Can Openers: Ratings of Sources
Total of 20 Sources
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by Editors of Cook's Country
Our AssessmentEight manual can openers, all under $20, are tested in this review and rated for performance, comfort and safety. Four of the eight can openers tested are recommended, two are recommended with reservations, and the final two are not recommended. The authors don't describe how testing was conducted, however.
Lose Your Lid
by Erin Biba
Our AssessmentErin Biba reviews four electric can openers: the now-discontinued Sharper Image No-Hands Deluxe Auto Can Opener, the Hamilton Beach Walk 'n Cut Compact, the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Deluxe Electric SCO-60 and the Black & Decker Ergo Cordless. Biba considers criteria including cleanliness, cutting speed and balance, although detailed reviews and information aren't provided for each model tested.
by Kristina Matisic and Anna Wallner
Our AssessmentShopping bloggers Kristina Matisic and Anna Wallner ask a Meals on Wheels facility to test four can openers by Zyliss, Oxo, Swing-A-Way and Kuhn. The Zyliss Lock & Lift wins out, but the Swing-A-Way model is named a budget pick. Matisic and Wallner also share tips for choosing the best can opener.
by Contributors to Amazon.com
Our AssessmentConsumer reviews are often the best source of information regarding a product's long-term durability. Dozens of can openers are reviewed on Amazon.com, with many models receiving more than 50 reviews. The Oxo Steel Can Opener 58081 earns a perfect five-star rating based on roughly 150 reviews, while the West Bend has an average rating of 4.5 stars out of five, based on over 260 reviews. The One Touch Can Opener receives mixed reviews, however, with an average rating of only 2.5 stars out of five, based on almost 200 reviews.
Arthritis-Friendly Can Openers
by Carol and Richard Eustice
Our AssessmentCarol and Richard Eustice, About.com's guides to arthritis, recommend six can openers that they say are easy to use, lightweight, durable and hands-free. They say a good can opener is a must-have for those suffering from arthritis, because opening cans and jars can be difficult, if not impossible. We're not sure whether the recommended models have been tested or compared, however. (Note: ConsumerSearch is owned by About.com, but the two don't share an editorial affiliation.)
Just the Ticket for Frugal Foodies
by John M. Guilfoil
Our AssessmentIn this article, reporter John Guilfoil recommends the best kitchen appliances in several categories based on price. He singles out the West Bend Electric can opener, but says the manual Oxo Good Grips Soft-Handled Can Opener is a good budget pick.
by Contributors to Cooking.com
Our AssessmentCooking.com is typically a solid source for reviews of kitchen appliances, although can openers aren't reviewed as frequently as other products are. Reviews are highly positive, with most models receiving several dozen or more reviews, averaging 4.5 stars out of five. The Rosle Stainless Steel Can Opener is the most frequently reviewed model, with an average rating of 4.5 stars out of five from approximately 70 reviewers.
by Contributors to Walmart.com
Our AssessmentWalmart.com has less than a dozen can openers available for sale, but they are reviewed more frequently on this site than at other websites. Most reviews are highly positive. The Hamilton Beach Heavyweight can opener has a perfect five-star rating, based on about 40 user reviews, and the West Bend Extra Tall Can Opener also has a perfect five-star rating, based on approximately two dozen reviews.
by Contributors to ExpoTV.com
Our AssessmentMore than three dozen can openers are mentioned at this consumer-review site. Videos lend credibility to user reviews because they allow consumers to see a product in action, rather than rely solely on the written word. Most can openers have received only a handful of reviews, including the Black & Decker Spacemaker can opener and Pampered Chef Smooth Edge can opener, which both earn perfect five-star ratings.
Best Can Opener
by Bret VanDerMark
Our AssessmentFive can openers are recommended in this review, and the Black & Decker Ergo Cordless can opener is rated best due to its ease of use. The Ergo Cordless is lightweight, cordless and has a removable, dishwasher-safe blade. Bret VanDerMark doesn't discuss how testing was conducted, however.
