Subject: Re: Opening Clams:
Thanks Larry, I love the opener. I headed out to my dock to try out the opener on clams. During the summer I always keep clams in baskets hanging from my dock. I also have both the large and small AW SHUCKS blade arms. It worked just as advertised! A little more work in cleaning out the clam than an oyster, but that is to be expected with two muscles instead of just one. I love raw clams and this has made it so easy.
John Olkowski October 2016
"Well, Larry, I got my awshucks and my oysters but there was a MAJOR PROBLEM.......my son started using it and wouldn't let me try it! Wasn't until the next day that I actually got to use it.
HA HA! Love it! Can't wait to eat more oysters!
Irene Clum Germantown, New York October 2016
I received the AwShucks oyster shucker several days ago. I am very impressed with the quality of material used and workmanship.
I used it last evening and it is so very easy to use. No fighting opening an oyster and worrying that one may slice their hand with an oyster knife.
I will definitely recommend this product to my friends who enjoy eating raw oysters.
Thank you again from very satisfied customer."
Jon LeRoyer, Portland, ME 8/8/16
This is a FANTASTIC invention. I’ve never opened an oyster before but after opening two oysters with your device I felt like a pro. It’s quick, easy and most important – it’s safe. It’s so well made too. I really like that it opens the oysters horizontally so all of the juice stays with the oyster. Who knew that opening oysters could be so easy. Thank you for making such a great device."
Charlotte Keith, Ocean Bluff, MA, 6/9/2016
"Gotta tell Ya - awesome tool! Not only does it work... it is flawless! Well done, what a great, well thought out, functional oyster opener. the oyster shucker I purchased was a birthday gift for my wife, she loves oysters... She loves the awshucks oyster opener... she is very happy. Thank you!!"
Ed Weikman, Rhode Island, 6/6/2016
"After a lifetime of opening oysters with a knife, and with several serious cuts, I can finally open oysters quickly, easily, and SAFELY. We opened 100 oysters in 3 days, and what used to be a treat, I now eat a couple of times a week. I will probably go broke buying oysters, and it is ALL YOUR FAULT. Thank you for making such an outstanding product that does everything you say it does. I never worry about hurting myself and I would recommend your opener to anyone that likes oysters."
Many thanks, Chris Brown, 2/29/2016 Connecticut
"Larry, We received it today, went out and bought oysters right away. We opened 18 with ease, I am impressed. No more bruises on the palm of my hand or having to worry about stabbing myself! Thank goodness we saw your ad in a magazine, your product is AWESOME, and we will put it to good use."
Mark Riehl, 2/19/2016 Wisconsin
"Hello Larry, I purchased one of your board mounted shuckers three years ago for a our first "Mother Shucker" party here in Sioux Falls, SD. I overnight 20 to 25 dozen oysters from Damariscota, ME for this once a year event. To say the least, your "Aw Shucks" shucker board saves the day with its ability to effortlessly shuck that many oysters in a very short period of time. Our next gig is Aug. 1, 2015 and I am looking forward to the event. Our oyster provider's theme is "You don't make friends with salad" How true!"
Herm Martin, "Chief Mother Shucker" - 6/30/2015
"Larry, First, I'd like to say your opener is the best thing I've ever purchased for the kitchen. We have all enjoyed the act of opening since we received the AwShucks. It is so easy to use, and SAFE! Thanks very much."
~ Robby Beaver - The Frisky Oyster - 5/1/2015
"Larry, An Awesome product! You are a genius. You and I spoke on the phone when I ordered "Aw Shucks" -- my wife had seen it at a friend’s home, and told me that we had to buy one. And she was right! The day it arrived, we served 18 oysters at our home in a couple of minutes. Used to take us about a half hour! Well made product!"
~ Rob Schain, Chatham, MA 4/18/13
"Larry, you are the Rembrandt of oyster shuckers".
~ Jamie Wyeth, Artist and Oyster Lover, Coast of Maine
"Larry, I was impressed with your AW SHUCKS oyster opener. I added a blog post last week. It seems great for restaurants"
~ Rowan Jacobsen - THE OYSTER GUIDE
"Larry, I have been using your shucker for over two years. It is fantastic. I raise oysters on Chesapeake and let them grow to 4 to 5 inches. Only your shucker can handle them and it has made life great. I no longer dread it when my wife says, how about 4 doz tonight for friends."
Phil Davis, Montross, Virginia - 12/31/2014
"Larry,Your oyster opener is working great. I hope to use it for many more years. I'll be 94 year old in October!"
Willard Rhodes - 6/17/2013 - Southern Pines, North Carolina
"Larry, I just got your shucker today and have already put it to use. I introduced it to my employees and showed them how to use it ONCE, and they are shucking out oysters in half the time as before and having a blast doing it. They are extremely happy as am I, and when I opened my first oyster, the first sentence out of my mouth was “ THIS THING IS WICKED!". Your slogan could not have stated it better. You have invented in my book, the best oyster shucker out there not to mention safest and I thank you kind sir!"
