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OXO Good Grips Smooth Edge Can Opener

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  • No sharp edges left on can or lid
  • Easy-to-turn side-wind grip
  • Durable stainless steel cutting wheel does not touch can contents and stays clean
  • Soft, non-slip handles and easy turning knob
  • Lid pliers for no-touch lid removal
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Read the Smooth Edge care and use intruction manual [PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 6.7 x 2.2 inches ; 12 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000079XW2
  • Item model number: 1049953
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (794 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #651 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

OXO's Can Openers – Open Sesame!

The first Can Opener was introduced in 1855, and its rudimentary lever design was basically a variation on a knife. The introduction of a rotating wheel came in 1870, but a breakthrough in design came in 1925, when a second, serrated wheel made its debut. This second wheel allowed a firm grip on the can while the user opened it. Finally, in 1931, the "plier-handle" design was unveiled, introducing the world to the form of can opener we all know and love.

Now, all this great thinking came along before OXO introduced its first Can Opener in 1990, but what OXO brought to the table was a wide, comfortable turning knob that our users absolutely love. Always innovating, OXO has since introduced a number of new Can Openers, including ones that lock into place, provide a smooth edge, and make it easy to dispose of the can lid. Who knew?

Fun Fact: OXO's Smooth Edge Can Opener is quite the award winner. When it launched in 2003, it nabbed a Good Design and an International Design Excellence Award. The following year, it was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Read on to learn more about this amazing OXO product.

OXO Good Grips Smooth Edge Can Opener
OXO Good Grips Smooth Edge Can Opener
Problems Identified:
  • Users need significant force to grip and twist manual can openers; Hard edges on metal can openers cut into hands when using force
  • The gear and wheel often do not cut smoothly, leaving sharp edges on can or lid
  • Lid of can falls into food, contaminating it and making disposal difficult or dangerous
Solutions:
  • The soft handles provide leverage and the side-wind knob is easy to turn, requiring less force than traditional can openers
  • This Opener cuts on the side of the can, below the edge, making a clean cut with no sharp edges on the can or lid
  • The stainless steel cutting wheel penetrates the outside seal of the can, so the lid will not fall into food and the Opener stays clean.
  • Lid pliers allow for no-touch lid removal; the lid is cut so that it may be placed back on top of the can if contents have not been used.

The OXO Story:

In 1990, OXO staged a revolution (of sorts) by offering an easy-to-use, high-performing alternative to uncomfortable and ineffective kitchen gadgets. OXO's innovative take on the traditional Swivel Peeler, complete with its pudgy black handle, raised consumers' expectations of what could be expected from household products.

In 1990, OXO staged a revolution (of sorts) by offering an easy-to-use, high-performing alternative to uncomfortable and ineffective kitchen gadgets. OXO's innovative take on the traditional Swivel Peeler, complete with its pudgy black handle, raised consumers' expectations of what could be expected from household products.

Ever wonder what makes an OXO product an "OXO Product"?

OXO employees believe there are two rules that should guide product development: First, every new product must deliver a significant improvement over the status quo. Second, the functionality should never be sacrificed to make the product more attractive – above all it should work well.



Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Very easy and clean to use.
Amazon Customer
It takes a bit to figure out how to use it because it works differently than the old fashioned opener, but once you get the hang of it, it works great.
Ralfk
I like that it cuts in a way that leaves no sharp edges on the lid or the can.
xlcheng

