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    Reccomend a manual can opener

    I like the "smooth edge" can openers, but at this point I may change.

    here ie my saga and (the tl;dr) I am currently unhappy with can openers.

    A dozen years afo I got my first smooth edge can opener from Papmpered Chef. Loved it! After a few years it wore out, and I fot sn OXO model that was the same. Last year that wore oit.

    so, I bought a fairly inexpensive traiditonal can opener that never worked well. I trolled Nextdoor to get a Pampered Chef can opener and after nearly a year, found someone who woild order one for me.

    I got the new, expensive Pampered Chef smooth can opener and it is a different design from the old one! Crap. And it doesnt work well. So I looked for a smoothtop Oxo can opener st Target and hells bells OxO. Ow copies the new and not-i proved Pampered Chef design.

    I am annoyed and tired trying to find a mnaual can opener that works.

    What can opener do you use that you like? Cost is not an object, within reason.

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    We had a Brookstone can opener that lasted us about 30 years. Replaced it last year with one DH picked up at the grocery store, "Swing-A-Way." So far, so good. Not sure what you mean by smooth edge. One of the wheels is smooth and one has teeth, or notches, or whatever you want to call them. It cost about 5 bucks.
    Here it is:
    https://www.nathosp.com/product/107w...CABEgKilfD_BwE

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    I don't see a name brand on mine, but it would be a $5 or less type also. Can you buy the things you like with pull off lids so you don't have to use a can opener?

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    "Smooth Edge" is the name goven to canopers that cut the top off with no sharp edges on the top. It cuts the top differently than conventional can openers. I love them because you can put the top back on and it lightly seals, useful when you don't want to use all of the contents at once.

    no, I cant get what I want with pop tops or else I would.

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    I have one--i don't see a brand name on it, but I would head to Amazon and buy the best-rated smooth-edge opener they sell.

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    I use an old "John Wayne" can opener... like they had/have in the MRE kits or camping equipment. Even carry one in my little purse! It's come in handy at work to open that occasional can of soup. lol
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    Today I was cookng up stuff for the freezer and opened several cans, and this opener worked pretty well. Hmm, maybe I will srick with it for a whlle.

    Jane, there were a few negative reviews on
    Amazon for this item that expressed mu exact opinion (that this new design sucks and now it is cheap made in China crap ) but the vast majority were positive reviews. I dont know what to make of this. I suppose this is just one more thing to look out for in vintage wares.
    Last edited by iris lilies; 10-23-17 at 9:32am.

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    Can you get a replacement blade for your existing one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToomuchStuff View Post
    Can you get a replacement blade for your existing one?
    i believe the old one was bent, but am not sure and I have thriwn it away anyway.

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    I've gone through 3 manual can openers in the last 4 years. Agh!!! It should be a simple tool. Why can they not get this right? Are the designers of can openers sitting in focus group laughing about how to mess up a simple tool? I see them in the kitchen tubs at thrift shops all the time.
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