Lessons from a Can Opener

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Jeff Geerling
Jeff Geerling

6:01 - I was wondering how that soda can fell with no sound, but then I remembered Alec is in a frictionless vacuum.

Vor 4 Monate
Speeder84XL
Speeder84XL

@The Forge Master Yes it is there, but way attenuated compared to "realistic" levels, because of his shitty microphone setup (which is quite obvious, given how faint the sounds was from the cans and can openers as well)

Vor Monat
The Forge Master
The Forge Master

It's definitely there, the thud is just a little later than expected, at 6:02. It sounds like it falls on a sleeping bag or something.

Vor Monat
Alexander Kupke
Alexander Kupke

@Speeder84XL Yeah, there is a whole science to it. No wonder "sound engineer" can be learned here in Germany as a university degree, or as sound technician in a 3-4 year apprenticeship. (The university part has some more theory while the apprenticeship of course is more hands one. I would mind neither doing the job, as both are usually highly skilled.) And then there are even specialties if you are studying movie arts, where you can delve into those specialized realms as well. And while I know some through reading and doing, I would put myself at best on a lower amateur level. Also I am less in videography than still photography. And neither was part of my computer engineering studies, although, working with telephony systems, I get into the nastyness of microphones and speakers in form of head sets more often than I like.

Vor Monat
Speeder84XL
Speeder84XL

​@Alexander Kupke It's different if you intend to do some sort of a mix that can't be done from one spot to get all sounds you want. But for filming, the best viewing/listening experience is usually to have the microphone close to where you would have you are ears if standing at camera position (perceived position actually - so, if a telephoto lens is used, the mic should ideally be closer than the camera). Best setup is in most cases, is to use 2 omnidirectional microphones in stereo with 34-37 cm between (that will give a sound very close to "binarual recording" without the need for a complicated dummy head setup. Also the greater spacing, compared to typical ear distance, will give better stereo perception when played back thru speakers, without sacrifice much of the listening experience thru headphones). Directional mics could be used in some cases - but those have a very poor low frequency response that makes them quite useless as high quality camera mics. The specifications for such mics, often shows they have a linear response all the way down to 20 Hz, but that's (due to the their acoustic and physical properties) usually only valid for close range recording at a certain distance (often not more than 60 cm from the sound source). Any closer than that it will have too much bass (which most studio people are well aware of. For example pod casters like to use it, to make their voice more "bassy", 🙃). But, further away, the bass is attenuated by quite a lot instead (which makes them poor camera microphones).

Vor Monat
Anhedonis
Anhedonis

Even though it was patented back in the 80’s, it’s still cutting edge technology.

Vor Monat
SNERT
SNERT

Get out of my head get out of my head get out of my head

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prying eyes
prying eyes

'80s.

Vor 5 Tage
Dan t.
Dan t.

And it always will be

Vor 10 Tage
ViloAfi
ViloAfi

Can you explain?

Vor 18 Tage
Ivan Husak
Ivan Husak

Ba dum tsshhh

Vor 27 Tage
Holy Koolaid
Holy Koolaid

Who else feels like the entire purpose of this video was to make a point to get his friend to throw his old stepladder away?

Vor 3 Monate
Ed Grimm
Ed Grimm

My dad had an old step ladder he should've thrown away years ago. And then it broke while he was using it to clean the gutters and he fell and broke his arm. Don't break your arm Mr. C! Get a new ladder instead and destroy the old one so nobody gets hurt on it.

Vor 8 Tage
JustSam
JustSam

bruh what

Vor Monat
John Guillory
John Guillory

I refuse to throw out my old step ladder!

Vor Monat
VIctoria Jankowski
VIctoria Jankowski

Fancy seeing you here, just watched your video today lol 🤣

Vor Monat
SeaGroomer
SeaGroomer

It's his dad - Mr. C - Mr. Connections.

Vor 2 Monate
As a _______ commenter
As a _______ commenter

“My boy Ardee” got me. This channel is exactly what youtube was made. No cheesy elongated intros, no repetitive pleadings for likes and subscribes, no overpriced generic merch. Humor, history, science and technology.

Vor Monat
pie_irl
pie_irl

I'd just like to once again show appreciation for the thought and care that goes into the captioning. The trademark symbol on Fine was a nice touch, absolutely top notch.

Vor 2 Monate
Fulgar~
Fulgar~

I'm glad someone else noticed, haha!

Vor 2 Monate
Martin Lebl
Martin Lebl

Now I expect a video on cans. From the hard soldered ones, that could be quite dangerous if done improperly, through the war year ones, to the modern ones with liners that essentially eliminate problems with botulism. And all the rabbit holes to square cans, flat cans, integrated openings, whether key, pop top, etc, to the self heating cans for military, and survival use. Easily another video or two in there.

Vor 4 Monate
Cyng AEthlestan
Cyng AEthlestan

You realize that it will be a four part video running to two hours . . and that you'll watch and enjoy all of it. Worse, at some point you'll tell a friend about the video and get that odd uncomprehending stare back.

Vor 12 Tage
Buddy Clem
Buddy Clem

@Jen Sell I'm surprised that channel still exists! Typical social media, dragging their feet, instead of banning spammers. At least the comments disappear for you after you report them, but it really gets old after a while.

Vor 21 Tag
Buddy Clem
Buddy Clem

@Martin Lebl Canned food is actually cooked in the cans, after they are sealed!

Vor 21 Tag
the don
the don

Max support for this idea!

Vor 27 Tage
Just Visiting
Just Visiting

as an older person I had a hard time with traditional can openers, so I tried the side (seam) cutting can opener. it is easer on my wrist and hands, cuts clean and with little effort. I find it to be very effective. This is coming from a mechanical designer with over 40 years experience. I highly recommend this for older people, or people with medical issues.

Vor 28 Tage
Shawn Elliott
Shawn Elliott

_"Fun Fact: Ever since I was a small child, my parents had a Black & Decker electric can opener in the kitchen which was called 'Grand Openings'. Maybe THAT'S why I'm like this."_ I LOLed. I LOLed hard. Anyway, I've been using rim-cutting can openers at least since 2000. If anyone is still using the old kind, it's purely because they already had one, and can openers don't wear out. The only problem I've ever noticed with rim-cutting can openers is they tend to skip over dented spots on the rim, which can make removing the lid from a dented can difficult.

