Ring pulls

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firemonkey
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Ring pulls

Post by firemonkey » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:02 am

Last week I threw away a ring pull tin of scallops because after being unable to pull the ring pull back I resorted in vain to trying to open it with a kitchen knife. That lead me to looking for a gadget to help.


https://www.completecareshop.co.uk/kitc ... lti-opener


So much for buying ****ing kitchen aids . Really frustrated . Got my gadget yesterday and tried it. Could only pull the ring pull back a tiny bit so the contents juices were seeping from the side of the tin. Ended up throwing it in the bin with frustration after trying to stab it open with a knife.. Still I know now not to buy John West tins of scallops and of squid as I can't bloody open them !

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Re: Ring pulls

Post by Tom fod » Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:36 am

I have the 5 in 1 opener
https://www.completecareshop.co.uk/kitc ... tle-opener

Another tip is to put the tin on a dampened cloth on your work surface so it does not slide around.

Before I have resorted to the tin opener or items from my tool box
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Re: Ring pulls

Post by firemonkey » Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:47 pm

I looked at that Tom . I can't see how you'd open pull tabs with it.

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Re: Ring pulls

Post by Tom fod » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:37 pm

In the handle which there tapers down there is a slot which you can use to fit over around the ring and lever it up. Pulling lid off part needs a video really to explain how

It is still a two handed operation to hold down tin whilst you remove its lid to access stuff inside without spilling or cutting yourself
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Re: Ring pulls

Post by firemonkey » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:39 pm

Thanks for the explanation. Sounds too difficult for me.

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