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We're talking kitchen use at home.

Many will swear by the military issue or surplus P38. Me too...... backpacking or camping.

 

Mine finally gave it up. Go online and get another. Right......

An incredible array of names and quality.

I finally settled on an Ez-Duz-It. It's the original Swing Away renamed and made in the same factory. The original Swing Away name was sold and the quality suffered.

So far so good. I'm hoping for some longevity.

Lots of stuff out there and they all seem to be fair to poor.

 

Just saying.....

 

M.

 

 

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We picked up the Ez-Duz-It Deluxe exactly 3 years ago.  The one complaint I had out of the box was that the handle padding constantly needs to be pressed back on.  Other than that is has been good until recently.  It has started skipping sections of the can lid on about 3 in 5 cans.  Good luck with yours, I had super high hopes but will probably look elsewhere for the next one.

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Thanks philpom. -gonna keep my eye out for an upgraded opener.  I figure the Ez-Duz-It will do until then.

 

M.

 

6 hours ago, philpom said:

We picked up the Ez-Duz-It Deluxe exactly 3 years ago.  The one complaint I had out of the box was that the handle padding constantly needs to be pressed back on.  Other than that is has been good until recently.  It has started skipping sections of the can lid on about 3 in 5 cans.  Good luck with yours, I had super high hopes but will probably look elsewhere for the next one.

 

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On 1/10/2018 at 8:35 PM, mike echo said:

We're talking kitchen use at home.

Many will swear by the military issue or surplus P38. Me too...... backpacking or camping.

 

Mine finally gave it up. Go online and get another. Right......

An incredible array of names and quality.

I finally settled on an Ez-Duz-It. It's the original Swing Away renamed and made in the same factory. The original Swing Away name was sold and the quality suffered.

So far so good. I'm hoping for some longevity.

Lots of stuff out there and they all seem to be fair to poor.

 

Just saying.....

 

M.

 

 

 

I have one of those with the big crank handle.  It works great.  Made in the USA.  

 

THIS IS THE ONE I have and love it.  

 

 

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We have one of those that cut into the sealing band from the side, leaving a smooth, safe  edge. Once we got it, we never looked back. Best investment ever--open a can of beans, or a can of dog food, whatever,  take out what you need, put the lid back in place and wrap a rubber band over the can vertically. Put the can in the fridge--it's near-as-nevermind sealed as well as it was before the can was opened. 

 

And if you're particularly thrifty, you can use the can again...once you wash out all that fruit cocktail, that is. :-D  

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1 hour ago, DWFII said:

We have one of those that cut into the sealing band from the side, leaving a smooth, safe  edge. Once we got it, we never looked back. Best investment ever--open a can of beans, or a can of dog food, whatever,  take out what you need, put the lid back in place and wrap a rubber band over the can vertically. Put the can in the fridge--it's near-as-nevermind sealed as well as it was before the can was opened. 

 

And if you're particularly thrifty, you can use the can again...once you wash out all that fruit cocktail, that is. :-D  

 

I'd buy one of those if I could find one with a crank handle like the one I have.  I also rarely ever open a can of something that I don't use completely.

 

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1 hour ago, Beermachine said:

Here is a review of the Swing Away Easy Crank from Amazon. 

 

The Ez Duz It rusted.

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I read this before I pulled the trigger on the Ez Duz It. Not sure if it makes a difference but I ordered factory direct. Figured on the best of the worst product (according to the reviewers). I read enough reviews to form an awareness of the possible rust issue and avoiding circumstances/taking preventative measures relative to it. Obviously read enough to take a chance with $14.

 

I used to put a lot of faith in reviews, but I have since began to use them in generalities.  Sellers like to have those 5 stars next to their product. Believe me I have fallen into that trap and gotten some cruddy product.

 

Case in point. My dishwasher was reviewed to be smelly, rust prone, and not at all a good product (2stars). 3 years later we love it with none of the issues reviewers complained about. We are 5 stars.

 

Time will tell.

 

M.

 

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