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Being the complete gadget geek that I am I simply love this device! So easy to use no manual is needed! Since breaking all four finger in an accident I have struggled to use the conventionally tin opener.
From the first moment I used this I knew it would be one of my best buys of the year! It does everything it says on the tin (excuse the pun) in my opinion it is a compact nifty little kitchen gadget! I'm not sure how I coped before! I love the fact that it has the bottle opener on it too!
The knife sharpening side to it I cannot really comment on as I haven't used that!
For £15.00 one of my best buys!
Automatic can opener with integral knife sharpener and bottle opener
Soft-touch rubber handle grip
Lid-retaining magnet prevents lid from falling into can after opening
Automatic start/stop--the blade starts cutting with a light push of the lever
Opens all sizes of cans, up to 1.2 kg
We have had this electric can opener in our home for years and will never even consider replacing it. It has opened tuna, tomatoes, soups, beans, spaghetti and all sorts of other foods efficiently and with ease!
The can opener is very easy to operate, simply place the can under the magnet on the can opener and press down. The can opener will then continue to open the can without assistance. Within a few seconds the troublesome can will have been beaten and you can benefit from the delicious sustenance it held within.
As the can opener is pure white, it suited out old kitchen, however as we moved a few years ago to a new kitchen which we made into a colour scheme of chrome and black this can opener does not really fit in. However, due to our loyalty to this can opener for the fantastic performance it has had over the year, we refuse to let it go.
On a counter top, the opener holds firm and doesn't seem to slip ever during operation. it is very easy to clean as the head comes off for washing in a bowl or even in the dishwasher - essential for cleaning the dirty blade of old food from the inside of cans.
Can openers baffle me - not the purpose they serve but how many shoddy ones are on the market! Ones that are stiff, ones where the point doesn't pierce the can, the ones that fall apart after two uses. Especially in my house, where I have no patience and no hand wrist strength, and my grandparents are older and find conventional can openers a struggle, especially when their arthritis is playing up, and as I am not around most of the day at work - I did some research into electric can openers and bought the Kenwood Electric can opener. I believe I paid about £11.00 from Amazon.
The opener is very simple to operate, once you plug it in all you do is lift the handle, put the can in place and pull the handle back down. The blade cuts underneath the top of the rim of the can, so there is no serrated / jagged edge to catch your fingers on, cutting smoothly and cleanly. Handily there is a magnet on the device that secures the lid / part of the can that has been cut off, in place once you have used the appliance, meaning you don't have to try and fish the lid out afterwards (one of my pet hates!) Whilst operating the can opener it does make quite a significant amount of noise, especially in comparison to a manual operation opener. However I think the performance of the appliance compensates for 10 seconds of noise.
The opener is easy to clean - I give the blade a wipe after each use. The blade does appear to be removable for ease of cleaning, however it doesn't seem to get much debris on it to the point that I have needed to remove the blade.
Something to take into consideration is that there is no on / off switch on the appliance, so if it is plugged in, there is off button to override the power on the device - something to think about if you have young curious children who clamber on the worktops. This isn't so much of an issue for my household but I felt it was worth mentioning.
I would highly recommend this can opener, especially to
* Elderly People
* People with joint issues / arthritis
* Those fed up of forking out for abysmal manual can openers.
These things are brilliant! I had one years ago, which I loved but after a while (and a lot of use) it eventually broke and I took forever to get around to replacing it. I kept forgetting how brill it was and just put up with the bog standard manual can openers. Having tried several of these over the space of a year or two I finally became frustrated after yeta nother one refused to open a can, after I had only used it a handful of times, so I decided I was crazy not to have replaced my electric one! After finally getting round to getting a new one I will now never go back to the useless manual ones!
The one I currently have is exactly as in the picture but in chrome, which looks stylish on my worktop. Personally I don't find it too big to have on the worktop all the time, but if you were very limited for worktop space you may prefer to keep it away in a cupboard until required.
I got mine from Argos at the price of £16.99, which is pretty much the going rate everywhere, if not slightly cheaper. Don't let the price put you off; if I added up what I have spent on manual can openers over the last two years I am very sure it would be more than the price of this, which I hope will last me for longer than two years!
