Best Electric Can Openers

Review & Comparison, Last Update June 1, 2022
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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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Functionality
Material and Design
Extras
Warranty
 
PROS
Chrome-treated, the blades are practically immune to rust and corrosion. The non-skid feet keep the unit steady so that the countertops are protected from scratches. You can store the cord inside the device, in the compartment hidden between the feet.
CONS

Some find the device a little slow. 

OUR VERDICT

Capping at a modest 8.44 x 5.5 x 4.5 inches, this is the most compact model on the list. Setting its size aside, this petite can-opening machine offers hassle-free maintenance, comfortable storage, and knife sharpening capabilities.

detailed parameters
Functionality

Knife sharpener, Preserves opener

Material and Design

Plastic body, Metal elements, Cabinet-type design

Extras

Automatic shut-off, Magnetic holder, Built-in cord storage

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The multi-tool that removes bottle caps and opens pop-tops can be stored in the back. The EasyCut™ tech, slicing through the lid, all while making sure that the can is spinning but not moving around, opens most cans in seconds. Plus, it keeps the blades sharp. 

CONS

Certain cans will be hard to place under the blade. 

OUR VERDICT
Sharpening knives, removing bottle caps, opening pop-top cans, there's almost nothing this space-saving implement cannot do (within reason). With its increased height, the device can even accommodate large, #10 size cans. 
detailed parameters
Functionality

Knife sharpener, Preserves opener, Glass bottle opener, Pop-top can opener

Material and Design

Plastic body, Metal elements, Cabinet-type design

Extras

EasyCut™ blade technology, Stabilizing wide base, Magnetic holder, Built-in cord storage

Warranty

2 years

PROS

The magnetic lid holder is attached to a removable one-touch lever for effortless cleaning. The precision Power Cut blade keeps the edges of the opened cans smooth.

CONS
It might shred can labels while opening.
OUR VERDICT

The Cuisinart CCO-50BKN Deluxe is an affordable and easy-to-use electric can opener that can open short and tall cans alike. On top of that, it is very durable, which is backed by a long 3-year manufacturer warranty.

detailed parameters
Functionality
Preserves opener
Material and Design
Plastic body (BPA-free), Metal elements, Cabinet-type design
Extras

Magnetic holder, Removable activation lever, Automatic shut-off

Warranty

3 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

The 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

The magnetic lid holder makes sure that the lid does not drop into the can. The wide base, featuring non-slip feet, prevents this compact appliance from skidding/slipping around.

CONS

The cord storage compartment is pretty much useless. 

OUR VERDICT

The AmazonBasics CO4400-UL-B will be able to accommodate pet owners and people who don't mind an occasional canned soup treat or spicing things up with some canned vegetables. The stainless steel blades will keep the cuts precise without deforming.

detailed parameters
Functionality

Knife sharpener, Preserves opener

Material and Design

Plastic body, Metal elements, Cabinet-type design

Extras

Automatic shut-off, Magnetic holder, Built-in cord storage

Warranty

1 year

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Proctor Silex 75217F

Minimalistic Approach

Most electronic can openers are quite bulky and not as convenient as one would expect. However, the Proctor Silex 75217F is not most can openers. No, this device runs circles around them. To get the ball rolling, this minimalistic unit measures just 8.44 x 5.5 x 4.5 inches, much less than its competition that fit in the same price window. Reducing its size, the manufacturers have also reduced the opener's weight, making the entire unit weigh less than 2 pounds, enabling easy one-hand carrying and comfortable relocation without noticeable effort.

As you can probably tell, the minimalistic design also extends towards its appearance, keeping pretty much the entire device gleaming white, aside from the chrome blades. Thanks to this chrome treatment, the blades will not start corroding or forming rust patches with time, even with the unit stored somewhere humid. Even the company's logo has been downsized, a decision that we wholly support.

We would not quite support its slow operation though. While we have seen and reviewed even less speedy openers, we would still like to see this part improved next time.

