andrewNZ:jpoc: I have one currently unresolved technical issue. Opening the big cans of malt extract - like the Coopers ones that you can get in Pak'nSave. I find that opening these big cans breaks can openers. It does not matter what I choose. Cheapies from the two dollar shop, basic ones from the supermarkets or the warehouse or the high end fancy ones with gears and everything. All of them die after I have opened half a dozen cans.
Am I doing something wrong or do the rest of you guys have this problem? Has anyone found an opener that just lasts and lasts on these cans?
Not to be rude, but it sounds like you're doing it wrong.
I've been using the same opener for years without any trouble at all. What exactly happens to the openers?
You could be right but I don't see what I am doing wrong. If I use a fancy opener with gears then the teeth no longer mesh together so turning the handle has no effect.
If I use the cheapie ones then the wheel seems to lose the ability to grip on the can and turn it round.
I have bought one of those openers that cuts the side of the can rather than the top, I will see how I get on.