The can opener is extremely easy to use, simply hold the can up to it, push the handle down onto the rim so it 'catches' on and hey presto, it does the work for you! An additional point to make here is that this gadget removes the lid from the inside of the rim of the can, not from outside / underneath it, so you don't end up with a sharp edge. Anyone who has ever cut themselves on the blade-like edge of a can opened by many other types of can openers will know what I mean! Also, the effort to use it is so minimal, that I imagine it would be great for someone with arthritis for instance.
Once the can is opened the lid is held up by a small magnet, meaning you can just remove the can, without having to fish the lid out of the baked beans / peas etc! Then you can simply take the lid of the machine & dispose of it as normal. I like to wipe the 'blade' after each use, otherwise bits of food can build up on it, yuk! It also has a bottle opener attached.
If you don't have one and you have ever struggled with the many useless can openers on the market then you need one of these in your life!
I always struggle as a left handed person to open cans and tins with a tin opener.
I started to give up until my grandparents bought this for me as they bought one too as my whole family is left handed.
The electric tin opener:
The device is really simple so I didn't find the need to open the instruction manual to see how it works.
I have the black chrome version which goes well with my kitchen.
At the back is the plug which tidies away really well into a hole in the back to fold the cord away into and keep it well
I tend to keep it in the cupboard and bring it out when its needed as it's not small enough to keep out.
The front of it has a small lever which when pushed down turns the wheel which opens the can.
You sit the tin underneath with the sharp knife which cuts the tin siting in the rim of the tin.
You then push the lever down which pushes the knife into the tin and it turns the can.
Make sure to hold it otherwise you will make a right mess!
The knife easily comes off so you can clean it when it gets dirty or just wipe it down once used.
The lever also holds a magnet which takes the lid off once it's fully opened so you don't have the messy job
of trying to get the top out of the can.
It doesn't have an on or off switch, it just powers when you push the lever down.
It also acts as a bottle opener which is brilliant when entertaining if you have the counter space to keep it on display.
It also comes with a knife sharpener which I've never used due to not having any knives worthy of a sharpening!
The only defect I've found with it is sometimes it is difficult to get it to clip into place to get the can to start going.
It takes me a few goes to get it working but I would be sat there for about 10 minutes with a manual one so i don't mind too much.
If only all tins and cans had ring pulls eh?
I would sure be lost without this tin opener. If i were to go on a camping holiday I would sure be lost.
I'd be sat there with a rock trying to smash it open.
This opener is a god send in this soup loving home. We always eat soup for lunch and I regularly use the opener.
Avaliable from Argos
£13.99(usually £15.99) for white
£16.99 for chrome.
For the price it is definitely worth getting.
If you struggle like me being left handed and opening tins and cans then it's
definitely worth spending the extra.
I must have spent at least £10 replacing manual tin openers from breaking them and snapping them in half.
Thanks for reading my review.
As my Grandmother was getting older and having trouble opening cans we decided to get her an electric can opener. She had arthritis and really had trouble holding things and grabbing things and to open a can takes a lot of these hand movements and she was finding it virtually impossible. We settled upon an electric can opener from Kenwood as it was cheap and looked really simple to use.
The electric can opener stands upright on a base and features some non slip feet so when you attach the can to it is very stable and will not topple over. It is made of a white plastic and so does not very attractive but its not really something that you need to look good, you just need it to function well. It measures 23.5 x 13.5 x 13.5 so not too big, especially if you are going to keep it on the side of your worktop like my Grandmother did.
The can opener is very easy to use. There is a handle at the top of the can opener which has a magnet underneath it. You position the can up to the back of the machine and then the magnet catches onto the lid of the can and the little cutter pierces the top of the can. Then you press the handle down onto the can and keep pressing at this start the mechanism going and the can will spin round, being cut open as it goes until you have completed the cycle. You have to hold onto the can at this point as the magnet will hold the lid but not the can. This is held in place by the lever but when you lift this off the can will come away in your hand. It's as simple as that to open the can and the lid will come away completely so you do not need to worry about that being stuck and having to pull it off and possibly cutting your finger.
The machine is great in that it will open all can sizes from small thin ones to big ones up to 1.2kg cans. It's easy for anyone to use especially if you have trouble with regular can openers.
==Kenwood Electric Can Opener==
In our old flat we were really limited to work top space but we would always make sure that we had room for this one item which was used very regularly back them. Once we moved to a bigger flat with better space it was typical that the Kenwood Can Opener finally gave up and died on us. The fact was that since then we have tried so many different types of can openers but haven't actually found one as hardwearing and reliable as this one was.
