LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The One Touch Can Opener is a hand held, automatic can opening device that requires no muscle by the user. With my "Can DO" attitude, I had to get the opener out of the packaging. I struggled for a while, but the chief Wade Hampton came to my aid with his knife tool. Next, I opened the cover to insert the two batteries. I had an assortment of classic can sizes to test and I began with the two largest lids. I placed the opener on the can, pressed the button, and the chili lid was off in seconds. The opener danced along the lid of the tuna can, inspiring me to jiggle along with it.
I walked through a demonstration on the Spaghettio's can in real time. The can opener glided along the lid of the can. The opener blade grasped onto the outer edge of the can and cut directly underneath the lip of the can, allowing for a smoother edge once the cut is complete. In less than thirty seconds, the lid was completely removed and you can begin your cooking.
I said, "So far, four for four. It lifted off the lids within a matter of seconds. But, I do notice there's some leftover residue from some of these cans on here. You can see a little bit of hot dog chili leftover on there, so you do have to kind of wipe things off. You don't want to get your fingers caught obviously in this area, that's where your cutting mechanism is. It kind of recesses itself when you're not using it, but when it does activate, it kind of latches onto the can. So far it's working pretty well. We'll give it a try on some of these smaller cans to see if it works."
The can with the pop of lid of course is user friendly already, but the One Touch sliced the lid off with ease. Same story for the tiniest can, the lid was off with no effort.
I then said, "We're going to try something a little more dangerous. We're going to try this on a classic, Coca-Cola can. Don't try this at home; luckily I'm at work so it's okay. Let's give it a shot, this is a carbonated beverage, let's see if it works...Looks like it worked on the Coke can, probably not a recommended idea."
I tried it on the soda can so you don't have to, and please do NOT. Time to make my four dollar recipe, mix em all together! Boy does it taste, well disgusting, but that's not the point. The One Touch Can Opener lifts the lid on a YES for this week's "Does it Work?" test.
We grabbed the One Touch Can opener for $19.99 plus tax at a local Lake Charles business. The device requires two AA batteries not included.