Can Openers

These can openers blew the lid off the competition.
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1) Hamilton Beach Smooth Touch Electric Can Opener
$35, hamiltonbeach.com
UPSIDE Grips cans easily; opens all lids including flip-tops; hidden cord storage.
DOWNSIDE Clunky to store; requires electricity.

2) Kuhn Rikon Ergo Safety LidLifter
$16, amazon.com
UPSIDE Oversize, easy-turn knob; right- or left-hand use; built-in metal clip grabs cut lids.
DOWNSIDE Awkward design for opening small cans like tuna.

3) Rösle Can Opener
$33, williams-sonoma.com
UPSIDE Slim for easy storage; turns without effort.
DOWNSIDE Non-intuitive design (requires instructions).

4) OXO Good Grips i-Series Can Opener
$20, oxo.com
UPSIDE Snaps onto can for steady turning; magnetic arm grabs and releases cut lids.
DOWNSIDE Leaves sharp edges on can and lid; metal surface scratches easily.

5) Calphalon Can Opener
$15, bedbathandbeyond.com
UPSIDE Comfortable handle; dishwasher safe.
DOWNSIDE Leaves sharp edges on can and lid; lid must be fished out by hand.

USE YOUR CAN OPENER TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

Spicy Bean and Cheese Burritos

*Prices and other details were accurate when we published this article in October 2007.