We didn't purchase the can opener for ourselves but it was a gift from my mother in law for when we moved into our old flat back in 2000. At that time you could have probably picked it up for around £25 and I think now you can find it for under £10 if you look online which is a really good price when I think of all the cheap can openers that I have bought since the Kenwood electric one died and how much money I have wasted as they have all since broken on me too.
Although made of white plastic and not at all fitting with my current kitchen I wouldn't mind having this can opener back and am contemplating buying it now in silver. The fact is that I am not too sure how much it would get used nowadays seeing as there is the ring pull opening on a lot of cans where as there wasn't when we were first given this product and we did use it a lot.
The idea of the product is simple and it is a main powered item which has a cable a good enough length to plug it in and position it along the worktop under the plug with ease. Once the power is on at the wall there are no extra buttons or anything that need pressing or changing in order for the can opener to work, you simply need to lift the front arm of the product, offer the can in and push the arm back down to hold the can in place and begin the opening process.
The noise of the can opener is obvious but not at all intrusive and I feel my kettle will make a much louder noise than this would. The product does work well too and after opening will hold the can on the opener until you are ready to remove it by lifting the arm and holding the can. Once the can is pulled away the lid will stay onto the opener by way of a magnet on the underside of the arm. This is not the easiest aspect of the machine to clean and will need a brush taking to it every so often (making sure the power is off at the mains). Other than that the machine is easy to wipe over with a cloth if needed after every use. The glossy plastic that it is made from is not only strong but also easy to clean.
It is worth noting that the later models than the one I have seen to have a lot more to offer and surely make it more worth while having the product on out the worktop like it has to be. There is the option to open beer bottles and to sharpen knives which really make it seem more worthwhile to own and when buying my next model I shall be sure to look out for this aspect.
All in all I can't really find fault with this can opener it lasted us a long 8 years and did well as we did use it most days without problem. It is strong and durable and well worth buying another to replace it.
I can find no fault with the product we had and for that reason I feel a top score of 5 out of 5 stars and a very high recommendation is well deserved.
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.
Kenwood describes this product as follows: Integral knife sharpener for sharpening knives safely and effectively. Full feature table top can opener opens all shapes from small and standard domestic cans to large 1.2kg cans.
Size (cm): 23.5 x 13.5 x 13.5
Material : Plastic
Non-slip Feet : Yes
Cord Storage: Yes
Auto-switch On/Off: Yes
Bottle Opener: Yes
My mum decided to buy this electric can opener because we are all pretty useless with hand held ones, and I think she got fed up with me asking her to open my cans all the time.
The can opener is very easy to use - the can is held in place by magnets and then you clip the lid on and it basically takes it off for you.
The only thing is when opening something with a lot of juice (e.g. orange segments) the juice can spill everywhere and make a mess but this can be solved by putting a bowl underneath the can.
The product isn't bulky at all and I especially like the fact that the plug can be neatly tucked away inside.
The product is 3 in one and also has a knife sharpener and can opener, but I haven't used these yet so therefore cannot comment.
I guess product would be very useful for someone that finds it difficult to use their hands, due to the ease of use.
I would recommend this to others looking for an electric can opener.
We decided a few years ago to invest in an electric can opener. We'd previously used hand held ones but my mum had started to have trouble with her hands and found using this quite hard work, so opted for one of these.
The can opener is made of plastic and is available in white or chrome. It is fairly compact, standing at 23.5cm tall and 13.5cm wide. Size was an important consideration for us as we have a fairly small kitchen but this stows away quite nicely in the corner of our kitchen and has been used almost daily for the last five years.
The can opener has a lever at the top beneath which the blade sits. To use, simply lift the lever and place the can underneath it. Just underneath the lever is a magnet, which holds the can in place. For me this is an incredibly handy feature. I tend to get quite distracted when I'm cooking and with this can opener I knew the contents would not spill if I had to stop or move away mid operation.
To operate simply press down lightly on the lever and the blade will pierce the can and start to cut it. The can will automatically rotate so you don't have to turn it but the lever must be continuously pressed whilst cutting. When the can is open the motor will automatically stop but the can will not be released as the magnet holds onto it. Whilst in operation I am pleased to note how quiet it is - there is only a slight whirring of the motor and nothing too harsh on the ears. The unit has non-slip feet so the opener doesn't move around when in use.
