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Can openers!

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:08 am
by firemonkey
The height of dyspraxic frustration-fancying a tin of rice pudding and you can't work out how to use the can opener !

Re: Can openers!

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:22 am
by firemonkey
Correct that managed to work it out,but will I remember next time? Is that a dyspraxic thing I wonder-variable ability to do a task?


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Re: Can openers!

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:53 am
by Tom fod
firemonkey wrote:Correct that managed to work it out,but will I remember next time? Is that a dyspraxic thing I wonder-variable ability to do a task?


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Yes I would say it is.
My Tin opener seems to be in need of replacement as it's effectiveness is impaired (or is that me who shd be replaced?).

I'm a bit wary of pull tab cans as have managed to twist and break off the pull tab before now.

Re: Can openers!

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:38 am
by allesandro
I have always had a great deal of difficulty with can openers. As a child we had no choice but to purchase and open cans but now I rarely do since just about everything comes in foil pouches or other containers that do not require can openers.

Re: Can openers!

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:58 am
by nickye
I can relate to this - and yes some days I seem to be able to do things easily and other times not. But I have a Magican tin opener which is amazing - it is very easy to use. You can buy them in most supermarkets I think.

Sometimes I find I need to slow down and think before I do something - I have a tendency to rush because I get in a panic and want to get the things over with, but that makes it worse.

Hope this might be helpful.


ps: how great this forum is - to be among people who understand the problems of a can opener! :)

Re: Can openers!

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:12 pm
by MusicL22
firemonkey wrote:The height of dyspraxic frustration-fancying a tin of rice pudding and you can't work out how to use the can opener !

Personally I find can openers very strainous and stiff and my wrist is knackered by the time the can is open, half the time I'm twisting it the wrong way or breaking the can and can't get the lid fully off.

Re: Can openers!

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:27 am
by firemonkey
Tom fod wrote:I'm a bit wary of pull tab cans as have managed to twist and break off the pull tab before now.


Had that quite a few times. Then there's the fact it can be hard to pull the tab!

Re: Can openers!

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:21 am
by Dan
I can't remember the last time I had to use a can opener, but whilst it was a bit of a struggle for me, I got through it. My biggest issue is gripping things. I'm so bloody anxious all the time that I guess I heat up suddenly, like an adrenaline rush, and it makes my skin all oily and I fail at everything. I currently have two jam jars I ordered that I can't open, so I am going to enlist assistance!

Re: Can openers!

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:00 pm
by SarahTheScout
firemonkey wrote:
Tom fod wrote:I'm a bit wary of pull tab cans as have managed to twist and break off the pull tab before now.


Had that quite a few times. Then there's the fact it can be hard to pull the tab!


I hate the ones with the ring pull thing. It wrecks my fingers trying to lift it even a tiny bit, and then trying to get the last bit of the lid off, it always splashes everywhere.

Re: Can openers!

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:44 am
by firemonkey
SarahTheScout wrote:
firemonkey wrote:
Tom fod wrote:I'm a bit wary of pull tab cans as have managed to twist and break off the pull tab before now.


Had that quite a few times. Then there's the fact it can be hard to pull the tab!


I hate the ones with the ring pull thing. It wrecks my fingers trying to lift it even a tiny bit, and then trying to get the last bit of the lid off, it always splashes everywhere.



Yes-the dreaded splashing ! It can be damned hard with those ring pull things.

Re: Can openers!

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:02 am
by MusicL22
firemonkey wrote:The height of dyspraxic frustration-fancying a tin of rice pudding and you can't work out how to use the can opener !


I find it hard to twist it against the metal, very stiff I'm left handed. It results in pain and sometimes can't even open the can fully so I end up having to chuck stuff out!