Beer Cans and the Engel

Submitted: Friday, May 21, 2004 at 18:25
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I have a Engel SS40 which stacks 3 Beer cans high quite nicely (along with food and milk). This new can design (coke, beer etc) with the small top on the can means that they can longer be stacked without sliding around on top of each other. The old design allowed them to stack and be locked together (if that makes sense).

Has anyone else encountered this, or am i the only can drinker?

Some clueless git has now modified what was a working design for god knows how many years. I know many pubs and clubs that stack cans of beer / coke in fridges and this will no doubt upset them also.

Cheers,

Glenn.
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Reply By: Rosco - Bris. - Friday, May 21, 2004 at 18:39

Friday, May 21, 2004 at 18:39
I haven't come across the new shape yet, but did notice that with the 60l Waeco
that cans are about 1mm too long to fit crossways in the small compartment ...... bummer! BAD DESIGN WAECO.
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Reply By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Friday, May 21, 2004 at 18:44

Friday, May 21, 2004 at 18:44
Hi Glenn

Al commented on the same thing not so long ago...you're not alone..there are others out there that share your pain ....aahha

Lyn
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Reply By: Member - Glenn(VIC) - Friday, May 21, 2004 at 19:14

Friday, May 21, 2004 at 19:14
Hi Glenn,

I agree with your frustration...sure the "big mouth" is great for fast consumption, but the inability to stack cans now is disgraceful planning by the can manufacturers. So far I have not come up with a viable solution to this dilemma, but surely someone will and hopefully they will divulge it in this sight.

Cheers

Glenn
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Friday, May 21, 2004 at 20:05

Friday, May 21, 2004 at 20:05
I think the problem lays with the food & milk. Get rid of those, replace with can's, start drinking from cans and........... before long the care factor comes down to zero...........whoa!!!!
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Reply By: Member - StevenL - Friday, May 21, 2004 at 20:27

Friday, May 21, 2004 at 20:27
I had the Carlton Draght cans in the Waeco on the weekend (stubbies take up too much room and are prone to breaking) and noticed the same thing. I left the platic rings on the six-paks which helped with the stacking and kept things neat until ready for use but you would think that making cans so that they stack would be obvious!!!!

What bright spark came up with that new design and how long beore feedbak from the public sees this issue corrected????

Cheers

Steven
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Follow Up By: Glenno - Friday, May 21, 2004 at 20:41

Friday, May 21, 2004 at 20:41
And the problem with the 30can packs is they dont have the plastic rings.

As they say commonsense isnt common. And thats proven by this stupid idea.
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Reply By: Doc - Friday, May 21, 2004 at 22:25

Friday, May 21, 2004 at 22:25
I complained (by email) to coke a few months ago about this, and their reply was:

Thanks for your recent email regarding our new can design. We welcome consumer feedback and appreciate the opportunity to respond. For many years we have prided ourselves on being a market leader in all aspects of the beverage industry, and our distinctive packaging is no exception. The design of our packaging is ever-changing, embracing new innovations and trends in the marketplace. This can is now a worldwide design. We are sorry to hear that you dislike our new can design and we will certainly forward your comments to our Packaging Department. If you have any further questions please call us on 1800 025 123. Once again, thanks for taking the time to contact Coca-Cola.

Regards,
The Coke Webmaster

In other words, we don't care.

Geoff
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Follow Up By: Glenno - Friday, May 21, 2004 at 22:28

Friday, May 21, 2004 at 22:28
I stock the drink vending machine at work and have had problems with the ring pulls on the new cans sitting up too high so they open when you unpack the 30can boxes. Coke's customer line said "no-one else" had reported this problem before so it must be me. Rang up 6 weeks later to say I had some more of them, and they said "yes sir that was a manufacturing problem".

Typical big company small consumer response.
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Follow Up By: Jimbo - Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 11:59

Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 11:59
COKE?
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Follow Up By: jackablue - Monday, May 24, 2004 at 14:35

Monday, May 24, 2004 at 14:35
I hope in your complaint letter you request they get rid of their silly cylindrical can & replace it with an up to date rectangular can!!!!!
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Reply By: Member - Ray - Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 18:07

Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 18:07
24 cans in a carton!!! 24 hours in aday!!! Obviously not a coincidence(:-
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Follow Up By: Member - StevenL - Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 19:45

Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 19:45
Only one can per hour????
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Reply By: Member- Rox - Sunday, May 23, 2004 at 18:49

Sunday, May 23, 2004 at 18:49
I lay my cans sideways they dont fall over then. Iv'e had them sitting upright & can't get them into the corners properly in the wire basket , then if you pull out the milk they fall over.
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Reply By: Phil G - Sunday, May 23, 2004 at 19:42

Sunday, May 23, 2004 at 19:42
I only take the Coopers cans off road because they each 6 pack is shrink wrapped and they don't bust, wear thru etc
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Follow Up By: Member - Penguin (NSW) - Monday, May 24, 2004 at 15:17

Monday, May 24, 2004 at 15:17
I've never seen a Coopers can. In which state do you buy them? State of Australia, that is :-)
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Follow Up By: Phil G - Monday, May 24, 2004 at 22:56

Monday, May 24, 2004 at 22:56
Coopers are South Australian - make great beer. The Draught, Light and Dr Tim are available in cans. The can is conventional shape, but the shrink wrap around each 6 pack is great for corrugated roads.
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