Product Type: Culinare gadgets
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You Can Make Magic
Culinare MagiCan Opener
Member Name: askmeanything
Culinare MagiCan Opener
Date: 15/01/13, updated on 15/01/13 (227 review reads)
Advantages: no more slips and cuts.
Disadvantages: the newer version is allegedly inferior.
This kitchen gadget is your prop for a magic trick if you believe the branding.
Hold the sturdy rotating handle in your hand and it fits very comfortably between your fingers. The grip is firm with the thick, white, plastic handles. It grabs hold of the side of the tin can with ease. I have other can openers that I struggle just to grab the can with and if I do they slip off the lid. This is risky for cuts on jagged edges which has happened to me. Luckily, they've been small cuts but sore none the less. Perhaps we can call Culinaire magicians for having developed a safe can opener.
The Culinaire Magican holds on to the lid and has never slipped off the tin, not once. It does not leave any nasty jagged edges so there are no more cuts to the hungry owner. I can put it into the bin not fearing that it will pose a major threat to any human or animal.
I do not hesitate to recommend this can opener in particular, to people who struggle with opening tins such as people who suffer with arthritis. Sufferers with some hand and arm weakness may well find that this tool is magical because when you couldn't open the tin now you can with some ease.
The opener does not leave any annoying gaps around the edge of the tin. I have never had to use a knife to prise open the parts of the tin lid that have not been cut. This is something that I have had to do with other tin openers. These days many tins come with a ring pull which one would expect to make life much easier. However, I have struggled with the ring pulls on sardine tins and found the ring come off into my hands. Instead of throwing away the tin and the food I have managed to get the tin open with my Culinare gadget despite the odd shape of the tin. I used the tool to cut open one edge and then used it to lever up the curved angle of the sardine tin. Hey presto - a sort of magic!
I am really impressed with this sturdy piece of kitchen equipment. I certainly don't mind it taking up space in a kitchen drawer. I hope it lasts forever because I suspect there is nothing new on the market to better it. Science and technology engineers got this gadget exactly right years ago. When something is spot on please don't change it for cheaper materials or for a re-vamp of the marketing. This little kitchen gadget is the one for me and for all you buyers out there too.
I wash this by hand and have no difficulties keeping the gadget clean. I image the blade might rust in the future. I have had this for more years then I can count and it still performs as well as from the beginning of this appearing into my kitchen.
I paid a few pounds for this, at most. It is extremely good value for money and very long lasting.
Warning - Culinaire has made design changes that render the new version inferior. Try to search for the old style because this is sturdy. On the old version no corners have been cut except for those on the lid of the tin. This gets five stars for my version. Magical!
Summary: Find the old version and you can make magic!
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