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To remove a bottle stopper that is stuck, mix 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon rubbing alcohol, and 1/2 teaspoon glycerin. Pour the mixture around the stopper and let it seep in for a day. Then remove the stopper. If it’s still stuck, try to encourage it by gently tapping the neck of the bottle with a wooden spoon. Some stoppers may be impossible to remove.





#1 Bottle stopperJzelda 2018-07-11 18:33
Use hot water. Run hot water over the bottle, NOT the stopper. When the bottle warms, it expands a teeny tiny bit and the stopper should come out with a little elbow grease.

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