OXO Manual Can Opener

Last updated date: February 13, 2020

DWYM Score
8.7

OXO Manual Can Opener

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Overall Take

With large, cushioned handles, this manual can opener is safe and comfortable, even for wet hands. The chunky knob eliminates hand pressure or fatigue. The stainless steel cutting wheel is sharp and durable, while the built-in bottle opener adds function. In our analysis of 27 expert reviews, the OXO OXO Manual Can Opener placed 6th 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
1 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.2
4,061 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
It’s fairly large for a better grip and features comfortable handles that feel right in the hands.
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What experts didn't like

From The Manufacturer

OXO International Soft Handle Can OpenerThe sharp cutting wheel is made of stainless steel and the handles are big and cushioned. This opener comes with a built in bottle cap opener.

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.