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    Posted by Jonathan on February 17th, 2016 (All posts by )

    The OXO Good Grips Soft Handled Can Opener is the official can opener of the Chicago Boyz blog.

     

    17 Responses to “Recommended”

    1. Michael Hiteshew Says:

      I’ve had a Swing-A-Way 407BK Portable Can Opener for years. Nice tool at a good price.

    2. Lexington Green Says:

      “It is truly the best, no, let me tell you very frankly, because I want to be very clear on this, and of course I have used many can openers, and I have bought thousands of them for the kitchens in my hotels and resorts, which have some of the finest restaurants in the world by the way, truly incredible food, great setting, great decor, and people tell me that wedding receptions and other events they have had at the Doral, you know the Doral?, some of you have been there, I see some hands, so you know, and the Doral is in Florida by the way, where we are going to beat Jeb and Marco, both of them, in their own backyard, and people who stay at my hotels and have events there they tell me they have so many wonderful memories, so what we do folks is really something special, and I am so happy to be able to make that happen for people, to do something nice for people, and its really amazing, and so I buy can openers, knives, toasters, slotted spoons, every kind of kitchen supply, everything the top chefs, the best chefs in the world, need to make fabulous meals, and all the time I say can we get this from an American supplier? because you know folks the Koreans, the Vietnamese, the Thais — did you know that? even the Thais now — are taking away our jobs and shutting down our kitchenware and housework factories and stealing thousands of jobs, but hey, I have to do it, I have to buy the best, for the best price and this is the can opener we use, and it is really amazing.”

    3. Jonathan Says:

      Michael, IME the OXO is superior because of its more comfortable handles.

    4. Grurray Says:

      I usually go with OXO for any kitchen tools now, but this was my favorite can opener. Years ago I worked on some stuff with the company that makes them, and they gave me a couple. I’m not sure they were really made very well because neither one lasted very long, and now that I think about it they weren’t very comfortable either. It was sort of the opposite. You really felt like you were engaging in some primal activity getting that can open.

    5. Mike K Says:

      I have one that looks just like that one.

    6. Dan from Madison Says:

      The ergonomic spinning part is the key.

    7. Tyouth Says:

      I’d been using a hand can opener since my first apartment (more years than I care to think about). A couple of years ago I was given a Black and Decker auto. can opener. I can’t go back now…I won’t!

    8. Grurray Says:

      How’s the clean up on the Black & Decker? The nice thing about hand held can openers is throwing them in the dishwasher.

    9. Nathaniel T. Lauterbach Says:

      OXO, as a brand, is expensive, but they make high-quality instruments.

      I purchased this can opener as a bit of a gag gift for my wife for Christmas maybe 4 or 5 years ago. This was after using crummy can openers like this one throughout the early years of marriage:

      http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kitchen-Craft-Butterfly-Can-Opener/dp/B0001IWHVQ/ref=lp_10707511_1_5/280-1760499-7757208?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1455754097&sr=1-5

      The OXO model was maybe 10 times the price of a “brand X” can opener. But it is more than 10 times better. Hence the better value.

      We sometimes like nice things.

    10. GFV Says:

      Still using my vintage 70’s Popeil Can-O-Matic. Call me old-school.

    11. dearieme Says:

      Couldn’t one just use one’s Swiss Army knife?

    12. Tyouth Says:

      ” clean up on the Black & Decker?”

      Gurray, easy; the “business end” of the machine rotates up for removal allowing a for thorough cleaning.

    13. Will Says:

      The Felco of can openers. wicked smaht, them boyz.

    14. Hurling Dervish Says:

      Nicely done, Lexington Green, now I’ll try from the other end:

      The OXO model is the only can opener to buy and there is a good reason for that, and that’s because of Citizens United. You take all the millionaires and billionaires who are funneling money through the grocery stores and all of them are ending up with this kitchen tool, the OXO. This is why I support universal can opener coverage. For college students, for the elderly. They all need this. And it’s not something Hillary has because she’s in the pocket of Ecko.

    15. Sgt. Mom Says:

      *snickering nastily at Hurling Dervish’s comment*

    16. Jonathan Says:

      in the pocket of Ecko

      Big Can Opener!

    17. p35flash Says:

      I’ve been so fed up with bad can openers in the past I have gone to opening cans with one of these. http://www.amazon.com/P-38-Can-Opener-P-51/dp/B0078WMSZ8 Never fails always works.