Do you have a favorite can opener?
May 5, 2016 5:31 PM   Subscribe

I would like to find an excellent, reliable and easy-to-use electric can opener. Easy enough that my 9 year old could use. Thanks!
posted by gryphonlover to Home & Garden (7 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I have a favorite can opener. It's not electric though. It's this one. It's definitely easy enough for your 9 year old to use because I've taken it to Girl Scout meetings and the kindergarten level Daisies have been able to open cans. I know you specified electric, but if a manual one ticks all your other boxes, it might be worth taking a look. Plus you'll be able to open a can of soup during a power outage!
posted by phunniemee at 5:57 PM on May 5, 2016 [6 favorites]

I have a ez-duz-it can opener from Fante's and it is the best can opener I have ever used. Not electric, though.

posted by sepviva at 6:01 PM on May 5, 2016

Thanks! I had just assumed a child couldn't use a manual one. This will be great & safe.
posted by gryphonlover at 10:49 PM on May 5, 2016

If it's OK to talk manual, swing-a-way is a classic for a reason, and I started using it at about that age if not younger!
posted by 8603 at 7:49 AM on May 6, 2016 [1 favorite]

If you are getting a manual one, be sure to get one that fits with the child's handedness. Left handed can openers are a thing.
posted by LizBoBiz at 12:31 PM on May 6, 2016

The Sweethome has both manual and electric picks.
posted by roomwithaview at 4:29 PM on May 6, 2016

I bought the Kuhn Rikon and it has been perfect. It works so smoothly it doesn't seem like it's working, but it totally works great. And it works for my lefty too!
posted by gryphonlover at 5:45 PM on May 18, 2016

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