In recent years a lot of manufacturers have started to introduce ring pulls on cans which means that we are using this slightly less that we used to. However a lot of the cans we but still require a can opener (Ambrosia custard and Tesco Value chopped tomatoes immediately spring to mind).
The only time this can opener sometimes struggles is for the chopped tomatoes. I find that on occasions the blade is not long enough to pierce the can and I have to resort to a normal can opener, which also struggles! This is not due to any fault of the can opener, rather when inspecting the cans I have found that the top of the can itself is a little lower than in a normal one - but I shouldn't grumble given the price of these! We have used this to open cans of all sizes with no problems and the manufacturer specifies that this can open cans up to a weight of 1.2Kg.
One little niggle is that the can opener is supposed to catch the lid and hold onto this once it has opened. It does this successfully most of the time, but sometimes I do find the lid floating amongst the contents of the can, which is not great!
The can opener also comes with an integrated knife sharpener, housed at the back of the unit and bottle opener, which is located at the front, just below the magnet. To be honest in all the years I've never had any need to use this so cannot comment on how good these features are. The unit operates through the mains and has a decent sized cord, which means that you don't have to be situated right next to the socket to use this. It can also be stored away easily by wrapping around the base when not in use. Any splashed that may occur onto the unit are easy to clean off, simply requiring a wipe with a damp cloth.
Recently our opener stopped working unexpectedly. We immediately realised how handy this contraption really is and set out looking for a new one. My dad however decided to see if the fuse had blown and luckily changing this got it working again! The incident made us realise that the can opener has become an integral part of our kitchen and we couldn't do without it! The can opener now retails at around £14.00, although I believe we paid more for this when we first got this. Highly recommended!
After buying numerous hand held tin openers over the last few years, which have all broke or are just too fiddly to use, we decided to purchase an electric tin opener to make it easier to open tins.
This tin opener by kenwood was from amazon, for around £12, and we have had it around 6 months now. I have bought loads of kenwood products over the years and they are usually always reliable. I have to say I don't like having this tin opener out on display as it is white and quite cheap looking. Although we don't use it often anyway so we have ours stored away in the cupboard, it is nice and small and doesn't take up to much space. It is really lightweight and easy to just get out and plug in when you want to use it.
This tin opener works by placing your tin up against the blade and then push the leaver down a bit until it clicks and you can let go of the tin whilst the tin opener turns the tin around by itself. It has a magnet to hold the tin in place, and it still stays in place even when it has opened the tin. When you pull the tin off, the lid if still attached to the magnet, so you can easily take it off and put it in the bin.
I did struggle when we first got this tin opener, as I couldn't get the tins to fit properly on the magnet, but I soon worked out what angle to put the tin on. It isn't very noisy which is a good thing, and it takes about 15 seconds to open a tin, so it really does save time. It is a lot quicker than opening a tin yourself with a hand held tin opener.
The blade is removable on the tin opener although I have never attempted to remove it, I just wipe it once I've unplugged it, it doesn't really get too messy anyway.
I bought my mum one of these tin openers too as she has always struggled with hand held tin openers, and she loves hers too! These are great for people who have arthritis or old people, as hand held tin openers can be quite tiring on your wrists, as they an be quite hard to use sometimes.
This electric tin opener is also a bottle opener and knife sharpener although I have never used these parts to it yet, but it is handy having just one little gadget which does three things!
I highly recommend this tin opener, it does the job you want perfectly without too much hassle, I just wish it looked a bit nicer so we could have it out on display instead of putting it away everytime but you can get some nice stainless steel ones on amazon if that is what you want.
After buying can opener after can opener only to find each one useless and far too easy to break regardless of price or brand, my dad decided to buy an electric can opener. This turned out to be a great purchase as so far it's still working.
We brought it a few years ago at a small local store for around £30. I see on Dooyoo that the price range has gone down considerably to £13.99 but I still think the £30 was worth it. The can opener is incredibly easy to use. All you have to do is lift up the leaver, place the can into the two small circle bits inside, push the leaver fully down to get it starting and voila! The can opener also comes with a magnet which holds the lid so you don't cut yourself trying to get it out of the tin.
