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  #2476839 5-May-2020 11:43
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This has been known to work.

 

 

 

 

 





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  #2476853 5-May-2020 12:04
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Rikkitic:

 

This has been known to work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yep very very well

 

Better replace that hammer handle before too long though





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  #2477024 5-May-2020 14:23
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Rikkitic:

 

This has been known to work.

 

 

Used to use those for taking the top off 44 gallon drums to make garden incinerators.


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  #2477044 5-May-2020 15:07
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I have to use a screw driver to open a drink can or buy bottles which I dislike as I try not to buy plastic bottles. 





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  #2477060 5-May-2020 15:15
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@mikeb4, you need to ask your son if he has a "Fred" going spare - they work a treat!





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  #2477064 5-May-2020 15:22
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For those who have trouble opening ring pull cans, I use one of these:

 

https://ilsnz.org/products/brix-cankey-ring-pull-can-opener

 

Of no use if the ring pulls off the can, of course.


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  #2477066 5-May-2020 15:23
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@mikeb4 another vote for the Tupperware opener. Broke one after years of use then ended up going through a couple of cheaper ones that use the same concept, but don't come anywhere near in terms of performance. Get the genuine article, very good opener, doesn't need much finger strength and doesn't leave sharp edges.


 
 
 
 


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  #2477075 5-May-2020 15:31
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@fretiasm and/or mods - perhaps this can opener part of the thread should be carved out and put in its own topic/thread as it's somewhat dominated the "annoys you" thread...

 

 

 

Also contains some really useful info. 

 

 

 

 





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  #2477101 5-May-2020 16:10
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Handsomedan:

 

@fretiasm and/or mods - perhaps this can opener part of the thread should be carved out and put in its own topic/thread as it's somewhat dominated the "annoys you" thread...

 

Also contains some really useful info. 

 

 

I can see the can opener part of the annoying thread was successful in annoying you.





 

 

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  #2477105 5-May-2020 16:22
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These kitchen tongs really annoy me.  So they have silicone rubber sheaths over the ends to protect non-stick surfaces, but the silicone sheaths last about one use before they tear, then food gets stuck under the sheaths.  Really crappy design - or crappy implementation / wrong materials used.

 


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  #2477162 5-May-2020 16:46
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Another kitchen annoyance - an inexpensive but otherwise *"kind of OK" saucepan (Hampton & Mason brand - from Farmers or Stevens?).
(* kind of because I'm not comfortable with a few spot welds holding a handle on - even though one has never fallen to pieces in my hands - I'm very cautious when using them - just in case)

 

The handle is hollow with a large ventilation hole on the underside but only a small gap on the top side.  So you put them on a gas ring, heat goes up the side of the pot into the hole, up the handle. You need to use an oven cloth to lift them off the heat. 

 

I suspect design cock-ups like this are partly a result of Chinese design and manufacture - rebranded for sale in the west.  The people in the factory probably never used a saucepan the way we use them, the wholesale buyer probably eats Maccas 21 times a week.

 


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  #2477176 5-May-2020 17:23
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Blessed day - cursed. I'm getting plagues of annoyances - now an olive oil bottle ring-pull design fail.  

 


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  #2477443 6-May-2020 01:10
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Blessed day - cursed. I'm getting plagues of annoyances - now an olive oil bottle ring-pull design fail.  

 

 

Combination pliers should solve it ;-)





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  #2477998 6-May-2020 15:54
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Tinkerisk:

 

Fred99:

 

Blessed day - cursed. I'm getting plagues of annoyances - now an olive oil bottle ring-pull design fail.  

 

 

Combination pliers should solve it ;-)

 

 

I tried that.  The plastic was too flimsy - the "ring" just breaks - nowhere near strong enough to tear the tab.  My guess is they designed the cap to use virgin polyethylene, then used recycled plastic.  I ended up cutting it with a small paring knife.


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  #2478029 6-May-2020 16:55
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Fred99:

 

I tried that.  The plastic was too flimsy - the "ring" just breaks - nowhere near strong enough to tear the tab.  My guess is they designed the cap to use virgin polyethylene, then used recycled plastic.  I ended up cutting it with a small paring knife.

 

 

I get that all the time in my canola oil bottles for the deepfryer. Hopeless lid design and I dont know why it is so common across all oil packaging companies.





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