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Lessons from a Can Opener
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  • IMelkor42
    IMelkor42 19 hours ago

    I'm convinced he's started microdosing as his new years resolution

  • jasondemate
    jasondemate 19 hours ago

    Two things. Firstly: I have both types. I keep my old version for the simple fact that it allows me to use the lid to press and strain the contents of the can, such as for tuna packed in water, or artichoke hearts. Which is impossible with the newer type. Secondly: How much resistance to the new type could be chalked up to them being marketed as "safety"? How many "manly men" balked at that and never even tried one because it would somehow emasculate them? Good video as usual. Very thorough.

  • - BG - ArtdeusREX
    - BG - ArtdeusREX 19 hours ago

    Good vid :-)

  • Bill Claypool
    Bill Claypool 19 hours ago

    The soup can has a smaller rim/seal on one end so that the cans will stack securely.

  • rayzimmermin
    rayzimmermin 19 hours ago

    i have a side cutting can opener that takes the top off like that but it has a grip handle and looks a lot like a normal can opener so much so people who don't know how to operate it try to use it like a normal can opener i have to show them how its used it was funny because my kids were so use to it they could not figure out how to use their grandmothers normal can opener at first also mine dose not have issues with those funky pull tops because it just grips the rim

  • cdrag90
    cdrag90 19 hours ago

    I appreciate the trademark (tm) on the word Fine in the subtitles.

  • Martin Santos
    Martin Santos 19 hours ago

    My best friend hates it, refuses to use it at all. I think familiarity and comfort are the biggest issue.

  • Adam Mateja
    Adam Mateja 19 hours ago

    I haven't used a can opener in maybe 15 years. I don't think i can even buy a can that requires one. Are these popular in the US?

  • wenchinatrenchcoat
    wenchinatrenchcoat 19 hours ago

    Deepes thoughts on can openers ever…

  • Noobsquad2
    Noobsquad2 19 hours ago

    Im surprised most did not catch on but I love the, how it's made can designs.

  • Simone De Pascalis
    Simone De Pascalis 19 hours ago

    I've just graduated in Industrial Design but everytime i watch one of these videos I realize I truly know nothing about design.

  • Samuel Schumacher
    Samuel Schumacher 19 hours ago

    I noticed. I. Noticed.

  • cocotoni1977
    cocotoni1977 19 hours ago

    What is the purpose of the long handle on this model? It doesn’t appear to ever be torqued, that it’s length presents any mechanical advantage.

  • Christian Storms
    Christian Storms 19 hours ago

    Things we assumed being the only way it can be: Peelers. Most of us are aware of two types: horizontal ones and vertical ones. You inherit the belief of the superior one from the one you find in your mothers or grannys kitchen drawer. And beware if that are two different ones. I happen to always have used the vertical type. You know it, the bare metal flimsy one. When it rosted away, I bought a new one, of course vertical type. What I found was a revelation: There are peelers that work both in drawing direction and in pushing direction. Phenomenal!

  • TheNoodlyAppendage
    TheNoodlyAppendage 19 hours ago

    Style 2, the gearsxare always made from mild soft steel and bend.

  • HiddenMagic
    HiddenMagic 19 hours ago

    Please cut your hair….

  • TYLER O
    TYLER O 19 hours ago

    i had that coat in 1994

  • Zoleroid
    Zoleroid 19 hours ago

    Personally I have like 150 P-38 can openers just strewn around in my kitchen, car and just about everywhere else

  • Yoshi Yoshida
    Yoshi Yoshida 19 hours ago

    I love these openers. Whenever I go to someone's house with an old school blade or wheel that cuts on the top i immediately recommend the new design. So much better! The best thing imo is the fact that the cutting wheel doesn't get contaminated with food and it stays sharp

  • Beff50
    Beff50 19 hours ago

    My mom has had her wheel can opener for probably 40 years, and it was given to her by my grandma. Works like a charm, will never be a need to replace it. These safety can openers seem to last less than a year before they refuse to cut. Maybe you've had better luck but when you feed your hungry kitties wet food your can opener tends to get a lot more use than most peoples. I like the fact you can put the lid back on the can through, keeps the cat food from getting dry. Durability matters though, I'm not sold on them.