Vor 3 Monate
Silent Ferret
Silent Ferret

@fashnek No people do buy same brand can openers if they can find them. Black and Decker still make electric can openers and a few brands that made old hand powered openers still make them as well. The tolerances for can openers have gotten sloppy so they don't fit as well and the cans themselves have gotten thinner on the lip so the old ones will slip more than they use too. I think the cans changing might have cause a lot of can openers to go to the garbage cause they used the old fitment style cause I had even brand new ones slip and they were not cheaply made.

Vor Monat
Silent Ferret
Silent Ferret

@Bobo I have had all metal can openers old and new and they wear out or deform from use and get sloppy cutting. Its not even being plastic as most the times its just decorational caps or fill which on most do not affect the function.

Vor Monat
CodyCast
CodyCast

You did? Yikes.

Vor Monat
fashnek
fashnek

Too long; did not read. No one buys the same brand of can opener twice so conspiracy theories about planned obsolescence are silly.

Vor Monat
disketa25
disketa25

@fashnek You're wrong. Just modern, if I may say so, can openers are made by marketers for planned degradation: how else to sell new ones? Our family "can knife" was produced and bought by my grandfather sometime in the mid-thirties. It survived many file sharpenings and thousands of cans, starting from canned goods of the USSR, continuing with lend-lease British cans and ending with modern, relatively thin cans. Perhaps this has something to do with the absolute absence of any moving parts, just two "claws" for different types of cans (or glass bottles) and a riveted eyelet between them. P.S. BTW, it is also far superior to both so-called modern designs. Weird bottom? No problem, the knife's focus always falls on its ring, on the top of the can rim. Really thick steel of the Soviet-era cans, on which both of these designs will either not work at all, or will require impossible efforts on the crank? No problem, the lever principle on which this design is based helps perfectly! Is the cutting surface blunted? Sharpen it with a file and be happy... Or just apply a little more force, remembering the previous point. Do you need to open a bottle of beer or a three-liter jar of cucumbers? No problem, just turn it by 180 degrees, and use it for the second intended purpose. And also - the Soviet design of the thirties is compact, light and can be run over by a car without any harm to mechanics and usability, for lack of the first and robustness of the design for second.

Vor Monat
Bodgerton
Bodgerton

13:33 - these can openers have internal mechanics that will give out far quicker than the lever on a standard can opener. My parents have stripped four of them already, meanwhile the can opener from my childhood sits in the drawer unused because my mother lacks the hand-strength to lever it. However, it IS the one that comes out for tuna fish sandwiches as the newer style of can opener does not lend itself well to the straining of can contents by pressing the cut (and prewashed) lid down and into the can to press out the tuna water/oil.

Vor 3 Monate
Cory R Chambers
Cory R Chambers

@Me Here  Not being able to eat alliums or tomatoes, I understand the challenge. That having been said, it wouldn't be that difficult to make a vegan meal plan with no wheat, nuts, or legumes - legumes being the most difficult to replace and also the reason why I still use my non-safety can opener. (As well as canned tuna, chicken, etc for the family.)

Vor 10 Tage
Dustquake
Dustquake

I just fold the lid a bit across the center line, then it is smaller than the can along one dimension and no chance of the edge cutting your hand when squeezing the juice out.

Vor 25 Tage
Me Here
Me Here

@Jennifer Nykanen Vegan diets are also hellaciously allergy unfriendly. I’d like to see a vegan create a meal plan that doesn't contain any kind of legume, nut, or wheat. They can't.

Vor Monat
Jennifer Nykanen
Jennifer Nykanen

@Don Robertson This is the reason fish farms exist and tuna companies work so hard to use dolphin safe fishing practices. You're also not considering that canned tuna is the cheapest low fat protein source that millions of poor families depend on. Yes, vegetarian and vegan diets are a thing but they are often cost prohibitive and require supplementation to maintain health. That combo puts them out of reach for the poor. I can appreciate your compassion for the animals but it would serve you well to remember that humans are also animals and also deserving of that same compassion.

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Rainer Rain
Rainer Rain

@Dylan Goodwin LOL I currently have a can of Salmon in fridge ,lol. I like my Salmon and Tuna cold. Chop up some celery and fresh black pepper and whatever spread I'm in the mood for and make a sammy.

Vor Monat
Ice 9 Snowflake
Ice 9 Snowflake

When I saw one of those on TV, in the 1980's, I went looking for one and eventually found one. It's the only kind of can opener I use. They're somewhat easier to find than they used to be, anyway. I like that you can replace the lid with this design.

Vor 3 Monate
Kris W
Kris W

I remember that infomercial. They would remove the lid and immediately slide it across their finger. It seemed miraculous! Granted, I was only around eight years old at the time.

Vor 3 Monate
Zale Dalen
Zale Dalen

My example of amazing improvements since I was a kid is the new design of scaffold connectors, replacing the split pin and toggle with a post and locking bar design. Vast improvement. The old design would get jammed up with dirt or paint and soon require a hammer to move. The new design can be fished on from several feet down the diagonal cross rod.

Vor 3 Monate
MrZedblade
MrZedblade

I've had one since the 90s and it still works fine. It opens every can I ever tried. My favorite part of owning it is watching other people who aren't aware of this type of can opener try to use it. The 25 seconds of ensuing chaos and confusion is fun every time.

Vor Monat
rednekdashie
rednekdashie

I can still remember my first time using one of these. It was at a restaurant I worked at. They had a mounted can opener on the table back by the sink, like it's a whole thing that clamps down and was screwed into the table. I was told to get some tomato puree, big can, size if my head. I am using this thing and feel like I'm not cutting anything the whole time, there's a knife on the bottom of the can opener like old ones and is intended for opening juices. I literally just stabbed the can open with that thing, probably the most jagged and unsafe can opening you will ever see, all because it didn't feel like it was cutting lol. Felt really dumb when they showed me how it worked lol. Everytime I saw that can in the walk in for the next week I saw evidence of me just going full ape.

Vor 3 Monate
stiimuli
stiimuli

I had vaguely heard those "safety" can openers existed but just assumed they were for niche situations. You've convinced me to get one. Also, that sneaky burp at the end made me lol more than it should have at my age

Vor 2 Monate
ElectroBOOM
ElectroBOOM

It's funny! I had seen the safety opener a long while back used by somebody. I thought it was a very good product and looked for it and instead got the 2nd type of opener you mentioned which didn't work well at all. For a long time I thought what I had seen was a hallucination until you mentioned it here! I'm going to get it now that I know it is real!

