So, as I was saying, we didn't have a can opener...In the first few days here, Ed looked for a can opener at a small grocery store but didn't see one. Once I arrived, we looked for one at a larger store that is a cross between a SuperTarget and Walmart. We found the kitchen area and again could not find a normal can opener. Ed found an employee and asked if they had a can opener. She took him to the utensil section and pointed to this and said there you go, this is the only can opener we have.
|I guess it can be a bottle opener now.|
Uh, okay. Well, we needed to open a can so we bought it...though Ed declared as he was tossing in the cart "I think I would be better off just using my camping knife."
Well, I was not satisfied with this. I didn't watch Ed's attempt to open a can with this, but it definitely didn't take 30 seconds or less. I had already made up my mind to search every store in Kolding and pay any price for a normal can opener! I could see how it worked but I just wasn't going to accept this hook as my can opener.
A couple days later, I found myself back at the mall with some new friends. I casually asked if there was a kitchen store--and there was, so we went. I scanned the utensils, none, found an employee and both asked, and mimed what I was shopping for, and again, nothing. They actually were completely sold out of all can openers, but the clerk assured me that what they normally did have was not the kind that I was looking for...At this point I was feeling really disappointed because I thought for sure this would have been the place I would have found it. As I was roaming the store, feeling slightly dejected, I was cheered by the sight of purple KitchenAid stand mixers. Stand mixers always make me happy...and as I was staring at the boysenberry-colored mixer (yes, you have got to see this color-- so pretty!) I happened to glance to the left and see this
|I promise you, my new kitchen bff, to never put you in the dishwasher|
Oh my goodness, it was like seeing an oasis in the desert! Haha, dramatic, but my true feelings at the moment! There IT was!! I have actually had 2 KitchenAid can-openers in the past and never was very happy with either (probably bc I put them in the dishwasher, which ruins them over time). This can opener, well I love it. It is my new best friend in the kitchen.
I just have to point out one last thing before I end this little saga (aside from the obvious--if you are moving overseas and are accustomed to something as simple as a can opener, bring it with you if possible) This box set of 5 kitchenaid utensils was originally 629 Danish kroner...roughly $120. Yep, that's right, around $24/utensil. It's sale price was about $60. I wasn't terribly happy about this 'sale' until I spotted another KA can-opener (yes, apparently KA has a corner on the American-style can opener market here) at a different kitchen store. It was just the opener by itself and cost 200DKK--$40. Now I am definitely not complaining about my sale price :)