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    What are your opinions on electronic can/jar openers?

    Chef #1800138413
    Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:25 am
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Hi, i am carrying out a survey for my university course to help me find out information about the kitchenware market, I would find any comments valuable, thankyou.
    If you would prefer not to answer a question just leave it blank.

    1. Age: 18-25, 26-40, 41-60, 60+

    2. Gender: Male/Female

    3.Which culinary brands do you recognise: Kenwood, Culinare, Russell Hobbs, Black and Decker, Morphy Richards, Tefal, JML

    4.Which of the above brands would you be most likely to buy?

    5.Where are you most likely to purchase your kitchen gadgets from? e.g. supermarkets, online, specialist shops.

    6.Have you ever owned a can/jar opener? If so is it electronic/manual?

    7.How often do you use them? Daily, Weekly,Monthly, Yearly?

    8.What do you think are the most important features of a can/jar opener on a scale of 1-5, 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest:
    ~Easy to use
    ~Lightweight
    ~Efficiency
    ~Appearance
    ~Price

    9.What are your reasons for buying a can/jar opener? e.g. convenience

    10. What would you be willing to spend on a can/ jar opener?;
    £0-£5 , £5-£10, £10-£15, £15-£20, £20-£25, £25+

    11.What improvements would you make to the can/jar opener? e.g. size, shape
    , weight, appearance, price, function, packaging, other.

    Please leave any other comments about or questions about the questionnaire and i will be more than willing to reply to any queries.

    Thankyou any answers appreciated.
    kseiverd
    Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:01 pm
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    Female, over 60. Have some kinda cordless can opener... Black & Decker. Like that the cutting part detaches to go in dishwasher. It shares an outlet (for recharging) with my KA stand mixer. A bit aggravating when I discover it was NOT plugged back in after mixer was used. Would love to find a GOOD manual opener, but probably not willing to pay a lot of money for one. If all else fails... I have a P38 on my key chain! Little metal thingie, thinking started coming with military meals in the field during Vietnam. Will KILL ya opening a BIG can but ALWAYS works. Also think it'll take bottle caps off and one end can be used at a screwdriver??

    Opening jars, especially ones with LARGE lids, can be difficult... as you get "older". I'm a yard saler & thrift store addict. Found a very "retro" jar opener by Edlund. Will do any size jar... from little caper jar to BIG pickle jar.
    Jacqueline in KY
    Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:34 am
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    kseiverd,

    The military can open you spoke of came out during or before WWII because my father carried his on his key chain until the day he died.
    kseiverd
    Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:56 pm
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    Didn't realize P-38 was from WWII era!?! Got mine at a sporting goods & hunting store. They had a big wooden barrel full of them... something like 5 for $1! Maybe not easiest or most effecient way to open a can, but ALWAYS works!
    katie in the UP
    Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:12 am
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    My automatic can opener....I've had for going on 13 years.....kind of a pain occasionally...but I love him rotfl.gif
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