Vor 4 Monate
Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
Vigilant Cosmic Penguin

That's a hilarious story. It'd be like seeing someone conjure magic and then never seeing it happen again.

Vor 3 Monate
Das Ganon
Das Ganon

Stupid idea: Getting a UK kettle to work on US 240V with a Nema 6-15 plug.

Vor 4 Monate
Pyro-Millie
Pyro-Millie

HI MEHDI!!

Vor 4 Monate
Menno Lente
Menno Lente

No wait! Open a can with a microwave oven! Just sublimate the rim with a few arcs, while heating your tomato soup! Might take some time though to get used to Peach Melba with hot peaches.

Vor 4 Monate
Steve Baker
Steve Baker

I used to have a "side-cutter" that still had two handles that you had to close together to make it start cutting - same as a top-cutter. It did not have the automatic clamping that yours has. Why is that better than yours? Two words...LEFT HANDERS. Because mine was completely ambidextrous - it opens the can identically whether you clamp the handles together on the left or the right side of the can - and whether you turn the handle clockwise or counter-clockwise. Sadly, it did eventually wear out - and I have yet to find a replacement.

Vor Monat
ValEGwangi
ValEGwangi

Have you tried Ned Flanders' Leftorium?

Vor 26 Tage
startiger2
startiger2

Got one of those as a kid and the thing I remember is it had trouble with cans that weren't completely round. If there was a dent, then it would have trouble. It also didn't last very long before it broke. I think the mechanism that pulls the drive wheel in can wear out quickly, at least with the one we had. The traditional double wheel is much more reliable of getting the job done. Hopefully they have improved over the last few decades.

Vor 3 Monate
CAJ in Texas
CAJ in Texas

Today I learned that cans are sealed mechanically. Amazing, both that this is the way cans work and that I could go 50+ years without knowing it.

Vor Monat
Hex Flareheart
Hex Flareheart

We've had one of these for years! It's actually a clamp-style like traditional can openers, but it cuts the seam rather than the interior of the lid. It also has a tiny grabber for the lid that's near-useless.

Vor 3 Monate
Lunar Obverse
Lunar Obverse

"Assume a standard can in a frictionless vacuum." This, this right here is why I love your videos. Thank you!

Vor 4 Monate
Shawn Elliott
Shawn Elliott

HE FORGOT TO SPECIFY THE AMBIENT TEMPERATURE

Vor 3 Monate
Arne Karlsen
Arne Karlsen

Opening a can of worms... ? :-)

Vor 3 Monate
Robert Britton
Robert Britton

This is awesome without context lol

Vor 4 Monate
MonkeyJedi99
MonkeyJedi99

@mgjk Hmm... or maybe a SURPRISE LIGHTSABER!

Vor 4 Monate
Filip Berntsson
Filip Berntsson

"Assume X is a stochastic can-variable, normally distributed with a mean of tomato soup and a standard deviation of chunks. Let Y be a process such that Y(t)=X(t)+W(t), where W(t) is a canned Wiener-sausage process. Find a function g(t) such that g(t)*Y(t) is a martingale with respect to a filtration F."

Vor 4 Monate
Cloudy Skies
Cloudy Skies

My Mom had one of these years ago and she loved it. I just bought because of your video in her memory. It is the best little tool ever. Works like a charm! Thanks!

Vor 3 Monate
Jari Heiska
Jari Heiska

I find it interesting, that the most common, in my experience, can opener wasn't even mentioned. A metal plate, with a hooked hole, and a sharkfin style blade. Opens cans, leaves nice, sharp lids. :)

Vor 3 Monate
Paxmax
Paxmax

@Omer Magen Aaah! Ok, so it is the "German can opener"! 😂 The plow part, the upper part of the spade, responsible for "the opening" isn't even sharp! So, basically it just pushes the metal to the sides... it does not cut or slit... nope, just mushes the tin and some zinc plating rubs off from the cans rust proof inner layer and form clumps of zinc, zinc dusting, zinc goo along the gouge the spade/plow leaves behind! The plow isn't even asymetrical to tend to stay near edge of can, no no, it can sometime take a heading more inward towards can center! But, it stays usually within about 1-5mm of can edge. Geez! The much simpler "swedish" (nordic?) opener is dangerous/prone to stab you if you rush it... which you always do because it only opens 3-4 mm per full stroke so it gets tedious. Ramming the German spade thru the lid definitely takes some effort and is not exactly confortable to hammer with a bare hand (if you do proper work with your hands daily its no problem, but I doubt many more than 10-15% of women would be able to cope with it without more tools).

Vor Monat
Omer Magen
Omer Magen

@Paxmax In boot camp we had these to open field rations and they were so horrible I brought a turning handle one from home and to my surprise i had to teach some of my friends to use it

Vor Monat
Paxmax
Paxmax

Opens cans and hands in any demands! 😂 I found a worse one (or I actually need the instructions). The german opener: it has a vertical "V" pointed spade you need to ram through the lid from top. That spade is on a swiveling plate riveted to the handle. The handle has a series of small agressive shark fin tooth in a radius that gets traction on the outside of the rim. Then you drag the spade/swivel plate behind the handle when it feeds forward. Like a (dull) plow it works its way thru/around the lid while the handle bites into can outer rim. I hope there is a smarter way to get the spade through than the brute force i use 😂 technically i do not know if my opener is infact "the german can opener", it was the only one available to buy in the village store.

Vor 3 Monate
Johan Palme
Johan Palme

Yup, I'm Swedish and here, generally, there's not even that mechanical version TC sees as default. So we're two steps behind, by this standard.

Vor 3 Monate
TigerChills
TigerChills

Now on a video about can openers, I think there are three methods worth mentioning: 1. taking a regular roundblade opener (like in 3:28) and turn it horizontally, letting the blade run on the outside of the can and the counterwheel on the inside of the lid. That pops the head off of the can which admittedly leaves a sharp edge on the top of the cylinder, but it's a good alternative when the regular way does not give you enough grip. also helps with situations like 9:37 2. the repetitive punctuation method with the can opener tool of a swiss army knife 3. no tools: simply bending the can back and forth at half the height of the can until it becomes weak and brakes in half

Vor 2 Monate
ToKeepTrackOfRandomSubs
ToKeepTrackOfRandomSubs

Interesting thing, I seem to encounter mostly the pullopen type things here these days but I couldn't find my can opener a few months ago and still haven't gotten my own after borrowing one from my neighbour briefly to open the can on that day. I think I'll try one of these contraptions first to see how I like it, they aren't that expensive and also a bit more compact in the kitchen drawer.