  • NFSHeld
    NFSHeld 19 hours ago

    "Much of navigating life is an analysis of pros and cons. And part of what makes us unique as individuals, is that our personal pros and cons lists are all, like, different." ~ Alec, 2022, on can openers.

  • Theo_Caro
    Theo_Caro 19 hours ago

    I think that this is a superior design, but at the same time I don't think the marginal improvement is worth spending $8 tomorrow. But I will fill this away for when/if my current can opener stops working.

  • KaptainGrumbles
    KaptainGrumbles 19 hours ago

    I use military style can openers. Idk why. They seem faster to me. Less complex. Very cheap.

  • Anonymone
    Anonymone 19 hours ago

    You can use a traditional can opener to cut along the side of the lid instead of into the top of the lid, like the safety can opener does. Gives you the best of both worlds.

  • Christian Storms
    Christian Storms 19 hours ago

    Have you ever used one of the really old ones, even older than the Victorinox style, but also more of a knife than any gadget? Found one in the drawer of my workplace, and me female coworkers expected me to figure it out... I used my Victorinox.

  • Lars Marowsky-Brée
    Lars Marowsky-Brée 19 hours ago

    Uncommon?, he asked, in a tone of European superiority. (Just like with the dishwasher.)

  • NoPantsBaby
    NoPantsBaby 19 hours ago

    To be frank... I like ripping through the steel. It's a fun and nostalgic thing to me back when all tuna came in cans without the easy to open lids. If I ever open a can of beans or anything canned really I just enjoy the metal tearing sound and the feel. It may be the only reason I am still using the old blade can opener and will use it till I die. Humans are weird that way.

  • Scott Horwath
    Scott Horwath 19 hours ago

    Great video and I love these “safety” can openers! My family has been using them for probably at least 10 years and I think we are on our 2nd one so at least 5 yrs from each (I think the first one lasted about 7-8 years or so). The last time I bought one I just ordered off amazon so I didn’t really realize they were still so obscure. I would recommend over standard can openers to anyone!

  • Chris Spellman
    Chris Spellman 19 hours ago

    I have one of these. Love it. Always a hoot watching people try using it for the first time too.

  • Johnnarchy
    Johnnarchy 19 hours ago

    You, sir, are the hero we needed! My finger was itching throughout this whole video, because about a year ago I cut my finger on an opened pull-top can. And not just a bit, where it hurts and bleeds like heck, no no, I had to go to the ER, got an artery cauterized and stitches. Still hurts sometimes and I permanently lost sensitivity in my fingertip (middle finger, dominant hand, which took about half a year to get used to). So this is absolutely not obsolete and if some people are spared having an accident like mine, it's totally worth it!

  • Heroic Brine
    Heroic Brine 19 hours ago

    Good old european version is so much quicker than these takes about 5 seconds from taking it from a drawer to putting it in the washer. Although I love the no wash version that remove the lid. I have never seen this American type before they just seem unnecessarily complicated and slow to use.

  • Inteligento
    Inteligento 19 hours ago

    By the way my COVID hair is longer than yours!

  • Tom Chism
    Tom Chism 19 hours ago

    I love that the lid goes back on, that combined with a nifty reusable silicone can sized stretchy cover, means that I don't have to find a separate dish, and later wash it, for a can that doesn't get fully emptied. I'm looking at you olives.

  • Lukáš Doležal
    Lukáš Doležal 19 hours ago

    Something using every day and not questioning if there is something else? Toilet paper. Seriously.

  • Eric Jauregui
    Eric Jauregui 19 hours ago

    Rockin' the long hair! it suits you. I enjoy the content you put out. Informative, witty, whimsical.

