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Old 04-15-2013, 07:11 PM   #11
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I have a gripe about the new can openers that cut below the edge of the top seal.

While they do open a can without leaving sharp edges they also complicate the straining of the contents.

The old fashioned type leave a lid sized perfectly for straining the liquids off.

I simply open the can and press the top into the contents to strain off liquid into the sink or into a container if liquids are to be reserved.

With the new CAs I have to reach for a strainer and wash it later.

IMO sometimes new is definitely not improved.

Mom has both a! newfangled and old style CA but when I cook for her at her home I stick with old style.

The new style is bretter for her because at 85 its much easier with her arthritis.

What say you?
The old style can be used like the side cut in most cases. You just need to rotate it 90 degrees.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:18 PM   #12
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The old style can be used like the side cut in most cases. You just need to rotate it 90 degrees.
In the immortal words of Johnnie Carson..."I did not know that".

Thanks for the tip Grillmeister!
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:18 PM   #13
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Thought you might want to see what we have used for 30+ years.



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It may not be pretty any more, but it works like a charm, and comes apart to clean.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:22 PM   #14
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Nice!

Sometimes if not often you can't beat the classics.

30 years? That must be a *MBPO model.

*Manufactured Before Planned Obsolescence
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:28 PM   #15
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I use an old swing-a-way that I can toss in the dishpan and wash each time I use it.

I tried electric can openers and always had a difficult time with large coffee cans and small tomato paste cans.

My current gripe is that you cannot remove the bottom of many cans using a can opener.

Soon they will all be pop top cans or plastic pouches, my can opener can hang in the kitchen as a decoration.

The electric ones can sit in basements next to the eight track players and the VCR's!
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:32 PM   #16
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I use an old swing-a-way that I can toss in the dishpan and wash each time I use it.

I tried electric can openers and always had a difficult time with large coffee cans and small tomato paste cans.

My current gripe is that you cannot remove the bottom of many cans using a can opener.

Soon they will all be pop top cans or plastic pouches, my can opener can hang in the kitchen as a decoration.

The electric ones can sit in basements next to the eight track players and the VCR's!
You have forgotten the reel to reel and the turn table.
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The electric ones can sit in basements next to the eight track players and the VCR's!
Laughing!

I can see where they can be useful for those who have lost manual dexterity but until I have that problem I'll stick with tried and true.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:12 PM   #18
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I love my no sharp edges can opener, I have a couple of the Swing-A-Way's for can I want to drain. I understand the need for an electric, but thank-fully I don't need one, yet. I bet I have a few P-38's hanging around somewhere.
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No electrics here. We have a couple of swing-aways and a no sharp edge in the drawer.

DD is left handed and can't use the swing-aways. The no sharp edge models are typically ambidextrous.

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No electrics here. We have a couple of swing-aways and a no sharp edge in the drawer.

DD is left handed and can't use the swing-aways. The no sharp edge models are typically ambidextrous.

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That's a lot of the reason I like my Kuhn Rikon no-sharp edges, lefties have a hard time with regular can openers, I just didn't notice until you mentioned it.
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