Do you know?

lilosophieApril 2, 2013

One of my most precious helpers, do you know what it is and what it does?
Not available any more, irreplaceable
Do you know it's name?

This post was edited by lilosophie on Tue, Apr 2, 13 at 12:50

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lunar_owl(7a / Long Island)

Hmmm, swiss army can opener?

    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 3:40PM
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mawheel

Gee, Lilo, can we have a hint? Is it used in the kitchen or outside in the garden? I enlarged the picture and could see that maybe the "straight" side is hinged, so it would open, but I'm still in the dark. I think Nightowl's guess may be a good one! LOL

    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 3:56PM
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lilosophie

It's a kitchen-tool - not a can-opener, not a nut-cracker - it opens something that is often hard to open, particularly if you don't have someone with strong hands (usually a man) around or not available.
It is adjustable. Called a Gilllihoolie (real name)

    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 6:02PM
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anneliese_32(6)

Lilo, I figured it might be some kind of opener, then read your reply, so of course I had to search and found where you can buy one:
www.BuyCheapr.com, $9.99 plus S+H

    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 6:40PM
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don_socal

This is from Anneliese's link.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 7:06PM
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pkramer60

I think I need to get one of these. With RA, some days the hands don't work well. Thanks for posting this.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 9:55PM
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lilosophie

I have had this one for a long time, and it really does a good job from opening screw-on bottle-caps to really big jars. There are other "helpers" in the kitchen-ware departments, but none is a easy and elegant as the Gilhoolie.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2013 at 12:38AM
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mawheel

That's an impressive piece of equipment for opening cans! I, too, have arthritic fingers and almost always find it difficult to loosen jar lids. For that matter, even tearing apart the waxed paper bags that hold cereal is hard--and the cans that have a ring to pull to open them--forget about them!

Thanks for the additional information, Anneliese and Don.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2013 at 7:40AM
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