David Kim - Redondo Beach Crab House
"We shuck between 400-500 oysters a day with your AW SHUCKS OYSTER OPENER and we think AW SHUCKS and our Kuerig coffee machine are the best inventions in the last 5 years."
~ Roy Moore Lobster - Rockport, Mass. - 6/16/2013
"In my first two weeks with your AW SHUCKS opener, I shucked over three bushels and all my buddies were very impressed with it. I made 5 gallons of oyster stew, and I shucked a bushel in less than an hour, the best I ever did. I wish you could have seen their faces when I started using it. Thanks, we love it".
Mark Lotz, 12/30/2013 Middle River, Md.
"AW Shucks! has integrated the way we promote raw bars. With this well needed piece of equipment we can shuck hundreds of oysters in a matter of minutes. The safest way to shuck oysters...and a pearl of a buy! Seriously, it has been well used".
~ Robert J. Mancuso, CEC, Executive Chef, The Country Club, Chestnut Hill, Ma.
"Great Invention - Well Done!!!"
~ Tom Tempest-Radford, Dorset, United Kingdom
"The best way to quickly open oysters safely".
~ Tim Pierce, Executive Chef, Samoset Resort, Rockland, Me
"Let me tell you about my life with the AW Shucks! Rarely does anything exceed expectations, but this is one that does. It is well constructed, clean and strong. The blade is like a section of my old farm tractor's bar mower and easy to use. The design of horizontal operation is very important that no "bon" juices are lost. It works well and is quick. Overall, wonderfully great job!"
~ Mike & Yvonne Thompson, Owners of Cuz's Uptown BBQ Restaurant, Pounding Mill, Virginia
"Aw Shucks! is one of the things I can't do without. Quick, easy to use, and safe! Experience is not needed to use the Aw Shucks!..I love your shucker!"
~ Bill Hansen, President, Leading Caterers of America
"Works great, bought a second one for the raw bar".
~ Anita, Business Mgr., Robinson's Wharf, Southport Island, Me
"The AW Shucks! Oyster Shucker is the best thing I've ever had for shucking oysters quickly and safely. No more getting cut up or almost stabbing myself in the hand from trying to open oysters with an oyster knife. Being made of stainless steel, it is easy to clean, and you can shuck a tray of oysters safely in minutes. In your own home with friends around, and you are serious about shucking your own oysters safely and quickly, this is the shucker to own. Thanks for such a fine product".
~ Allen D. Smith, JR., Moore, Oklahoma
"This thing works like a champ…safe, easy…and yes, more oysters per meal".
~ Jacque Touzet, New Orleans, La.
"I bought this shucker for my husband three years ago, and since then we haven't had any visits to the ER due to a sliced hand. We use the shucker all the time and take it with us to our weekend summer home. It allows you to easily open an oyster without the worry of puncturing your hand. This shucker is wonderful – we don't shuck oysters without it".
~ Tricia Kunst, Davidsonville, MD.
"My family and I would like to express how happy we are with your oyster shucker. Doing them with the traditional knife was impossible to keep up with the volume. Your shucker not only meets the order, but we have not had one injury related to shucking. We like it so much, that we ordered a second one for when we run extended specials. Thanks again for a great product".
~ Keith Cipielewski, Owner/Mgr., Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Siesta Key, Florida
"I wish I would have had one 30 years ago. It is the best money I have ever spent on anything! Thank you, I Love it!"
~ Bobby - Guyton, Georgia
"A new, fast way to open oysters safely! This product could open new markets for the aquaculture industry."
~ Peter & Susan McBean, Alluvion Farm, Cushing, Me.
"Finally, a fast, easy, and safe way to open oysters".
~ Bill Mook, Mook Sea Farms, Walpole, Me.
"We are very happy with the design and have had it for two years. It is very easy to use."
~ Phil Koskela, Rocktide Inn & Restaurant, Boothbay Harbor, Me.
"The shucker works as advertised, fantastic actually, as my learning curve to open oysters was 1 oyster. Using the mounted version on a cutting board makes it easy."
~ John Mohr, Muscongus, Maine
"You were right! In the past six months we shucked 9,000 oysters with the AW Shucks! Oyster Shucker. Not one single injury. The shucker worked flawlessly, and it was simple to train our staff... The Aw Shucks! truly gave us the one up on our competition.
~ Todd Mauer, President and new Owner of King Eider's Pub, Damariscotta, Me.
"In the course of our work for an oyster breeding program, we have been shucking oysters by hand in order to "strip" out oyster eggs and fertilize them. This requires a careful but quick hand – we routinely need to shuck and "harvest" eggs from around 200 oysters at a time as rapidly, and cleanly, as possible. In the past this has resulted in long days and, occasionally, self-injury (not being particularly expert shuckers)…The Aw Shucks! Oyster Shucker has helped immensely, making this task much quicker and safer. Wish we had purchased one sooner".
~ Scott Feindel, Hatchery Manager, Darling Marine Center, Oyster Breeding Program, Walpole, Me.