Written by adam on Mar 28, 2006
Kuhn Rikon Can Opener
You may be married to your electric can opener, but listen to me for a moment and I will tell you the tale of a great alternative. Yes, it may be a manual can opener, but it is far superior to your old Black and Decker can opener.
Most can openers, both manual and electric models use a blade to cut down into the top of the can. The result is a sharp, jagged edge that can cut your figers as you handle the can and lid. Also, you get messy uncooked food on your hand when you remove the lid from the magnet.
Not so with the Kuhn Rikon Safety Opener. Yes, it is a manual machine, but the idea is safety and cleanliness. When you engage this baby onto your can, the blade cuts into the side of the lid, and it does so creating a dull edge that you cannot cut yourself on.
When the blade is finished cutting, the lid stays in place, rather than dipping down into the food, contaminating it. The Kuhn Rikon has a nifty little feature to remove the lid without touching it or the food. Just flip the can opener on its side and use these little pinscers to grasp the lid and throw it in the trash. No muss, no fuss.
Kuhn Rikon Safety Opener