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Nov 14, 2008 04:53 PM

Manual can opener?

I'm sick of the electric can opener taking up space on the counter when it's used at the most once a I can't ever clean all of the gross gook off the blade area.
What's your favorite hand-cranked can opener? I know OXO gets good marks for ergonomics, do they have one that works well? What do you use?

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  1. I am a SOLID Swing a way fan for over 50 years.

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    1. re: Quine

      Me too. Have never had to replace. Periodically throw it in the dishwasher for cleaning. Indestructible.

    2. Hand cranked or thumb cranked? There is a huge difference, if you catch what I am driving at. See link below. I am also partial to their, still available, wall mount, hand cranked, can opener.

      (BTW Swing-A-Way is a division of Focus Products Group, and Swing-A-Way does make can openers, for other companies for them to rebrand.)

      1. Swing a way. And use a toothbrush to clean up the gook.

        1. Oxo works fine. Been using ours for years.

          1. Another Oxo fan...I have been using this Oxo one for years....simple and good.


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            1. re: valerie

              I own that too - best can opener I've ever had.