Product Type: Culinare gadgets
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Culinare MagiCan Opener
Member Name: katyj10
Culinare MagiCan Opener
Advantages: Light and easy to use
This is a review of the Culinare MagiCan Opener which we have had now for at least ten years. I remember when I lived with my parents that we always had cronky can openers, about ten of them and none of them worked very well, just chewed round the edge of the can which is so frustrating. I was packed off to Uni with a Poundland tin opener that worked when it felt like it. I think that made it become a priority when I got my own house to get a can opener that worked.
The purchase decision
A couple of can openers later, we ended up with the Culinare MagiCan Opener which we still have now. I can honestly say, out of the many can openers I have used this is definitely the best. One of my favourite sandwich fillings is tuna so we do use the can opener regularly although a lot of cans now come with a pull tag for easy opening so we rely on them less.
The can opener is mainly white in colour, with the Culinare MagiCan logo on the top and the stainless steel metal workings underneath. It does look a bit plastic but I think it looks a lot nicer than the steel skinny standard ones you see in the shops.
To use the Culinare MagiCan Opener, you open the legs and clamp it on to the rim of the tin. Then twist the top in a clockwise motion and the tin opener moves around the edge of the can with ease. It takes around 30 seconds to open the can and it is wise to be cautions when you get to the end or the can may go flying away as you are clamped to the lid! After use I always rinse the opener under the tap and dry it before it is put away in the drawer. It looks clean but tuna juice can be smelly so it's best to be sure.
I honestly can't remember what we paid for our Culinare MagiCan Opener but I know we were aiming mid range rather than cheapest we could find. It pays to shop around ... today's prices are:
I think you can spend a lot trying to find a tin opener that actually works. My parents certainly have, in fact they now have an electric one that works on a sensor and I can't ever get it to work! If the Culinare MagiCan Opener was to fail on us, after owning one for so long I wouldn't hesitate to replace it with one that is exactly the same so you can tell I am very happy with the performance of this tin opener.
I still keep the Poundland tin opener (which is mint green) that I had as a student before we bought the Culinare MagiCan Opener as an emergency spare but I haven't ever had to use it since owning the MagiCan one. This is a highly recommended tin opener, and it is useful for opening the tins that don't have a pull device on them. In fact you can save yourself a fortune buying the cheap supermarket branded tomatoes and beans and opening them with your Culinare MagiCan Opener.
Summary: Best can I have ever used
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