A Painless Way to Open Cans

Opening a can is often surprisingly frustrating. How many of these less-than-charming kitchen moments have you experienced?A. Your can opener wads up pieces of label and deposits them in your food. B. You discover rust –- or, worse, a funky food crust — on the opener’s little wheels. C. You slice yourself silly on the sharp edge left behind. Admit it: A can opener that actually opens cans would make your time in the kitchen more pleasant. We picked up an I-Can Safety Opener from Progressive, and our lives are now just a little more orderly. Gone are the cuts, the cramps from cranking, and the curses. Here’s how the simple task of opening a can goes now: The I-Can Opener grips the can firmly. We push the lever-style opener up and down a few times, and the job is done. Little clamps let us pull off the lid off easily without getting our germy fingers near the food inside. Another innovation: the opener leaves no sharp edges behind. Go ahead and run your finger around the rim where the lid was removed. (Even lick it!) You won’t get cut because there’s nothing except a smooth finished edge. It’s easy for righties, lefties, kids, senior citizens, and people with arthritis or carpel tunnel. Best of all, the mechanism never rusts – so this just may be the last can opener you ever buy.

Progressive Safety Can Opener

Innovative, Safe, and Easy Hand Can Opener

A Painless Way to Open Cans

Opening a can is often surprisingly frustrating. How many of these less-than-charming kitchen moments have you experienced?A. Your can opener wads up pieces of label and deposits them in your food. B. You discover rust –- or, worse, a funky food crust — on the opener’s little wheels. C. You slice yourself silly on the sharp edge left behind. Admit it: A can opener that actually opens cans would make your time in the kitchen more pleasant. We picked up an I-Can Safety Opener from Progressive, and our lives are now just a little more orderly. Gone are the cuts, the cramps from cranking, and the curses. Here’s how the simple task of opening a can goes now: The I-Can Opener grips the can firmly. We push the lever-style opener up and down a few times, and the job is done. Little clamps let us pull off the lid off easily without getting our germy fingers near the food inside. Another innovation: the opener leaves no sharp edges behind. Go ahead and run your finger around the rim where the lid was removed. (Even lick it!) You won’t get cut because there’s nothing except a smooth finished edge. It’s easy for righties, lefties, kids, senior citizens, and people with arthritis or carpel tunnel. Best of all, the mechanism never rusts – so this just may be the last can opener you ever buy.

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • joanne
    joanne

    We often find that people hold on to kitchen tools for decades...even if they don't work all that well. I'm one of those people. We came across this great can opener while looking for 'best of' kitchen products. If you don't love your can opener, check this one out. If you have any questions, we're here to answer them.

  • Lisa
    Lisa
    5/26/2009 1:25 PM

    I did not wake up today imagining that I needed a new can opener. Now I do! Wow that gadget really does look "nifty." Thanks Daily Grommet!

  • Lisa M.
    Lisa M.
    5/26/2009 3:15 PM

    I had a friend over for a tunafish sandwich a while back and being the truthful friend that she is, she commented on how disgusting my can opener was! My first thought was, Who cares? Its a canopener!! But when I took a look, it was pretty nasty, rusted and with caked on food from many cans ago. I like this canopener. Its useful and much easier to operate. I am not yet old enough to have arthritis, but the one that Joanne used first in the video IS difficult to use, especially as it gets older. This is great!! I'll get it and put it next to my OXO peeler you ladies recommended.

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Grommet Team
    5/26/2009 5:40 PM

    @Lisa M. I really like how honest your friend was in your story. I think this happens to a lot of us, we just get immune to how our stuff works or looks. Joanne does do a great demonstration of how to use the can opener, so be sure to watch the video.

  • linda
    linda
    5/26/2009 5:44 PM

    I must be completely out of it. The can opener I currently use is a piece of junk next to that. I need to keep this in mind.

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    5/26/2009 6:00 PM

    @Lisa M. Dear friends of ours--who visited annually as week-long overnight guests--once gave us two sets of new sheets as host/hostess gifts (for our Maine cabin). It made me take a clear look at what threadbare stuff we'd been using on all of our beds...the ancient and ripped up sheets that came with the place. It was a good nudge to think about a few upgrades all over the cabin, and I was grateful. (You got off relatively easily on the can opener!) :)

  • Daniel
    Daniel
    5/27/2009 8:13 AM

    Help! You folks are turning me into a serial-shopper!

    Seriously, I just bought four of these for the Xmas-present pile. I know a lot of people who would love to have one. It's so hard when Xmas comes to think of

    presents to get; it works far better to buy them during the year, as you learn about them. I have a specific place in my office where I put all these gifts, and then when I need one for someone, I rummage through the pile, and voila. Daily Grommet has finally solved the problem of finding great gifts!

  • Katherine
    Katherine
    5/27/2009 10:32 AM

    I've said this before with the grommets you find, but honestly, I love it when someone goes and breaks the mold and starts from scratch with something. Thank you for hunting these down so that we don't have to do as much work!!

