Monday, 7 May 2012

Tin Opener – finally one that works and keeps on working



 I have had a long and inglorious history of buying tin (can) openers and then finding that they stopped working.  When I looked in my utensil drawer I found at least 8 of the little blighters. I think one problem was my habit of putting them through the dishwasher.

Then by luck I found one that works and has kept on working.  It is a funny looking thing.

Its design means that it cuts around the outside so you end up with a cut that will not slice your fingers – and also that doesn’t get any of the contents of the can onto the opener itself.  So you don’t need to pop it into the dishwasher.

I will always be grateful to the kitchen specialty shop that put me onto this but I’m sure you can get them all over the place.  It is my second most favourite gadget after a jar key (see here )

It does have one minor downside – it doesn’t work well on teensy weensy tiny tins like some coconut milk ones.

9 comments:

  1. Hi, Carole! Thank you for your comment on my blog! I just wanted to share with you the brand that I use. It's a safe opener also. I've had mine for a really long time, maybe at least 7+ years???? I got it from QVC. It's this brand but not the same exact model. It still looks brand new even after all these years!

    http://www.qvc.com/qic/qvcapp.aspx/view.2/app.detail/params.item.K18779.desc.Kuhn-Rikon-Ultimate-Can-Opener-with-Auto-Attach-Feature?&cookie=set

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    1. Great, I knew there must be other good ones out there.

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  2. Thank you for your comment on my blog. After nearly 18 months of the blog, you are one of the few people to take the time to comment directly on a post. It is especially welcome from New Zealand, as I am in England. My can opener, while not as safe as yours, is an old Brabantia and I can recommend them for efficiency and durability. Their 'touch' bins are excellent, but they come at a price! Thanks again.

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    1. thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. Keep up the good work!

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  3. Carole, yes, this one works the same way as the one you read about in my post - http://delightfulrepast.blogspot.com/2011/12/10-favorite-kitchen-gadgets.html - I love the smooth edges! I've never put it in the dishwasher, but now you have me wondering if that would be okay. That jar key looks a handy thing!

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    1. Oh yes, the jar key is so simple and works like a charm. Thanks for your comment

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  4. I have a similar one to this. I love that the edges of the can are not razor sharp!

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    1. I know it takes time to comment, so thank you very much.

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  5. Thanks for visiting my blog. You're right, I did enjoy this post and now I want one of these can openers!

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