holm Professional Can Opener - Black. Ergonomic Smooth Edge Side Cut Manual Can Opener. Easy Turn Design with Good Soft Grips Handle. Lifts Lid off Can without Slicing Metal and Wont Touch FoodCategory: Lift Off ChaferThe first can opener was patented in 1858. At the time, most cans were a opened with a hammer and chisel. Lucky for you, technology has improved. The modern day can opener works by cutting into the top of the can, leaving jagged edges. At Holm, we felt that there was a better and safer way. We designed our can opener to separate the lid from the body of the can, leaving dull safe edges. Since the can opener doesn't have to slice through metal, it's easier and safer to operate than the old-fashioned can openers. We tested the holm lid lifter with right handed and left handed cooks and opened hundreds of cans: squat cans of tuna fish, small cans of tomato paste, medium cans of chickpeas, and large cans of whole tomatoes. We also made sure our can opener was easy to attach to the cans. Next, we designed the can opener for smoothness and ease of operation. We wanted it to be easy to drive the opener around cans. The handle is ergonomic - not too thin, or too thick. Finally, we made sure our design made for a safe lid detachment and disposal. Since the lid is separated from the can, it's an easy process to simply remove it when it is completely severed?safe, clean, and simple. No sharp edges to deal with. In the end we asked ourselves one all important question: ?Can you be in love with a can opener?? We think so. Our can opener is easy to attach and operate, tidily and safely disposes of lids. Compared with your grandma's old style can opener, this opener will seem like magic.