Robo Twist is an automatic jar opener that takes all the hard work out of opening jars for you. Or does it? That’s what I’m going to find out in my review of Robo Twist. I went to the store to pick up 12 items that I wanted to test out with Robo Twist. It turns out one of them I can’t actually use with it so I end up testing 11. I wanted to use all-new jars and bottles that had not been opened yet so that’s how I performed my test and you’ll see in a minute that Robot Twist did a pretty good job. There’s a few things to keep in mind. You’re not technically supposed to use plastic containers but I used plastic containers because I think most people will use them. And even though you’re not supposed to use it with them, Robo Twist did a pretty good job with those as well.
The width of the lid can be between inches and inches and I pretty much tested that entire range. I will say that a two-liter bottle of soda – that’s really on the extreme small end of the range and it didn’t work on that one. All the rest of them it did work on. To use Robot Twist all you do is balance it on top of a jar, like that. Press the button for three seconds, and watch it do its magic I tested it on a number of different sized bottles and jars, plastic and glass, and I went from smallest to largest and as you’ll see – except for the very smallest one which is a 2-liter soda bottle – it performed quite well. Well the Powerade bottle, it seems to be… to have shut off somehow. So I’ve got to investigate why it would have shut off because it’s still… it’s still stuck on the bottle. So I’ve got to figure that out.
Although I’m not sure why the Powerade bottle it stopped on, all I had to do is push the button and opened right back up so I don’t really see that as a major problem. Nice! I love that pop that it makes when it opens a jar by itself. Pretty cool. I thought that it actually had a problem with the ketchup bottle but it did in fact open it.
It just seemed to slide off quickly unlike some of the other ones, but the ketchup bottle did work. This time it popped upward which is the first time I’ve seen that. The pickle jar, which I thought was going to be one of the most difficult, was actually the fastest. Under 15 seconds so that one actually did quite well. The orange juice bottle even had a label across the bottle to the cap and it still took it off so I’m actually impressed by that. It did work on the peanut butter jar but I was getting worried for a second because it was starting to push in the sides of this soft…
Soft jar but it eventually got the jar lid off so I still give Robo Twist credit on this one. I had originally planned on trying this bottle of coffee creamer. This arm would have to hold on to this section in order to turn the cap so in the case of a very thick cap it won’t work. Maybe the two negative observations I have about Robo Twist are number one, it takes a long time. Depending on the size of your lid, it can take anywhere from fifteen seconds to a minute. Now if you’re someone who needs help opening a jar, that minute might be well-spent using Robo Twist.
In that case it may or may not be a negative. The other potential negative is that it’s quite loud. Again if you need a jar opened and can’t do it yourself, that may not be a problem either. But those are the two primary negatives that I found: that it’s kind of loud, and it takes a long time. The product seems well-suited to people who might have arthritis or have other problems why they might regularly struggle to open jars.
I mean at twenty dollars it’s a lot for a jar opener, but if it’s something that you regularly struggle with, it might be a good investment. If the design of Robo Twist looks familiar you might recall a product from several years ago called One Touch jar opener which, to me, they look identical. I don’t know if it’s been a licensed design or if it’s copied, but Robo Twist is essentially a modern version of One Touch jar opener, and that product worked pretty well, too. Now some people are gonna say do you even need a product like that. If you’re someone who has issues which might prevent you from opening jars easily the answer could be yes. To someone like me, I don’t really have a problem. I probably wouldn’t have picked this up myself. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t have value to other people who need help opening jars. So overall my assessment of Robot Twist is that, besides the minor complaints that it’s kind of loud and takes a while, is that it works. It works pretty well actually.
So if you need help opening jars regularly this is probably a product you might want to consider. If you’ve used Robo Twist, I’d like to hear what you think because you might have a different opinion than I do. And if you like this video I would appreciate subscribe so I can continue to bring you As Seen on TV products in the future. Until next time, this is James White with Freakin’ Reviews. Thank you. .
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