Any tricks for stirring rock hard Tahini?

I have a new jar of Tahini. Great news, except now I have to stir it. I'm not exactly weak, however blending the oil layer with the stiff Tahini paste is a pain. Anyone have any tips for making this chore easier? Thank you!

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Crabby G. March 7, 2019
Unless you want to stir it all day, scrape the whole can into a bowl and mix it with your electric hand mixer. It will make it creamy smooth.
 
Sam1148 October 4, 2013
If the jar is the same lid size as a peanut butter jar use this:
http://www.amazon.com/Witmer-Company-Peanut-Butter-Mixer/dp/B003IQH72M/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1380915077&sr=8-2&keywords=natural+peanut+butter+mixer

Another tip is when you first buy it store it upside down a while...and flip it every time you see it. It'll mix on its own after a week or so.
 
Greenstuff October 4, 2013
Check out the same question here
http://food52.com/hotline/21070-is-the-any-way-to-blend-a-jar-of-separated-tahini-without-making-a-mess-of-it
 
PazzoNico October 4, 2013
Or maybe dip the jar in some warm/hot water to loosen it up.
 
PazzoNico October 4, 2013
No tricks; a butter knife and elbow grease (and patience).

The only other thing I can think of is to scoop the whole thing out into a food processor and let it rip.
 
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