Manual can opener- which to buy? Such a disparity in pricing.
- kimeats Jan 17, 2011 10:33 AM
So over the past 4 years or so we've owned 2 cheap-o manual can openers and one mid-range opener. All have died and failed.
Mostly we use these for opening large tins of tomatoes in the off-season, or some beans etc. We definitely aren't using it daily.
I was in the grocery (Wegmans) and found the OXO can opener is $19.99... is this worth it? It seems to be the same as the $6.99 can openers.
On amazon, some can openers are up to $50.
I beg you, tell me which can opener you use. I need a good one that won't crap out quickly.
Wegmans, sounds like western New York. We have gone through so many can openers is't crazzy. Finely found a Swing a Way made in the USA and it works great and was under $10 if I remember correctly. The one we have has plastic coated handles, so is a step up from the basic model. There is another favoriate mentioned here often but the brand eludes me at the moment. It cuts the lid off differently from a conventional can opener.
It's one of these: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_...
My mom had a Swing-Away that was attached to the pantry wall. That thing was 25 years old and STILL sliced through a can lid-- and she was an extremely active cook so that thing probably had the equivalent of 45 years' use-- no joke. I've had one for 10+ years and it's still like new... I'm a believer!