Best Electric Can Openers

Review & Comparison, Last Update August 14, 2019
If you’ve ever found removing the lids from cans and bottles a hard job, you need an electric can opener. Hopefully, our review of the best 5 electric can openers will help you make the choice and find the right one for your particular needs! ...Read more ...Read less
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OUR VERDICT
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PROS

The cutting lever can be detached for easy cleaning. The model's plastic body doesn't stain and isn't susceptible to scratches. 

CONS

The power cable is relatively short. 

OUR VERDICT

Proctor Silex 76370P doesn't really put the "multi" in the "multipurpose" tool. Nevertheless, this electric can opener is as versatile as they come. With its help, you'll be able to easily and effortlessly open any can. Plus, it is really quiet and can be used to sharpen knives.

detailed parameters
Functionality

Knife sharpener, Preserves opener

Material and Design

Plastic body, Metal elements, Cabinet-type design

Extras

Automatic shutoff, Magnetic holder, Built-in cord storage

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The massive handle is grippy, comfortable, and makes the unit especially easy to move around. You can adjust the model's height to fit any jar between 1- and 4.5-inch tall.

CONS

Doesn't work with jars taller than 8 inches. 

OUR VERDICT

Black & Decker JW200 will prove absolutely essential for people with weak hands or arthritis. The model is simple-in-use, practical, and overall reliable. You'll be able to work with just about any jar. It accommodates pretty much anything from baby food to spaghetti sauce.

detailed parameters
Functionality

Jar opener

Material and Design

Plastic body, Metal elements, Cabinet-type design

Extras

Adjustable height, Large release button, Built-in cord storage

Warranty

2 years

PROS

The model's side-cutting action lifts the cans' top off and leaves nothing but a smooth edge. The large ergonomic lever incorporates rubber padding, so you'll have no issues pressing it with wet/dirty hands. 

CONS

There's no auto shut-off feature. 

OUR VERDICT

Hamilton Beach 76606Z is an excellent can opener, especially from the price-performance ratio perspective. The model looks too good for an affordable tool like that. It is functional, convenient, and especially compact.

detailed parameters
Functionality

Preserves opener

Material and Design

Plastic body, Metal elements, Cabinet-type design

Extras

Magnetic holder, Built-in cord storage

Warranty

1 year

PROS
A magnetic holder is attached to a removable one-touch lever for effortless cleaning. Precision power cut blade guarantees smooth edges.
CONS
It might shred can labels while opening.
OUR VERDICT
If you are looking for an easy-to-use and handy device for cans opening, this model is what you are looking for. The can opener is available in black and white colors to suit any kitchen design.
detailed parameters
Functionality
Preserves opener
Material and Design
Plastic body (BPA-free), Metal elements, Cabinet-type design
Extras
Magnetic holder, Removable activation lever, Automatic shutoff
Warranty

3 years

PROS

The model is able to work with #10 size cans. The retractable cord simplifies storage and transportation. At the same time, it is long enough to not keep you too tied to the nearby AC outlet.

CONS

The knife sharpener isn't always effective. 

OUR VERDICT

Hamilton Beach 76380Z is probably the best electric can opener in its price range. The model isn't necessarily too compact but it is surprisingly lightweight. You'll have no issues opening even deformed cans.

detailed parameters
Functionality

Knife sharpener, Preserves opener

Material and Design

Plastic body, Metal elements, Cabinet-type design

Extras

SureCut™ patented technology, Removable cutting unit, Automatic shutoff, Magnetic holder, Built-in cord storage

Warranty

1 year

Proctor Silex 76370P

Cans Large and Small

There's a number of differences between subpar car openers and quality models and you do not have to look further than towards Proctor Silex 76370P to figure those differences out. For one, let's start with the size.

See, the model measures 5.3 x 4.4 x 9 inches in overall dimensions, with that 9 representing its height. Using a shorter, smaller can opener, there are cans that you simply won't be able to open and there are some that you won't be able to open as easily and effortlessly as one hopes to. With its extra-tall design, the model in question solves that issue. From the smallest cans to the tallest ones, you'll be able to cut them open without any fuss.

All in all, this device will allow you to make quick and quiet work out of one of the most frequent steps in meal preparation (opening a can of anything, that is).