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

295 of 300 people found the following review helpful By Todd V. Leone on January 27, 2004
This can open works like a charm. As others have observed, the first time you use it, you might not think it did anything, but it has cleanly split the soldered seam joining the lid to the body of the can. You can tell you've gone the entire 360° around the lid because the handle starts turning with less resistance.
Some have said you have to lift the lid by inserting your fingernail into the split in the solder seam, or by using needle-nose pliers, but that's not true, at least not on the lastest model. OXO actually has included a tiny set of metal pincers on the side of the can opener opposite the turning knob that engage as you move the handles together -- they do a fine job of gripping the edge of the lid so you can lift it away from the body of the can. (They're just not an obvious feature unless you happen to read the very tiny instruction brochure that comes with the can opener.)
As with all OXO "Good Grips" products, they've made this one ergonomic for ease of use, especially by people who have difficulty with their hands. The two handles you squeeze to get the can opener seated on the can lid are large and bulky enough to squeeze easily, with a rubbery feel that makes them non-slip. The knob or handle you turn is also large, bulky and rubbery so that it not only doesn't slip, it's easy to hold onto while you rotate it. Because the can opener is gear driven, it turns easily and smoothly as the can revolves.
I still have my old Swing-A-Way can opener that cuts the lid out, a gear driven model that I can't fault for its performance. I've kept it around because I'm sure there might be an odd can or two that the newfangled can opener won't handle, but so far that hasn't happened.
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67 of 67 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 8, 2004
I can't believe I used to struggle with a super cheap metal no frills can opener. I also can't believe I almost bought an electric one because I was tired of hurting my hands turning impossible knobs. I was trying to stay away from electric openers because they're almost impossible to clean and seem to get gunky really fast. I had almost lost hope. Then I found this little wonder....
The best features of this can opener are:
-Super Easy to turn handle, almost feels like nothing's happening but then pop! the lid is off! I think I gave a little yipe of surprise the first time I used it and my husband thought I'd cut my finger off! No way, I don't think you could cut yourself if you tried using this thing.
-The lid NEVER falls into the can, never again do you have to fish the lid of the can out of the soup or tomatoes, or peaches..
-Super sleek looking, super comfy to hold
-Little metal 'jaws' to pry the lid off the can
-NO SHARP EDGES, nothing to cut holes in your garbage sack, no little fingers getting cuts, it's great.
Do your hands a favor, buy this super easy to use super fabulous can opener. The amazon.com price is a steal for what they sell for in my local stores.

UPDATE: This can opener gradually stopped working, to the point it wouldn't open anything at all. Thanks so OXO's great customer service, I sent it back and received a brand new can opener of a different model that I requested, (the i-series)and love it even MORE than the original smooth edge one I had previously purchased. If you are unhappy with an OXO product, I recommend contacting their customer service to help you.
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123 of 128 people found the following review helpful By Chris L. Moxley on December 27, 2005
When I first purchased this about 1.5 years ago it worked great. I love how it does not leave sharp edges. It started getting dull after about 6 months and now takes going around the can 2 or 3 times to open. I am thinking of just trashing and buying another just because I love it's operation so much. To make it perfect they should make it where you can replace the blade.
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120 of 128 people found the following review helpful By David Casker on June 20, 2003
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The first day I had it, I wanted to open a can of something for dinner, and tried out my newest kitchen gadget. I followed the instructions, and it was essentially so effortless, and I couldn't see or feel anything happening other than the can rotating, that I thought "I'm either doing something wrong, or this doesn't work." But the fact is, the can was open, and all it took was a bit of a nudge (or the use of the pretty small, but effective clamps on the side of the opener) to remove the top. It totally lives up to its claim of no sharp edges!!! It's on my countertop all the time now, and the old electric can opener may just find its way to a second-hand store.
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116 of 124 people found the following review helpful By Daniel S. Bates on July 12, 2005
This can opener worked great for a few months. Then it started slipping. I decided to take it apart to see what was wrong and found plastic gears with very thin teeth, some of which had snapped off. It worked well but wore out fast.
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77 of 81 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 27, 2003
I wanted a hand-held can opener that would leave no sharp edges, & after reading reviews I chose the OXO Good Grips Smooth Can Opener.
This can opener lives up to its name! Absolutely no sharp edges whatsoever, and it is incredibly easy to use. After having an inexpensive Swingaway brand for so long, this one is a dream. I no longer have to fight with opening cans....this one glides effortlessly around the lid---very, very smoothly. I actually look forward to opening cans now! I am amazed every time and wish I had known about this one long ago.
Another added bonus worth mentioning is that after opening the can, you are able to lift the lid off & throw it away without ever having to touch it. This can opener opens cans cleanly with no mess, smooth lids/cans, with very little effort to do so.
OXO Good Grips Smooth Edge Can Opener is well-worth the [money] paid for it!!!
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