain sight. The loops are solid enough for that.
Can the Twistyopener be used by children?
Yes, once a child understands the handy snap, he can also open caps and lids with the Twistyopener. (Children often catch on to the movement very quickly).
Can you open safety caps with the Twistyopener?
No, because the pressure is spread over the entire rim of the cap or lid when turning, safety caps cannot be opened with a Twistyopener.