Review of Proctor Silex 76370P Extra-Tall Can Opener

A Single Smooth Rotation

Though the model's height is definitely its standout characteristic, it is most certainly not just about the size. Sure, it makes a solid difference all on its own, but the well-thought-out design of this electric can opener extends a little further than that.

Incorporating a magnetic lid holder, along with a strong blade, the device holds any can tightly in place so that you're able to open it in a single smooth rotation. This way, the lid always stays out of the can and onto the magnetic holder, meaning you never (or hardly ever) end up making a mess.

There's a built-in cord storage compartment, which is nice too as you're able to declutter your countertop space. Unfortunately, the power cable is relatively short, so you won't exactly be able to position the model anywhere you want in the kitchen but it's not short enough to drastically limit your options either.

Proctor Silex 76370P Extra-Tall Can Opener in the use

Versatile Enough

With its ability to fit practically any can out there, the model is definitely versatile, saying the opposite wouldn't make much sense. That being said, it doesn't include a bottle opener, a bit of a shame as far as we're concerned. It does, however, come equipped with a manual knife sharpener located on its back. That's enough to make it an essential multipurpose tool.

Plus, it couldn't be easier and more convenient in terms of maintenance. The aforementioned magnetic lid holder prevents spills and splatters. The cutting lever can be detached for easy cleaning. Its plastic body doesn't stain at all.

In other words, Proctor Silex 76370P doesn't really put the "multi" in the "multipurpose" tool. Nevertheless, this electric can opener is as versatile as they come. With its help, you'll be able to easily and effortlessly open any can. Plus, it is really quiet and can be used to sharpen knives.

Detailed review of Proctor Silex 76370P Extra-Tall Can Opener

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Procter Silex Can Opener
 

Black & Decker JW200

No Effort Required

Opening jars isn't the most difficult task in the world. At the same time, there's nothing necessarily fun about it either. It is tedious at best and time-/effort-consuming at worst. That's where Black & Decker JW200 comes in.

The model is able to easily release vacuum-sealed lids, meaning that it is able to open any jar with ease. You do not have to apply any force/effort at all. The device is easy to use and works with all kinds of jars.

The only limitation in the size department is that the opener doesn't work with jars taller than 8 inches.

Other than that, you should be able to work with/open just about any jar (provided that jar isn't larger than 4.5 inches in diameter and, again, isn't more than 8 inches tall).

Now, as far as the model's appearance is concerned, we would say that it is pretty inventive but a little misguided at the same time. Its plastic ABS body is nothing to complain about. It looks good and is surprisingly durable. The metal elements are alright too. They look sturdy and solid.

That being said, the model is relatively bulky. It measures 8.5 inches wide by 7.7 inches deep by 10 inches high. To a degree, the opener has to be bulky to fit different jars. But there's definitely room for improvement there.

We do like the massive handle though. It is grippy, comfortable, and makes the unit especially easy to move around.

Review of Black & Decker JW200 Lids Off Jar Opener

Perfect for Weak Hands

As far as the model's functionality and controls are concerned, there isn't that much to cover here. It is a relatively simple unit, and we like it that way. Its adjustable height allows you to work with different jars. The large release button is difficult to miss and even more difficult to confuse with any other button because there aren't any other buttons.

The model essentially cradles the jar on its lower turntable then grips its lid when you lower the upper housing. Its no-strain, one-hand operation is pretty much the reason the model's line has become so successful in the first place. It is able to accommodate pretty much anything from baby food to spaghetti sauce.

Apart from that, there isn't much to add here. As per usual, the model comes equipped with built-in cord storage. In addition to the massive handle, this little component makes transportation substantially easier too.

In short, Black & Decker JW200 will prove absolutely essential for people with weak hands or arthritis. The model is simple-in-use, practical, and overall reliable. You'll be able to work with just about any jar.

Black & Decker JW200 Lids Off Jar Opener in the use

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Hamilton Beach 76606Z

Sleek Look

Hamilton Beach 76606Z is probably the sleekest can opener in its price range. The model's silver accents mesh really well with the black inserts, creating a streamlined appearance that is as modern as these tools come. Add to that the chrome detailing and the opener will be able to fit just about any kitchen décor.

