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Old Age Strikes Again.


morddwyd
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This time a major blow - no more Fray Bentos pies.

They're too big for the electric opener, and my arthritis is no longer up to a manual tin opener.

The end gets ever nigher!

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morddwyd

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"these fit any can"

I have one and it doesn't. That's my problem.

I agree with you that they they work without holding the tin, my wife only has one arm, and finds it a godsend, but not with the 9" tins that Fray Bentos use for their pies.

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Toneman

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But how does one clean an electric can opener, that's what has always put me off?

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oresome

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"But how does one clean an electric can opener, that's what has always put me off?"

On the type we have, the blade assembly detaches and can be washed.

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oresome

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It must be over thirty years since I had a Fray Bentos pie, but we probably still have evidence of their consumption. The empty containers made excellent yorkshire pudding tins and we had quite a collection!

Alas the kitchen is no longer filled with the blue haze from the hot fat on Sundays. It's now a premade frozen job that's put in the oven whenever we have a roast. Such is progress.

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Toneman

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orsome I was thinking of the one that just sits on the top of the can and turns by battery power..

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morddwyd

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Mine doesn't need cleaning very often - it doesn't touch the contents of the tin.

When it gets a bit grubby a damp cloth and a toothbrush fill the bill.

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Aitchbee

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I use my electric can opener to decapitate the tops of drinks cans (aluminium only) drill holes in the bottom ( usually 7 holes) and use 'em as plant pots. (sweet peas like deep pots).

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lucky1

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Used to enjoy the pastry on Fray Bentos pies!

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caccy

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If your near a M&S food shop try their steak and kidney pies. Don't need tin openers and are nearly as good as those made by the Better Half.

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Quickbeam

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I make mine in the slow cooker as a freezer size batch and cut the pre-rolled pastry into squares to freeze separated in greaseproof paper. No tins are involved in the making of them.

Well I put the filling into foil containers, but no tin opener is required...

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