We're fine with the twist-off cutting lever as it is though, making cleaning basically hassle-free owing to the twist-off mechanism. We're more than fine with the non-skid feet, keeping the unit nice and steady and protecting the countertops from scratches. Between these feet, you will find a nice little cord storage compartment, enabling neat and tidy storage when the device is not being used.

Review of Proctor Silex 75217F Power Can Opener

Sharpening Knives Too

While we have covered practically everything important, the first and most important part is that, besides opening cans, this device can also sharpen knives. In fact, it is pretty good at sharpening knives, even more so than most dedicated knife sharpeners (budget ones, naturally).

What the device is also pretty good at is automatically shutting off once it is done opening the can or sharpening the knife, so you don't have to oversee the entire process and can just feed the unit its victim and go about your day knowing that you're not causing any accidents. The last item on the proverbial list is the magnetic holder, holding most cans and certain knives tight so that, again, all you have to do is feed the can/knife and the device will do its job without your help.

Long story short, the Proctor Silex 75217F is a compact can-opening device that will accommodate even those people who want to conserve as much kitchen space as possible.

Proctor Silex 75217F Power Can Opener in the use

Additional Info

User Manual     Manufacturer

Last updated price $17.03
Stock In stock
ASIN B00005MFFP

What customers say about this product

Key Specs

Great electric can opener and comes with knife sharpener on back of it.

Features

The knife sharpener built into the back was a nice touch though.
 

BLACK + DECKER EC500W

Doing a Little bit of Everything

The BLACK + DECKER EC500W is huge, referring primarily to the unit's feature list since its size, while not that modest, is also far from huge, being a reasonable 5.59 x 4.92 x 9.53 inches. No, what's huge here is what this device can do. Aside from opening standard cans, the device can open pop-top cans, remove bottle caps, and sharpen knives. Being this versatile, we can forgive the unit an extra inch here and there. Plus, it is not like the device looks bulky or awkward. Quite the opposite, from where we're standing, this is one handsome model, with the gray/silver housing seamlessly blending into the most upscale kitchen settings.

Now, before that, to be a little more precise, this device does not remove pop-tops and bottle caps, it is the removable multi-tool that does that. But, since you can store that tool in the unit's back, you can basically suggest that the unit performs that function.

What the unit does first and foremost though is, employing the EasyCut™ blade tech, slice through lids while the can spins in place on the stable base. Thanks to this technology, the model opens cans within seconds and the blade remains sharp without requiring frequent resharpening. The aforementioned stable base, designed extra-wide, stabilizes the device, making sure that the cutting/sharpening action does not cause the unit to skid around the countertops, remaining stable on that surface. To some extent, the curved body also contributes towards that goal, even though less than the base.

Review of BLACK + DECKER EC500W EasyCut Extra-Tall Can Opener

Accommodating Lefties Too

With the opening and popping action out of the way, all that's left is the knife-sharpening part. Moved to the back, the sharpening mechanism does not get in the way of the can-opening mechanism, making the unit quite practical placement-wise. Also, the sharpening angle accommodates right-handed users and lefties alike.

Besides hiding the above-mentioned multi-tool, this device can also hide the cord, with its neat cord storage slot on the bottom. Mirroring most electric can openers, the model comes with a magnetic holder, so you don't have to hold the cans yourself. Even more, with the one-touch lever, all you have to do is slide the can, push the lever down, and retrieve the can once the lid is removed, pushing the lever aside.

Bottom line, the BLACK + DECKER EC500W is the most versatile entry on this list and, within its price point, maybe the most versatile electric can-opening machine out there.
BLACK + DECKER EC500W EasyCut Extra-Tall Can Opener in the use

Additional Info

    Manufacturer

Last updated price $19.46
Stock In stock
ASIN B06Y1SJLBX

 

Cuisinart CCO-50BKN

Simple but Good

Straight off the reel, the Cuisinart CCO-50BKN is a simple contraption. This means it doesn’t have extra features, such as a knife sharpener or a bottle opener, but it does its job as intended and is easy to use for everyone.

