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5.0 out of 5 starsFINALLY! A Self-opening can opener that WORKS!
Reviewed in the United States on 3 August 2019
=== Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with the manufacturer and always write from my true experience. But please note that I received this item for free in exchange for my honest review. === Review begins:
I have gone through several of these that claimed to be the be-all to end-all of self-opening can openers, and they were NOT. So I have to admit that I went in with a skeptical mindset when I got this to review.
I was wrong. This product, made by Zyliss actually lives up to it's name. We made pozole tonight for dinner, and for 12 hearty eaters, this meant 2 #10 cans of hominy. So I took out the EasiCan, put in the batteries, and watched it do it's magic. And in under 90 seconds both cans were opened, and because of how it opens the cans, no sharp edges.
You simply place the unit on the can with the cutting wheel on the OUTSIDE of the can rim, press the button, and watch it walk around the can. When you hear the can pop, it is finished. Just press the button again and wait 3 seconds for it to stop.
That IS the only drawback, that it does not have a sensor so that when the can is open it auto-stops. But it makes a nice safe edge, and the built-in magnet lifts the lid right off the can.
It works with any size can (we cheated and had canned refried beans tonight as a side, in a standard 30 ounce can) and leaves the edge smooth. It's safe enough for kids to use, under adult guidance, and it's a breeze to clean up. Just pop out the batteries, remove the front edge and clean any gunk from the label off the cutting wheel. Snap it back together, and you are ready for the next time.
I have spent well over $100 on these type of openers and have ended up returning them or throwing them out.
This one, and it's sisters that I am ordering for all 4 units of the four-plex, have a home with us.
Uses 2 AA batteries, not included, but just search here on Amazon and you can find them in bulk, which is how we buy batteries anyhow. It's not the cheapest of the automatic openers, but it works.... and that makes it worth the few extra dollars.
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I had a can opener like this for many years and it worked great--until it died. So I went to replace it, never realizing I would go through so many useless can openers (with good reviews). I am happy to report that of the 10 or so I have tried, THIS one actually seems to work. I do wish it would stop automatically when it is finished because I am used to that feature, but otherwise I am very happy to finally have a small automatic can opener that actually works.
I don't know who decided that this can opener produced no sharp edges. After the can is opened, there is a very sharp edge on the can itself. I had a hard time getting the opener to start and stay on the can and it would not stop until I actually took the opener off the can. Can't say that I am at all impressed. When my arthritis is not acting up, I will stick with my manual opener, which really does not produce sharp edges.
I am so impressed with this can opener. . . It is super easy to use . . . The button for on and off pushes easily. . . Read the directions one time and you should be fine. . . After it finishes cutting the can open, push the button and let it go silent before removing the opener from the can. . . . I want to purchase one of these for everyone in my family. . . No muscles or elbow grease required. . . The cans never move at all. . . The opener goes around the can like a robot ! . . You will love it !