Vor 2 Monate
Little Crow
Little Crow

I love those types of can openers. I've been using them for over a decade lol I've even "adapted" regular can openers to open along the outside rather than inside the rim because the outside opening method is so superior.

Vor 2 Monate
TheSteamBreaker
TheSteamBreaker

This content is addicting in a really strange way Great work!

Vor 2 Monate
Calil Burgess
Calil Burgess

Keep it up, you’re a great showman and I love the care put into everyday inefficiencies !

Vor Monat
TheStatusKuo
TheStatusKuo

We have used one of those rim can openers for years! We absolutely love it, and it really has changed our outlook on buying canned food. To our amusement, it confuses and amazes any guests that want to get involved in our kitchen.

Vor 3 Monate
Thaddeus Walsh
Thaddeus Walsh

Saw this video the day it was released, instantly bought one on Amazon. Since we have little ones, we’ve fully converted to this new type of can opener.

Vor 2 Monate
Mellie
Mellie

You're so right! When I discovered this type of can opener it blew my mind! Mine didn't have instructions so it took me forever to figure out, but since then I've never looked back!

Vor 2 Monate
Alan Cartwright
Alan Cartwright

Thank you so much. I bought one of these in the UK after seeing your video, and like you, I just can't fathom how these are not the default can opener these days. Keep up the good work.

Vor 3 Monate
David Hendry
David Hendry

When I was growing up, my parents had a can that was sort of a hybrid of the "standard design" and this one. I could never get it to work for me, and I think that failing was due, in part, to my being a leftie.

Vor 2 Monate
Louis-Alexandre Simard
Louis-Alexandre Simard

When I found your channel I was amazed at how you had the ability to make a 25 minute video about detergent in dishwashers interesting even for your target audience of curious people. I was pleasantly surprised at not 1, not 2 but 3 video essays about Christmas lights. So I don't know why my first reaction at seeing the title of this video was "has he gone too far, is a 20 minute video about can openers really needed?". I'm sorry I doubted you. This was great.

Vor 4 Monate
Lauren Reinhart
Lauren Reinhart

Never too far.

Vor 2 Monate
skineal
skineal

@Gavin Ens This was a great video!

Vor 4 Monate
Gavin Ens
Gavin Ens

I discovered the chanel through a video explaining why brown isn't a colour.

Vor 4 Monate
Addison Rylee
Addison Rylee

Completely agreed! And now I actually use my dishwasher because I know what it was missing to make it work correctly 💪🏻 #DeathToDishwasherPods

Vor 4 Monate
ClayZ
ClayZ

A target audience of curious people. We are out there, that’s for sure.

Vor 4 Monate
DJ Stomp
DJ Stomp

Best tcon video in a long time, very thought provoking! Embrace that inquisitive sort of vsauce vibe, it really rounds out the usual snarky, pedantic tone (which I'm a huge fan of btw) quite nicely

Vor Monat
Hunter
Hunter

Great video and I loved the turn it took! It made me think more about my daily routines more than I expected today

Vor Monat
RWBHere
RWBHere

Thanks for the revelation! The safety can opener is something I've never seen. Shall be buying at least one soon. But a couple of refinements to it would help greatly: 1) Give it a longer turning lever to reduce the force required to use it. 2) Adjust the cutting head geometry so that it can be used left-handed as well as right-handed. 10% of people are left-handed, and quite a few others have a weak or missing right hand.  --- That's it for the safety can opener. For those who choose to read this further, about can openers in general, the following are some related points raised by the video. A useful tip: Attach a small Neodymium magnet to the tip of a conventional can opener, to allow the opener to lift off the cut lid from a steel can. No more fishing around in the top of the can when you don't stop cutting soon enough. It also lifts any small metal fragments which (rarely) drop into the contents. I've used magnets glued onto openers since about 1980. Why don't manufacturers add a small magnet, or magnetise the can opener itself? It's a simple and low-cost improvement. You're using the wheeled can opener backwards. I've never seen them turned that way before. Might try it. Another useful tip: The wheeled opener can also be used to cut around the side of most cans, removing the lid with no sharp edges, and allowing easy removal of all contents. The downside is that the top of the can now has a sharp edge. I've almost given up trying to use ring-pull cans. Most of the rings break off, sometimes leaving me injured, and a partially opened can which then needs opening with a pair of pliers. (I once cut myself badly when a fish can ring pull failed. That required a visit to the hospital and 15 stitches, including repairing a severed artery.) Not ideal. So I almost always use a can opener instead of the ring pull. If the can has turned-in top and bottom edges along with a ring pull, I simply don't buy the product. That said, some cans do have well-designed ring pulls. As for his hair, that's his choice, and I can live with that. If not, then I wouldn't be watching the video. Most of us have no right to tell anyone to change their preferences. Suffice it to say that, in certain walks of life, and in current times, hair like that can attract the wrong kind of person, if you're not looking for men.

Vor 4 Tage
Rick Walton
Rick Walton

It's been a month since you posted this video. I thought it was a great idea and immediately ordered one. I really like it. Thanks for bringing this gadget to my attention.

Vor 3 Monate
Robert McDaniel
Robert McDaniel

This is exactly why I love this channel. You never know what you’re going to get next. An in-depth takedown of dishwasher detergent packs? Yep. A continuation of a years-long hot take about Christmas lights? Sure, why not. A video about a weird can opener? You betcha.

Vor 4 Monate
Some Bonehead
Some Bonehead

I mean those are all fairly common household objects, there's a pretty predictable pattern to "what you're going to get next".

Vor 2 Monate
sydneymomma11
sydneymomma11

@Doctor Nemmo Right?! I now use the correct amount of powder, and use the prewash cup. What a difference!

Vor 3 Monate
Doctor Nemmo
Doctor Nemmo

His dishwasher episode was a life saver for me.

Vor 4 Monate
Christian Storms
Christian Storms

not to forget an in depth rant why his toaster is better than ours

Vor 4 Monate
samiamrg7
samiamrg7

A series about the last 200-ish years of gas-fueled lighting? Sign me up.

Vor 4 Monate
CDBest
CDBest

Thank you for this video. After I watched it I bought a can opener you've shown. It saved me during the first days of the war.

