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I am having trouble using the can opener. I cannot figure out how to use it! Can anyone help?
It lays flat on the can. not on the side like other openers. Had to reteach DH how to use it. LOL
Place the can opener on top of the can. Then turn as usual. Use the "teeth" to grip the lid & pull off.
It goes on top of the can instead of the side like a regular can opener. It also will not appear like it's cutting the lid because it's actually cutting the factory seal from the side.
Don't worry...it took me awhile to figure it out too!
It doesn't go on the side, like most hand-held. You place it on the top. Put the edge of the can between the two wheels. Close. Turn the handle. You'll feel the click when you've completed the turning. Use the gripper portion to pull off the lid.
You'll know you have it on there correctly when you can pick up the can with the can opener, then turn as usual.
It will not look like the can is open so you'll need to use the "pliers" on the side (move the arms back and forth, you'll see it) to grasp the edge of the lid and pull up.
Put the turning knob on top like it's the fin from Jaws. While making the appropriate Jaws music (dun-na etc) inch the can opener towards the can until it can take a "bite" from the lid of the can. If you can pick up the can with the opener, you have a good bite. Then simply turn the top dorsil fin and the lid will come off. Simple as pie.
Wow! I love that wording!
I say they are pliers when I am demoing this too!!
I call that the parrot beak.
Just imagine this
My DS one day pulled out my old can opener (non PC) and he attached it the same way you do the PC made it look just like it had been opened with a PC one.
Tip: I back twist mine once or twice, seems to help give the top an easier release.
That's in the instructions, too. (on the use and care)
Thanks for the help. I love the Jaws illustration. I am planning on having some soup for lunch, so I can try it out!
Luckily, the lid doesn't look like Jaws opened it!! If you used an old fashioned hand can opener, the lid would look like it had a bite from Jaws..and it would cut your hand like Jaws!!
I am with Rae on this one...great description!
The Jaws theme is a good way to demo it at a show, and people remember how to use it afterwards. I'm all for having fun at shows.
How about the older can opener with gray handle and knob? Top or side?
I believe our can opener has always been "smooth edged". . . So top.
At my last show I had someone hook under the lid with the 'side-fin' and pull up! I'd never seen that before and it worked.
Is there any way it opens bottles?