Handy Can Opener is a one-touch can opener than can quickly and safely open any can. Does it work? Read our Handy Can Opener review.
About Handy Can Opener
Handy Can Opener is an electric can opener that works with a single touch. The product website was buyhandycanopener.com, which was registered in December 2014. The screen shot below shows how the product website appeared in December 2016. As of this 2020 update, that website is no longer online, but the product can still be found on Amazon.
Claims & Features
- Opens any size can
- One touch start and stop
- No sharp edges
- Magnet prevents lid from falling into the can
- Ideal gift
- Requries two AA batteries
You can still find Handy Can on Amazon for about $10-$18.
Handy Can Opener Review
Handy Can is a hands-free electric can opener. You simply place it on the can of your choice, press the button, and all the work is done for you. But does it actually work?
Although you may have seen recent advertisements for Handy Can, this is not a new item. Fortunately for consumers, the fact that it is an established As Seen on TV product allows you to peruse comments which have been written over the years. With that in mind, here are various Handy Can pros and cons, based on my own experience and a consensus of consumer feedback.
- Works well on most cans
- Keeps lids smooth and safe
- Can still open cans during a power outage
- Good gift idea
- Not ideal for some lipped lids, such as ham.
- Some users have said that their units stopped working after days or weeks. Purchasing locally or from Amazon may make the returns process easier if that does occur.
- Large cans may be problematic for Handy Can
- Because the entire lid is cut off, the top of the can may become flimsy.
Battery life appears to be problematic for some people, and if this happens to you, it may be ideal to remove the batteries when not in use, although that may make the item seem less convenient. It has also been suggested to try different battery (alkaline, lithium, etc.) types if you find the battery life to be poor.
Overall, more users seem to like Handy Can than those who don’t like it, although it is not an overwhelming majority. It may not be a perfect solution for all types of cans, but for medium sized cans, it should work most of the time. You can see my comparison of five hands-free can openers, including the Handy Can, in the video below.
Perhaps the most well-known hands-free can opener in recent years is Toucan, which works similarly and costs about $10. It has achieved mostly mixed reviews from consumers.
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Updated June 2020.