I gave up electric can openers several years ago. My daughters never used them because they don't like counter clutter (not a problem for me) but I always hated cleaning them and cleaning around them and a hand opener is just more convenient, I discovered after how many years.
But I always like a cool new gadget, so when I saw the Kuhn Rikon safety lifters in a magazine, I had to check them out online. At factorydirect2you.com there were several really cool choices, including one called a ratchet safety lid lifter, especially handy for lefties and easy on the wrists. But I fell for this one.
However, once I saw the shipping price (free shipping over $99.), I checked out amazon. Lo and behold--cheaper by $5-10 and eligible for free shipping with a $25. order. I keep things in my wish list just so I can bring an order to $25. or $30. for the free shipping. So I added Victorian paperdolls.
Yes, you heard me right. Besides a love for paperdolls since childhood, these are fabulous for costuming characters, because of the detailed descriptions of clothing. I own many already and add to the collection one at a time this way.
So anyway, the advantages of the lid lifter I chose:
* Automatically attaches to can
* Leaves no sharp edges
* Touchless system keeps hands off of lids
* Cutting wheel never contacts food
* Lids do not drop into can
Sounds pretty cool, eh? Can't wait for it to arrive.