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Cans, Can openers and Emergency Room visits......

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posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 04:32 PM
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Ya know, I am not sure if this should be in the Rant category OR the Conspiracy category. But I am fed up with food that comes in a tin can, the so called can openers that are supposed to open them, AND how many people damn near cut their fingers off trying to get the lid off the can when the can opener only succeeds in cracking about 70% of the lid off!!!

Maybe I am just inept at knowing how to use a hand held can opener to open a can of food? But I don't think so! I am OLD! I have used can openers for YEARS to open cans of food and NEVER experienced such trauma just to get a damn lid off of a tin can to get the food inside of the can OUT!

I have been thru three progressively MORE expensive can openers in the past two years! I thought, well it was a cheap can opener so maybe I got what I paid for? So I bought a more expensive can opener, (I am talking about the manual ones by the way) SAME PROBLEMS! SO I spend MORE on a BETTER can opener. Guess what? THE DAMN THING STILL SKIPS OVER ABOUT 20% OF THE DAMN LID!!!!

NOW! How many times did I get out a butter knife to try to PRY this damn lid off of the can enough to get the product out, while mentally telling myself that, "BE CAREFUL BRO, YOU MIGHT END UP AT THE EMERGENCY ROOM IF YOU DON'T KEEP YOUR HEAD!"

Is it the cans? Is it the can openers????

I am calling a conspiracy on this one...............*wink*

I think they want our fingers!




posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 04:44 PM
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Dude I feel you.

I just started buying the dollar can openers at the family dollar. They last about the same amount of time and are a buck.

I have been tempted to buy an old can opener from the 70's. I remember when we were kids my mom had the same can opener, used daily for 15 years.

I don't know what's going on with the quality of the openers these days but it is very frustrating.

I love tuna and eat it often and it's annoying when the opener doesn't work and the can spills everywhere.
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posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 05:02 PM
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uhm what is difficult about using a can opener?

lol i would like to add more, but i really dont understand.



posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 05:04 PM
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Well, that is my rant! Is it the can openers, OR the cans???

All I know is after buying three progressively more expensive can openers, I am still walking the line of, "Can I get the can opened before I severely injure myself and have to go to the emergency room?"....

I don't know......maybe I need to buy a $10 electric can opener?

I am glad you are having the same issues. At least I know it just isn't me!



posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 05:08 PM
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uhm what is difficult about using a can opener?

lol i would like to add more, but i really dont understand.


If you don't understand, then you have THE "can opener" I am looking for!!!

I would LOVE to have one of my ole military can openers, but can't find em. They take longer, but they work!



posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 05:14 PM
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It has to be the can openers. It's not the blade that wears out, it's always that little wheel thingy that becomes stripped. I'm having a brain fart for engineering terms right now. I think it's because the parts are plastic or cheap metal. The area with the little wheel thing that meets the handle you turn. They are almost always plastic. I think the difference was all of those parts used to be stainless steel. Strong stainless steel.

I had one that lasted four months(long for these new openers) and the thing I noticed about it is the parts were at least all metal, still cheap metal though. It still wound up becoming stripped.

I have been tempted to buy a p38 can opener from an army surplus.



posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 05:15 PM
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Yeah for real.

What brand you using sir?

lol

I need his can opener.

Edit: Are you talking about these? Here's a link to Amazon:

www.amazon.com...
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posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 05:18 PM
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we got a pretty good canopener after having about three or four bad ones. We have had it for years now. My daughter wanted to get the same kind last year....what a disappointment that was for her. They cheapened it, it looks like a toy compared to the one we have.

We do not have an electric opener, they take up counter space and are harder to clean, leading to possible contamination. When we open a can we wash it every time with the dishes, it is so much easier. The electric one was harder to use, holding it up to set it on the canopener. This is a perfect example how technology is a downgrade. I don't understand how so many people decided to use the electric ones...it's foolish actually, turning a good opener is so easy. A three year old can open a can with an opener, but they have a hard time with an electric one.



posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 05:21 PM
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They still sell the old military style can openers, I have a few.
I have found them at Sportsmans Warehouse, and they run about 2 for a buck. They are the only can opener I take camping. You may have luck at other places that sell the inexpensive campmor gear. Good luck!



posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 05:52 PM
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Well, you can always buy canned food that has those handy dandy peel off lids. But half the time, the damn thing sticks and then suddenly releases and spills the food all over the place.

I believe you. It's a conspiracy!



posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 06:13 PM
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seeker1963
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Well, that is my rant! Is it the can openers, OR the cans???

All I know is after buying three progressively more expensive can openers, I am still walking the line of, "Can I get the can opened before I severely injure myself and have to go to the emergency room?"....

I don't know......maybe I need to buy a $10 electric can opener?

I am glad you are having the same issues. At least I know it just isn't me!


Yep, using the P-38 can opener can be a a pain in the ass, amongst other things. I was always nervous getting my hands near that propeller...but a guy has to eat, ya know?



What do you mean I posted the wrong P-38? Oh crap! I've been doing it wrong all these years.


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posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 07:21 PM
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I have never really had many problems with a can opener except one the gears wore out and it stopped working, in which I then used my trusty Swiss Army knife can opener for a couple months cause I kept forgetting to get another.
Firepiston



posted on Dec, 6 2013 @ 05:34 AM
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T*H*I*S is the one you WANT.

Craziest ... best ... can opener ... ever.

Even opens up a can of whoopass if required.



posted on Dec, 6 2013 @ 09:43 AM
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Snarl
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T*H*I*S is the one you WANT.

Craziest ... best ... can opener ... ever.

Even opens up a can of whoopass if required.


Link or it didn't happen !! Never saw a opener like that it's BEAUTIFUL!! ( still hugging my can opener from 1970 )



posted on Dec, 6 2013 @ 09:56 AM
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I always try to rise to the challenge. LOL
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