Even if you are one of those people who likes to cook everything from scratch, inevitably, you will need to open a can or two. There is a wide variety of can openers to choose from, with some products offering a simple, straightforward can opening operation, while others are multi-functional. Some are super heavy-duty while others are wonderful options for those of us who have arthritis or other painful physical issues and limitations. It may sound odd, but some of these openers are truly exciting to look at and even fun to use. To give you a better idea of what is available, here are the top 10 best electric can openers:
10. One Touch Can Opener by Online Discount Mart
This is a great hands-free can opener, which is easy to use and compact enough to store in a drawer. It is a great option for someone who has arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome or any other hand pain/use issues. Once you place it on the can, just press the button and it does the rest. It safely cuts the can from the side, leaving a perfectly smooth edge, which allows you to replace the lid until you are ready to use the contents. It has an automatic shut-off and uses just two AA batteries, which must be purchased separately. This particular can opener also includes an offer for a free Grip Mate Jar Opener.
9. Hamilton Beach 76606ZA Smooth Touch Can Opener, Black and Chrome
The side-cutting system this nine-inch high can opener from Hamilton Beach uses will open any size and any type of can, including those with pop-top tabs. The side-cutting action also lifts the top of the can off for you, so it helps keep your hands away from the sharp edges of the lid and holds it until you are ready to safely remove and dispose of it. It has a large ergonomic lever, which makes it easy and comfortable to use.
8. Hamilton Beach Ensemble Tall Can Opener, Red
The heavy-duty die-cast metal cutter on this Hamilton Beach can opener makes short work of any sized can. The cutter is easily removed and easy to clean since it is dishwasher safe. The unit is made with stainless steel for added strength and durability and the plastic housing is color-coded to match any of this manufacturer’s similarly colored products. It has an integrated, manually operated knife sharpener and the magnetic lid holder grabs the lid after it has been cut and holds it until you are ready to safely dispose of it.
7. Proctor Silex Plus 76370P Extra-Tall Can Opener, White
The extra-tall design of this nine-inch high electric opener from Proctor Silex easily and quietly opens cans on the first try. The cutting lever detaches for easy cleaning and it has a built-in manual knife sharpener.
6. Black & Decker CO100B Spacemaker Traditional Multi-Purpose Can Opener, Black
This multi-function powerhouse of a can opener from Black & Decker has a power-pierce cutter and includes a built-in bag cutter, bottle opener, cord storage for the thirty-inch long power cord and knife sharpener. It is easily installed under a cabinet to help save some of that precious countertop space and the swing-open door allows for convenient accessibility and operation. It has an automatic shut-off when it is done opening each can.
5. West Bend 77203 Electric Can Opener, Metallic
The slim, extra-tall, sleek modern design of this heavy-duty seventy-watt, almost ten inches high, can opener easily accommodates tall cans. It has an integrated cord storage for its thirty-inch long power cord, an automatic shutoff, knife sharpener and bottle opener. The cutting accessory is removable and dishwasher safe.
4. Cuisinart CCO-50BKN Deluxe Electric Can Opener, Black
The precision Power Cut blade on this opener from Cuisinart easily opens any standard sized can. The press-and-release lever is easy to use and the removable, easy-to-clean magnetic cutting blade/lid holder safely holds the cut metal piece until you are ready to dispose of it. It has an extra-wide base to prevent slipping and sliding during its operation and it has a convenient automatic shut-off when it is done cutting.
3. Bartelli Soft Edge Automatic Electric Can Opener – Red
The sleek, new design of this battery-operated opener is wonderful for anyone who suffers from arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome or any other hand-use issues. Simply mount it on top of the can, press the button to turn it on, let it swivel around the can as it side-cuts it, then press the button again to turn it off. Once the top of the can has been cut, you can actually reseal the can with the lid because of the precise, smooth-edged cut this great little tool provides. It uses four AA batteries, which need to be purchased separately. The compact size makes it easy to take with you or store in a drawer. It works on any sized can, including those with the pull-tab openers.
2. Oster 3147 Tall Can Opener
The patented power-pierce cutting mechanism, integrated into this contemporarily styled can opener, easily, quickly and quietly opens standard and tall cans. It has an auto-stop feature and a magnetic lid lifter, which allows for safe, easy removal of the lid once the machine is done cutting it off. There is also a built-in knife sharpener and handy cord storage.
1. Handy Can Opener Automatic One Touch Electric Can Opener – 2 Pack (RED/GREY)
The unique modern design of this hands-free automatic can opener quickly and easily opens any can. The opener basically “walks” itself around the top of the can while it safely cuts from the side of the can without leaving any sharp or jagged edges that might cut you. It has an automatic shut-off feature, which helps conserve and extend the battery life of the two AA batteries used to power this great little opener.