With a large, smooth, plastic twist handle that fits nicely in the palm, this can opener operates with a minimum of effort. Flexible rubber fins on the handle absorb the tension necessary to keep the opener in place, while sharp, stainless-steel teeth bite into lids with the agility of a great white shark. A built-in bottle opener completes the design. Sturdy construction and a large twisting knob make this one of the best can openers on the market. Hand-washing is recommended. OXO Steel Can Opener is a kitchen essential. Stainless steel blades make it durable, and the large, soft turning knob is easy to manage. This Can Opener also features a built-in bottle cap opener.
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343 of 351 found the following review helpful:
better, faster, easier than an electric can openerSep 14, 2002
By christinemm - The Thinking Mother
I grew up with electric can openers that inevitably broke or had a hard time attaching to the can, then the contents often spilled as I removed it from the magnetic holder. Back then the alternative was a hand-held manual one that was actually painful to use.
After marrying we bought an electric can opener which broke soon thereafter. While waiting for the day when it was to be repaired (which ended up being never), I bought this OXO manual can opener thinking it would be a temporary and inexpensive solution. It is awesome. We have been using ours for about 5 years and it is still going strong. It is fast, easy to use, and comfortable. There is no pain or discomfort when holding it. It cuts the can cleanly and is just plain easier to use than electric can openers. We are sticking with the OXO can opener and not going back to electric openers.
I highly recommend this can opener, ditch your electric can opener and make things easier on yourself!
198 of 201 found the following review helpful:
Best can opener I've ever usedJun 15, 2002
By Herschel Cadwell
I'm a totally disabled Veteran. My wife is disabled also with a severe upper back and neck problem that affects her hands. She doesn't have much strength in her hands. This can opener is so easy for both of us to use! I believe it's because this product is very well made. It does a great job. I'm ordering another one. It makes a good gift also.
266 of 275 found the following review helpful:
The Best Can Opener Value on the MarketSep 16, 2003
By Robert I. Hedges
As a former Chef I am picky about using only quality kitchen utensils, and I heartily endorse this can opener. Most manual can openers have a tendency to hang up or run off the lip of the can, but not this beauty. It stays on the lid without ever jumping off and has incredible ease of operation due to it's large mechanical advantage and handle construction.
This may look like a cheap can opener from the local retailer, but it's ease of use, durability, and the fact that it is dishwasher safe (many aren't) makes this the best value for the can opener dollar imaginable.
41 of 41 found the following review helpful:
Sturdy and easy to useJan 14, 2004
By N. Yap
We've had this can opener for several years now. I still have one of our old, el cheapo can openers which I sometimes use if I can't find the OXO. The OXO is so much easier to use - it tracks the can rim without jumping off, it cuts the metal easily, knob is easy to turn. Also, I don't always get to drying my washing up quickly, but this can opener shows no signs of rust spots.
65 of 69 found the following review helpful:
When it worked, it worked well, but...Dec 05, 2002
When my old Zyliss gave up the ghost I looked about for a replacement. I have other OXO products and am pleased with them, so I gave this a flyer. On the plus side, it's sturdy and very easy to operate. However, I found that most of the time, about four cans out of five, it wouldn't cut the lid completely off. I'd be left with a lid slightly immersed in the can's contents and attached by a small strand of metal. I'd then have to get a small knife or fork to pry the lid out of the can and was still left with the task of getting the lid off the can without cutting myself.
Based on the other reviews I'm figuring I just got a dud, so I'll replace it with another OXO opener, but not this one.
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