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Old 06-06-2011, 20:32   #16
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Re: Manual can opener recommendations?

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Or just get one of these and never buy one again
I was going to say swiss army knife with can opener..old skool but works every time but now I see this ..its made by the swiss army knife dudes.

It must have come about when you got too lazy to use the swiss army knife

I must have one!
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Old 06-06-2011, 20:33   #17
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Been using this on the boat for several years. Never rusts, never lets me down, never leave a sharp edge.
Amazon.com: MIU CanDo Safety Can Opener, Plastic and Stainless Steel: Home & Garden
Ah, a clone of the Fissler. Look at the 2nd image on that page... that's what you can expect when you buy a cheap clone

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We use to have one of the horizontal ones like MarkJ mentions, and although it worked great I never understood why you'd want a sharp edge like it leaves. Maybe there's advantage I not seeing?
The good ones do not leave any sharp edge.. they convert the can to one with a removable (and replaceable) lid and fold the cut on both sides to make it the perfect cut. The can opener never touches the contents; the can opener holds the lid (you pull it off with the can opener) until you reverse the wheel; no dirt/rust on top of can will fall into contents.

Fissler designed this and obviously you can buy clones too now.


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Old 06-06-2011, 20:39   #18
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Re: Manual can opener recommendations?

I've been carrying the same Swiss Army knife in my pocket since 1991. A Christmas present from my Mom.

It has the only can opener I have used since that time.

I've used the scissors about a zillion times, too.

I've never sharpened it and it still cuts everything I need it to. Usually wiring insulation.
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Old 06-06-2011, 20:44   #19
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I've been carrying the same Swiss Army knife in my pocket since 1991. A Christmas present from my Mom.

It has the only can opener I have used since that time.

I've used the scissors about a zillion times, too.

I've never sharpened it and it still cuts everything I need it to. Usually wiring insulation.
your right fourwinds I should just stick to what I know if it aint broke don't fix it....just got a bit excited when I saw that other opener...less is more ...less is more.

Their steak knives are awesome as well don't look pretty but do a great job
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Nothing wrong with the Victorinox can opener. But it would be in a drawer somewhere and the knife is in my pocket.

One less thing to store and keep track of.
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Re: Manual can opener recommendations?

Forget the fancy ones...the ones I've bought for home are terrible...but look great! Buy a "Swing A Way" at the local grocery store. Best out there and for cheap.
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Re: Manual can opener recommendations?

I like the Swingaway portable can opener. Instead of a cutting blade that is dragged through the lid it uses a cutting wheel which is turned by a gear which meshes with a gear on the turning handle so that the cutting wheel rolls through the lid. It's widely available, inexpensive, and a superior design.

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I like the Swingaway portable can opener. Instead of a cutting blade that is dragged through the lid it uses a cutting wheel which is turned by a gear which meshes with a gear on the turning handle so that the cutting wheel rolls through the lid. It's widely available, inexpensive, and a superior design.
Swing-a-way ??!! man, those are as old fashioned as the GI Joe ones others rave about: dump them in a museum, obsolete old junk!

Next will be some Rambo writing that a Bowie knife works real good too

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The good ones do not leave any sharp edge.. they convert the can to one with a removable (and replaceable) lid and fold the cut on both sides to make it the perfect cut. The can opener never touches the contents; the can opener holds the lid (you pull it off with the can opener) until you reverse the wheel; no dirt/rust on top of can will fall into contents.

Fissler designed this and obviously you can buy clones too now.


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Sounds great ... I'm sold! It just went on my Wish List for next time I'm in the States.
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Next will be some Rambo writing that a Bowie knife works real good too

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Bowie knives are for sissies. Real men use a flint axe.
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Re: Manual can opener recommendations?

How about a slight variation on the original question. Which can opener takes the least amount of force to open a can?

My wife broke her wrist many years ago and never recovered full strength so most can openers are hard for her to use. As the he-man of the house I always volunteer to open cans and jar lids and other manly type jobs but sometimes I'm out working on the boat or killing a grizzly bear for dinner and not home to help.

So, need one that is not necessarily the best but the easiest.
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Re: Manual Can Opener - Recommendations?

I'm amused by a battery operated one called One Touch, I think, one of those as-seen-on-TV gadgets. It runs around the can on its own. It's fun to watch. Only been suing it a month, I don't know how long it will last.
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Ooof! Victorinox.

Been wondering what to get Wonderblond for her birthday.

You get your babe a $16 can opener, they can't call you cheap, right?

You are thinking of getting her a CAN OPENER for her BIRTHDAY! You are a much braver man than I even could have believed.
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We use to have one of the horizontal ones like MarkJ mentions, and although it worked great I never understood why you'd want a sharp edge like it leaves. Maybe there's advantage I not seeing?
I find the opening is quicker and easier and theres less wrist preasure and less restarts

Then the gloop thats in the can slides out easier giving you a moment to think "and I'm gunna eat that????????"

The sharp edge is fine, except, as I say for kids.
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Re: Manual Can Opener - Recommendations?

EZ Squeeze One-Handed Can Opener by chef'n have had it for 5 years now great. right handers only though. replaced my swing way and p51.
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