Vor 2 Monate
Shek
Shek

I finally got to use one of these today, and it was magical, I really felt like I was living in the future.

Vor 3 Monate
SpecOpBoom 2513
SpecOpBoom 2513

Great video. Just a point of thought. With items like diced tomato with green chili, I would always keep an older can opener around because I use the cut piece of lib to “push” into the can you squeeze out the juice I don’t want.

Vor 3 Monate
Gmusic Forthepeople
Gmusic Forthepeople

This is key for pressing the water out of tuna cans

Vor 8 Tage
William Pierce
William Pierce

My wife blew my mind when I met her a few years ago when she had one of these things. Hers/ours is an OXO brand which is common around us in Ohio, and I like it better than the one you've shown here. It has little pliers on one end that helps you take the lid off which is nice

Vor 2 Monate
Bradd Szonye
Bradd Szonye

We have the OXO safety opener too. The one that Alec used in the video looks a lot more awkward to use! The grip handle helps a lot for stability, and the pliers are super helpful in getting the lids off.

Vor 2 Monate
Christopher G
Christopher G

This fits oddly well with the side discussion: “I’ve come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies,” writes Douglas Adams in The Salmon of Doubt. 1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. 2. Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it. 3. Anything invented after you’re thirty-five is against the natural order of things."

Vor 4 Monate
Kairu Hakubi
Kairu Hakubi

@Cheyanne I but that's wrong. that is how very, very _recent_ society 'works.' everyone prior to pretty recently listened to, respected, and tried to keep their viewpoints in line with everyone who came before them. Get your mind out of the 'Enlightenment' trap and you'll find yourself a lot more correct.

Vor 4 Monate
Cheyanne I
Cheyanne I

@Kairu Hakubi yes, that's how society works. Every generation after you grows up in a different world and sees a different, superior way of doing things.

Vor 4 Monate
That Leetri Guy
That Leetri Guy

@Kairu Hakubi Can you give even a single example? People clearly have no clue what you're on about, so examples are needed to prove your point.

Vor 4 Monate
Noah
Noah

This is awesome

Vor 4 Monate
WyreTheWolf
WyreTheWolf

When I moved out on my own (this was 30 years ago) I received a can opener from my Grandmother. It was an Ekco Heavy Duty 'Precision' can opener that appears to be some kind of die cast aluminum or zinc. Much like you I have not looked for another can opener simply because this one still works perfectly. Thank you for the video.

Vor 2 Monate
duo315
duo315

13:35 you could say the same about gelato spoons totally dominating the spoon game once you actually use one. Particularly for spreading, well, spreads. And eating dessert

Vor 3 Monate
ClokworkGremlin
ClokworkGremlin

When I moved out of my parent's house and in with friends, I went from using a classic can opener to a "safety" can opener. For ten years I took for granted that when I open a can, the lid won't fall into the food and have to be fished out, and can be used to re-seal the can for refrigeration lasting at least a couple of days. Then I helped my mom make enchiladas back at home and used a classic can opener again. This video has motivated me. I'm going to inventory what kind of can openers everyone in my family use, and if they don't have a "safety" style one, they're getting one as a gift this year.

Vor 2 Monate
ravinsaber
ravinsaber

I bought one of these devices after watching your video, and after running into an issue where the cutter was not slicing all the way through the sidewall, I bought another. Unfortunately, I still have the same issue. Some cans be thicc, I suppose.

Vor 27 Tage
Abdul Masaiev
Abdul Masaiev

"Did you know that the can was invented [before] the can opener" - honestly, I'd be kinda freaked out if they came up with the can opener before anybody thought up a can

Vor 4 Monate
K. Signal Eingang
K. Signal Eingang

One example of this I always found kind of amazing is that bar codes were invented about 10 years before lasers. They predate even the *theoretical* existence of the thing we use to read them! (For the pedants - the bar code was first proposed circa 1949, the first legit patent I can find was in 1953. I believe the expectation was that they would be read by conventional optical sensors, but this was unreliable in practice and the whole concept wound up largely abandoned as a result. The first working laser was built in 1960, based on theoretical work dating back to around '57. That work was an extension of the somewhat older idea of "masers" which used microwaves instead of visible (or near-visible) light. The two technologies were finally united when the UPC system was developed in 1973 (pat. 1974) by George Laurer at IBM.)

Vor 3 Monate
Joshua Pettus
Joshua Pettus

I believe there was a Mitchell and Webb skit on that very idea. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oa_hiLXLbTc

Vor 3 Monate
Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
Vigilant Cosmic Penguin

"I have a new product that'll make millions! I present to you my latest invention: the can opener!" "...Can opener? What does it do?" "Well, it opens cans." "What the hell is a can?"

Vor 3 Monate
Idaho Spud
Idaho Spud

Exactly what I thought.

Vor 3 Monate
Noel Gordon
Noel Gordon

I knew what this video was about almost immediately when I saw it. I have one of those "safety can openers" and it has baffled me for years that they are not more popular. I should also note that there are a lot of ones with this disign that are alot more intuative to use than the one you showed.

Vor Monat
ctdieselnut
ctdieselnut

Most interesting video to do entirely with tin/aluminum cans I've watched since engineerguy made a vid about the manufacturing of cans. Sometimes the most seemingly mundane objects have interesting details. I like the side cutter version, if I come across one in the supermarket, I'd buy it.

Vor 2 Monate
fierydawn
fierydawn

I eat canned foods so rarely, that I'm perfectly happy with using my swiss army knife. But if I were to ever learn to enjoy canned foods, I'd definitely put in at the very least moderate effort to find one of those can openers that cut the seal.

Vor 2 Monate
darshy
darshy

Man I love those ones, wish I still had one because it was so easy to use and open cans

Vor 2 Monate
Marc McCarthy
Marc McCarthy

When I was a teenager, the lawnmower my parents owned had a self propelling feature which didn't work. This made the lawnmower a heavy push mower. The need for a replacement wasn't very high for my parents despite my complaints. This one worked just fine. When I moved out, however, they promptly bought a riding mover.

Vor 4 Monate
trizedlyza
trizedlyza

What happens when the rider’s transmission goes out? Then you’ll have a really really heavy push mower? But seriously, a self propelled mower in good shape is very easy to deal with after training half your life with the extra weight of a failing self propelled. I once used my neighbor lady’s mower, a normal (gas) push mower and it felt so light and free rolling compared to my dad’s with worn down tires that wouldn’t engage the metal drive things.