Setting aesthetics aside, you shouldn't have any issues fitting the model from a more practical standpoint. Measuring 4.7 x 5 x 10.2 inches in overall dimensions, it is particularly compact. It barely requires any tabletop space. Plus, its 3-pound weight makes the opener easy to move around as well as transport.

The other little detail that lets you transport this tool with ease is its built-in cord storage. You tuck that cord behind the opener and the model barely presents any space requirements.

As far as we're concerned, it isn't the opener's biggest selling point but the people behind the product really double-down on that "frustration-free packaging", so we'll briefly cover that too. It is straightforward enough, we'll give these people that much. Opening the product inside packaging like that is seamless enough.

At the same time, with its recyclable composition, the packaging is friendly to the environment and, again, is simply a no-brainer to open.

Plus, packaging like that comes cheaper since it is cheaper to manufacture a simple cardboard box/envelope (ordered in volume) compared to the usual annoying plastic packaging or needlessly involved boxes that do not serve any useful functions.

Review of Hamilton Beach 76606Z Smooth Touch Can Opener

Smooth Touch

The opener's functionality is more or less streamlined too. It is able to open pop-top and regular cans with matching ease. The model's side-cutting action lifts the cans' top off and leaves nothing but a smooth edge. Without the usual sharp lid edges cuts, the lid becomes touchable and far more pleasant to deal with.

The controls are simple enough too. The large ergonomic lever incorporates rubber padding, so you'll have no issues pressing it with wet/dirty hands. The magnetic holder is especially secure, meaning you won't have to support the can with your hand. For our taste, the only thing this model lacks in the functionality department is an automatic shut-off feature.

All things considered, Hamilton Beach 76606Z is an excellent can opener, especially from the price-performance ratio perspective. The model looks too good for an affordable tool like that. It is functional, convenient, and especially compact.

Hamilton Beach 76606Z Smooth Touch Can Opener in the use

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Hamilton Beach 76606ZA Smooth Touch Can Opener (Demo & Review)
 

Cuisinart CCO-50BKN

Functionality

Cuisinart CCO-50BKN is a user-friendly device. It boasts an easy operation that won't puzzle even those users who can't make head or tail of technics. Cuisinart electric can opener is designed for openings of standard-sized cans. It doesn't offer additional features such as knife sharpener or bottle opener. But be sure that it is able to open lots of cans without overheating! In order to open a can, all you have to do is press the lever down. No need to hold a can or lever, the process will stop automatically once the can is opened. And owing to a precision power cut blade, your cans would always have smooth edges and no one might be accidentally cut.
Review of Cuisinart CCO-50BKN Deluxe Electric Can Opener

Material and Design

Cuisinart CCO-50BKN Deluxe Electric Can Opener is made of extremely durable and safe materials. The body is made of BPA-free plastic and, thus, poses no health risk to users. Additionally, the housing has some chrome accents that make the can opener sleek and quite eye-catching. This device will surely decorate any kitchen. Moreover, this model is available in white and black colors, hence, you may choose the one that will suit your interior best.
Cuisinart CCO-50BKN Deluxe Electric Can Opener in the use

Extras

We assure you that Cuisinart CCO-50BKN is being marketed as a Deluxe Electric Can Opener not for nothing. It offers a fair number of additional features which guarantee extremely handy use. We should first of all point out a magnetic holder - quite essential feature in every electric can opener. This accessory allows for "hands-free" operation as you don't have to hold a can with your hands. Cuisinart CCO-50BKN features a magnetic holder attached to a removable one-touch lever. Thus, you can easily detach it for easy clean-ups. All in all, this model will become an irreplaceable device for everyone.
Detailed review of Cuisinart CCO-50BKN Deluxe Electric Can Opener

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Cuisinart Deluxe Can Opener (CCO-50N) Demo Video

What customers say about this product

Power

powerful, well made, easy to use

Key Specs

One thing, be careful because the lid is very sharp after being cut off. It's help in place by a magnet. Highly recommended if you need a basic can opener.

Size & Weight

Great can opener ,just the right weight to handle any can size.

Features

Great motorized version. Everything works as expected! Holds tall cans. Lid is held on by magnet.
 

