This electric can opener scored the highest in every testing category, thereby earning The Best title from the Hammacher Schlemmer Institute. The Best model opened cans faster than any other model, requiring only an average of 10 1/2 seconds to unseal 87 cans of different sizes and weights. Unlike lesser models that dropped cans after opening, The Best model maintained its tight grip until the lever was disengaged. The Best model was the only opener with two guiding posts that consistently aligned the can, blade, and magnet, leading to a perfect score for ease of attachment. The activation lever removes and is dishwasher safe. 9 3/4" H x 4 1/2" Diam. (4 lbs.)
“I use this for everyday use. Its clean lines, ease and smoothness of operation are in stark contrast to the bumpy, noisy can opener I used for years. Haven't had it long but everything about it indicates that this may be the last can opener I need to buy. ” - C.C. Kentucky
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(18 of 19 customers found this review helpful)
Reasons for purchasing this can opener
from Chandler, Az
I immediately purchased this can opener because of the great positive reviews I had read on your website. Before I received the product we went on another website and read many negative reviews and was very disappointed . I was more disappointed that you only post the positive reviews.Per your reply to me after asking why I don't see any negative comments. Many times the negative ones help me decide as well so I think it is deceiving that you only post positive comments. Ok.. my review.. at last.. I do LIKE my new can opener.. I love that it holds the cans after it is done opening it. Instead of dropping it once it opens can. I did noticed that once it opens a can it spits out any juice in the can at the end. So, be careful to catch anything liquids when it gets to the end of opening can. I did notice it opened some cans very easily and some with different lips not as easily. We found there is a RIGHT way to put your can on the can opener to get a good start. If you do not do it this way it will be hard to start it up and you have to keep trying to put can back on with many frustrations. Thus you get frustrated and think the can opener doesn't work and write a bad review. Yes, I would suggest it to my friends but I would also tell my friends to read both positive and negative reviews so they can see if some of the negative comments would deter them from purchasing this product. I feel that some negative reviews may be because people may not use the can opener properly and got frustrated and so they write a bad review.. among other things.. I have had this can opener for a few months now and have not had any problems yet.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(17 of 20 customers found this review helpful)
Not what I thought it would be.
from Morristown, NJ
Thought it was going to be a great product, but so disappointed. Won't hold a can like promised, even a small can of tuna. Very disappointed, especially for something that was high rated.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Hammacher Schlemmer Response: Thank you for your feedback. The Hammacher Schlemmer Institute conducts rigorous, unbiased testing to determine which product is the best in a given category. While this product has held up hundreds of cans during testing, it clearly did not perform for you and for that we sincerely apologize. Remember that you can always order from Hammacher Schlemmer with confidence knowing that if you are disappointed with a product—for any reason—you may return it under our lifetime guarantee. Please contact our customer service team at 1-800-321-1484 and they will be happy to assist you.
(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)
Works as advertised.
from Goffstown NH
Purchased for someone with severe arthritis in hands. Person could no longer open cans without extreme pain. This opener is well worth the extra money. It made opening cans simple again. Thank you for providing a quality product.
(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
Excellent, reliable can opener
By Sore Hands
from Greenville, Maine
I have arthritis in my hands and cannot use a manual can opener. This has saved the day for me!
Can a Can Opener Open Cans?
from San Antonio, Texas
Nice product. I like that it's very quiet when operating. It also sits and waits patiently between uses and doesn't complain.
(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Pretty, but very poor performance
from Dallas, TX
This appliance is so pretty, but it is not worth the money. The opener doesn't hold the can in place, so after the can is open, it 'drops' to the counter and splatters and makes a mess. Also, the handle is flimsy and it comes off in my hand every time I lift it to put a new can in place. The opener makes the cut edges very rough and uneven and unsafe.
Hammacher Schlemmer Response: Thank you for your feedback. The Hammacher Schlemmer Institute conducts rigorous, unbiased testing to determine which product is the best in a given category. While this product has held up hundreds of cans during testing, it clearly did not perform for you and for that we sincerely apologize. Note that dried foot or heavier cans (bulk size) may affect the unit's ability to hold cans securely. Remember that you can always order from Hammacher Schlemmer with confidence knowing that if you are disappointed with a product—for any reason—you may return it under our lifetime guarantee. Please contact our customer service team at 1-800-321-1484 and they will be happy to assist you.
This really is the BEST!!
from New York City
Excellent quality and service. Hammacher Schlemmer is one of the best, if not THE best, online store. I bypassed all the other listings and went right for Hammacher because you get things fast, in good condition, and your "best" choices have always lived up to your rating. Also, Hammacher always stands behind their products unlike other fly-by-night "bargain" sites and stores. This can opener is sleek, attractive, always works as it should, and never tips over. It holds the item steady and doesn't "drop" things. Very pleased with this purchase! Thanks Hammacher Schlemmer!
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
So far So good
from Lake Elsinore, Ca
So far this can opener has been a lifesaver. Arthritis in hands make other openers impossible to use. The best thing I find is that it's heavy enough that you don't have to follow it around on the counter. Judy T.
I had ordered it for my Mother and Father. They are elderly and had been using a manual can opener. I did a lot of research and this seemed to be the best for the money. My Mother loves it, she said it fast, sturdy, does and excellent job taking the top off. She is very happy with the can opener and she is very hard to please.
(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
This is the second one we purchased.
from Springboro, OH
It's hard to find a good electric can opener anymore. Most of them are worthless. This one seems to work the way it is supposed to work. So far so good!
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