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Old 04-23-2012, 09:06 PM
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What is the best can opener to open the big #10 cans? I have a small electric can opener that can't do the job and some old hand openers that struggle. Are my hand openers just too dull or is there a trick to opening them?
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:19 PM
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My hand opener works. Maybe yours is a little dull.
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:51 AM
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I have an Oxo Good Grips hand can opener that works great on the #10's.

We had an electric opener at our last house that I used for all my regular cans, and when we moved, I thought I would miss it. But the Oxo opener works so well I don't miss the old electric one at all!

My electric one would always jam 3/4 of the way around the #10 cans - always. I think the cans are just too heavy and bulky for the electric openers to do very well.
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Old 04-29-2012, 04:08 PM
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Thanks for the reply. I'll get an oxo at Bed Bath and Beyond with a 20% off coupon.
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:10 PM
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I have a hand opener that opens the cans on the seal and it works great on #10 cans. (Plus you have safe cans that can be used for something else with the plastic lid later.)
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:16 PM
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I use my regular electric can opener, I just move it to the edge of the counter and hold under the #10 can. Works great!
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:45 AM
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I literally went through four different can openers this week to open a can of wheat. Maybe it was partly the can??? I tried my one that separates the seal, a handheld electric one, a regular hand one, and a regular electric one. I finally had to use a butter knife to pry up the lid on the one side I'd been able to open so I could pour the wheat out into a bowl.

It shouldn't be that hard!!!
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:56 AM
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I have an Oxo Good Grips hand can opener that works great on the #10's.

We had an electric opener at our last house that I used for all my regular cans, and when we moved, I thought I would miss it. But the Oxo opener works so well I don't miss the old electric one at all!

My electric one would always jam 3/4 of the way around the #10 cans - always. I think the cans are just too heavy and bulky for the electric openers to do very well.
I got an Oxo hand can opener for our wedding 8 1/2 years ago, and that's all I have ever used since! It works great on everything.
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:43 PM
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What is the best can opener to open the big #10 cans? I have a small electric can opener that can't do the job and some old hand openers that struggle. Are my hand openers just too dull or is there a trick to opening them?
I have to turn my number 10 cans upside down. Then it seems any can opener will work
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Old 05-16-2012, 02:09 PM
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I have the Pampered Chef hand opener and love it for #10 cans.
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