  • DJP
    DJP
    5/27/2009 10:59 AM

    Having worked in a super market in my youth, I learned how disgusting the tops of cans are. (I'll not provide specifics; just trust me.) I think of that every time the top of a can drops into the tuna (which is the norm; I've never had a top smartly fly off as in your video.) Like @Lisa, I didn't think I needed a new can opener, but now realize I do. And I love @Daniel's "box of gifts in the office" idea. I just hope my wife has ordered a few of these today. If not, I'll come back and order from the "Past Grommets" section.

  • Daniel
    Daniel
    6/25/2009 1:55 PM

    Does anyone know if these work well on square cans?

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Progressive Safety Can Opener

Innovative, Safe, and Easy Hand Can Opener

A Painless Way to Open Cans

Opening a can is often surprisingly frustrating. How many of these less-than-charming kitchen moments have you experienced?A. Your can opener wads up pieces of label and deposits them in your food.

B. You discover rust –- or, worse, a funky food crust — on the opener’s little wheels.

C. You slice yourself silly on the sharp edge left behind.

Admit it: A can opener that actually opens cans would make your time in the kitchen more pleasant.

We picked up an I-Can Safety Opener from Progressive, and our lives are now
just a little more orderly. Gone are the cuts, the cramps from cranking, and the curses. Here’s how the simple task of opening a can goes now: The I-Can Opener grips the can firmly. We push the lever-style opener up and down a few times, and the job is done. Little clamps let us pull off the lid off easily without getting our germy fingers near the food inside.

Another innovation: the opener leaves no sharp edges behind. Go ahead and run your finger around the rim where the lid was removed. (Even lick it!) You won’t get cut because there’s nothing except a smooth finished edge. It’s easy for righties, lefties, kids, senior citizens, and people with arthritis or carpel tunnel. Best of all, the mechanism never rusts – so this just may be the last can opener you ever buy.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • joanne
    joanne

    We often find that people hold on to kitchen tools for decades...even if they don't work all that well. I'm one of those people. We came across this great can opener while looking for 'best of' kitchen products. If you don't love your can opener, check this one out. If you have any questions, we're here to answer them.

  • Lisa
    Lisa
    5/26/2009 1:25 PM

    I did not wake up today imagining that I needed a new can opener. Now I do! Wow that gadget really does look "nifty." Thanks Daily Grommet!

  • Lisa M.
    Lisa M.
    5/26/2009 3:15 PM

    I had a friend over for a tunafish sandwich a while back and being the truthful friend that she is, she commented on how disgusting my can opener was! My first thought was, Who cares? Its a canopener!! But when I took a look, it was pretty nasty, rusted and with caked on food from many cans ago. I like this canopener. Its useful and much easier to operate. I am not yet old enough to have arthritis, but the one that Joanne used first in the video IS difficult to use, especially as it gets older. This is great!! I'll get it and put it next to my OXO peeler you ladies recommended.

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Grommet Team
    5/26/2009 5:40 PM

    @Lisa M. I really like how honest your friend was in your story. I think this happens to a lot of us, we just get immune to how our stuff works or looks. Joanne does do a great demonstration of how to use the can opener, so be sure to watch the video.

  • linda
    linda
    5/26/2009 5:44 PM

    I must be completely out of it. The can opener I currently use is a piece of junk next to that. I need to keep this in mind.

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    5/26/2009 6:00 PM

    @Lisa M. Dear friends of ours--who visited annually as week-long overnight guests--once gave us two sets of new sheets as host/hostess gifts (for our Maine cabin). It made me take a clear look at what threadbare stuff we'd been using on all of our beds...the ancient and ripped up sheets that came with the place. It was a good nudge to think about a few upgrades all over the cabin, and I was grateful. (You got off relatively easily on the can opener!) :)

  • Daniel
    Daniel
    5/27/2009 8:13 AM

    Help! You folks are turning me into a serial-shopper!

    Seriously, I just bought four of these for the Xmas-present pile. I know a lot of people who would love to have one. It's so hard when Xmas comes to think of

    presents to get; it works far better to buy them during the year, as you learn about them. I have a specific place in my office where I put all these gifts, and then when I need one for someone, I rummage through the pile, and voila. Daily Grommet has finally solved the problem of finding great gifts!

  • Katherine
    Katherine
    5/27/2009 10:32 AM

    I've said this before with the grommets you find, but honestly, I love it when someone goes and breaks the mold and starts from scratch with something. Thank you for hunting these down so that we don't have to do as much work!!

  • DJP
    DJP
    5/27/2009 10:59 AM

    Having worked in a super market in my youth, I learned how disgusting the tops of cans are. (I'll not provide specifics; just trust me.) I think of that every time the top of a can drops into the tuna (which is the norm; I've never had a top smartly fly off as in your video.) Like @Lisa, I didn't think I needed a new can opener, but now realize I do. And I love @Daniel's "box of gifts in the office" idea. I just hope my wife has ordered a few of these today. If not, I'll come back and order from the "Past Grommets" section.

  • Daniel
    Daniel
    6/25/2009 1:55 PM

    Does anyone know if these work well on square cans?

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.