Though simple, the can opener isn’t flimsy. Made with durable BPA-free plastic materials, it is quite robust and can handle a number of cans without overheating. Using it couldn't be easier too. Just press the lever down and the CCO-50BKN will get the job done. The process is fully automatic, and holding the lever isn’t needed.

Another strong point in favor of the CCO-50BKN is that it is safe to use. Equipped with a precision Power Cut blade, the unit keeps the edges of the opened cans neat and smooth, minimizing the risk of cutting fingers.

Like we said, the CCO-50BKN doesn’t have many additional features, but it does have a magnetic lid holder - an essential feature in any electric can opener designed to provide hands-free operation. This holder along with the Power Cut blade is attached to the lever, which can be easily removed for hassle-free cleanup.

Review of Cuisinart CCO-50BKN Deluxe Electric Can Opener

About Design

Before wrapping up, let’s say a few words about the CCO-50BKN’s design. The model has simple but elegant styling, with streamlined housing, chrome accents, and elegant contours. So, it will look good in any kitchen. Besides that, it is available in white, silver, stainless steel, and black color options, so you can pick the one that suits your interior best.

All in all, if you're looking for an affordable, easy-to-use, and robust can opener to open tall and short cans alike, the CCO-50BKN from Cuisinart will fit that bill just fine.

Cuisinart CCO-50BKN Deluxe Electric Can Opener in the use

Additional Info

User Manual     Manufacturer

Last updated price $19.95
Stock In stock
ASIN B001C2F5NW

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

What customers say about this product

Power

Very nice can opener . Easy to use sleek clean and powerful for both large and small cans.

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 76606Z

Sleek Look

The 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, the 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

Additional Info

User Manual     Manufacturer

Last updated price $29.85
Stock In stock
ASIN B00T4RH8E6

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

AmazonBasics CO4400-UL-B

Smooth Operation

The people behind AmazonBasics produce countless commodities but, despite the humble name, they're seldom quite as basic as you would presume. Sometimes, they're a little more powerful/capable than the average deal. Other times, these commodities trump the competition in the looks department. Oftentimes, AmazonBasics products are quite a bit more functional than what you can normally purchase within the same price window. In general, these statements hold true with the AmazonBasics CO4400-UL-B.

First things first, the model has a more elegant and stylish appearance than what most electric can openers are offering nowadays. Matching gray with black, the tower-like figure presents a pretty sleek front, with the chrome finish making the opener's outline more expensive-looking than the price would suggest. Though the body is plastic, the metal elements reinforce its construction, protecting this device from deformation. In the same vein, the stainless steel blades open cans without snagging, keeping things safe and smooth. They do not slip and, even with more rugged cans, the blades maintain a precise cut.

Then, there's the wide non-slip base. Likewise, the base prevents the model from skidding, slipping, or sliding on the countertops. On that note, any outlet-adjacent 'top will do the trick.

Because the cord is not very long, you'll have to position this device close to the mains. Also, even though the model features an integrated cord storage compartment, it is so inconvenient that the compartment might as well have been removed and the product would not become an iota worse than it is.

Review of AmazonBasics CO4400-UL-B Electric Can Opener

Also Sharpening Knives

As you would expect, this AmazonBasics model is compatible with most standard-sized cans. Owing to the magnetic lid holder, you don't have to worry about accidentally injuring yourself or tops dropping into the can after you've opened it. Once you have opened the can, remove it from the grip and release the lid, enabling easy disposal.

Besides that, there's a release/locking mechanism that also works toward keeping things safe and an automatic shut-off switch that makes sure you don't waste unnecessary energy. Last but not necessarily least, aside from opening preserves, this machine can also sharpen knives.

To bring this thing to a logical conclusion, the AmazonBasics CO4400-UL-B will fit most people with pets and those who partake in an occasional canned soup/vegetables treat.

AmazonBasics CO4400-UL-B Electric Can Opener in the use

Additional Info

User Manual

Last updated price $15.22
Stock In stock
ASIN B07T6NNKJ4

 

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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.

In this review, we offer you the best tin openers you can buy right now. We hope you'll like our top picks!

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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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