This recommendation comes from my New England friend Cathy. She is only in her mid 60’s but suffers terribly with hand deformity due to a severe case of rheumatoid arthritis. This makes it difficult to handle many tasks and among the worst of these was opening cans. She could manage it but it was a tedious procedure and quite painful. She was thrilled to tell me about the surprise gift that her nephew gave her last week.
Cathy writes that it is as attractive as it is practical and she couldn’t be happier. She’s tried all can sizes and it works perfectly every time. You just put the can under the holding bar, press the lever and your can is opened. There are no sharp edges because it cuts the can from the side and not from the top and will also cut the lids that have pull ring tabs. This is a big plus for Cathy because those were so hard on her fingers.
And here’s an additional plus that my New England friend likes. The top of the can you just opened lifts right off but it also gives you a lid to put back on the can if you have remaining contents that you want to save and refrigerate…or if you want to use the can with a top for storing small items.
So, all in all, I’d say this is a winner and thank you, Cathy, for providing me with the “product of the week”.