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Old 04-24-2011, 08:33 PM   #11
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I looked up the profi plus can opener on amazon. It said "usually ships in 1 to 2 months". I'm not willing to wait that long!
Wow - I can't believe that! - it must be a new policy! Mine came very fast. It's too bad - it's so good, and I know you'd have no problems.
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:13 PM   #12
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If you are having trouble with a hand held opener, it sometimes helps to spray the gear with WD40, or even cooking spray (all I had handy once, but it worked).
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:41 PM   #13
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... to spray the gear with WD40, or even cooking spray (all I had handy once, but it worked).
haha My WD40 went MIA so I used a squirt of EVOO in my Misto can to spay the bottom hinge on my fridge that had an annoying little squeak. I haven't heard a peep out of it since last summer!
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Old 04-26-2011, 02:42 PM   #14
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I use either an OXO hand-held or a Cooks that cuts into the side of the top and removes the top and part of the rim. Both work great. The Cook's failed once on a tomato paste can.
I use the same type but mine is by OXO. OXO Good Grips Smooth Edge Can Opener

I love it! It's never failed on me and I like how the top removes cleanly without touching the food. It's also safer since it doesn't leave any sharp edges. You can also reuse the top if you want to store any unused food. I love it so much I've given them to friends and family as gifts!
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Old 04-26-2011, 02:58 PM   #15
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When my neighbor lent me his meat slicer he said if it sticks to squirt cooking spray onto the track, that is what he did. Well it was sticky, but the track was all gummy, I'm assuming from that cooking spray and anything else that might stick to the spray. I ended up cleaning it for him and it worked fine. Just sayin', I like the idea of a food safe non-stick spray, but I don't think it works as well on mechanical devices as is does a muffin pan.

Of course, I would rather taste butter flavored Pam in my canned tomatoes than WD-40
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Old 04-26-2011, 03:01 PM   #16
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No one uses the the Ginsu for opening cans then?
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Old 04-26-2011, 03:11 PM   #17
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My SWAK and GI can openers have worked fine for decades and are easy to clean. The old Edlunds worked well but were difficult to clean. The majority of Edlund's line of openers have become somewhat pricey but many have some nice features..
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Old 04-26-2011, 03:50 PM   #18
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I don't understand what all the fuss is... about a simple can opener!?

Mine is a FarberWare (at WalMart)and costs $14.64. It has always worked and is easy to use even with arthritic hands.
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Old 04-26-2011, 04:18 PM   #19
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I don't think it's so much "fuss", as it is sharing ideas on what works at present. Especially if the OP is looking to make a purchase.
Discussing even simple kitchen items and tools is almost as fun as discussing thawing chicken
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Old 04-26-2011, 04:49 PM   #20
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...almost as fun as discussing thawing chicken
Now, that's a fowl discussion!
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