Save Space With This Ingenious Twelve Can Dispenser From Organize-It-All
Written: Jun 10, 2012
a Very Helpful Review
by the Epinions community
Pros:Easy to Use, quality construction, visibility, space saver
Cons:Can bend or get knocked out of place.
The Bottom Line: Soda lovers rejoice, a can dispenser that doesn't suck!
If there's one thing that I hate its having to move ten things in the refrigerator to get to a can of soda. Most people store their cans of beer and soda on the door racks but those are full with condiments like ketchup, mustard and relish. In the past I have had several different can dispensers but none of them were made all that well and they ended up with warped spots. The problem with that is that if a warp starts on the side it can prevent the cans from rolling forward properly. In all the time I've had this, I've never had a problem with jamming.
It will fit inside most apartment and regular sized refrigerators but it might be too large for the 'dorm' sized mini refrigerators. You might not think that this is going to save you space in your refrigerator but it will; and you will be able to see exactly how much cold soda [or beer] you have left. If you have an RV or camper you are going to want to make sure that if you have this in place you are still going to have room for other things.
First, you need to make sure that you have enough height in your refrigerator to slide this on to a shelf. It has a top loading system to it so all you do is load the cans through the top slot and they roll in to the chamber. If you are doing an initial fill of cans you might have a couple that roll through the chamber and get stuck. All you have to do is give it a little bit of a wiggle and the cans slide in to place. You do not need to secure this to the shelf and it does not slide around on the shelf.
If you have extra top shelf space in your refrigerator you can store things on top of this as it has a flat shelf top to it. If you aren't a soda or energy drink consumer and are just getting this to keep cans for guests you might find it a space hog but if you are a "pop" drinker you will love it. I would not try to use anything other than twelve ounce metal cans inside this as they could jam, crack, shatter or get lodged inside the throat which means you are going to have to remove the whole thing to get it stuck item 'unstuck'.
You can store any type of twelve ounce can inside this; it will not work for the larger twenty ounce cans because of the height of them. The biggest advantages of this can dispenser is that it saves space, you can see exactly how many cans you have left and it keeps them from rolling around on a shelf or getting knocked around and dented. If you have ever had a can get a small puncture in it and it sprayed all over the inside of your refrigerator without you being aware of it, you know the mess that it can make. If you have kids, get them to restock it when there are only a couple of cans left. The real beauty of it is that the warmer cans will be in the back so when you go to grab one, it will be cold. Of course that only works if you don't wait until it's empty to refill it.
This is not one of the coated metal can dispensers; those are nice but over time the plastic used around the metal get dirty so you have to remove the whole thing and clean it. Sure, this is going to need to be cleaned but no where near as often as the cooler looking but bigger pain-in-the-butt plastic wrapped models. You can get these for about $15.00 but there are a lot of different companies that make similar looking pieces; the Organize-It-All brand is one of the sturdiest if you are looking for all-metal construction.
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Please recycle your aluminum cans; consider using Glad Recycling Blue Bags or taking them to a recycling center for cash.
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