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Product Review: Tuna Squish

*Disclaimer: A representative from Tuna Squish reached out to us, asking if we’d be interested in trying out this product.  We said, “Totally,” and she sent one to us.*

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(Photo Credit: Tuna Squish)

We’re so excited to post our first product review/contest giveaway!  If you like what you see and you want one, just comment on this post between 10AM (EST) on March 22, 2013 and 11:59PM (EST) on April 5, 2013.  We’ll randomly (via the plugin) select a winner from all of the commenters!

Since we’re a doorman-less building, we have to walk to the post office to pick up any packages that we miss being delivered.  Luckily, the post office is nearby.  When I went to pick up the package, to my surprise, it was smaller than I expected!  The pictures online make it look like a giant gadget, so my first thought was, “Where are we going to store this?”  But it it was a lot more compact and hand-friendly.

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How cute is this?!  How can you not love this face?  Not only is it functional, it’s so cute.  Great tool for your SAHD (stay-at-home-dad) or SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) when your kids want to help you make lunch.

Let’s talk sharp lids.  My whole life, I had an electronic can opener.  I’ve never used a manual can opener until I moved to NYC – Fatima had to teach me how to use one.  Fatima, the can-opener expert, has a lovely little scar on her hand from when she was a kid.  A tuna can sliced open her hand when she was trying to remove the lid.  The goal of this product review is to put the “Never touch your Tuna” motto to the test – check out our video demo!

The Tuna Squish I Lilies and Loafers from Brian Marquis on Vimeo.

It worked!  Take an open tuna can, squeeze it through the Tuna Squish, open, remove the can, and pull the trigger to remove the lid – all without having to touch the sharp edges (and the nasty tuna juices).  It’s lightweight, cute, and priced at $9.99 – wallet friendly.  But is it for everyone?

This product would be best for households with kids who like to help make lunches.  Fatima could have used this when she was a child before she cut her hand.  To be honest,  the Tuna Squish felt like an extra step in our tuna making process.  Rather than a knife or fork to spoon out the lid, we’d use the Tuna Squish.  Now that we’re older we’re careful with the sharp lids.  Some people aren’t, which makes this product useful to them.

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Since we already had an open can of tuna, we made some tuna fish sandwiches with homemade fries!  Delicious.  Thanks to the Tuna Squish we were able to make some tuna without cut up, sticky hands.

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We do have to admit that we misread the directions the first time, and never opened the tuna can.  We thought the Tuna Squish was supposed to open the can – I don’t know what we were thinking.  The handle snapped and the can was crushed at the top.  It was difficult for us to remove the lid because the can/lid was deformed from being crushed by the Tuna Squish.

Tuna Squish – Blooper I Lilies and Loafers from Brian Marquis on Vimeo.

The Tuna Squish definitely helps you out.  You don’t have to use your hands to squeeze the nasty tuna juices out of the can, and you don’t have to touch the sharp lid – it goes right from the can into the trash with the help from the magnetic lift.  If you hate touching the sharp lid and/or you have kids and want to prevent some future injuries check out the Tuna Squish!  Want to win one?  Just comment below and we’ll select a winner from all who commented!

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  • Dara
    April 5, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Very cute! My toddler loves tuna, this would let her participate in the prep. She could serve me : )

  • Emily
    March 28, 2013 at 10:13 PM

    Avoiding tuna juices is key. Would love to win this! Great post.

  • Jackie
    March 25, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    This would be so fantastic for my co-worker who eats tuna from a can literally every single day. A very stinky lunch choice for a very small office. He would love it…please pick me (him)! THANKS

  • Fiyah
    March 23, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    I recently decided to become a peskatarian (sp?) and tuna fish is a large part of my diet…this gadget is oh so cute

  • Holly
    March 22, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    Pick me

  • Kat
    March 22, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    That’s so cute and yes a great idea for kids. Makes me want a tuna sandwich, now!!!

  • Nick S.
    March 22, 2013 at 11:30 AM