Best Electric Can Opener for Large Cans

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Need to open some large cans? Use an electric opener and save your strength!

Need to open some large cans? Use an electric opener and save your strength! The Black + Decker opener on Amazon. 

I wouldn’t be surprised if there is not even one person in this world that doesn’t have to use a can opener from time to time. Heck, I need them several times per week.

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But what about for big cans? I host quite a few events throughout a month’s time, and nearly every time I have a party people ask me to make my baked beans. Of course, I oblige. But because we are generally feeding several people at a time, and I am always pressed for time (I always wait until the last minute to start cooking) I need some help opening the several giant cans of baked beans I have.

I guess I could use a regular ole can opener but who wants to sit there and crank a lever for minutes at a time? Enter the electric can opener for large cans.

Now, this is a subject in which I like to think of myself as a sort of expert on. Over the years, I have gone through quite a few electric can openers, and most of them seem to break way too soon. Others don’t hold on to the cans for the entire rotation and I end up having to guide the can myself, negating any benefits you get from electric can openers.

Today I want to share with you the electric can openers that are strong enough, and durable enough to open the largest to the smallest cans.

Cuisinart Deluxe Electric Can Opener

This can opener may look like it is just your run of the mill electric can opener, but most certainly isn’t. It has a motor that is powerful and will keep it going for years after you purchase it. Its precision “Power Cut” blade makes opening canned goods a breeze. The base on this thing is wide enough to keep the unit standing while you open some of the larger cans that you can buy.

Here’s the Cuisinart electric opener on Amazon. 

The lever, magnet and blade are all removable, making clean up much easier than with some electric opener. It’s also a good height allowing you to open cans that are taller.

Should you get the Cuisinart?

This is probably the opener you picture in your mind when you think of an electric can opener. While it isn’t anything fancy, the price on this one keeps it within any budget. Plus, Cusinart makes good quality products and the reviews favor this opener.

Bartelli Soft Edge Electric Can Opener

This innovative new product is handheld and electric at the same time. This solves the problem you often run into with opening larger cans. Many can upright can openers are not strong enough to hold up larger cans. The fact that this one works while the can sits on the countertop means size no longer matters. 

Here’s the Bartelli opener on Amazon. 

It will open any sized can with ease, all you have to do is mount it on the can and press the button. The unit turns around the can then automatically shuts off when it has completed opening the can.

It is very safe, automatically cutting around the side of the can so there are no sharp edges and creates a resealable lid because the edges are so smooth. This product uses 4 double A batteries and comes with a 100% money-back satisfaction guarantee.

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Should you get the Bartelli can opener?

This can opener is perfect for anybody who has arthritis, hand injuries, or just doesn’t want to have to work hard to open a can. The assistive shut off is an awesome addition to a can opener that’s very reliable.

For the most part, this will work every time. But when using it on heavier cans, the gears sometimes begin to slip. If you use your other hand to guide the can along, that should stop it from slipping.

Black + Decker Spacemaker Multi-Purpose Can Opener

This is can opener is a monstrous thing. It mounts under your kitchen cabinet (this is why it is called the space saver) freeing up counter, and cabinet space.

The can opener glides through and cuts the can in a matter of seconds. The magnet of the can opener will hold the can up on its own, but if you are opening a large can, it is a good idea to hold it up, so the gears don’t begin to skip. It also comes with an auto shutoff function that turns the can opener off when it completes an entire revolution.

See the Black + Decker on Amazon. 

The Black + Decker Spacemaker is a 3 in 1 can opener. It opens cans (duh), has a built-in knife sharpener, and a built-in bottle opener.  

It has a swing door that hides everything on the device making it sleek looking, and the power cord can be stored in the back of the unit.

So many cans to open... So glad you're getting an electric can opener!

So many cans to open… So glad you’re getting an electric can opener!

Should you get the Black and Decker?

This is my favorite device because it has so many different uses and you can mount it underneath your cabinets. It does everything it is supposed to with ease, and you never have to go searching through your cabinets for the can opener again.

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Wrap – Up

For the longest time, I hated using electric can openers because they would always break on me. But now that I have finally found some that work I will never go back to using manual can openers. Of course, I still have some around for emergencies though.

Oh and as a PSA no not wash these with soap and water. Otherwise, the gears will rust and the can opener will be worthless to you. If you need to clean your can opener, just wipe it down with a rag.

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