Wine & Can Openers
Electric can openers might seem like a luxury item when compared with, say, a knife, but for some home cooks an electric can opener is actually vitally important. Consider customers who suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, or have other types of nerve damage – an electric can opener can be a useful tool that allows them to have more independence in the kitchen. Add to that some of the regular features that newer models come with, like a built-in knife sharpener, bottle opener, and pop-top opener, and it is easy to see the appeal of adding one to a busy home kitchen.
The BLACK+DECKER Extra-Tall Electric Can Opener, which accommodates cans up to 49.5-ounces, features an easy-touch lever for hands-free operation and an automatic shut-off function that stops once the can is open. The multi-functional opener has a built-in knife sharpener, pop-top opener and bottle opener. There is a built-in cord storage to keep counters tidy and the blade is removable for easy cleaning.
Suggest Retail Price: $19.99
Smart Touch is the easiest way to open a can, bottle, and jar without any mess. Just place on the can, touch the button and away it goes! Manual can openers require twisting and turning, and are almost impossible for people with arthritis and joint pain. With the Smart Touch, twist off even the toughest bottle caps effortlessly, the handle design gives you all the leverage you’ll need. The uniquely designed blade clamps down on the lid from the side, leaving behind a smooth, dull surface. And with its strong magnetic contact point, the lid never falls into the can. Plus, it’s easy to clean with its detachable, dishwasher safe blade.
Suggested Retail Price: $19.99
This multi-functional can opener by Brentwood Appliances features a taller profile for opening larger cans. The electric can opener features ‘single-finger’ operation for ease of use, a nonskid base and automatic shut off. A built-in chrome bottle opener is located on the front and a built-in knife sharpener is located on the back for sharpening both knives and scissors. Cord storage space is also built into the back of the unit to minimize countertop clutter. Available in black or white.
With brushed stainless steel, simple lines and embossed Cuisinart logo, the SCO-60’s look fits right in with today’s premium countertop appliances and works with just the touch of a button. Its extra-wide base prevents sliding or tipping, and the “press-and-release” lever easily opens any size can. A precision power-cut blade and handy magnetic lid holder are attached to the removable arm, making cleanup a snap.
Suggested Retail Price: $49.95
The Hamilton Beach Black Ice™ Metal Collection Can Opener (76776) features SureCut™ patented technology to open cans the first time, every time. It includes the OpenMate™ multi-tool to open bottle tops, hard plastic packages and pop-top cans. The built-in cord storage helps keep your counter space free of cord clutter, while the built-in knife sharpener, located in the back, lets you sharpen cutting utensils for optimal use. The cutting head is removable with the push of a button for easy cleaning. Automatic shutoff ensure the cutting will stop once the can has been completely opened.
Opening canned goods just got easier with this Extra-Tall Can Opener from Proctor Silex® (76370PY). With its precision cutting mechanism and 9-inch height, it can open even the tallest cans in seconds. The blade of the electric can opener grabs a can’s edge and pulls it in tight to easily open cans on the first try. The cutting lever detaches for thorough cleaning. A manual knife sharpening slot is built into the back of the can opener.
With just one touch to start and one to stop, the Zyliss EasiCan Electric Can Opener automatically opens cans in seconds. The can opener walks around the can lid hands-free and cuts from the side so it doesn’t leave any sharp edges. A magnet underneath the opener grabs the lid for easy, safe disposal. The small but mighty EasiCan opens any size can lid whether small, medium or large.
Suggested Retail Price: $19.99
This story was originally published in the June 2015 issue of Kitchenware News, a publication of Oser Communications Group.