The Truth About Can Openers

The Truth About Can Openers

I did not anticipate issuing another post on can openers after the previous post entitled, So You Need To Open A Can? However, compelled by a recent experience, I feel the obligation to tell the truth about can openers for the benefit of anyone interested in the subject.

the truth about can openers

As stated in my previous post, I have limited experience with the can openers on the market today, so I consolidated recommendations of those who have in that post. That changed when our mechanical can opener at home suddenly refused to open a can. Although imperfect, it was acceptable until that day. Frustrated by the requirement to open a can of some critical ingredient for a recipe, I resorted to my pocket knife. It was an ugly, messy, and time-consuming process. On the brighter side, it was my opportunity to purchase the highly rated mechanical opener, EZ-DUZ-IT Deluxe Can Opener. I anticipated finally being able to open cans without the annoying faults endured during my life for such a simple task.

The Truth

EZ-DUZ-IT is not the perfect can opener. I discovered after a few uses, it does grip cans well, it does open the lid smoothly, it seems solidly built, it is easy to hold, but it does not always cut completely around the lid. And if it does, a sharp metal tang remains. Maybe it’s designed to do that. I do not like a sharp metal piece or a lid that remains attached to the can.

These are photos of the evidence:

the truth about can openers


the truth about can openers

Maybe this is the best on the market, but I would hope not. If any reader has experience with a better product, please let us know. The remainder of this update post provides insight into the can opening experience through videos.

The Frustration





I am a fiction writer, but research topics and provide posts like the one above for enlightenment and entertainment. If you liked it, please take a look at some of my other posts and my home page, R. A. Andrade. This post was prompted by the following passage in my upcoming novel, Three Remain:

…While Glen unpacked his computer, he heard the sounds of drawers sliding and pans clanging. When he looked up while it booted, he saw the young woman he anointed with the name Sunshine studying the mechanical can opener as if pondering a translation of hieroglyphics.

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