I own several can openers, of manual style with a star wheel, including "USA made" and such.
They all work poorly and the wheel does not want to cut, and the star wheel does not provide traction.
After realizing that "USA MADE EZ-DUZ-IT" also does not work, I looked closely and realized that the particular can does not have much of a "lip" on the outside and that there is barely any surface for the star wheel to grab on.
Looking at that can (Carnation condensed milk), I doubt that any similar can opener can actually open them reliably.
My question is, which is it:1) I am having bad luck with the openers 2) There is a magic star wheel opener that works well 3) The cans are really made such that they need to be opened differently.
I just bought the bayonet style Russian can opener, which I remember always worked and never needed replacing. It does not require a lip around the top.
This question bothers me.i