Can Opener Reviews and Buying Guide
by Editors of GaltTech.com
Our AssessmentThis article discusses can openers in general and names the top models in several categories, including best overall, best hand can opener and best electric can opener. The Swing-A-Way Wall Can Opener is selected as the best can opener, the Oxo Steel Can Opener as the best manual can opener, and the West Bend Electric can opener as the best electric can opener. No testing is conducted, however, and selection methodology isn't described.
Electric Can Openers Reviews and Prices
by Editors of ConsumerGuide.com
Our AssessmentConsumerGuide.com offers product reviews in various categories. Two electric can openers receive spotlight reviews: the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Deluxe Electric SCO-60 and the Hamilton Beach Walk 'n Cut Compact. Both models receive a rating of four stars out of five.
by Contributors to Viewpoints.com
Our AssessmentMost can openers have received only one or two reviews at the time of our visit, but a handful have accumulated more than 20 reviews. The Pampered Chef Smooth Edge has an average rating of 4.86 stars out of five, based on more than 20 reviews. We'd rate this website more highly if there were a larger volume of reviews.
by Contributors to Target.com
Our AssessmentThree dozen can openers are available on Target.com. The volume of available reviews here isn't significant, although a few can openers have accumulated more than 15 reviews. The West Bend Electric can opener, available in several colors, has an average rating of 4.5 stars out of five, based on more than 15 reviews. The Hamilton Beach Heavyweight can opener also has an average rating of 4.5 stars out of five, based on 20 reviews.
Top 6 Electric Can Openers
by Barbara Whiting
Our AssessmentBarbara Whiting, About.com's guide to stay-at-home parenting, recommends six electric can openers. A brief summary is provided for each, although it doesn't appear that the can openers have been directly compared or tested in any manner. (Note: ConsumerSearch is owned by About.com, but the two don't share an editorial affiliation.)
Manual Can Opener, Best One?
by Contributors to Chowhound.com
Our AssessmentChowhound.com is a message board and website for food enthusiasts. One user poses a question asking for recommendations for manual can openers that don't require a lot of strength to operate. About two dozen comments have been posted in response. Responses are varied, but there are several recommendations for Swing-A-Way and Zyliss Lock & Lift can openers.
Top Easy Openers -- Housewares to Open Jars, Bottles, Medicine
by Mariette Mifflin
Our AssessmentMariette Mifflin, About.com's guide to house wares and appliances, recommends kitchen products that make life easier for people with arthritis, hand problems or those who simply spend a lot of time in the kitchen. The list includes several can openers, including the Black & Decker Gizmo Cordless, Oxo Good Grips Soft-Handled Opener and the Black & Decker Lids Off Automatic Jar Opener JW400, which is a jar opener with a can opener mounted on top. (Note: ConsumerSearch is owned by About.com, but the two don't share an editorial affiliation.)
Testing 1, 2, 3: One Touch Can Opener
by Lori Price
Our AssessmentLori Price tests the One Touch Can Opener against claims that it automatically walks around the edge of the can, removing the lid and leaving no sharp edges. According to Price, the One Touch Can Opener fails to live up to its claims.
Deal or Dud: One Touch Can Opener
by Kevin Kelly
Our AssessmentReporter Kevin Kelly puts the One Touch Can Opener to the test on a variety of cans and compares the time it takes to remove a lid against a manual and an electric can opener, although he doesn't identify the models used. The One Touch Can Opener is the slowest of the three, he says, but it works well.
Tupperware's Can Opener
by Bonnie Tandy Leblang, Bryan Leblang and Eric Leblang
Our AssessmentThis article appears on a blog run by a food writer and her two sons, all of whom review the Tupperware Can Opener. They praise its ease of use (once you figure out how to correctly position it) and the fact that it removes the lid automatically. No other can openers are compared against the Tupperware Can Opener, however.