While not a necessity, an electric can opener is relatively inexpensive and can make your time in the kitchen much easier. Many models now feature smooth edge openers so cans are opened with a smooth lid for safety. Here are the some of the top models.
The Hamilton Beach model features a smooth edge opener for safer and cleaner can opening. This model will open extra tall cans. Also features cord storage and a knife sharpener.
By Black and Decker, this can opener mounts under the cabinet to save counter space. The blade is removable for easy cleanup. Some models also include a knife sharpener and bottle opener.
By Hamilton Beach, this hands-free model features a rechargeable battery and will open about 19 cans before needing a recharge. It has a magnetic lid holder to hold the lid in place while opening. Small and compact for easy storage.
By Black and Decker, this model features a power-pierce cutter, auto shut-off, and a built-in sharpener and bottle opener. Good for opening big and tall cans.
Because it's cordless, you can take this can opener to the cans you want to open. The opener attaches to your cans for han-free operation. The blades are dishwasher safe, too.
By Black & Decker, this jar opener is a great aid for those who have problems opening jars. With the touch of a button, this opener works with jars up to 4 1/2 inches in diameter and up to 8 inches tall.