I've never had any problems getting this to work which you normally find with other can openers. There's normally the occasion can which you just can seems to get to fit inside them but with this particular product, you will never find a can which it won't open.
It looks fairly attractive sitting on my kitchen top. The can opener can come in white or silver. I have the silver one and for me it goes well with all my other items in the kitchen quite well. Admittedly, its looks pretty bulky for something which you would normally store in a kitchen drawer so may not be for those who don't have much room for many things in there kitchen.
I don't have many problems with this product but one thing that does get on my nerves is the irritating noise that comes out of it when using it. When turned on, it's pretty loud for a job so small. It's so loud, everyone in the house will know when I'm making beans on toast and will always then end up making some for the whole family.
Another thing is the magnet. Although it was great while it lasted, it didn't take to long to fall of and although I tried many times to fix it and place it back on, it seem determined to stay of. However, these issues don't make this product any less reliable or give me any reason to not recommended it as overall, its the best can opener this family has had and I don't we will be needing to buy a new one for a very long time.
I have always been one to love gadgets and many many years ago I bought my first electric tin opener. Well this was the bees knees, this was the Kenwood Can Opener, now it lasted for quite a few years, in fact it never did break but started to look a bit tatty, so I purchased another one (the one I still use now!) with my Boots Advantage Points.
Well with this one I got a couple of extra's as this was also a bottle opener ( as in beer bottle!) and a knife sharpener.
Both of the ones I had were in white, but I have noticed that since that last purchase they now do a lovely chrome one, which I would love to buy, but there is nothing wrong with the one I already have. That's the problem with these they never break, so you don't need to replace them ( Well I will point out that this is in my case, before someone tells me theirs broke after 5 minutes use!!) very often.
This comes in the shape of a sturdy, freestanding white plastic gadget, this is approx. 10 inches high and 6 inches wide. It is of a very simple design and has an arm on the front at the top that lifts up and down, as well as lifting off, so you can give it a clean from any build up of food from around the tiny blade that pierces the can lid when in use. At the end of this arm there is a grey soft rubber hand grip.
You lift this up and you will see a round metal cog, this is where you will place the can you are opening, then push the arm down into the can and it will lock and start to turn the can around. Then it will automatically stop when finished and the magnet under the arm will hold the lid in place away from the can as you remove it.You can then pour all the contents of the tin into your bowl and place the sharp tin lid into the empty can as it gives it a clean cut from the rest of the tin, but can be sharp.
Now to start with this can be a bit tricky until you get the hang of it, but before you know it you wil be doing it with your eyes closed it's as easy as that. I do it now without even releasing that I am and it's very man friendly as well!.
Beneath the arm there is a moulded dip into the front of the opener with a metal surrated edged which will flip the lid of any beer bottles without any problem, when my kids were younger they used to love being able to use this part of the opener, as they were not allowed to use any other part because of sharp edges ect..
When you turn this opener around you will see the back has two large slits, this is where you can sharpen your knifes. to be very honest with you although I've been using this gadget for so many years I have never sharpened my knifes with this, as with having small children around I was always nervous of having very sharp knifes about and it has just been something I have never thought about. I will proberly give it a go later as they are all very grown up now!! (I will update to say how sharp they are and proberly also do a review on plasters!! ).
At the bottom of this opener on the back there is a cord storage space which is handy, as you only need to pull out the amount you need so it looks neat and tidy without it looking an eyesore hanging out of the back.Now the only drawback I would say is that it is brilliant on standard size cans, but sometimes can struggle if the tin is not perfectly round or if it is one of the larger size tins, but it gets there in the end! This runs on a 40 Watt motor.
I still get people say to me or when my sons bring a new girlfriend back, they whisper what is that your mums doing, as so many people have never seen one before, which amazes me!
When I got my last one it was from Boots with my Advantage Points so I didn't pay a thing, but it retailed at around £18.00. I've noticed that on Amazon you can purchase one of these for only £11.99 what a bargain! and the chrome one is only £14.99 (I really want a chrome one perhaps I'll treat myself with a DooYoo voucher!)
I would never never be without my can opener, as I use it all the time and when I have been away and have had to use a handheld metal one I hate it, as this takes the lid off with so much ease, just stand there and push the arm down easy! You can even walk away and do something else as this is automatic and will stop when finished.
Definitely a big 5 stars for this great product!!
Short name: Kenwood CO600