Manual Stainless Steel Can Opener
- JuniorBalloon Aug 7, 2012 02:15 PM
Anybody own a good one they can recommend? Sheesh. You wouldn't think it would be hard to find, but either the gears don't work well, the handles are made of plasitc or the cutting tool is zinc coated. I would like a straight forward, stainless steel cutting edge with metal handles.
There are quite a few that are out there that don't cut but separate or unseal the can. My wife has one that she loves from Pampered Chef, one of their more reasonably priced gadgets. Chefs catalog usually has an offering and many can be found on eBay.
No cutters to get gunked up, stays very clean. Good luck.
I recommend the Oxo Good Grips. It is well designed ergonomically. Its metal handles are covered with soft, grippy rubber and it has a large knob (plastic, though) that is easy to turn. We also have a West Bend electric can opener, but I find myself using the Oxo more often than not.
I posed this question here about 5 months ago:
Those who posted in response offered good information, but I continue my search!
And while I continue my search, I am using a Swing-A-Way stainless can opener from long ago. Although it is tired, it seems to be better than anything newer that I have tried.