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Ring pull cans

Not too much thought has gone into making these easy to open for people with arthritic hands. I am constantly having to ask my husband if he can open one of these for me as I find them too hard to open and often break the ring in trying.
Surely manufacturers can come up with something suitable for everyone to use?

Last reply: 25th Jan 2013 / 11 replies / Post by Nefertari

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natters

Posted by: natters
Posted: 18th Oct 2011

natters says: I can relate about this, tho' I don't need to have arthritic hands however, frustrating that I break the ring in trying and then try getting something heavy to push the lid into the can and have the drink fizz all over me. So don't use ring pull cans. Reply

paradox

Posted by: paradox
Posted: 19th Oct 2011

paradox says: I relate to this in a different way, I keep breaking my fingernails lifting the ring that initial bit before I can get my finger under it. But I agree that the pull rings break off far too often. Reply

Elaine

Posted by: Elaine
Posted: 22nd Oct 2011

Elaine says: I have given up on using my fingernails, now I use a key or something else that is handy to lift the ring up. I usually go for the screw top bottles in preference. I think the lift/ring system is outdated and they need to come up with something else, with all the technology that is around this cannot be that hard. Reply

Lynnie

Posted by: Lynnie
Posted: 30th Jun 2012

Lynnie says: I carefully slide a bread knife under the ring and use it as a leaver. I find this easier.
I actually have trouble opening some of the screw-top bottles of single serve drinks because they are quite often very tight. Even when I use a rubber gripper, I still can't open some of the bottles. Reply

jennypf

Posted by: jennypf
Posted: 4th Jul 2012

jennypf says: Isn't our privldeged life great that we can complain about ringpull cans....be greatful that we have the wealth to buy such luxuries. Many people in the world have trouble getting the ecoli out of their drinking water.......they would love to have your problem.

PS if you have arthritis fizzy drinks are not so good for you as they contribute to the demineralisation of bone (increasing your fracture risk).........drink water.....add cordial if you want a sweet treat. Better for you and better for the environment Reply

Nefertari

Posted by: Nefertari
Posted: 4th Jul 2012

jennypf says: Isn't our privldeged life great that we can complain about ringpull cans....be greatful that we have the wealth to buy such luxuries. Many people in the world have trouble getting the ecoli out of...

Nefertari says: Fizzy drinks are not the only things that come in cans. I have used these in the past but no longer do so ...I was referring to soup cans. I doubt whether a lot of people would love to have arthritic hands when trying to open one of these! Reply

jennypf

Posted by: jennypf
Posted: 4th Jul 2012

Nefertari says: Fizzy drinks are not the only things that come in cans. I have used these in the past but no longer do so ...I was referring to soup cans. I doubt whether a lot of people would love to have...

jennypf says: :-) Still a luxury - you have my sympathy for the arthritis, it can be painful and debilitating. There are very nifty can openers you can buy that require little force to open cans. Reply

kumar12

Posted by: kumar12
Posted: 25th Jan 2013

jennypf says: Isn't our privldeged life great that we can complain about ringpull cans....be greatful that we have the wealth to buy such luxuries. Many people in the world have trouble getting the ecoli out of...

kumar12 says: very nice and informative reply. U are right. Thanks... :) Reply

jennypf

Posted by: jennypf
Posted: 4th Jul 2012

jennypf says: Isn't our privldeged life great that we can complain about ringpull cans....be greatful that we have the wealth to buy such luxuries. Many people in the world have trouble getting the ecoli out of their drinking water.......they would love to have your problem.

PS if you have arthritis fizzy drinks are not so good for you as they contribute to the demineralisation of bone (increasing your fracture risk).........drink water.....add cordial if you want a sweet treat. Better for you and better for the environment Reply

debmeow

Posted by: debmeow
Posted: 28th Jul 2012

debmeow says: hi at home i use the end of a knife to flip it up,or a car key if im out..its very annoying i know Reply

blondie72

Posted by: blondie72
Posted: 15th Dec 2012

debmeow says: hi at home i use the end of a knife to flip it up,or a car key if im out..its very annoying i know

blondie72 says: Ditto - I use the end of a teaspoon or something similar to lever it up...but not helpful unless you also carry on in your handbag for when you are out and about. When I'm out I always buy bottles as I prefer the screw cap anyway...incase I don't finish the whole drink at once. Reply

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