Vor 3 Monate
emjayay
emjayay

This kind of thing drove adolescent me totally berserk.

Vor 4 Monate
eekee
eekee

It's truly amazing how similar many parents are to the very teenagers they complain about! 😆

Vor 4 Monate
Joo Yoon Chung
Joo Yoon Chung

About a decade ago, I picked up an Oxo Good Grips version of the new fangled can opener design, and have never looked back. A simple idea, executed brilliantly.

Vor 2 Monate
Dean Franz
Dean Franz

This video had me get one of these can openers. Frankly, I've never looked back. Thank you for your video, making me aware of this wonderful new (old) technological improvement!

Vor Monat
Xirma
Xirma

Growing up, I hated our can opener. Even when my parents bought a new one, it never seemed to cut properly and was a pain to use. I can proudly declare I've been an owner of a safety can opener for about 5 years and couldn't be happier with it.

Vor 2 Monate
chatanugadotorg
chatanugadotorg

Got one of these when I was getting groceries earlier this evening. Works really nicely.

Vor 2 Monate
Arthur Durham
Arthur Durham

I can't believe I just watched a 21 minute video about can openers, and I was fascinated and engaged all the way through. I felt like a person on an informercial "no way, it opens without cutting??" Well done

Vor 4 Monate
Guineapigs Rock
Guineapigs Rock

This is the premise of all his videos

Vor 3 Monate
AnteConfig
AnteConfig

I, too, was fully engaged. edit: I even paused to give myself a moment to imagine a hands-free version of this

Vor 3 Monate
Myoungcache
Myoungcache

Same here.

Vor 4 Monate
Angus MacAeda
Angus MacAeda

I remember an engineering professor who taught that a new design needs to make a five-fold increase to displace the old. I would say the new design is 3-4 times better, so not enough to make the displacement.

Vor 2 Monate
Kriss P
Kriss P

I wonder if cost of production comes into this too. The new version looks like it needs more precision than the older versions.

Vor Monat
AudioJunky
AudioJunky

That rule of thumb seems pretty suspect when considering real-world examples. E.g. Li-Ion batteries only provide about a twofold increase in energy density over NiMH, but they have supplanted NiMH in applications requiring high energy density despite coming with significant safety challenges. The difference here is maybe the product lifecycle - products containing rechargeable batteries are typically replaced more often than a can opener.

Vor Monat
WishMakers
WishMakers

So I am super late to returning to this channel for regular viewing (probably) but I absolutely love the point made in this video! Some things are the status quo because they are the best option, but sometimes we have an opportunity to *improve* the status quo and not just accept something suboptimal because it's everywhere. That's the kind of principle I'm really devoted to as a young (and probably naïve) adult

Vor 3 Monate
Snowy's Hedgehogs
Snowy's Hedgehogs

After watching this purchased one and now two months later I'm loving it, thank you :)

Vor 2 Monate
Neil Gibson
Neil Gibson

I used the OXO Good Grips Smooth Edge opener. It works effortlessly in a similar way to yours.

Vor Monat
Bird Person
Bird Person

While watching this video, when you mentioned the question of "how many things in our life have been drastically improved, yet we dont adopt them as a society?" I was really hoping you would mention some other tools that are exactly that. I think making a video centered around that question would be something I for sure would love to watch. I'm sure im not the only one.

Vor 4 Monate
Bird Person
Bird Person

@Mr. Popo You're right, I dont NEED him to do it for me at all. I think id prefer not to spend time critically thinking to find ways i can open a can slightly better. This stuff isn't life changing. You could say "just do some critical thinking!!" in response to most product videos on YouTube. Why watch a review of a product? just do some critical thinking instead of letting someone else do it for you.

Vor 4 Monate
theMoporter
theMoporter

I want to throw it out there that the ice cream scoops with the lever thing? They suck compared to a nice weighty spoon-shaped scoop. There's a reason they don't use the "normal" kind in ice cream shops.

Vor 4 Monate
RaspberryFanta
RaspberryFanta

You could say he opened a whole new can of worms with that question ;)

Vor 4 Monate
Jason Dossett
Jason Dossett

May i suggest "all of these can be attached to a standard power drill" video. If you pop the handle off any of the hand can openers you can put them in the chuck of a hand drill easily

Vor 4 Monate
Mr. Popo
Mr. Popo

Or you could do as he intended and think critically for yourself. You don't need someone else to do it for you.

Vor 4 Monate
MIGs Yesterchips
MIGs Yesterchips

Great work! Yeah...canopeners... I always wondered, why those oldfashioned ones (with the sharp edges) are still available, even here in germany, where every glimpse of danger is flattened out with monstrous regulations. But: We still have those ones too. On the other hand... we have the non-polarized Euro-Plug as well and don't give a sh** about it ;) Thanks so much for your great work!

Vor 18 Tage
Ryan Wilson
Ryan Wilson

Excellent video on a question i didn't know i had. Haha. Love the commodore 64 shirt. Was my first computer. Could run just about everything when i was 5. Not sure i would be able to remember how to use it 32 years later. 🤔 could be like a riding a bike situation.

Vor 3 Monate
John Keck
John Keck

I love your videos. The explanations are the best. Just wondering: how does a carbon monoxide detector work?

Vor 2 Monate
Chesterfield Davenport
Chesterfield Davenport

My Kuhn Rikon safety 'lid lifter' can opener works great and I've had it for about 15 years! Built to last as well as safer, I feel.

Vor 3 Monate
Evilbas
Evilbas

I’ve got one of those several years ago, and when I initially got it, I was utterly confused as to how to operate it. I ended up just throwing it in junk drawer where it sat for like 2 years. About a year ago, I could not find my Swiss Army knife for can opening, and had to figure out this can opener, poked around for couple of minutes, and exactly as described: felt like I was not making any progress at all. And then the lid came off in the cleanest way possible, that was mind blowing experience.

Vor 4 Monate
Swalkerfilm
Swalkerfilm

Yup, swiss army knife for me as well. The can openers that I bought never lasted very long, the plastic bearing wearing out very quickly. Maybe I should have gone for a more expensive model but the can opener on the knife is Good Enough (tm) and pretty much indestructible.

Vor 4 Monate
Emily Rose Lacy-Nichols
Emily Rose Lacy-Nichols

You were your own Bean Dad 😂

Vor 4 Monate
2piix
2piix

@ThinnedPaints A $3 can opener or a $40 knife?

