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Kuhn Rikon Auto Safety Lid Lifter, Black

4.6 out of 5 stars 580 customer reviews
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  • Automatically locks onto can
  • Stainless Steel Cutting mechanism
  • Cuts from the side leaving rim smooth, not sharp of jagged
  • LidLifter jaws clamp on to remove lid from can and then releases into trash with a push of a button
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Color: Black

With the Kuhn Rikon Auto Safety LidLifter it is now possible to open a can and never, ever touch the lid! All you do is place the opener on the can and begin turning the comfortable knob. The tool automatically locks in place. The tool cuts from the side leaving a rim smooth, not sharp or jagged. The tiny, strong jaws on the side of the opener remove the lid. Press down on the white button to close the jaws on the lid and when you are ready to drop the lid into the recycling container, just release the button. 7.5-inch Black

Product Information

Color:Black
Product Dimensions 7.2 x 2 x 3.5 inches
Item Weight 5.6 ounces
Shipping Weight 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Manufacturer Kuhn Rikon
ASIN B000I7GST2
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Origin China
Item model number 2240
Customer Reviews
4.6 out of 5 stars 580 customer reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #16,416 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
#132 in Kitchen & Dining > Kitchen Utensils & Gadgets > Can Openers
Date first available at Amazon.com September 11, 2006

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By JO TOP 1000 REVIEWER on January 28, 2009
Color: Red
Some people open a lot of cans and have an electric can opener on their countertop or underneath their cabinet. Others like myself need a can opener only on occasion and don't want a tool that takes up more space than other more utilized kitchen tools. I was reluctant to purchase this Kuhn Rikon but since the company manufactures some of my favorite kitchen gadgets and pressure cookers, I gave it a try. The feel in my hand was appealing and I liked the selection of colors. I also found it on sale and I'm a frugal consumer. In the year I've owned this can opener, I've increased the number of cans in my home. I've started purchasing dog food in the can to give my little dog a spoonful with her kibble. I buy huge cans of tomatoes and make my sauce more often. Cans of tuna are opened more frequently, as are legumes.

Once you get the swing of how this operates, it is a cinch. You position the head of the opener at the top of your can with two little arrows at the edge closest to your body. You then turn the handle and the can moves around as it's held by the opener. As soon as you feel a little change in the momentum, your can lid is safely separated from the base of the can. Using the little metal clip on the side, you push a button on the opposing side and grab ahold of the lid, lift, and you then have an opened can, thereby exposing you to whatever is inside the can. It works on varied sizes and shapes of cans without problem and it remains clean. You will not be cut because there is no sharp edge. If you want, you can place the lid back on the can, but I only do that if I'm going to transfer the product into another container for storage. I haven't tried to use this one-handed, but it probably could be done by resting the opener on the can and then turning the handle.
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Color: Black
This opener works great, even for my mother who has some hand strength issues. If you buy cans of tuna, salmon, chicken, etc. and press the liquid out with the lid, this won't work as the lid doesn't fit in the can as with a traditional opener. (Keep the old one on hand for these items.) Also, product canned in liquid is usualy quite full and spills easily when removing the lid.
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Color: Blue Verified Purchase
I previously owned the compact scissor action model, which worked splendidly. I tried this version out of curiosity, and now I prefer it over the other types. Since it is difficult to tell from the pictures, I will try to summarize the difference:

The other models by this manufacturer clamp on in the typical fashion. That is by opening the split handles, like a pair of scissors or pliers, and manually clamping the cutting mechanism to the rim of the can. They differ from convention in that they are an outer edge cutter, with the blade, wheel, and knob all operating in the horizontal plane rather than vertical. This arrangement splits the can seam around the outside edge, so no more lid cave-in, and no more mess. The can opener stays clean! Once split, there is a little set of pliers that one uses to grab the edge of the can and lever the top up.

Now the auto version is a bit different. No more split handles. The cutter is clamped against the wheel by turning the main butterfly knob (sorry, I can't think of a better name) about a half turn. To un-clamp, turn it backward a half turn. Since there are no plier handles, there is a small button that actuates the little plier beak. I was skeptical about this feature, but it works just fine.

The one thing that I would request as an enhancement deals with the main knob. I think a crank would be easier and faster for me. However, it is a great tool design and I have on complaints.

gerG
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I had high hopes for this can opener due to the reviews I'd read but, as it turns out, the people who are happy with this opener are happy because it is a smooth-edge opener and using it doesn't result in a dangerous and jagged can lid. Although it does that job, I would downgrade it as far as usability is concerned. It requires some awkward moves: (a) you have to start by placing the knob at a certain angle (10:00) before starting (required because there is only one handle and no other way for it to grip the can edge), (b) the placement of the knob requires that you twist it clockwise horizontally while it is on top of the can (imagine placing your hand palm down flat on a table, then twisting a knob with your fingers while keeping your palm in that position, and (d) finally, when the lid has been gone around once you turn the gadget sideways and press a little white button to operate the built-in pincers to grasp the can lid.

I also have an old (at least 7 year old) Oxo Good Grips Smooth-edge can opener which I thought had gone bad on me but the problem turned out to be me(!)-- somehow I had developed some bad habits while using it. I have since corrected myself after analyzing my actions. The Oxo is easier to hold (rubbery grip rather than hard plastic) and has two handles which are gripped together in order to grasp the can edge. The fat grippy knob is easier to turn because your hand is at more of a handshake angle rather than palm-down. And the pincers are operated by the same scissors-type handles, which is an instinctive action, rather than by pressing a little button.

Neither the Kuhn Rikon nor the Oxo is suitable for a left-handed person. Now that I'm happy with my old Oxo again, I'm going to donate the Kuhn Rikon to Goodwill.
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