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Old 01-28-2019, 12:11 PM   #81
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I'm with Addie on this, thankfully my hands are still strong and workable, but those pull tabs break off too often, and when they don't, it takes strength to pull off the lid. I just don't want to mess with that frustration.
Down with pull tabs!
Recent developments suggest using can openers requires TWO fully functioning hands. I'd love a tuna sandwich for lunch...
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Old 01-28-2019, 12:18 PM   #82
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{{{Andy}}}} A pull tab won't work any better for you. How about one of those tuna envelopes and scissors?
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Old 01-28-2019, 12:35 PM   #83
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I think I’ll just ask your neighbor to do it for me.
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Old 01-28-2019, 08:43 PM   #84
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I remember when Mom had her carpal tunnel surgeries. We had to open cans for her before we left the house or come back at lunch to open them. Pull tabs would not have helped her.
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Old 01-29-2019, 02:59 AM   #85
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On some smaller cans with pull tops, if you don't pull up the tab ring just right, it won't break open the can. Then I use the butt end of a dinner knife and pound it open.
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Old 01-29-2019, 10:59 PM   #86
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On some smaller cans with pull tops, if you don't pull up the tab ring just right, it won't break open the can. Then I use the butt end of a dinner knife and pound it open.

My point exactly! Pull top cans were invented by just another "genius" without common sense.
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Old 01-30-2019, 02:09 AM   #87
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Just to be specific, it's small juice cans like Dole 6 oz. cans of pineapple juice. Often times, using the pull ring just won't punch open the small round metal hole part in order to pour (if you don't do it just right). Then I have to awkwardly punch it open with the end of a dinner knife. Most other cans with pull rings work fine at opening the entire lid. Hehe, that is, if the pull ring doesn't snap off from the get go.
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Old 01-30-2019, 02:29 AM   #88
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Just to be specific, it's small juice cans like Dole 6 oz. cans of pineapple juice. Often times, using the pull ring just won't punch open the small round metal hole part in order to pour (if you don't do it just right). Then I have to awkwardly punch it open with the end of a dinner knife. Most other cans with pull rings work fine at opening the entire lid. Hehe, that is, if the pull ring doesn't snap off from the get go.
I have never, ever had any problem getting the pull top off of a 12-fluid-ounce can -- or the cap off of 12-ounce bottle.

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Old 01-30-2019, 05:06 AM   #89
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They sell Metamucil and PreparationH in twelve ounce cans and bottles, Casey?

I guess you have to order it from them weekly, huh?
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Old 01-30-2019, 05:42 AM   #90
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I have never, ever had any problem getting the pull top off of a 12-fluid-ounce can -- or the cap off of 12-ounce bottle.

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Years of practice with pop tops have done me well too..

I'm pleased when I find pop top cans of pantry items now.. I don't have any problem with them, at all..

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Old 01-30-2019, 09:59 PM   #91
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I finally figured out how to open them. Use a table knife to release the ring to make the first sign of opening the can. Then put the knife in that small opening, pressing it upward and underneath the lid. It separates from the frame of the can. You now have two choices. Continue to slide the knife under the lid pressing upward and around the lid or grab the tab and pull the lid off.
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Old 01-31-2019, 10:44 AM   #92
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Years of practice with pop tops have done me well too..

I'm pleased when I find pop top cans of pantry items now.. I don't have any problem with them, at all..

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Old 02-09-2019, 05:37 PM   #93
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My son has arthritis and uses one of these for ring pull tins with great success.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=e...dRstgrYC4ZVPM:

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Old 02-09-2019, 06:30 PM   #94
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Out of the whole lot, this one is the only one that made sense to me. And it doesn't cost an arm and a leg. Easy-Grip Ring Puller - Gadgets - Kitchen - Starcrest
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No. But for the young kids and specially the elderly with arthritic hands, those ring cans make opening the cans very difficult and painful for the elderly. The electric can opener was a blessing for the elderly.
Yes indeed - it's difficult enough for people without arthritic hands!

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