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Old 10-11-2009, 01:32 AM   #11
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My comments were mostly about design actually. No so much aesthetics, but more function of the design. Their products are very well thought out.
Yeah, no question abt their functional form.... truely is ergonomic design at a high level, but does its looks appeal to you at all? or is that a secondary issue?
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Old 10-11-2009, 01:54 AM   #12
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It is a secondary issue which I do not find important at all. I would use a tool that is hideously ugly as long as it performed well. I do happen to think that most OXO products looks great though so that is just a plus.
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Old 10-11-2009, 07:58 AM   #13
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So far, everybody likes oxo for the quality im guessing? Any thoughts on the actual design? More on the aesthetics... is there something that appeals to everyone in their design?
For someone who has arthritis, they generally have large, soft grips or handles - an ergonomic design to make using their product easier than most of the others.
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Old 10-11-2009, 10:08 AM   #14
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I looked in my kitchen tools drawers and discovered that I had seven OXO kitchen tools. I don't buy kitchen tools by brand but by their feel. I really like the feel of OXO kitchen tools.
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Old 10-11-2009, 03:51 PM   #15
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I love the OXO Good Grips line. I'm cooking today and have already used the rubber spatula and will be using the vegetable peeler and potato masher later in the day. I find they are designed well as kitchen tools go and, with having Rheumatoid Arthritis, I find the ergonomic handles and the light weight key. I specifically buy them because of this. I also like the way they look.
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Old 10-12-2009, 11:09 AM   #16
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I have a few OXO tools, and I love them all. I find myself gravitating to the OXO brand whenever I need to replace or upgrade a kitchen tool. In fact, we bought a new can opener just last week (old one broke mid-recipe! Mid-COOKIE-recipe! Ugh!) and we chose an OXO. It rocks. Super easy to use, works great. I think OXO tools are generally aesthetically pleasing, but their quality and the ease and comfort with which they work are more important to me. They're like macs - they just do what they're supposed to do, and do it well.
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Old 10-12-2009, 11:16 AM   #17
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I have a few OXO tools, and I love them all. I find myself gravitating to the OXO brand whenever I need to replace or upgrade a kitchen tool. In fact, we bought a new can opener just last week (old one broke mid-recipe! Mid-COOKIE-recipe! Ugh!) and we chose an OXO. It rocks. Super easy to use, works great. I think OXO tools are generally aesthetically pleasing, but their quality and the ease and comfort with which they work are more important to me. They're like macs - they just do what they're supposed to do, and do it well.
i have the regular oxo can crank can opener and love it!! i have a different brand side opener because i didn't see an oxo one.
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Old 10-12-2009, 12:34 PM   #18
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You know, OXO to me is a soup base. I've never seen anything else with that brand name. Like 'em a lot though!
I'm with Alix. To us OXO is soup base/bouillon cubes/powder. But I do have an OXO ergonomic peeler, knife and did have their can opener. They work well for my arthritis.

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Funny story Wyogal...I drew my Nephew-in-law's name at Christmas a few year's ago and asked my SIL what he would like. She said an O X O can opener. Having never seen their tools before I had know idea what she was talking about. DH said "he must want a lovely looking one"! It wasn't until we went to a specialty store that we found OXO products that weren't food. I bought it and to this day it is his "lovely can opener".
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Old 10-12-2009, 01:41 PM   #19
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I'm with Alix. To us OXO is soup base/bouillon cubes/powder. But I do have an OXO ergonomic peeler, knife and did have their can opener. They work well for my arthritis.


Funny story Wyogal...I drew my Nephew-in-law's name at Christmas a few year's ago and asked my SIL what he would like. She said an O X O can opener. Having never seen their tools before I had know idea what she was talking about. DH said "he must want a lovely looking one"! It wasn't until we went to a specialty store that we found OXO products that weren't food. I bought it and to this day it is his "lovely can opener".
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Old 10-12-2009, 02:11 PM   #20
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I have a problem with every manual can opener I buy. They just don't finish the job they are supposed to do, like completely taking off the lid. I have bought cheap ones and expensive ones. Does anyone else have this problem or is it just me. Go ahead you can tell me. I'll have to find one by OXO but I haven't seen any in Canada. Might have to be an internet purchase.
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