Vor 4 Monate
ThinnedPaints
ThinnedPaints

@CosworthsMerryMen you don't? Get mr moneybags over here

Vor 4 Monate
くりす
くりす

​@CosworthsMerryMen Could be camping habits. I mean it doesn't get much more straightforward than that. Plus you can stick the opener tip under the lid to pry it up so that it doesn't just fall into the can

Vor 4 Monate
Technology Musings
Technology Musings

After years of dealing with frustrating canopeners, this video prompted me to buy a new one and now I can consistently open cans without issue. My life is 0.01% better now.

Vor Monat
chop chop
chop chop

When I was young I had one of these, but never knew how to use it. Great to learn how to use it!

Vor 2 Monate
Ed Grimm
Ed Grimm

I've had one of these and there were no instructions on the packaging, but also had another can opener that didn't work very well but I knew how to use it, so I didn't invest the effort needed to figure out how to get this thing to work. I feel like the poor instruction about how to use them is a large part of why they didn't catch on. Edit: Correction, I *have* one of these. I never threw it away, I just put it in a drawer where we put assorted stuff, and then we took it with us through three separate moves, and kept putting it in the drawer with that same stuff, and so I've *found* it, and I'll start using it.

Vor 8 Tage
Karen Hawes
Karen Hawes

I have used my safety can opener for years and it still works like new, 9 years and counting. :)

Vor 29 Tage
Hazel Mititai
Hazel Mititai

I've never actually seen/used the first of the three, that you describe as basically a knife with single-puncture-and-drag, only the second (the continual-puncture) and maybe sometimes the third (outside-full-cut), and honestly hadn't really considered/noticed the differences between the two until this video.

Vor Monat
toomdog
toomdog

The tapered top of the "chunky soup can" allows nesting when they are stacked on the shelf. I learned this when trying to stock shelves of cans that were the same diameter on top and bottom.

Vor 4 Monate
Sam
Sam

I hated all non-stackable cans with a passion when working retail, I wish all manufacturers thought about it for a second oof

Vor 4 Monate
Андрей Антонов
Андрей Антонов

@Raingram some Heinz can products have identical diameters on the top and bottom, some don’t. It burns my soul whenever i have to stack some heinz beans and sweet corn.

Vor 4 Monate
Oliver Carr
Oliver Carr

When you knock that one off that top of the back stack and have to dig it out 🤬

Vor 4 Monate
HappyBeezerStudios - by Lord_Mogul
HappyBeezerStudios - by Lord_Mogul

what surprises me most is that his can is slimmer at the top. I've only ever seen it done at the bottom, with the rim practically as wide as the can itself, just so that it fits inside the other side.

Vor 4 Monate
tavdy79
tavdy79

Perhaps it's a Europe/America thing, but I've only ever seen cans with the taper on the bottom. I normally open the bottom of cans because it's easier to get the contents out if it's something like baked beans or a chunky soup, which means tapered and ring-pull cans go in the cupboard upside down.

Vor 4 Monate
shawnerz98
shawnerz98

"...and my boy, Ardee didn't feel the need." Love it! Classic lines! "Assume a standard can in frictionless vacuum..."

Vor 2 Monate
GlennMagusHarvey
GlennMagusHarvey

My mom bought one of these back in the 90s when we visited Hong Kong. For me as a kid, it blew my mind. I didn't know it was invented in the 1980s! That can opener she bought was the only one of this kind we ever had, for many years. While at first I messed up some cans with it because I didn't know how to use it, I ended up figuring it out pretty quickly, and I used it regularly when living on my own in college. We don't have it anymore, because sometime in the last decade the cutting blade got dulled to the point where it just wouldn't really open cans effectively anymore. But we have yet to buy a replacement of this same type, which has always disappointed me. I fully agree with you that this is a superior design. It eliminates sharp edges, and I also love being able to put the lid back on the can and stick it in the fridge. I would love to get one of these for my next can opener (lol these things take a while to get used thoroughly...and now I'm thinking about how I've been planning for years to replace my car with a hybrid or EV except for the fact that my current car still has usable life in it). One thing I didn't see you address was some apparent "glue" between the lid and the can that sometimes shows up in the cans I open. I don't know whether it's actual glue or just food residue that's gotten stuck in the pressed portion and dried up, but for some reason there's sometimes a little bit of rubbery-looking stuff between the lid and the can when I open it with this style of opener. But it's always on the outside of the can so it's not really an issue for me.

Vor 3 Monate
Pusky
Pusky

Thanks to your video I bought my first ever can opener. 2 months later, I've only used it once. Lesson learned. Almost all cans in Europe don't need a can opener. Still cool technology though.

Vor Monat
reallifeistoflat
reallifeistoflat

I love them, i owned one and when it finally broke i couldn't find another of its type when replacing it and that angers me to this day. I treat my current, shitty can opener, with distain in the hope it'll break and i can look again

Vor 2 Monate
SerunaXI
SerunaXI

9:00 When I got a "safety" can opener for the restaurant I work at, my main reason for doing so was that the cooks could get a spatula in the cans to get more product out of the cans without the burrs left by traditional can openers slicing up the spatulas. A can opened with a safety opener is far less likely to damage a rubber spatula and cause physical contamination concerns.

Vor 4 Monate
adamgh0
adamgh0

My favorite can opener is the Amco 407 Swing-A-Way. It flips completely open for easy cleaning and can be used to fully open empty aluminum cans for draining bacon/ground beef grease.

Vor 2 Monate
candycoatedcactus
candycoatedcactus

My parents got a can opener similar to that one when I was growing up. It was touted as a "safety can opener" since it left a rounded edge on the lid. It had a "squeezing" mechanism like a normal can opening to bring the teeny cutting wheel into contact with the can (instead of the simple rotation grabbing the can like yours). I wonder if that was a change made to make it seem more familiar to people used to the Danger Can Openers. In other news, Toxic Midwestern-ness is a hilarious concept to me as a Nebraskan Millennial. The heat pump conversation is VERY familiar when discussing technology that "I don't need to bother with it, I tried it already and it was bad". As always, thank you so much for your videos. Your writing style is goofy and entertaining, and I always look forward to new releases. Thank you for sharing your time and talent with us :)

Vor 2 Monate
Bobandus
Bobandus

After watching this video I purchased a safety can opener from eBay. It works so well that the electric can opener has been retired. So easy to use even though I have problems with grip and no more sharp edges to cut myself on.

