FANTASTIC - JUST WHAT I NEEDED!”
by Mrs Tomlinson
I read the reviews prior to buying and was very hesitant. The lady in the shop was very reassuring so I bought it. I cannot see how these people couldnt get it to work - its brilliant and even my 12 year old daughter can do it easily. We wound the pin right out to maximum and it stays in that position and we always put the open end of the can facing whoever is crushing it. Result is 100% of cans crushed. I love it, one of the best items I have bought and it folds up and lives in my recycle tub in kitchen so I crush the washed out cans as I use them. Cannot recommend highly enough!
Published 06 08 2012
I followed the instructions, but could not get the result I wanted. There was too much can left uncrushed to reduce the size enough. On my same order, I placed one for a Culinaire (Easican 2) can opener (ref 15873) and was amazed at how easy this really was, so I used it to open both ends of a can and discovered what a waste the can crusher was! Both ends of can removed, and bingo - I stood directly on the can and squashed it flat! Perfect! As have been most of the items I've bought from Lakeland. Have rated the crusher 1 star, but wouldn't really rate it that high!
Published 22 05 2012
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Am I too weak?”
I bought this item this morning, in Bath, and tried it out as soon as we got home to Swindon. Unfortunately, I could not get it to flatten cans as shown in your illustrations; I did a far better job just using my foot on its own! I am so disappointed. It is not a cheap item and would be a nuisance to return, so what can I do?
Published 24 01 2012
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A must buy”
by Mrs Neal
In a football crazy house with an unbelievable number of cans consumed on match day this item is a must. I now don't have to make midnight runs to the recycling section of the supermarket carpark as I can not only get 2 weeks worth of cans in the 'green box'. Really easy to use - I don't know what the other reviews were doing with the product - buy one, you won't be disappointed and it is worth the money.
Published 21 12 2011
Good but not great”
by Mrs Clark
I recently purchased this item. And while I do like that it crushes the cans, I find that the cans slip out and that is frustrating. I wish there was some sort of backstop so the cans wouldn't slip back. I also find it difficult in crushing harder cans like soup cans. But overall i will keep it.
Published 09 11 2011
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I bought this product last month and am really disappointed with it. It is not easy to use and cans dont stay in situ but fly all over the kitchen. Is there an easier way to use it ..?
Published 16 06 2011
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A bit of a struggle”
by Barry Firth
This is the first product from Lakeland that has disappointed. I followed the instruction and hints from other customers but found that tins slide around easily. Why is the finish on the inside so slippy? The very first tin crushed easily but others were difficult. I thought the first was aluminium but the fridge door seal test showed it to be steel. I realised that the difficult ones were ring-pull leaving a strong rim on the tin, and the first had been opened using my Culinare One Touch opener. I now open all tins with the tin opener and find that they crush much more easily. I have also removed the pointed screw which does not pierce the tin and I find causes it to slip. The crusher doesn't slip on our vinyl floor but the rubber pads on the top are breaking up already. I have been thinking about glueing coarse sand paper inside it, but worry if I end up asking for a refund. Persevering as we have several cats so a lot of tins!
Published 27 01 2011
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Have to agree with other comments, found this very hard to use as the cans slip, making a bit of a mess. The gadget slips on our tiled floor so I've had to put a mat down. Its not easy to use and often I'm not strong enough so end up getting hubby to do it. Love Lakeland products usually, but this one needs a rethink.
Published 29 10 2010
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by Ellen Annette Warren
Previously had a crusher that worked on the pull down lever effect and it just wore out after so many years' use. Thought this one would do the job just as well if not better and easier by using the foot. However I find that the cans slip all over the place and the unit itself does tend to move about when putting one's foot down. Disappointing product, never had to complain about anything from Lakeland before, but this just isn't what I thought it would be.
Published 22 07 2010
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A Great Item”
by Marion Creedy
I saw this item in the catalogue and thought what a good idea. Then read the reviews, this almost put me off, but I am so glad that I decided to buy it. As long as you read the instructions there is no problem and it works beautifully. It does what is says on the pack and crushes cans very easily.
Published 07 06 2010
Unfortunately this is the only time that I have been disappointed by a Lakeland product. I totally agree with some of the other reviews - the cans are quite often difficult to put into place, and they can end up flying all over the kitchen when you are trying to position and crush them. Once crushed, the sharp edges can mean that the can is more dangerous than it was before crushing it. If I had my time again, I wouldn't bother purchasing this and if I could award this 0 stars I would - especially considering the price. Definitely not value for money.
Published 02 05 2010
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Crushes all types of can easily and fully. The pictures on the carton and shown for the product are a little misleading, it works best if the can to be crushed is inserted with the closed end nearer the hinge. This allows the adjustable screw to pierce the can at its strongest point, hold the can in place and the action of the hinge then crushes the can fully without it slipping out.
Published 29 07 2009
The Perfect Crusher”
by Mr Stevens
Apprehensive at first it took only a few minutes to use the crusher properly. Very important to get the punch set properly then its a dream. I actually enjoy using the machine it crushes steel cans with ease. A great buy.
Published 04 06 2009
works absolutely fine - excellent”
by Rachel Kelley
I agonised over this purchase, because of the review which slated the product. But so glad I bought it. Its not an "automatic" experience, like pushing a button, which may explain the one negative review. Its essentially just a big lever which you put your weight on. You therefore do need to position the can right, and be prepared to jiggle it around a bit if it slips out the first time, but its honestly no bother. Squishing is a pleasure, and its transformed our tiny kitchen, which was previously choked with recycling! Warmly recommend it.
Published 13 03 2009
by David Gregory
This works every time. First of all you need to screw the thumb screw in as far as it will go so that the maximum amount of it comes through to the opposite side. position the unopened can end near the hnge so that the thumb screw point pierces the can (And weakens it) and then stand on it as shown. Even my wife who is 4.10 and the weight of a paperweight can use it.
Published 03 10 2008
Not what we had hoped for”
by Elisabeth Bolton
We got very into the idea of this before it arrived and quite honestly we were crushed. It is difficult to get the can into position and we have tried everything to stop cans flying over the kitchen. Crusher now lives in the store cupboard and we are once again surrounded by cans until collectin day.
Published 24 09 2008
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by Mrs Simmonds
I am delighted with my Crush-a-Can it saves so much space in the recycle bin. I too had trouble with cans popping out, but if you place the can inside and lower the top slowly with your hand so the can is trapped, before putting your foot on it it works every time. It's a little time consuming to do this with every can but if it's only for the ones that pop out it doesn't take too long.
Published 10 09 2008
I've wanted one of these for years, but kept putting it off thinking they were quite expensive....... but finally I splashed out!! It's great. I can crush coke cans, baked bean cans - occasionally as mentioned the cans ping out (I find the steel cans have to go with the closed end at the back of the crusher which is the opposite of the picture) I can't do them the other way round...... oh yes, and always wear shoes!!! I know I'm sad, but I'm really pleased with it!!
Published 07 07 2008
Great product. Crush with ease and save space in your recycling (which can quickly mount up). It grips the can so you can crush it without much effort. Very occasionally they ping out, but a second attempt will do the trick!!
Published 19 05 2008
This is brilliant - it really manages to squash those super solid tins (even works well on the little tuna ones which I would have thought might slip off to the side - but they didn't!). Very pleased as it means I am not at the recycling centre so often any more.
Published 11 05 2008