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  1. #1
    Cindi - HappyMamatoThree Guest

    Default Canned Goods

    I was cleaning out the dark and cluttered shelved closet that is my pantry
    and as I started to put the cans back in I came to a realization that hadn't
    struck me before. Just when did they stop making cans stackable? I was
    expecting, as always, slightly convex tops, slightly concave bottoms that
    stack easily. Not what there was in my pantry though. Okay, how did I miss
    that? Maybe I just haven't had to stack cans often enough and this trend
    passed me by.

    When did the can industry decide that they couldn't be stacked?

    Cindi



  2. #2
    Mark Thorson Guest

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    Cindi - HappyMamatoThree wrote:
    >
    > I was cleaning out the dark and cluttered shelved closet that is my pantry
    > and as I started to put the cans back in I came to a realization that hadn't
    > struck me before. Just when did they stop making cans stackable? I was
    > expecting, as always, slightly convex tops, slightly concave bottoms that
    > stack easily. Not what there was in my pantry though. Okay, how did I miss
    > that? Maybe I just haven't had to stack cans often enough and this trend
    > passed me by.


    Convex tops? I've never seen that. If I did,
    I'd be worried that the seal had failed and the
    contents were expanding due to bacterial action.

  3. #3
    Mark Thorson Guest

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    Cindi - HappyMamatoThree wrote:
    >
    > I was cleaning out the dark and cluttered shelved closet that is my pantry
    > and as I started to put the cans back in I came to a realization that hadn't
    > struck me before. Just when did they stop making cans stackable? I was
    > expecting, as always, slightly convex tops, slightly concave bottoms that
    > stack easily. Not what there was in my pantry though. Okay, how did I miss
    > that? Maybe I just haven't had to stack cans often enough and this trend
    > passed me by.


    Convex tops? I've never seen that. If I did,
    I'd be worried that the seal had failed and the
    contents were expanding due to bacterial action.

  4. #4
    Sheldon Guest

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    On May 9, 4:06�pm, "Cindi - HappyMamatoThree"
    <lonnicusuoTAKEME...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > I was cleaning out the dark and cluttered shelved closet that is my pantry
    > and as I started to put the cans back in I came to a realization that hadn't
    > struck me before. Just when did they stop making cans stackable? I was
    > expecting, as always, slightly convex tops, slightly concave bottoms that
    > stack easily. Not what there was in my pantry though. Okay, how did I miss
    > that? Maybe I just haven't had to stack cans often enough and this trend
    > passed me by.
    >
    > When did the can industry decide that they couldn't be stacked?


    Stackable cans (the drawn two piece type - no welded bottom) is a
    relatively new innovation... you've been sleeping. Now more and more
    cans are being made with a pull top so no can opener is needed.

    http://www.cancentral.com/howmade.cfm





  5. #5
    Sheldon Guest

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    On May 9, 4:06�pm, "Cindi - HappyMamatoThree"
    <lonnicusuoTAKEME...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > I was cleaning out the dark and cluttered shelved closet that is my pantry
    > and as I started to put the cans back in I came to a realization that hadn't
    > struck me before. Just when did they stop making cans stackable? I was
    > expecting, as always, slightly convex tops, slightly concave bottoms that
    > stack easily. Not what there was in my pantry though. Okay, how did I miss
    > that? Maybe I just haven't had to stack cans often enough and this trend
    > passed me by.
    >
    > When did the can industry decide that they couldn't be stacked?


    Stackable cans (the drawn two piece type - no welded bottom) is a
    relatively new innovation... you've been sleeping. Now more and more
    cans are being made with a pull top so no can opener is needed.

    http://www.cancentral.com/howmade.cfm





  6. #6
    Blinky the Shark Guest

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    Mark Thorson wrote:

    > Cindi - HappyMamatoThree wrote:
    >>
    >> I was cleaning out the dark and cluttered shelved closet that is my pantry
    >> and as I started to put the cans back in I came to a realization that hadn't
    >> struck me before. Just when did they stop making cans stackable? I was
    >> expecting, as always, slightly convex tops, slightly concave bottoms that
    >> stack easily. Not what there was in my pantry though. Okay, how did I miss
    >> that? Maybe I just haven't had to stack cans often enough and this trend
    >> passed me by.

    >
    > Convex tops? I've never seen that. If I did,
    > I'd be worried that the seal had failed and the
    > contents were expanding due to bacterial action.


    If we can, rather consider cans where the bottom edge has a slightly
    smaller diameter than the lip on the top, so that they stack (the *shape*
    of the top and bottom surfaces aside), I have modern cans that stack.
    Some do; some don't.

