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It's a useful as it's chrome
on 2 February 2012
My mother had a similar solid original design of this form of tin opener more years ago and I care to remember. I'd regularly pester her to operate it and never needed help as a child! This on the other hand feels weighty enough but is an absolute lightweight when it comes to opening cans. It opened only one can (hands free)out of six tried. The problem lies with the flimsy easily detachable plastic operating arm (opposed to original solid metal)and even more so, to the lack of alignment/guidance for the cans. The magnet would do it's job if the can opened, but regularly fell off during the multiple alignments. I'm sure, if you're the all forgiving/enduring sort you'll manage to operate this can opener with regular dexterity, but I for one am not prepared to pay this kind of money for a can opener, which to me, is equivalent to a pair of expensive shoe which break YOU in! Dismayed, I send the item back without trying any of the other features which I did not require anyway. I still ended up paying over £4 (more than reimbursed )for the privelege.