Culinare Magician Auto”
I bought one of these a while ago and at first was satisfied. However, I've just come onto the website to order a different tin opener. This one does not do what it claims to do - I have arthritis and thought it was magical at first but now it seems blunt and does not open tins properly - last week I resorted to using a knife to prize open a partially opened tuna tin - not safe or advisable. I can't give this any more than one star - simply because 0 stars isn't an option. Would definitely not recommend.
Published 29 08 2014
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Best can opener ever”
Fantastic! simple to use does everything you need including dropping off the lid.
Published 03 07 2014
Fantastic can opener”
I bought this can opener as I've been havng problems with my hands for a while now and finding it difficult to use my normal opener. It is a fantastic can opener and so easy to use. I would recommend it to anyone who has pain in their hands to try it.
Published 27 05 2013
Bought one of these about 18 months ago. It's awful, just absolutely awful. During one turn it only seems to actually work on about a quarter of the turn so it takes ages to open a can. Complete waste of money - not impressed. Not even worth one star!
Published 02 03 2013
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I thought I was making a bit of an investment when I bought this, but having struggled with it for months, it has finally given up the ghost. The only way I can open a tin with it is by puncturing a series of holes around the edge of the can... Have just had to borrow my neighbour's old-fashioned one. Does a lifetime guarantee mean I can have my money back?
Published 24 01 2013
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It's not just me then?”
by Patricia Basterfield
Phew, thank goodness I read these reviews. I have had one of these openers for just over 2 years and am about to throw it out with the rubbish! Forgot about the 'Lifetime Guarantee'. My Magican sticks every time now and because I have arthritis in both hands it is very painful trying to release the Magican, sometimes from both the can and also the lid of the can. Was perfect at first but now so awful to use, I dread having to open a can. Trying to decide which opener to buy next.
Published 03 01 2012
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Culinare Magican Auto”
by Joyce Place
This opener works very well but unfortunately ever time I squeeze the lever at the side it pinches my hand which is rather painful. I wish I had not bought.
Published 28 11 2011
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by Mrs Farrer
Hi there, like others here, I bought my Magican Auto about 5 years ago and got myself in quite a flap cooking for people the other day when it just would not open a single can! Disappointed!
Published 31 10 2011
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Basically this is one of the best tin openers we have had BUT it needs a stronger spring to make the handle spring out when you want to release the lip. I tried dropping oil into it to make it work better but that only produced a 50% improvement. I have asked for a replacement with a strong spring.
Published 05 03 2011
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by Sophie O'Loughlin
I bought mine from a lakeland shop about 4 years ago. Now it has become very temperamental, not releasing the lid once removed and so stiff and difficult to use that none of the rest of the family will go near it! Looking for a new one on line today while doing the rest of my lakeland shopping and like a previous reviewer amazed it has a lifetime guarantee.
Published 22 02 2011
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by Mrs bernadette smith
Like the last 2 reviews I am also looking to replace my Magican Auto. It worked really well for a while and now the top has broken off I can place it back on to open a tin with care. Disappointed as it has been a really good product.
Published 09 01 2011
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magican lifetime guarantee”
by Liz Swinden
Like Rosemary Watson in the reviews, I too have been looking to replace my magican opener. It gave a few years of good service but now it is very temperamental, sometimes refusing to work at all!
Published 07 12 2010
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Magican can opener”
by rosemary watson
I was searching your website to decide which can opener to order to replace my magican auto bought from you as a gift, and was surprised to see it has a lifetime guarantee. Initially I was delighted with it, but for sometime now I have had great difficulty releasing the lid, very frustrating when in a hurry! I have now decided to try the Oxo good grips one having read other reviews, hoping this will prove more satisfactory
Published 12 11 2010
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this can opener does open cans well, but the release button keeps sticking making it frustrating to use as it is difficult to remove the lids from the opener to dispose of. I am about to order a different opener that is easier to use.
Published 08 10 2010
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This is to replace the other can opener I bought from Lakeland that was totally useless. Its very good and easy to use (unless you are hubby) however be careful cleaning it as water makes the release button stick and in my case wouldn't work for a few days. When it did it pinched the skin... ouch. Otherwise so far so good.
Published 18 02 2010
Would I buy this again? No.”
by Ms Law
I've had my Magican for around 4 or 5 years. The release button has stuck repeatedly - a common complaint from the other reviews. It's sticking so badly now that I'm about to replace it - but not with another one of these. It's long lasting, yes, and is easy to use but the sticky release button has been a continuous irritation. It will be a relief to get a new can opener.
Published 20 12 2009
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Really good can opener”
by Mrs Robinson
I bought this after my last can opener finally died and I have to say that it is very good, the relase button is a bit sticky at times but apart from that I have had no problems with it. It is easy to use and I dont have to wrench the handle round like I have had to do with so many others.
Published 28 08 2009
by Mrs Williams
I bought this in March this year, expecting great things having read the details. By June it had started playing up - sometimes it would work perfectly other times not. It has now got to a stage where not only does it very often not open the tins, it is also difficult to release. I have bought many things from Lakeland which I am more than happy with, however this product does not live up to the usual quality that I have come to respect from Lakeland. V. v. disappointed.
Published 26 08 2009
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by Mrs Shirley Reeves
As I already own a Magican Auto, I decided to buy one for my mum as the last can opener she had has broken. I was very suprised when I read the other reviews and that is why I decided to write one myself. I found this can opener of excellent quality. I use all the time. It is very easy to use and you do not need to use any strength like some other can openers. It is very easy to clean and lasts for a long time. I have been using the same one for over 3 years. I highly recommend this product.
Published 20 07 2009
I have had one of these for about a year. It worked okay but I always had to use quite a lot of force to turn the handle. The other day the thing literally fell apart in my hand. Would not recommend this product to anyone!
Published 06 07 2009
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