Taking a look at other items involved in food and beverage categories, here’s a break from another cup holder article:
A good can opener is an extremely important tool to have in the kitchen. There are many different styles which range from top openers, side openers and electric. Electric openers usually will cost more and take up precious counter top space in your kitchen. If you do decide on purchasing an electric can opener model be sure to have a GFCI (ground fault circuit interruption) outlet in your kitchen. GFCI’s can minimize the risk of electric shock from water.
Good can openers are built to last, compared to the dollar store variety opener. Choose an opener which has comfortable hand grips to reduce fatigue. Side openers can usually be more hygienic as well. Certain brands such as OXO have high end openers which look great in your contemporary kitchen. OXO is known for their functionality, form and ergonomic design.
The best models usually will include mechanisms to assist in the disposal of the can lid as well. These can openers use magnets to make sure that the lid does not fall into the food which you are opening. The can lid is an item which can cut your finger if you are not careful when you are trying to dispose of the cut top from the lid. Non magnetic models have a tool similar to a plier grip for handling the can top.
Make sure you read the directions for the can opener you wish to purchase. Some models are not recommended as dish washer friendly. Carefully hand wash the can opener if you want it to last for a lifetime. You should also make sure that it is fully dry before you store your OXO can opener. Moisture on the metal can cause oxidation (i.e. rusting).
Following these tips when you are purchasing a can opener will insure that you purchase a model which can be used for many years to come.