Swingaway manual can opener here, too. Has rubbery/vinyl type handle
coating. I've had the same one for about 20 years. Once in awhile I dunk it
in the dishpan and scrub the cutter wheels with an old toothbrush or just
plunk it in the dishwasher.......still works like a charm. I think I picked
mine up at Ace Hardware. See link for easy to identify visual aid...
I've been using my Swing-A-Way for more than 40 years... it opens cans
perfectly every time, any size, any configuration... I'm sure it will
last another 40 years. I typically wash it by hand but every so
often, about once a month, I remember to put it into the dishwasher,
not a speck of rust on it. I don't remember what I paid for it back
then, probably less than $2. Mine has white vinyl clad handles. I
have a second one packed away with my camping gear in a small back
pack type carrier that I grab whenever I go on a road trip.
I had a Swingaway for many years, but it was wall mounted. It could be
turned so it would sit against the wall when not in use -- hence the
name "Swingaway" -- and it could be lifted off the mount for cleaning.
Worked wonderfully. I think we left it at that house when we moved.
Target carries it, as do many other stores.
I got my mother, who has a touch of arthritis, a "One Touch" can open
last year. It works great. If you open a lot of cans you will need to
keep some "AA" batteries on hand. I have one also $20. Just open all
cans in the sink for liquids stuff. I negative part is that when the
batteries get weak it can be a pain to get device off the can. All in
All, I still like it over all other can openers.
Black & Decker also makes a hands free Jar Opener. I believe one can get
these items at most department stores.
Hmmm.. I believe dry dog food is better for dogs than can dog food
unless your dog has dental problems and can't chew very well.
Enjoy Life ........ Dan
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I've been using a Swingaway chrome plated w/red vinyl handle covers for
at least 20 years now. It has been skipping lately which is annoying,
especially hard to open small cans like tomato paste. The can slips out
from the grip, and the blade may have become a little dull, but it's so
Many cans have tab openers now. And some have curved bottoms that don't
give you a second chance if you mess up the first try on top. I have to
be careful not to cut myself with some of the contortions I've been
through trying to pry a partially-opened lid up.
Now that you brought it up, I'll get a new one ASAP even though I have
an electric one.
One of my big pet peeves is when the tab breaks on sardines, etc. Then
out come the pliers and whatever works to save the contents. Sometimes
I can still open them with a regular can opener.
Oh. I stick with manual can openers for multiple reasons. Other than the
limited countertop space, I have an all-electric home. (except the bbq)
If, per chance, I lose power to the house for more than a few hours, I have
no way of cooking. Chances are the local area stores and eateries will
close during such a dilemma. So, the only reasonable alternative is to eat
out of can. That requires a manual can opener that works.
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Swingline manual can opener. Have had one I bought in Colorado for 28
years, bought a new one a few years ago, just for back up. Took the
older one (which is the same exactly) and it opened 15 gallon cans today
just fine at my new job. It opens small cans of dog food or cat food or
people food just as easily. and is made to do heavy duty work. IMO
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