In this busy world, eating properly should always be a priority. This blog encourages everyone to eat well while still maintaining a budget. Here I will feature simple (and not so simple) meals that you and your loved ones can enjoy.
These are mostly budget-friendly meals but still delicious and nutritious. Read on and enjoy!
Saturday, December 26, 2009
The Kris Aquino Kitchen Collection Can Opener is a Piece of Crap
I am really pissed off with this can opener. I bought it last Sunday at Landmark and it cost me somewhere between P159.75 - P259.75. I can't remember exactly how much. But you'd think that for that price, I'd get a fairly decent can opener. But, NO! The problem started yesterday, Christmas Day when I tried opening the can of tomatoes used in my afritada. I wasn't able to open it smoothly. I thought the can was just really hard so I didn't mind. After all, this was from Kris Aquino's kitchen line so Metro (kitchenware brand) must have made it extra special. I then tried to open a small can of mandarin oranges a few minutes ago. Guess what? I spent 15 minutes trying to open the can. 15 freaking minutes!!! The can was already deformed but there were still parts of the top cover that didn't budge. I found our old (and cheap) can opener and it did the job in 5 seconds. Sheesh...
In my frustration, I Googled this kitchenware and found this article. A line from the article, "The K-Everyday line is simple and affordable, yet stylish and functional." Absurd... where's the "functional" portion in this:
See the deformed metal? No? Let's see a close up shall we?
There you go. I examined this thing to figure out what's wrong and found this.
Stylish: Check, Functional: XXX
Tomorrow I'll be buying a new can opener...again. I even bought the K-Everyday one thinking that it will last a long time so I didn't mind paying for the above mentioned price.
So, dear Philippine readers, stay away from this tool. Be very afraid. Definitely not worth it.
Lady E's note: I like Kris, but this is definitely not Kris material.