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Can Openers Buying Guide

Opening a can can be easy or challenging, depending on the tool you use to do it. Can openers continue to evolve in shape and design in the handheld, manual category. Electric can openers offer the same basic function and style for removing a lid.

Types of Can Openers

Types of Can Openers

There are two basic types of can openers to choose from: manual and electric. It’s a good idea to keep at least one manual can opener in your home for times when you need a backup or during a power outage if you have an electric model. Electric openers are easy to operate, and some feature a cordless design. Battery-operated can openers are also available. Can openers will need to be replaced as the sharpener dulls over time. Occasionally cleaning the blade to remove buildup and corrosion will help its longevity.

Electric

Electric can openers are easy and safe to operate. They also cause the least hand strain. There are many electric styles to choose from, whether it’s placed on the counter or mounted on the wall or under a cabinet. Cordless designs offer extra convenience.

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BLACK+DECKER
$24.99

The tall design of the CO1200 and power pierce cutter easily opens cans of any size. Engage the cutter and enjoy hands free operat...ion that automatically shuts off when the can is open. Enjoy the added convenience of a knife sharpener and bottle opener. The unit easily wipes clean, the cutter is dishwasher safe for easy clean-up and the built-in cord storage eliminates "cord clutter" on your counter. read more

$19.99

Home Supplies - Save $20! Compare at $39.95Easy, Speedy and Gets the Job Done!Stop struggling with that rusty old manual can opene...r and get one of these. Just plug it in and open cans of any size without straining your fingers. Features auto shut-off &... read more

$19.99

Home Supplies - Save $20! Compare at $39.95Easy, Speedy and Gets the Job Done!Stop struggling with that rusty old manual can opene...r and get one of these. Just plug it in and open cans of any size without straining your fingers. Features auto shut-off &... read more

Proctor Silex
$14.59

Find Kitchen Openers And Crackers at Target.com! Opening canned goods just got easier with this SureCut can opener from Proctor Si...lex. With its precision cutting mechanism, it can open even the tallest cans in seconds. It features automatic shut-off... read more

Manual

With a manual can opener, a sharp, round, rotating blade cuts into the edge of the can and continues around as you turn the handle. Be careful, as the edges of the can and lid are as sharp as a knife. Manual can openers come in many shapes and styles. Some are designed for ergonomics, others to eliminate sharp edges. Depending on the style and design, a manual can opener can be stored in a drawer or mounted to a kitchen island.

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Randa Accessories
$19.99

Find Kitchen Openers And Crackers at Target.com! Manual Can Opener Wemco Color: Multi-Colored.

OXO
$15.00

Manual can opener has a great grip and comfortable turning mechanism, making opening cans fast, easy and secure.

Randa Accessories
$19.99

Find Kitchen Openers And Crackers at Target.com! Manual Can Opener Wemco Color: Multi-Colored.

Zyliss
$14.59

Features:Safely and efficiently opens cans of all sizes Ergonomic rubberized handles Magnetic lid lifter eliminates handling sharp... edges and releases lids with the touch of a button Hinged design opens wide for easy cleanup by hand Compact size stores conveniently Powerful stainless steel cutting mechanism Overall size: 7-in. x 2-in. x 3-in.  What's In The Box:Zyliss 20362 Lock-N-Lift Manual Can Opener read more

Battery-operated

Smaller in size and simple to operate, a battery-operated can opener is an easy way to open a can.

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

Before you buy a can opener, decide if you prefer manual or electric. Also think about where you would like to store the opener: in a drawer, in a cupboard, or on the counter. These variables will dictate the type and style of can opener you choose.

Style

When you’re ready to buy a can opener, think about where you plan to keep it. If you open cans frequently for yourself or your pets, a countertop opener will be easy to access. If you’d prefer to have it out of sight, an undercabinet electric model or a manual opener that can be stowed in a drawer are good solutions.

Electric

If you like the fast, easy convenience of an electric can opener, then you’ll find your next decision to be color. Common choices are white, stainless steel, or black. Other features include extra-tall models to accommodate a variety of can sizes and built-in knife sharpeners.

