Product Type: Ikea Kitchenware
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Ikea Slom Jar - may be 90p but a safety hazard in my opinion!
Ikea Slom Jar With Lid
Member Name: karlsm93
Ikea Slom Jar With Lid
Disadvantages: Fingers nipped in tight clasp
Several years ago, before we even had an Ikea in Northern Ireland, it used to be a real novelty if you knew someone who was going to the mainland and making a stop at Ikea, as you used to look online at their stock and ask the person visiting Ikea to pick you up some items. One item that caught my eye a few years ago when my parents were making a trip across to England and visiting Ikea whilst there were these Ikea Slom Jars, which cost various prices according to the various capacity each holds. I own two of the 0.5 litre jars which cost 90p each, but you can get anything up to a 2 litre jar costing £2.69.
The reason I requested my parents to pick up a couple of these jars, were firstly the price, and secondly I thought they would come in handy for any number of storage items within my kitchen - herbs, pasta, sweets, loose change etc etc.
The height of this 0.5 litre jar is 10.5 cm with a diameter of 11cm so it is big enough to fit snugly in a kitchen cupboard and house some items. This product is claimed by Ikea to be dishwasher safe, although I have never tried this. The big feature of this jar promoted by Ikea is the fact that it is transparent and therefore you can quickly see what is in it, and it makes storing items so much easier than putting them in a jar that isn't transparent and forgetting all about them.
When my parents brought my back my two jars from their travels, I was initially impressed by the quality of the product. The glass felt heavy and although it wouldn't last if I dropped it (I haven't tried by the way!) I thought the product looked good. That of course was until I tried to work the sealed lid clasp. The metal clasp is extremely hard to open, and although it provides a very noticeable and good seal for the jar, keeping food etc fresh, I have found it to be near impossible to open this jar without nipping my fingers or hurting myself in some way. It isn't so bad when closing the jar, however even after several years of owning this jar, I have not got anymore confident in working the clasp, and am always so timid when putting anything into it or taking it out as I am worried about getting nipped. We now use one of these jars to keep old stamps for charity and never shut the lid so I don't have to worry about getting hurt fingers. However, this is a bit pointless really - having a sealed jar and not wanting to seal it!
So all in all, these jars may look the part and cost very little, but in terms of safety, to may they are a hazard, and I just find the clasp really dangerous. It may keep things sealed fresh, but working with that clasp just isn't worth it in my opinion, so big design flaw!
Summary: A good price jar but terrible clasp
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