Friday, March 27, 2015
Fissler Magic Edge Can Opener
This can opener was the top rated in Cook's Illustrated recent look at manual can openers.
I have long disliked the trend of can openers in leaving the lid attached so that you have to wrestle it off the can. I realized finally this was to keep it from falling in the food but the risk of slicing fingers seemed an unacceptable trade off to me.
Rushing to Amazon I saw that it was quite reasonable and ordered one right away.
Then I just had to wait for a can to need opening. We really don't open a lot of cans. Just enough to make using that old fashioned can opener annoying.
At last the long awaited opportunity came up with a can of refried beans. This opener really earned the "magic" moniker. It attached effortlessly, turned easily, opened the lid from under the edge, left no sharp edges, magnetically held the lid and then, with a little backwards turn of the lever, dropped it in the trash.
It's the little things in life that are rewarding. This is one of those little things. Go get one.