trouble opening tins

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Food Shopping & Groceries
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Food Shopping & Groceries
can anyone recommend a good manual tin opener, lve bought 3 in the last few months and find that they won't open the can properly the last one l got was from the co-op and even that was rubbish
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  • McKneffMcKneff Forumite
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    Ive had an electric one for donkeys years, they cost about a tenner and are brilliant.

    Youve probably spent more than that lately on your rubbish ones.

    If you insist you need a manual one Lakeland do the best quality ones in my opinion.
    make the most of it, we are only here for the weekend.
    and we will never, ever return.
  • I've got a Culinare Magican opener, which Ive had about 5 years and its still working a treat,and it's easy to use. I think it cost £5 or £6, and I would replace it in a flash if I broke it.
    Right now I'm having amnesia and deja- vu at the same time. I think I've forgotten this before
  • McKneff wrote: »
    Ive had an electric one for donkeys years, they cost about a tenner and are brilliant.

    Youve probably spent more than that lately on your rubbish ones.

    If you insist you need a manual one Lakeland do the best quality ones in my opinion.
    yes you are probably right about that l think l will invest in an electric one, l had one years ago and it was great when l come to think about it
  • by the way has anyone else had the same problem
  • auroraheliosaurorahelios Forumite
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    i've been having the same problem for a few years now. i've tried a few, both cheap and not so cheap and just can't find one I like and does the job properly. I'll maybe give the culinaire one a shot, i don't fancy an electric one.
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    MrsBartolozziMrsBartolozzi Forumite
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    edited 30 September 2010 at 1:00PM
    I've been having this problem, but only on some tins. Sainsbury's Basics tins for instance seem to be thinner and my tin opener can't get a good grip which makes it harder to open them. Heinz etc still open fine. Seems to be the cheaper makes that have thinner tins, or that manufacturers are cutting costs by using thinner materials more likely.


    ETA this is with a Magican, albeit a newer one which seem much less sturdy than my ancient one which no longer works.

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  • TrowTrow Forumite
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    I have had the same problem, but since getting my magican I've had no trouble.
  • hey have you tried Lakeland they have some really neat ideas on like solutions for the home bought a few things of them before for the kitchen and its always been good. Sorry dont know the site address or where stores are maybe google it
  • reereereeree Forumite
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    I've been having this problem, but only on some tins. Sainsbury's Basics tins for instance seem to be thinner and my tin opener can't get a good grip which makes it harder to open them. Heinz etc still open fine. Seems to be the cheaper makes that have thinner tins, or that manufacturers are cutting costs by using thinner materials more likely.



    ETA this is with a Magican, albeit a newer one which seem much less sturdy than my ancient one which no longer works.

    my oh has come to the same conclusion as you that they are cutting the cost by using thinner materials to make the cans, its really annoying, the last three l bought wouldnt open any cans at all they just wouldnt go round the tins
  • MrsBartolozziMrsBartolozzi Forumite
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    reeree wrote: »
    my oh has come to the same conclusion as you that they are cutting the cost by using thinner materials to make the cans, its really annoying, the last three l bought wouldnt open any cans at all they just wouldnt go round the tins


    To get around this I place the tin on a cloth or tea towel to give a bit of grip and usually sort of manually rotate the tin as I'm opening it while pressing down while I turn the handle. It's more than a little frustrating and DS2 who is 14 struggles to open the tins on his own because of this.

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