Best Can Opener
The can opener is a small but undoubtedly important tool in the kitchen. Without it, opening any can proves to be difficult and time consuming, if even possible. Whether you are looking for handheld, manual can openers, electric can openers or wall mounted ones, we have picked out the best can opener for you.
How to Choose the Best Can Opener
Here are a few tips to ensure you choose the best can opener.
If you're on a very tight budget, settle for the traditional ‘swing away’ type with which you poke the tip of the blade into the can top and swing in and out to create jagged lines along the top. This type of tin opener while being the cheapest will definitely give your biceps a good workout. The second budget friendly one would be the can opener with a hand held wheel. It functions the same as the former one with the exception of having to swing the opener. All you have to do is turn the wheel and the cutter/blade will ‘saw’ its way along the top.
If budget is not an issue, then you might be better off using the electric can opener (either the hand held type or hands free type). The electric can opener saves you from having to exert strength and works on batteries or plugged in.
Always choose a can opener with blades made from stainless steel. Anything else will probably corrode or rust within a couple months and may contaminate your food.
While this might not be a primary concern, some people prefer can openers that leave a clean cut or smooth rim to avoid cutting their fingers.
And last but not least. Get a can opener that cleans easily. A can opener without nooks and crannies that food will go into is the best.