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purplepink









  


Post  Wed, Dec 06 2017, 9:08 am
Every handheld can opener that I have bought doesn't last long.
The little army style that they sell in Israel I have contemplated but don't know if they are safe for children.
Should I get an electric one?
What do most people use?
If anyone has a link to a specific model that you feel is worth investing in I would appreciate it.
So many times whatever I have breaks and then I don't have a real way to open my cans!
Any suggestions?
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Danatoba









  


Post  Wed, Dec 06 2017, 9:17 am
I have a kitchen aid, hand held non electric. Works great!
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purplepink









  


Post  Wed, Dec 06 2017, 9:21 am
I think I have one.
Worked great for a while but now broken.
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amother




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Post  Wed, Dec 06 2017, 9:33 am
I have this one and love it! It's a little expensive but no sharp edges and stays clean because it doesn't go inside the can. I've had it for a few years and still going strong.
https://www.amazon.com/Kuhn-Ri.....r&th=1
anon because I've given this as a gift I love it so much Smile
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top mom









  


Post  Wed, Dec 06 2017, 9:37 am
Whichever one you get, it's always best to keep the Israeli type somewhere, just in case
They're cheap and unbreakable
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Squishy









  


Post  Wed, Dec 06 2017, 9:38 am
amother wrote:
I have this one and love it! It's a little expensive but no sharp edges and stays clean because it doesn't go inside the can. I've had it for a few years and still going strong.
https://www.amazon.com/Kuhn-Ri.....r&th=1
anon because I've given this as a gift I love it so much Smile


I have the same problem as OP. I was just looking at this today. I have 4 can openers including this one. None of them work as good as the old fashioned ones. Why they messed with the design is beyond me.

I was thinking of getting an electric one. But what to do about yontiff.
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SixOfWands









  


Post  Wed, Dec 06 2017, 9:59 am
We use this:

https://www.amazon.com/OXO-Goo.....clean+edge

More than a decade, no issues.

Best of all, it gives a smooth edge, so you can't cut yourself on the lid.
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Iymnok









  


Post  Wed, Dec 06 2017, 10:03 am
Swing-away
We've had different ones, but I asked my mother for the one she had, probably since she got married. It opens to 180*.
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rgr









  


Post  Wed, Dec 06 2017, 10:06 am
SixOfWands wrote:
We use this:

https://www.amazon.com/OXO-Goo.....clean+edge

More than a decade, no issues.

Best of all, it gives a smooth edge, so you can't cut yourself on the lid.


I second this!
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ra_mom









  


Post  Wed, Dec 06 2017, 11:35 am
SixOfWands wrote:
We use this:

https://www.amazon.com/OXO-Goo.....clean+edge

More than a decade, no issues.

Best of all, it gives a smooth edge, so you can't cut yourself on the lid.

Is this better than their classic can opener that I have for years?
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d.....&psc=1
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SixOfWands









  


Post  Wed, Dec 06 2017, 11:45 am
ra_mom wrote:
Is this better than their classic can opener that I have for years?
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d.....&psc=1


Yes.

The one you have seems to work like a regular can opener, cutting between the lid and the can lips. That can leave a sharp edge on the removed top. We got rid of ours after DH nearly needed stitches from cutting himself on a lid.

The smooth edge can openers cut under the lip, so the entire lid lifts off with no sharp edges.

I know I'm not explaining it well, so here's an article doing a better job: http://www.finecooking.com/art.....-cut-above
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Squishy









  


Post  Wed, Dec 06 2017, 12:12 pm
SixOfWands wrote:
We use this:

https://www.amazon.com/OXO-Goo.....clean+edge

More than a decade, no issues.

Best of all, it gives a smooth edge, so you can't cut yourself on the lid.


I have this one also. I don't like it because it is hard to drain out the liquids, and it is difficult for cleaning ladies to use. I am not kidding about that. I train them to do this, and they can't get it. My mil also can't do it no matter how much explaining.
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SixOfWands









  


Post  Wed, Dec 06 2017, 12:16 pm
Squishy wrote:
I have this one also. I don't like it because it is hard to drain out the liquids, and it is difficult for cleaning ladies to use. I am not kidding about that. I train them to do this, and they can't get it. My mil also can't do it no matter how much explaining.


I use this to drain cans:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001.....8190371786

Ignore the price. I got mine for less than $5 at Amazing Savings.
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Squishy









  


Post  Wed, Dec 06 2017, 12:55 pm
SixOfWands wrote:
I use this to drain cans:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001.....8190371786

Ignore the price. I got mine for less than $5 at Amazing Savings.



I have colanders for this, but it is one more thing to clean.

I want an old fashioned can opener.
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zaq









  


Post  Wed, Dec 06 2017, 4:49 pm
Iymnok wrote:
Swing-away
We've had different ones, but I asked my mother for the one she had, probably since she got married. It opens to 180*.



Yep. I Once bought half a dozen to give as gifts , wish I’d saved them for my kids because it’s the best. Have had mine over 35 years.
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animeme









  


Post  Wed, Dec 06 2017, 5:16 pm
I had the clean edge one.
A) None of my kids could latch it on (once on, theuh could usually use it). I could latch it, but it came off multuple times per can if I didn't brace the can somehow.
b) There were cans it just wouldn't work on. It caught on the labels and shredded them, without moving smoothly. I often wouldn't know it didn't work until I tried to take the lid off and it wouldn't come. But I couldn't see which spots weren't done, so I had to go all the way around again.
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mfb









  


Post  Wed, Dec 06 2017, 5:42 pm
I third the "swing a way". Plain old fashioned one. I have mine for more than 15 years and its still goiing strong!
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Squishy









  


Post  Wed, Dec 06 2017, 5:45 pm
Anyone know how to get an old fashioned one?

This is one retro design we need.
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mfb









  


Post  Wed, Dec 06 2017, 6:05 pm
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d.....&psc=1

Here's the swing a way one. But I actually paid less in a local store. You can google it
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