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    Blinky
    Killing all posts from Google Groups
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    Blinky the Shark Guest

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    Mark Thorson wrote:

    > Cindi - HappyMamatoThree wrote:
    >>
    >> I was cleaning out the dark and cluttered shelved closet that is my pantry
    >> and as I started to put the cans back in I came to a realization that hadn't
    >> struck me before. Just when did they stop making cans stackable? I was
    >> expecting, as always, slightly convex tops, slightly concave bottoms that
    >> stack easily. Not what there was in my pantry though. Okay, how did I miss
    >> that? Maybe I just haven't had to stack cans often enough and this trend
    >> passed me by.

    >
    > Convex tops? I've never seen that. If I did,
    > I'd be worried that the seal had failed and the
    > contents were expanding due to bacterial action.


    If we can, rather consider cans where the bottom edge has a slightly
    smaller diameter than the lip on the top, so that they stack (the *shape*
    of the top and bottom surfaces aside), I have modern cans that stack.
    Some do; some don't.

    --
    Blinky
    Killing all posts from Google Groups
    The Usenet Improvement Project: http://improve-usenet.org
    NEW --> Now evaluating a GG-free news feed: http://usenet4all.se


  8. #8
    George Guest

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    Cindi - HappyMamatoThree wrote:
    > I was cleaning out the dark and cluttered shelved closet that is my pantry
    > and as I started to put the cans back in I came to a realization that hadn't
    > struck me before. Just when did they stop making cans stackable? I was
    > expecting, as always, slightly convex tops, slightly concave bottoms that
    > stack easily. Not what there was in my pantry though. Okay, how did I miss
    > that? Maybe I just haven't had to stack cans often enough and this trend
    > passed me by.
    >
    > When did the can industry decide that they couldn't be stacked?
    >
    > Cindi
    >
    >

    Usually they make the bottom rim diameter smaller or use drawn cans that
    don't have a bottom rim to make cans stackable. I think a fair amount of
    the canned items we buy are made that way.

  9. #9
    George Guest

    Default Re: Canned Goods

    Cindi - HappyMamatoThree wrote:
    > I was cleaning out the dark and cluttered shelved closet that is my pantry
    > and as I started to put the cans back in I came to a realization that hadn't
    > struck me before. Just when did they stop making cans stackable? I was
    > expecting, as always, slightly convex tops, slightly concave bottoms that
    > stack easily. Not what there was in my pantry though. Okay, how did I miss
    > that? Maybe I just haven't had to stack cans often enough and this trend
    > passed me by.
    >
    > When did the can industry decide that they couldn't be stacked?
    >
    > Cindi
    >
    >

    Usually they make the bottom rim diameter smaller or use drawn cans that
    don't have a bottom rim to make cans stackable. I think a fair amount of
    the canned items we buy are made that way.

  10. #10
    Default User Guest

    Default Re: Canned Goods

    George wrote:

    > Cindi - HappyMamatoThree wrote:


    > > When did the can industry decide that they couldn't be stacked?


    > Usually they make the bottom rim diameter smaller or use drawn cans
    > that don't have a bottom rim to make cans stackable. I think a fair
    > amount of the canned items we buy are made that way.


    It's a mix for me. The stackability is nice, but you lose the ability
    to open them from the bottom. Some very thick things it's easier to get
    the contents out if you partially open the bottom. Also, you open both
    ends of tuna cans to make molds and such.



    Brian

    --
    If televison's a babysitter, the Internet is a drunk librarian who
    won't shut up.
    -- Dorothy Gambrell (http://catandgirl.com)

  11. #11
    Default User Guest

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    George wrote:

    > Cindi - HappyMamatoThree wrote:


    > > When did the can industry decide that they couldn't be stacked?


    > Usually they make the bottom rim diameter smaller or use drawn cans
    > that don't have a bottom rim to make cans stackable. I think a fair
    > amount of the canned items we buy are made that way.


    It's a mix for me. The stackability is nice, but you lose the ability
    to open them from the bottom. Some very thick things it's easier to get
    the contents out if you partially open the bottom. Also, you open both
    ends of tuna cans to make molds and such.



    Brian

    --
    If televison's a babysitter, the Internet is a drunk librarian who
    won't shut up.
    -- Dorothy Gambrell (http://catandgirl.com)

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    Cindi - HappyMamatoThree Guest

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    "Mark Thorson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Cindi - HappyMamatoThree wrote:
    >>
    >> I was cleaning out the dark and cluttered shelved closet that is my
    >> pantry
    >> and as I started to put the cans back in I came to a realization that
    >> hadn't
    >> struck me before. Just when did they stop making cans stackable? I was
    >> expecting, as always, slightly convex tops, slightly concave bottoms that
    >> stack easily. Not what there was in my pantry though. Okay, how did I
    >> miss
    >> that? Maybe I just haven't had to stack cans often enough and this trend
    >> passed me by.

