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Smooth Edge Can Opener

Updated on October 8, 2014

Side-Operation Can Openers Leave a Smooth Edge

I love my smooth edge can opener! This new style of manual side-operation can opener produces a smooth edge when the can is opened.

The can opener sits on top of the can, as shown on the photo. By turning the top crank, it cuts the can's side or edge, not the top, and removes that lip on top of the can.

The lid remains sitting on top of the can when the can is completely opened. With a few turns in reverse, the can opener releases the lid. Then the tiny pliers on the edge of the can opener can be used to lift the edge of the lid from the can to discard it.

Photo Credit: Peggy Hazelwood

Oxo Good Grips Smooth Edge Can Opener - With Side Operation

These can openers are great! They leave the edge of the can smooth so no nicks if you touch the inner edge.

Safety Lid Lifter - A Can Opener By Any Other Name (Is Still a Can Opener)

My Smooth Edge Can Opener - and a smooth edged can

The underbelly of my smooth edge can opener.
The underbelly of my smooth edge can opener.

The tiny plier mechanism is the two-pronged silver piece of metal sticking from the top of the can opener. You place the lip of the can lid in the pliers, press a button, and it picks it up. To release it, hold the can lid over the trash can and release the button.

Electric Can Openers with a Smooth Edge - Convenience and a Smooth Edge

Use Tin Cans for Crafts - The Top Edge of the Can Is Perfectly Smooth

This peach can that makes up this tin can man's body was opened with a smooth edge can opener.
This peach can that makes up this tin can man's body was opened with a smooth edge can opener.

Since I got my new side-operation can opener, I've been using more tin cans for crafts. I made a bunch of Tin Can Men. Check out these easy and fun craft! With all of your smooth edged cans, you can make a whole family of Tin Can Men.

Photo Credit: Peggy Hazelwood

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This author, Peggy Hazelwood, participates in Amazon, eBay, All Posters, and other affiliate advertising programs. When you click an advertising link on this page and make a purchase, I receive a small percent of the sale. Thank you for reading this far!

Do You Have a Smooth Edge Can Opener? - I Love Mine!

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    • gottaloveit2 profile image


      6 years ago

      I'm sure my cat would appreciate tuna cans with no sharp edges. Must get JB one of these smooth edge can openers for Christmas.

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      6 years ago

      No I don't ... hmmm, very interesting.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I just purchased an electric smooth edge can opener and love it.

    • autoturgus lm profile image

      autoturgus lm 

      6 years ago

      Very interesting lens. :)


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