A can opener is a kitchen tool that almost nobody thinks of buying whenever they’re renovating their kitchen or buying supplies. We’ve just gotten so used to just having one around that it tends to slip our minds. The chances are that you already own a can opener and it has been pushed aside and forgotten because it “doesn’t work”. Or you don’t need it. This goes without saying that easy-open cans have become a lot more widespread and convenient for companies to add to their canned products. However, it is still a necessity and can make your life easier when working in the kitchen.

So strap in, get yourself comfortable, and let us give you 7 reasons why you should buy a can opener right now.



Getting a can opener is a no-brainer. In situations where the can that you need to open doesn’t have a pull tab, you’re going to need a can opener. Aside from that, getting a good can opener makes your life a whole lot easier.

You don’t have to exert as much force when using a good opener instead of using a knife to open a can, and it saves you a lot of time. The pull tabs on easy-open cans tend to snap off, which happens more often than most people think.



The can opener that you buy can be your partner in crime for an entire lifetime. Because of how durable modern can-openers are made nowadays and how they aren’t susceptible to abuse like knives, they can essentially last forever with the right storage.

There’s really no reason why you shouldn’t invest in a good can opener since you basically get your money’s worth and then some just by how many times you use it over the years.



Because of how most can openers are made with a non-slip grip handle, everyone can use it. This means that if you live with children, you can teach them how to utilize it and they could probably do it by themselves. This is also great if you live with elderly people or people who suffer from arthritis.



The ergonomics and the general shape of can openers make them incredibly comfortable when resting on your hand. This means that no matter how many times you use it every day or how many cans you have to open in one go, you’ll never be left sore or uncomfortable.



Can openers (except for the electric ones) can be bought anywhere. Whether you store it in a cupboard at home, hang it on a kitchen rack, or bring it along with you on a camping trip or vacation, there will always be space that a can opener can fit in. This also helps if you live in an apartment where space is limited, and your kitchen is cramp.



Can openers come in all shapes and sizes, and you aren’t just limited to buying one type.

You can get a traditional can opener that just has a sharp tip that you have to guide around the can (this one takes a lot of effort though and makes the edges sharp, so be careful!). A can opener with a lever, which is more common now, is a lot easier to handle than the latter. It uses a lever mechanism and twists it to move the transport wheel. 

Or an electric can opener where you just plug it in, and it does all the work for you. No matter what opener you opt to choose, there will always be one that’ll be convenient for you both functionality-wise and price-wise.



Some can openers have their unique selling point that separates it from the rest. May it be a bottle opener, a lid lifter, or something else that makes it function a lot better than their competitors.

If you need a can opener that doubles as a bottle opener, there’s probably one waiting for you to order it. You may also check out Loffel’s durable can opener HERE.