The Zyliss Safe Edge Can Opener offers an innovative solution to a bothersome and often unsafe chore. It opens the can from the top and importantly, leaves no sharp edges on the lid or the can. It features a unique metal clamp on the front of the opener that attaches to the lid, easily removing the lid after opening. This insures the safest handling possible. The opener is hygienic because the cutting wheel never touches food. Like all tools in the Zyliss gadget line, the Safe Edge Can Opener is engineered to make its use comfortable and tireless. According to the Zyliss Product Development Team, "to become the consumer's choice, Zyliss differentiates itself from the competition in a value-added way. We conducted extensive human factor research to closely examine the demands of the task and created the Safe Edge Can Opener which offers a functionality that maximizes efficiency". Designed for right or left-handed use, the Safe Edge Can Opener is ergonomically adapted to body posture and the range of motion required so the user will feel as if the opener is an extension of his or her own hand. Dishwasher safe.