Can opener preference

Discussion in 'Beer & Food' started by I Are Baboon, Jan 12, 2008.

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What's your can opener preference?

  1. Electric

    2.8%
  2. Manual, hand held

    83.3%
  3. I squeeze cans open like Popeye

    5.6%
  4. Can opener poll? Are you kidding me?

    25.0%
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  1. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    This is a source of real conflict in my marriage. Wifey likes the electric can opener, but I prefer the manual one. What's your preference?
     

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  2. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    Maybe it's cuz I've never used a really good electric, but I wind up twisting the friggin' can -- maybe impatient? -- in manually opening the focker anyways.
     
  3. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Our manual one sucks but it's doesn't suck nearly as much as our electric one does. It takes me longer to get the focking electric one to hook onto the can than it does to just open the can with the manual one. Wife's cousin has a manual Kitchen Aid one that just cuts through cans like it's warm butter. I need me one of those. Why is Kitchen Aid stuff so damn good?
     
  4. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    We have several Kitchen Aid appliances, love 'em!
     
  5. spocomptonrider

    spocomptonrider sportin' the CROCS

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  6. johnbryanpeters

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    Why keep another noisy piece of junk which consumes counter space and power? Tell MBC to get a grip.
     
  7. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    No.



    MBC = teh <3
     
  8. DaveW

    DaveW Space Monkey

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    Seconded! :pirate2:
     
  9. pnj

    pnj Turbo Monkey till the fat lady sings

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    I have a pretty nice manual one. Might be Kitchen Aid, I dunno. I know it was about 7 bucks or so and I love it. works well..
     
  10. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    i think we've got a henckels.

    seriously, what is the advantage of an electric opener?
     
  11. DaveW

    DaveW Space Monkey

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    Got a Slit?..... German thing works pretty well. :)
     
  12. Damo

    Damo Short One Marshmallow

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    Manual. Cheap two buck one that sits in my drawer. Humans are getting lazy enough without needing electric can openers....
    Its like running up the stairs beside the escalater. You do it because they are there.
     
  13. Dartman

    Dartman Old Bastard Mike

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    How complicated can opening a can be?



    Well maybe...

    Cat's can.
     
  14. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    That is all I used for a can opener for years until my mother tried opening a can at my place. She immediately went out and bought me a hand held one.
     
  15. pnj

    pnj Turbo Monkey till the fat lady sings

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    Electric can openers are in the same league as pre-shredded cheese.
     
  16. CrabJoe StretchPants

    CrabJoe StretchPants Reincarnated Crab Walking Head Spinning Bruce Dick

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    They come in different flavors and you put them on pizza and nachos?






    Weird.
     
  17. deadatbirth

    deadatbirth Monkey

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    electrics are nice, but they have become too complicated...i mean, its a f-ing can....how long does a hand crank model take to open it? by the time you get the electric one out of where it is and plug it in, then align the can on the unit, you would be done w/ a hand crank model.
     
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    TreeSaw Mama Monkey

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    We have both, but neither gets used very often (cat food cans have pop tops now).
     
  19. -BB-

    -BB- I broke all the rules, but somehow still became mo

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    Manual all the way... Why waste the space on your counters.

    I can see how my wife (or yours for that matter) might like the electric since they have less hand strength though.
     
  20. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    No, canned food is like bagged shredded cheese. An electric can opener is like using power scissors to open a bag of shredded cheese.

    I think the solution is to have all canned food in a pressurized nozzle type container like EZ cheese.
     
  21. OGRipper

    OGRipper Turbo Monkey

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    Electric can openers are silly and from what I've seen they all get pretty nasty after a while. Manuals take up less space and are easy to clean. I try to just say no to single purpose appliances.
     
  22. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    Swing-A-Way Model #407



    No point in using anything else.
     
  23. johnbryanpeters

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    No, the issue is that she does not have the manual dexterity required to operate a manual can opener. :D
     
  24. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    If this is true then she might lack marital grip.

    So sad.
     
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    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    I have never used a can opener and I do not have any intention of ever using one.
     
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    :disgust1:

     
  27. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    C Ration opener!

    i use one that was my uncle's from WWII... was with him from Normandy all the way into Gremany.
     
  28. DaveW

    DaveW Space Monkey

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    Electric can openers don't have beer bottle openers.......... So No point in having one! :disgust:

     
  29. pnj

    pnj Turbo Monkey till the fat lady sings

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    The swing away is what I have. only, mines red, cause red rules.

    There have been some very good points made in this thread.
     
  30. TreeSaw

    TreeSaw Mama Monkey

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    LOL! I thought of beans after I posted. We've been eating a lot of fresh produce and the can opener used to get used everyday for the cat.
     
  31. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    RED FTW.
     
  32. pnj

    pnj Turbo Monkey till the fat lady sings

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    If I had my way, the whole world would be red and black.:monkeydance:
     
  33. Nobody

    Nobody Danforth Kitchen Whore

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    I prefer manual, but will use electric if that's all that i have access to.

    However, i prefer above all the ones that don't leave sharp edges - the newer designs...

    One caveat, though is that they don't last as long as the conventional ones [blade dulls].

    But they're a hell of a lot cleaner [no food particles in the blade area]
     
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    DaveW Space Monkey

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    Yeah that's the type I have.... So much cleaner the way it doesn't come into contact with the food. :)

     
  35. Nobody

    Nobody Danforth Kitchen Whore

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    this is the one I use most of the time - very secure:



    OXO #1049953
     
  36. ito

    ito Mr. Schwinn Effing Armstrong

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    For the price it won't ever fail you.

    Edit: I'm late on this one.
     
  37. gonefirefightin

    gonefirefightin free wieners

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    too much work and drama, i go electric and save myself the energy on other things like twisting the cap off the rum.
     
  38. Wumpus

    Wumpus makes avatars better

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    I think our can opener has opened more beers than cans.:busted:
     
  39. DaveW

    DaveW Space Monkey

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    :rofl: the way it should be Wumpus! :D
     
  40. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Has this thread swayed MBC's can opener preference?