Vor 3 Monate
uSCOTTpwnd
uSCOTTpwnd

I love this kind of video along with the automatic toaster vid that originally brought me to your channel "Obscurely better technologies" hope to see more!

Vor 2 Monate
Drinkyoghurt
Drinkyoghurt

You know you're getting old when it's Saturday and watching a video about the evolution of can openers is actually one of the better options you have.

Vor 4 Monate
cassyguy
cassyguy

I felt that in my joints...

Vor 4 Monate
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Account Deletion Delayed Again (See Description)

Watching this nine hours later than you did. But on *Sunday* morning. Is this even worse?

Vor 4 Monate
EpicVodka
EpicVodka

Why you gotta call me out like that

Vor 4 Monate
RunPeaches
RunPeaches

Watching these videos makes me feel like i understand more about the world around me and I think that's neat!

Vor 2 Monate
vaxick
vaxick

I've been using a smooth edge can opener since the 90's. Still actually use the one my family got when I was a child. Fearing the day it wears out as the modern ones do not work as smoothly.

Vor 2 Monate
1959Edsel
1959Edsel

I bought one of these can openers after watching this. My mom told me about a can opener she had that also cut into the side of the can instead of the top. It took the whole top off the can, but it left a sharp edge on the can. It cut the entire seam off.

Vor 2 Monate
ed fry
ed fry

i bought one of these can openers because of this video, and Amazon sent me three of them, so i'm not only very happy with this style of can opener, i get to share it with others for free and you know i'm linking this video to explain how to use it!

Vor 3 Monate
Nicholas de Lucca
Nicholas de Lucca

I just need to say that I'm at awe at how good and tight your scripts are nowadays. Great choice of words and pace. One of my favourite YouTube channels!

Vor 4 Monate
CoastalCruzer
CoastalCruzer

my mom and I fully moved over to one of these safety ones a few years ago. it's better than conventional openers. they are objectively better

Vor Monat
Onyx BlackScale
Onyx BlackScale

used to have one of these years ago, did find the one can that is its nemesis (along with pretty much every other openers nemesis) was the humble fray bentos steak and kidney canned pie. those things have killed more openers than any other tin in my opinion, even to the point the instructions say to use a hardy can opener to get into the tasty innards

Vor 3 Monate
HungryHedgehog
HungryHedgehog

We have one of those weird decrimping ones, it almost never works so I just went back to the good old plough style ones where you have to ratchet around the can, works everytime.

Vor Monat
Joe Cope
Joe Cope

I've had one of these for years. I love it!

Vor 2 Monate
Ghilliedude3
Ghilliedude3

I’ve often looked at the different staplers in my office and wondered which spring assembly is the most efficient. I always thought it was neat one spring operates the feed and tensions the loading gate. I wonder what innovations in staplers exist.

Vor 4 Monate
BrightBlueJim
BrightBlueJim

It seems like there ought to be a stapler that uses a roll of wire, that cuts the wire and forms it in a single action that also presses it through the paper and into the crimping die. The whole fragments-of-wire-glued-together thing seems la little like ink jet printers, where they could give away the stapler and just overcharge for staples. I don't remember how many times I've bought the wrong size of "standard" staples.

Vor 3 Monate
Trieste08
Trieste08

@Lizlodude auto-stapling printers only work if the users select the option to staple their prints XD

Vor 4 Monate
diggoran
diggoran

@Leander Rauff I like how you described construction stapling, books, scrolls, and cave paintings, skillfully avoiding the obvious scenario of binding multi-page short-lived office documents together.

Vor 4 Monate
*Steel Beam*
*Steel Beam*

Huh. I have a stapler with a weird metal bar that folds funny and pushes the staples to the front. Also a very old one with what, to my 8-year-old self, looked like a tiny measuring tape, pushing the staples.

Vor 4 Monate
TheCynysterMind
TheCynysterMind

and then PDF was a thing :)

Vor 4 Monate
BCowcorn
BCowcorn

Oddly this reminds me of something I learned several years ago (and maybe remember accurately?) about sickle-cell anemia. As you might know, the condition has negative effects on health, but the gene that causes it also offers protection from malaria. Meanwhile, there is another competing gene that offers similar protection without the possibility (or less possibility?) of anemia. That second gene seems like the superior option, but it has made little headway in displacing the sickle-cell gene because the sickle-cell gene is good enough, and the other gene doesn't offer enough of a competitive edge. So it's not just midwesterners who setting for good-enough. Natural selection is often fine with it too. (If any geneticists can offer correction or clarification, by all means do! I'm sure I got some details wrong, but from what I recall it does fit as an analogue to a case of something that's good-enough resisting displacement.)

Vor 2 Monate
Zach W
Zach W

I'd never heard of that can opener before, and it DOES make me wonder what else is out there that we're just accepting. To me the best part is the reduced waste from not having to fight that little lip left by a traditional can opener

Vor Monat
GGGeeerrryy
GGGeeerrryy

The can opener with the angled blade wheel can be used to remove the lid completely. Hold the Opener with the turning grip upside. Grab the left side of the lid and turn from the top. Make sure the teethed wheel grabs the inside of the can seal. Never had sharp edges i thought this was a myth.

Vor 2 Monate
James Vellenga
James Vellenga

@TheMistaKD I did as well. I used our "standard" can opener this way removing the whole top rather than cutting the lid.

Vor 26 Tage
TheMistaKD
TheMistaKD

Came here to say this!

Vor 2 Monate
Casey King
Casey King

i like the hair! grew mine out a few years ago and it was a lot of fun, gave me a lot of confidence. I'm going to buzz it all soon but I'm always happy when I see someone else growing out theirs!

Vor 2 Monate
Echo Cian
Echo Cian

When I got my own apartment and had to get kitchen tools, I tried several manual can openers and none of them wanted to actually open a can. Likely becuase I was trying to go too cheap, but I couldn't even find any sturdier ones. I ended up getting an electric one but it still causes a mess and leaves sharp edges. I need to get one of these.

Vor 28 Tage
Luke Osborne
Luke Osborne

I've had one of these for about a year, and I have to agree that it's an upgrade over the old style. I mean, it's not gonna set the world on fire, but it IS at least slightly nicer.

Vor 2 Monate
Deacon Blue
Deacon Blue

I've bought a few of these. They work great but I have worn out or had the handle break on a couple. I always keep a new one as a spare now.

Vor Monat

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