  • Dr Fill
    Dr Fill 19 hours ago

    Want an example of make do? Simple experiment. Scatter flour all over the floor. Get a vacuum cleaner and stick it in the centre and turn it on. See how much flour moves. Then set the vacuum cleaner to blow and see how much moves. There is a better way to clean floors....

    • Dick Bird
      Dick Bird 19 hours ago

      well just don't scatter flour all over the floor. job done.

  • Jelle Baris
    Jelle Baris 19 hours ago

    LMAO. I have seen most of your recent videos. I always learned something by watching them and I just love your sense of humor. Please keep making these little gems of knowledge and insight.

  • Eric Lotze
    Eric Lotze 19 hours ago

    Another note on Midwesterners like us...I heard having a "Kitchen Gadget Drawer" is at least somewhat a Midwestern thing?

  • Tom
    Tom 19 hours ago

    The one issue I have with this and other can openers that remove the lid is that the lid is no longer usable as a strainer. In my view one of the best parts of the design is that when you cut the lid inside you are left with a perfect strainer that can squeeze out all that brine from your tuna or drain the water from black/red beans. Without this you need to be super careful to avoid spilling the contents, you can’t squeeze the tuna to remove excess brine and you likely need a sieve or colander to strain things. For soups and other tinned meals this isn’t an issue but for tinned ingredients it’s a big issue for me. I would go out of my way to use a proper tin opener.

  • Random Bitzzz
    Random Bitzzz 19 hours ago

    1) Love your t-shirt 2) The clamping force required for a well built can opener is minimal. Those all chrome ones are junk. We have a Kitchen Aid one that works so well that we gave our electric opener to the Salvation Army. In all fairness it does employ a round cutting wheel rather than a knife-like edge that cuts the can, but like I said... spend an extra $2 and your hands, wrists, and forearms will thank you. 3) I had one of these "safety" can openers years ago, and found that it left the edge of the can just as sharp as a traditional opener left in the edge of the cut lid. I’m much more likely to cut myself on the can (something I must handle after opening) than the lid (something I can put aside). This was a severe downgrade in my opinion, and after almost a year of giving it a fair shot it ended up in the bin. 4) I must have some midwesterner in me. I thought I was just frugal.

  • Inteligento
    Inteligento 19 hours ago

    Good video maybe you can do one on vacuum cleaners! I needed to clean up some plaster dust one day actually a lot of plaster dust. This lead to a clogged filter in my shop vac. So I put together a water filtration system that consisted of a 5 gallon plastic bucket half filled with water, some vinyl drain pipe and some plastic screen door mesh. This was very suck-cessful in keeping my shop vac filter unaffected. This lead to me observing some time later (months 12 or more) that when someone turned on the bag-less vacuum cleaner a cloud of dust filled the air. It was due mainly to poor seals but none the less a cause for concern. I immediately went to the internet to find a water filter type vacuum cleaner. Life has never been better! The cons are it is heavy and has a canister that needs to be stored empty and dry. But the pros out way the cons when our health is in the mix.

  • The New Floyd
    The New Floyd 19 hours ago

    21:30 - LOL!

  • Kuessemir
    Kuessemir 19 hours ago

    eek, the little metal threads freak me out. Almost a great alternative. Too bad for metal threads.

  • Roberta Amos
    Roberta Amos 19 hours ago

    Car centered cities. They aren't really good for anyone, but in the US we just accept it like it couldn't be any other way, despite it being entirely untrue 100 years ago.

  • yo nigle
    yo nigle 19 hours ago

    hole sequence

  • OzixiThrill
    OzixiThrill 19 hours ago

    I think the novel nature of those can openers makes/made them too different, resulting in people just sticking with the familiar without giving it a fair shot.

  • chrispy725
    chrispy725 19 hours ago

    Does that can opener have a magnet on the bottom to help take the top off? I've used one of these can openers and didn't like the fact that it left the pieces of metal.