    >
    > Convex tops? I've never seen that. If I did,
    > I'd be worried that the seal had failed and the
    > contents were expanding due to bacterial action.


    Perhaps my terminology was incorrect. The top has a slight lip and the
    bottom has no lip and is slightly smaller so that it fits into the top of
    the next can.

    I am sorry I incorrectly used the previous terms.

    Cindi



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    Cindi - HappyMamatoThree Guest

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    "Mark Thorson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Cindi - HappyMamatoThree wrote:
    >>
    >> I was cleaning out the dark and cluttered shelved closet that is my
    >> pantry
    >> and as I started to put the cans back in I came to a realization that
    >> hadn't
    >> struck me before. Just when did they stop making cans stackable? I was
    >> expecting, as always, slightly convex tops, slightly concave bottoms that
    >> stack easily. Not what there was in my pantry though. Okay, how did I
    >> miss
    >> that? Maybe I just haven't had to stack cans often enough and this trend
    >> passed me by.

    >
    > Convex tops? I've never seen that. If I did,
    > I'd be worried that the seal had failed and the
    > contents were expanding due to bacterial action.


    Perhaps my terminology was incorrect. The top has a slight lip and the
    bottom has no lip and is slightly smaller so that it fits into the top of
    the next can.

    I am sorry I incorrectly used the previous terms.

    Cindi



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    Cindi - HappyMamatoThree Guest

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    "Blinky the Shark" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected] et...
    > Mark Thorson wrote:
    >
    >> Cindi - HappyMamatoThree wrote:
    >>>
    >>> I was cleaning out the dark and cluttered shelved closet that is my
    >>> pantry
    >>> and as I started to put the cans back in I came to a realization that
    >>> hadn't
    >>> struck me before. Just when did they stop making cans stackable? I was
    >>> expecting, as always, slightly convex tops, slightly concave bottoms
    >>> that
    >>> stack easily. Not what there was in my pantry though. Okay, how did I
    >>> miss
    >>> that? Maybe I just haven't had to stack cans often enough and this trend
    >>> passed me by.

    >>
    >> Convex tops? I've never seen that. If I did,
    >> I'd be worried that the seal had failed and the
    >> contents were expanding due to bacterial action.

    >
    > If we can, rather consider cans where the bottom edge has a slightly
    > smaller diameter than the lip on the top, so that they stack (the *shape*
    > of the top and bottom surfaces aside), I have modern cans that stack.
    > Some do; some don't.


    Paying particular attention when I hit the grocery store today, most of what
    I needed didn't stack easily. I really couldn't tell any rhyme nor reason
    for the stackability.

    Cindi

    >
    > --
    > Blinky
    > Killing all posts from Google Groups
    > The Usenet Improvement Project: http://improve-usenet.org
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    Cindi - HappyMamatoThree Guest

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    "Blinky the Shark" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected] et...
    > Mark Thorson wrote:
    >
    >> Cindi - HappyMamatoThree wrote:
    >>>
    >>> I was cleaning out the dark and cluttered shelved closet that is my
    >>> pantry
    >>> and as I started to put the cans back in I came to a realization that
    >>> hadn't
    >>> struck me before. Just when did they stop making cans stackable? I was
    >>> expecting, as always, slightly convex tops, slightly concave bottoms
    >>> that
    >>> stack easily. Not what there was in my pantry though. Okay, how did I
    >>> miss
    >>> that? Maybe I just haven't had to stack cans often enough and this trend
    >>> passed me by.

    >>
    >> Convex tops? I've never seen that. If I did,
    >> I'd be worried that the seal had failed and the
    >> contents were expanding due to bacterial action.

    >
    > If we can, rather consider cans where the bottom edge has a slightly
    > smaller diameter than the lip on the top, so that they stack (the *shape*
    > of the top and bottom surfaces aside), I have modern cans that stack.
    > Some do; some don't.


    Paying particular attention when I hit the grocery store today, most of what
    I needed didn't stack easily. I really couldn't tell any rhyme nor reason
    for the stackability.

    Cindi

    >
    > --
    > Blinky
    > Killing all posts from Google Groups
    > The Usenet Improvement Project: http://improve-usenet.org
    > NEW --> Now evaluating a GG-free news feed: http://usenet4all.se
    >




  16. #16
    Nancy Young Guest

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    "Cindi - HappyMamatoThree" <[email protected]> wrote

    > Perhaps my terminology was incorrect. The top has a slight lip and the
    > bottom has no lip and is slightly smaller so that it fits into the top of
    > the next can.


    I understood you. Like the way tuna cans stack, they are made
    to fit together neatly.

    nancy



  17. #17
    Nancy Young Guest

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    "Cindi - HappyMamatoThree" <[email protected]> wrote

    > Perhaps my terminology was incorrect. The top has a slight lip and the
    > bottom has no lip and is slightly smaller so that it fits into the top of
    > the next can.


