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Best electric can openers

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No kitchen toolset is complete without a can opener. Traditional, hand-operated can openers are slow, clumsy, and a bit of a workout for your hand. After you’ve done all that cranking, you still have to pull the razor-sharp lid apart from the rest of the can. Using an electric can opener, you can quickly take the lids off of any sized can with no physical exertion and less chance of slicing your hands. Check out our collection of the best electric can openers. 

Staff pick

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Cuisinart Deluxe Electric Can Opener

A heavy base keeps the opener from tipping over

Sleek in appearance and powerful in action, this Cuisinart electric can opener makes quick work of any tin top. Just place the can under the magnet, and press down on the handle to begin opening. When finished, the lid will remain attached to the magnet for easy removal. 

Extra tall

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Hamilton Beach Electric Can Opener

Automatically shuts off when lid removal has finished

At just over ten inches in height, this opener is useful for taller cans. Some can openers will get food stuck in the blade area, and can be difficult to clean. This model lets you remove the entire cutting unit and run it through your dishwasher. There’s also a bonus knife sharpener built into the back of the unit. 

Smooth edges

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W-Dragon Electric Can Opener

Open any size can with ease

Most can openers, including manual ones, leave behind sharp edges on the lid. This option will cut around the lid, leaving a mostly-smooth edge, You also won't have to worry about can height, since it handles any size without any adjustments. 

For tight lids

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Besmon Electric Jar Opener

Skip the struggle with jar lids thanks to this device

While most of your shelf-stable food comes in cans, some of it will also be packaged in jars. When the lids are tight, it can be difficult to get them open. Set this opener on the jar lid, press the button, and it will do all the hard work for you. This is a great addition to the kitchen for people with carpal tunnel or arthritis. 

Opening up

Now that you know the benefits of using an electric can opener, which one is for you? We think the Cuisinart Deluxe Electric Can Opener is the best pick for most people. This Cuisinart model will keep cutting year after year thanks to quality materials. And at this price point, it’s hard to beat the value.

For people opening a lot of tall cans, or those that may have difficulty positioning the can on the opener, we suggest the W-Dragon Electric Can Opener. You set it on the edge of the can and press the top button to make it start cutting a smooth edge along the side of the lid. The lid even fits back on the can for temporary storage.