KitchenAid Manual Can Opener with Magnet

Last updated date: January 19, 2020

DWYM Score
8.6

KitchenAid Manual Can Opener with Magnet

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 28 expert reviews, the KitchenAid KitchenAid Manual Can Opener with Magnet placed 7th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note July 1, 2020:
Checkout The Best Can Opener for a detailed review of all the top can openers.

Expert Summarized Score
0.0
2 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.7
554 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The magnet keeps the lid from falling into your food so you don’t have to dig it out with your fingers or a utensil. It doesn’t require too much effort to squeeze the handle and turn the knob.
- Best Pickist
We love this KitchenAid can opener because the magnet is strong and lifts lids without fail
- The Spruce Eats
What experts didn't like
Some people found this model to be a bit larger and heavier than some conventional can openers.
- Best Pickist
Reviewers say that this can opener is heavier than expected
- The Spruce Eats

From The Manufacturer

The KitchenAid Classic Can Opener is an essential tool for any kitchen. The can opener's large, easy-to-turn knob makes opening cans an easy task. The can opener features a sharp, stainless steel cutting wheel. The can opener measures 9-3/4 inches long. Hand wash with warm water and a mild detergent; rinse and dry immediately. One year hassle-free replacement and lifetime limited warranty. This fine product is warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship. For one year from date of purchase, under normal use and care, KitchenAid will replace these products free of charge, if they are found to be defective in material or workmanship. In addition, from year two through the life of the products, any piece found to be defective under conditions of normal use and care will be repaired at no charge or replaced with the same item or an item of equal or better value.

Overall Product Rankings

Hamilton Beach Automatic Can Opener
1. Hamilton Beach Automatic Can Opener
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 8
Adoric Manual Can Opener
2. Adoric Manual Can Opener
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 0
Kuhn Rikon Auto Safety Lid Lifter
3. Kuhn Rikon Auto Safety Lid Lifter
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 1
EZ-DUZ-IT Manual Can Opener
4. EZ-DUZ-IT Manual Can Opener
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 6
Cuisinart Electric Can Opener
5. Cuisinart Electric Can Opener
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 3
OXO Manual Can Opener
6. OXO Manual Can Opener
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 1
KitchenAid Manual Can Opener with Magnet
7. KitchenAid Manual Can Opener with Magnet
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 2
MiToo Automatic Can Opener
8. MiToo Automatic Can Opener
Overall Score: 7.2
Expert Reviews: 1
Kebley Manual Can Opener
9. Kebley Manual Can Opener
Overall Score: 6.2
Expert Reviews: 4

An Overview On Can Openers

Can openers are a true kitchen staple. Whether you are a college student living in a dorm or a first-rate chef with an extravagant cooking space, you need some sort of can opener. Considering the essentials every can opener requires, as well as your unique wants and needs, can help you select the right one for your kitchen.

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Think about whether you prefer a manual or an electric can opener. Manual can openers are affordable and convenient. Since no power is required to use one, you can tuck it in a utensil drawer or take it on a camping trip with the same results. However, they can be challenging to use, especially for someone with limited mobility or fine motor skills, arthritis or weak hands.

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Electric can openers are easy to use, usually able to open containers at the touch of a button. Some have additional features, such as the ability to open other types of cans and bottles. The possible downsides of an electric can opener include the need for electricity to operate and the requirement for at least a small amount of counter space.

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Of course, a can opener should be well-made, built to last, easy to clean and maintain, and simple to use. In addition, look for a model that leaves smooth edges and a cutting wheel that doesn’t touch food to promote health and safety.

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If you can’t decide between two or three different models, let aesthetics be your guide. Go with the can opener that blends into your kitchen’s decor.

DWYM Fun Fact

People have always sought ways to store food longer, including pickling, smoking or drying it. Around the turn of the 19th century, the French government offered a hefty prize of 12,000 francs to the first person to successfully invent a way to preserve food for storage transportation.

A French chef named Nicolas Appert accepted the challenge and won. His process was a version of canning foods in jars. Soon after, the English worked to improve his method, swapping glass jars for metal containers. 

By the mid-1800s, a Connecticut man named Ezra J. Warner invented a manual can opener. Prior to his invention, people used chisels and hammers to open metal cans.

The Can Opener Buying Guide

  • Keeping your can opener clean is vital to safe use and to proper function over time. Soak manual can openers or the removable cutting wheel of electric can openers in white vinegar for several minutes. Follow up by scrubbing away dirt or rust with a brush (a toothbrush works well for this purpose) and then washing it with mild dish soap and warm water. Dry it carefully with a clean towel before putting it back.