GrOpener is the creation of Mark Manger, an Applied Artist from Denver, Colorado. Inspired by the stick & screw openers Mark encountered in Africa in the 1990′s, the GrOpener uses the same leverage principle, but in a form that allows a bottle to be opened through the act of grabbing it.
What Makes the GrOpener Special?
It is unique that this tool uses motion and force from the act of grabbing the bottle to also remove the cap. But, it is special because its universal design accommodates amputees, stroke victims and others who may only have full use of one hand.
All You Need is a Firm Grip
This device does not require a lot of strength, but a firm grip is necessary. It's not a helpful tool for grandma’s arthritis or for a kindergartner. Think a firm, but not crushing, handshake.
Made in the USA
Proudly made from aluminum extruded in Utah, then cut and crafted in independently owned workshops in the Denver, Colorado area. Patent Number 9114968
PLEASE FOLLOW THE SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS on the card included with your GrOpener, or the instructions on the demo video, before use.
All it takes is a simple one-handed grab to open your bottle. Put the opener on your finger, wrap your thumb around the bottle and gently squeeze as you would a pair of scissors. Very quick and easy.
Do not use your thumb to force the hook toward the bottle. Forcing the opener with a thumb is uncomfortable and difficult because it locks the hook against the glass and does not allow it to swing clear of the bottle’s lip as it was designed to do.