    I understood you. Like the way tuna cans stack, they are made
    to fit together neatly.

    nancy



  18. #18
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

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    On Fri 09 May 2008 08:16:32p, Cindi - HappyMamatoThree told us...

    >
    > "Mark Thorson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> Cindi - HappyMamatoThree wrote:
    >>>
    >>> I was cleaning out the dark and cluttered shelved closet that is my
    >>> pantry and as I started to put the cans back in I came to a realization
    >>> that hadn't struck me before. Just when did they stop making cans
    >>> stackable? I was expecting, as always, slightly convex tops, slightly
    >>> concave bottoms that stack easily. Not what there was in my pantry
    >>> though. Okay, how did I miss that? Maybe I just haven't had to stack
    >>> cans often enough and this trend passed me by.

    >>
    >> Convex tops? I've never seen that. If I did,
    >> I'd be worried that the seal had failed and the contents were expanding
    >> due to bacterial action.

    >
    > Perhaps my terminology was incorrect. The top has a slight lip and the
    > bottom has no lip and is slightly smaller so that it fits into the top

    of
    > the next can.
    >
    > I am sorry I incorrectly used the previous terms.
    >
    > Cindi
    >
    >


    Actually, that can design is considerably newer than the equal size rimmed
    top and bottom cans, although it has been around for quite a while. If you
    notice, that design seems to be more common for some foods than for others.
    Don't know why. They still make both designs.

    --
    Wayne Boatwright
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    Friday, 05(V)/09(IX)/08(MMVIII)
    -------------------------------------------
    Countdown till Memorial Day
    2wks 2dys 3hrs 35mins
    -------------------------------------------
    I turn around \ (it's fear) \ I turn
    around again\ (it's love) (Laurie Anderson)
    -------------------------------------------


  19. #19
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Canned Goods

    On Fri 09 May 2008 08:16:32p, Cindi - HappyMamatoThree told us...

    >
    > "Mark Thorson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> Cindi - HappyMamatoThree wrote:
    >>>
    >>> I was cleaning out the dark and cluttered shelved closet that is my
    >>> pantry and as I started to put the cans back in I came to a realization
    >>> that hadn't struck me before. Just when did they stop making cans
    >>> stackable? I was expecting, as always, slightly convex tops, slightly
    >>> concave bottoms that stack easily. Not what there was in my pantry
    >>> though. Okay, how did I miss that? Maybe I just haven't had to stack
    >>> cans often enough and this trend passed me by.

    >>
    >> Convex tops? I've never seen that. If I did,
    >> I'd be worried that the seal had failed and the contents were expanding
    >> due to bacterial action.

    >
    > Perhaps my terminology was incorrect. The top has a slight lip and the
    > bottom has no lip and is slightly smaller so that it fits into the top

    of
    > the next can.
    >
    > I am sorry I incorrectly used the previous terms.
    >
    > Cindi
    >
    >


    Actually, that can design is considerably newer than the equal size rimmed
    top and bottom cans, although it has been around for quite a while. If you
    notice, that design seems to be more common for some foods than for others.
    Don't know why. They still make both designs.

    --
    Wayne Boatwright
    -------------------------------------------
    Friday, 05(V)/09(IX)/08(MMVIII)
    -------------------------------------------
    Countdown till Memorial Day
    2wks 2dys 3hrs 35mins
    -------------------------------------------
    I turn around \ (it's fear) \ I turn
    around again\ (it's love) (Laurie Anderson)
    -------------------------------------------


  20. #20
    cybercat Guest

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    "Cindi - HappyMamatoThree" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:ns8Vj.3298$[email protected] t...
    >
    > "Mark Thorson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> Cindi - HappyMamatoThree wrote:
    >>>
    >>> I was cleaning out the dark and cluttered shelved closet that is my
    >>> pantry
    >>> and as I started to put the cans back in I came to a realization that
    >>> hadn't
    >>> struck me before. Just when did they stop making cans stackable? I was
    >>> expecting, as always, slightly convex tops, slightly concave bottoms
    >>> that
    >>> stack easily. Not what there was in my pantry though. Okay, how did I
    >>> miss
    >>> that? Maybe I just haven't had to stack cans often enough and this trend
    >>> passed me by.

    >>
    >> Convex tops? I've never seen that. If I did,
    >> I'd be worried that the seal had failed and the
    >> contents were expanding due to bacterial action.

    >
    > Perhaps my terminology was incorrect. The top has a slight lip and the
    > bottom has no lip and is slightly smaller so that it fits into the top of
    > the next can.
    >
    > I am sorry I incorrectly used the previous terms.
    >

    Oh and I suppose you expect this lame little apology to spare you the
    BEATING, do you?



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