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sam from worthing

Tin Openers.

I am finding my current Tin Opener increasing harder and harder to use (its an OXO one) i think it is me, rather than the gadget itself as my OH seems to have no trouble with it.

I am finding it hard to grasp the handles in my left hand with the right amount of squeeze, and then turn the twiddler thingyamajiggy handle with my right hand, the lid never comes off clean.

So i was wondering if anyone has experienced similar problems and what type of tin opener you have or would recommend.

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Queen of Puds

Tin opener

I know exactly what you mean! Mine opens some tins with ease, but with some others it simply can't cope & I end up with half on, half off, punctured & barely severed but with mashed edges. It's like '3 Men in a Boat' with the pineapple tin all over again! I also thought it was me, but the tin edges seem to have some variances these days (curved edges, straight edges, really thick edges) & it always seems to be me opening the tins & getting cross. I think my tin opener is zyliss, but it's not labelled.

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Welshcookie

Tin openers

Go on, buy yourself a new one. Buy several cheap ones and then you won't mind chucking them when they wear out!

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Wendy

Tin openers

I have the same problem with openers. All mine is does is puncture the tin then the screw bit just turns without opening the tin. I've had cheap and very expensive ones and none have functioned properly. I buy the ring-pull tins but they are not always successful as sometimes the ring comes off or the contents spurt out, then it's down to using a screwdriver or hammer. I agree with QoP that there are variances in the thickness of tins.

I remember the corned beef tins with a key and they could be awkward to open at times.

Wendy

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Queen of Puds

Tin openers

Luckily, I don't like corned beef! But I agree with Wendy about ring pull cans - they also seem to become immovable when half open. Can't fully open 'em, can't push them back in for safe disposal either. I actually prefer the little brick type boxes of 'tinned' tomatoes these day because of the hassle with the cans.

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Thistledo

Tin Openers

I have big problems with manual tin openers, due to arthritis so I invested in an electronics one, Culinare One-Touch. It works for me and takes up very little space in my drawer. All it needs is a battery.

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sam from worthing

Tin Openers.

I am so relieved its not just me that is having trouble.

I have been looking at the battery operated tin openers. they seem to have mixed reviews on amazon not sure i saw culinaire though, so thanks for that tip.

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maggie-

Tin Openers

I cheat, I have an Electric whizzer. Left handed practice and dyslexic brain is a recipe for disaster with a manual opener... Just jam it in and it whizzes round, no problem. : )

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sam from worthing

Tin Openers.

I wanted to leave it a while before i replied to my own post - following your experiences too.


I brought a relatively cheap tin opener, from The Range, was 3.99. Its a culinaire, magican. Its so much smaller than my original opener, and it weighs next to nothing. I didn't have much faith in all honesty.

But i have been using it now for several weeks. and i love it. it does take the lid off from the top, rather than the side, but, it doesn't leave the top of the tin razor sharp, it sort of smooths it off - yes, i have foolishly run my finger over the cut tin - no slicing at all.

I am very impressed, I have used it all many of tins, tuna, baked beans, expensive and budget tin tomatoes, soup tins. It works like a dream - at the moment, anyway.

Thanks for your replies, they were most helpful, and it was nice to know i wasn't the only one struggling.

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Queen of Puds

Tin openers

I'll look out for that one then ....

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BurkeysBird

Tin Openers


"I have big problems with manual tin openers, due to arthritis so I invested in an electronics one, Culinare One-Touch. It works for me and takes up very little space in my drawer. All it needs is a battery. "

Not much fun,though,when the battery decides to run out half way through! The trouble I had with that.
I use a (manual) culinaire one as well. I find that when I am having problems with it,a run in the dishwasher does the trick and it's working like new again.

 
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