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BLACK+DECKER
$24.99

The tall design of the CO1200 and power pierce cutter easily opens cans of any size. Engage the cutter and enjoy hands free operat...ion that automatically shuts off when the can is open. Enjoy the added convenience of a knife sharpener and bottle opener. The unit easily wipes clean, the cutter is dishwasher safe for easy clean-up and the built-in cord storage eliminates "cord clutter" on your counter. read more

$19.99

Home Supplies - Save $20! Compare at $39.95Easy, Speedy and Gets the Job Done!Stop struggling with that rusty old manual can opene...r and get one of these. Just plug it in and open cans of any size without straining your fingers. Features auto shut-off &... read more

$19.99

Home Supplies - Save $20! Compare at $39.95Easy, Speedy and Gets the Job Done!Stop struggling with that rusty old manual can opene...r and get one of these. Just plug it in and open cans of any size without straining your fingers. Features auto shut-off &... read more

Proctor Silex
$14.59

Find Kitchen Openers And Crackers at Target.com! Opening canned goods just got easier with this SureCut can opener from Proctor Si...lex. With its precision cutting mechanism, it can open even the tallest cans in seconds. It features automatic shut-off... read more

Manual

If you’re looking for a manual opener, options run the gamut from very basic to wonderfully ergonomic. Each manual opener has a knob that turns to wind the tool around the can to open it. Look for a knob that is comfortable and easily fits your grip.

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Randa Accessories
$19.99

Find Kitchen Openers And Crackers at Target.com! Manual Can Opener Wemco Color: Multi-Colored.

OXO
$15.00

Manual can opener has a great grip and comfortable turning mechanism, making opening cans fast, easy and secure.

Randa Accessories
$19.99

Find Kitchen Openers And Crackers at Target.com! Manual Can Opener Wemco Color: Multi-Colored.

Randa Accessories
$19.99

Find Kitchen Openers And Crackers at Target.com! Manual Can Opener Wemco Color: Multi-Colored.

Bottle opener

Many handheld openers also have a bottle opener integrated into the design. This feature allows you to have one kind of opener instead of two.

Sharp and safe

Whether your can opener is electric or manual, you need to maintain it by keeping the cutting blade clean and free of corrosion that builds up from frequent use. Some can openers are designed to cut under the rim of the lid to prevent sharp edges.

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As Seen on TV
$19.88 $16.49

Get easy to use automatic operation with the Toucan Can Opener. It leaves cans and lids smooth with no razor sharp edges. Open can...s of all shapes and sizes with just a push of a button using this As Seen On TV can opener. read more

Groupon Goods
$34.99 $9.99

Hands-free can opener automatically opens cans and leaves smooth edges, protecting hands Size: Small. Color: Red. Gender: Unisex. ...Age Group: Adult. read more

Groupon Goods
$34.99 $9.99

Hands-free can opener automatically opens cans and leaves smooth edges, protecting hands Size: Small. Color: Gray. Gender: Unisex.... Age Group: Adult. read more

Groupon Goods
$34.99 $9.99

Hands-free can opener automatically opens cans and leaves smooth edges, protecting hands Size: Small. Color: Black. Gender: Unisex.... Age Group: Adult. read more

Groupon Goods
$34.99 $9.99

Hands-free can opener automatically opens cans and leaves smooth edges, protecting hands Size: Small. Color: Blue. Gender: Unisex.... Age Group: Adult. read more

Hamilton Beach
$43.00 $29.99

The Hamilton Beach heavyweight can opener combines good looks with SureCut technology to open cans the first time, every time. Sur...eCut™ patented technology opens cans the first time, every time removable cutting unit automatic shutoff extra-tall, heavyweight design also has a handy knife sharpener cord storage Plastic. Measures 6.9x5.12x10.24"H. Cutting assembly is dishwasher safe. Imported. read more

Hamilton Beach
$33.00 $24.99

SureCut patented technology on this extra-tall can opener will get the job done the first time, every time. A removable, washable ...cutting unit ensures the cleanliness of the appliance. automatic shutoff knife sharpener cord storage plastic 5.31x5.31x9.69"H imported read more

Black & Decker
$36.00 $24.99

This can opener has an extra-tall base that fits any can up to 49 ounces, giving you all the opening power you need. Plus enjoy th...e ease of the automatic shutoff feature that stops cutting once the can is open and the convenience of an all-in-one kitchen assistant thanks to a built-in bottle opener, knife sharpener and handy pop-top opener. knife sharpener auto shutoff bottle opener easy-touch lever removable blade cord storage pop-top opener plastic and metal hand wash parts 6x4.5x9.875"H imported read more

Hamilton Beach
$45.00 $29.99

This can opener removes lids with convenience using a super-sharp stainless steel blade. detachable cutting lever automatic shutof...f cord storage knife sharpener 1.1AMPS; AC output 4.6x5.7x7.9"H plastic/metal hand wash removable parts imported read more

Hamilton Beach
$29.99 $24.99

Hamilton Beach(R) Tall Can Opener. Entire chrome cutting unit removes for dishwasher safe cleaning. SureCut(tm) action - opens can...s on the first try. Opens family-size and extra-large cans. Automatic shut-off, knife sharpener, bottle opener, cord storage, slim design. read more

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