Hamilton Beach 76380Z

Any Can Will Do

Considering how affordable it is, Hamilton Beach 76380Z is an excellent product. The model is practical, versatile, effective, and it incorporates just about every feature/function in the can opener book, which is impressive taking its budget-friendly price tag into account.

We don't necessarily care for the so-called classic chrome heavyweight build but we can't say that the model doesn't look solid and/or sleek enough to work with just about any modern kitchen setting.

For some reason, the people behind the product really bank on the model's extra-tall design in the company's advertising strategy. We fail to see the advantages that the opener's height presents.

Sure, measuring 10.24" (height) x 5.12" (width) x 6.9" (depth), the model isn't necessarily massive. You should be able to find enough space for it in your kitchen. Plus, it will be able to work with just about any can. At the same time, you reduce that height a little and the opener would've been able to do that too.

Then again, the model probably would've not been able to open #10 size cans and, as rare as these cans are, it is always a plus when you have the means necessary to do that.

As it is usually the case with the company's can openers, Hamilton Beach 76380Z features built-in cord storage. The retractable cord simplifies storage and transportation. At the same time, it is long enough to not keep you too tied to the nearby AC outlet.

Review of Hamilton Beach 76380Z Classic Chrome Heavyweight Can Opener

SureCut Tech

As you can probably tell from these pictures, the product is as much a preserves opener as it is a knife sharpener. That 2-in-1 functionality is always something we like to see in our kitchen tools/gadgets. That being said, the knife sharpener isn't always as effective as it could be. It probably has something to do with the somewhat awkward angle you have to position the blade to make the sharpener work. It is nice that it is there in the first place though.

Its can-opening prowess is nothing to complain about. The company's proprietary SureCut™ patented technology works wonders opening cans on the first time, every time. The cutting unit isn't just effective but removable and easily washable too. There's an automatic shut-off feature, which is, again, impressive considering the modest price. Last but not least, the magnetic holder is strong, reliable, and secure.

Bottom line, Hamilton Beach 76380Z is probably the best electric can opener in its price range. The model isn't necessarily too compact but it is surprisingly lightweight. You'll have no issues opening even deformed cans.

Hamilton Beach 76380Z Classic Chrome Heavyweight Can Opener in the use

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Hamilton Beach 76380Z Heavyweight Can Opener
 

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Comparison of Electric Can Openers

What Is an Electric Can Opener?

Though dubbed a can opener, a device like that often doubles as a knife sharpener and a bottle opener and allows opening cans, both small and tall, virtually in an instant.

Why electric tin openers caught the fancy of most customers forcing manual versions out of the kitchen drawers in most households? There are a few reasons. One of them is the fact that electric can openers are very easy to operate: all you need is to set a can into a special attachment, push the button and then, the device will open the can in a matter of a few seconds. Another one is functionality. As we've mentioned, aside from simply opening cans, these devices often have a knife sharpening feature, meaning they can also sharpen your knives, open bottles, and cut paper bags. And finally, electric can openers are safe to use. Unlike manual openers, these always leave the edges smooth, minimizing the risk of injuries. As a bonus, the majority of electric can openers have a sleek exterior and will prove a nice addition to your kitchen.

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What Features to Compare

Functionality

When looking for an electric tin-opener, one thing you want to check out first is its functionality. There are two types of electric can openers offered. One is specialized only in opening of preserve tins. Other models can be multifunctional. Thanks to such devices you can easily sharpen knives, open beer bottles and, of course, cans. You can also find can openers designed with special slots for holding scissors.

Material and Design

Next, consider the material and design of the model. Electric can openers can be made from metal and plastic. Of course, those made of metal are more durable and aren't as prone to deforming as those made with plastic housings so if the long service life of the device is important to you, opt for the former option. Also, electric tin openers can be stationary and portable. In case you often travel or go on picnics and find yourself in need of a device like this it only makes sense to choose a portable model with compact dimensions. If not, then you can safely choose from other types. In our review, we cover some of the most popular types, including cabinet-type and under-cabinet can openers.

Extras

Finally, check out what other additional functions and options are included in the opener. For greater convenience of use, manufacturers often fit their devices with such functions as automatic shut-off which removes the need to turn the device off by hand, a magnetic can holder that makes it easier to retrieve things after opening bottles or cans, or even a built-in storage compartment for letting you keep your countertop de-cluttered.

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