Spending time in the kitchen implies having the right tools for every job whatever it might be from chopping and slicing to opening cans. Everyone has some type of can opener. Some are clumsy, old fashioned manual ones to out-date electric can openers. If you’re ready to upgrade to a new, clean and easy to operate can opener, we’ve found the newest and Best Can Opener.
Can openers are usually of two types. There are the traditional mechanical ones with a cutting wheel and electric ones. The electric models are less reliable than the traditional ones but the good part is that they are affordable or at least the ones that are not designed for industrial use. Mechanical ones are also quite affordable but they are significantly more reliable and probably just as easy to use. Their main goal is to make it extremely easy to open a can without using too much force or agility.
Today we will have a quick look at several models. Most of them use stainless steel parts and are fairly lightweight and safe. There are a lot of models available and for most part they all tend to work the same. We managed to select 10 different models based on their build quality, price and feedback for customers. With no further ado here are the top 10 best can openers in 2016 reviews.
Resource for Cooking manual can opener is a great piece of equipment that should not be missing from any kitchen. The model was made using high quality stainless steel with a large handle and a plastic knob.
According to the manufacturers the model was made for seniors and everyone else that has problems with hand mobility. The cutting disk is sharp enough to handle hundreds of cans before needing to be replaced. Its handle is covered in a plastic material that improves hand grip which can help avoid accidents.
The X-Chef stainless steel can opener is one of the most affordable models in our list but the build quality is up to par and the device does what it says quite well. It has a simple design with very little plastic parts that makes it more durable and reliable.
According to the manufacturers it is one of the easiest models to use due to its large knob and sharp cutting blade that makes up for an extremely smooth cutting. It comes with big handles and a soda tab lifter but most importantly it is very easy to clean.
Bartelli soft edge 3-1in-1 Ambidextrous safety can opener is a decent pic for the ones that need something both reliable and safer than the traditional models. It is actually a bottle, can and jar opener combo that can handle almost anything.
The design of the can opener is fairly simple, making it extremely intuitive and easy to use. It requires very little force to open a can and despite having extra sharp blades it is very safe. The model is recommended for everyone but mostly for the ones that have hand pain or arthritis as it requires very little effort to operate.
The Good Cook Classic Safe Cut can opener might seem a bit flimsy with its plastic build but the truth is that the product is very well made. It comes with a patented design that is not found in other models that leaves the edges cut smoothly. The cutting wheel is extremely sharp and well places in such a way that it does not touch the food.
The model uses heavy duty plastic and a metal frame that makes it durable and easy to clean. It includes a lifetime warranty and it is extremely easy to use.
Swing-A-Way 6090 can opener is a great addition to any kitchen. It is one of those devices that shows what good craftsmanship is all about. The construction of the device is simple using stainless steel and rubber on the handles that ensures a decent grip.
The model has a sharp cutting disk and an easy to use handle. Due to its design it requires very little force to open a can and each cut is extremely accurate. Like any other can opener it is easy to clean and can last a really long time.
The Cuisinart CCO-50BKN is a great option for the ones that need a stress-free solution when dealing with canned food. It was built to comply with North American Electrical standards which means it was made to work smooth and safe.
Amongst its features the model comes with a magnetic lid holder as well as a convenient activation lever. The device stops automatically after cutting and comes with an extra wide base. It is easy to clean and costs just a bit more than an average mechanical can opener.
OXO Good Grips smooth can opener is a bit more expensive than an average electrical one but a lot of people prefer a classic one due to the fact that they are much more compact and easy to use. Also they give more control to the user and work with any type of can.
The model has an innovative can opening system with a sharp cutting disk that lives no edges. It comes with a no-touch lid removal system and a large turning knob. The model is extremely easy to use.
What makes this electric can opener by Sokos different, is that it cuts from the side of the can. That means, the top of the can cannot fall into your food. It also mean it cuts without leaving sharp edges. The Sokos can opener automatically open any size can in seconds. It works hands-free with its one-touch start and stop feature. It’s battery operated, so you won’t have to have to keep plugging it in and out or leave a messy cord on your counter. You can keep it in a drawer when not in use.
West Bend 77203 electric can opener can be a viable replacement for a classic hand operated model. The can opener has a simple design and it is powerful enough to cut open any can as long as it can fit into the device.
For safety reasons the manufacturers added an automatic stop system that turns off the machine once the can is open. The design of the can opener allows it to be used with tall cans and it is easy to clean.
The Hamilton Beach 76380Z electric can opener was made to last. Despite being an electric model the can opener is advertised to open every can the very first time, every single time.
Looking at the build quality the model is made using a black plastic body, a sharp cutting disk and a built-in knife sharpener. It was made to be extra tall in order to work with any type of can and comes with a cord storage bracket.
A Few Final Words
Can openers are fairly straight forward. The models in our list were all made to be easy to use and require minimal effort to operate. All of them use stainless steel parts which makes them durable and less likely to show signs of corrosion over time.
The electric models do tend to break easier but the manual ones also have their own problems. In time the cutting disk will become damaged and blunt. However, they are quite affordable and replacing one should not be much of a concern. The most important part is to find a model that can get the job done well without much effort.