5 Best Electric Can Openers of 2022 – Consumer Reports

Opening cans manually can be a tough job. If you do not have the forearms for it, you may spend quite some time at attempting to open a can. Thankfully, you no longer have to give yourself a workout when opening a can. With the help of electric can openers, you can open the most stubborn of cans with a press of a button. Making your cooking process slightly smoother while giving you ease.

With so many different options of electric can openers in the market today. We have handpicked the 5 best electric can openers that would be suited for daily use in any type of kitchen, commercial or residential.

Hamilton Beach 76606ZA Smooth Touch Can Opener

The Hamilton Beach 76606ZA Smooth Touch gives user a smooth and easy way to open the toughest of cans. All you have to do is put the can in place and with a touch of a button the opener does all the hard work. The opener cuts on the side of the can unlike most conventional openers which cut the top. This ensures that food does not splash or seep through. Resulting in a mess-free, perfectly safe cut.

The opener comes with a sleek black and chrome design which adds an elegant touch to your kitchen. No matter how stubborn a can is, you can easily open it with just a touch of a button with the Hamilton Beach 76606ZA Smooth Touch.


  • Easy to use
  • Cuts the side of the can, mess-free open
  • Elegant design


  • The body of the can opener is slightly bulky

Cuisinart CCO-50BKN Deluxe Electric Can Opener

If you want an opener that brings style, convenience, and precision together than the Cuisinart CCO-50BKN Deluxe is perfect for you. The opener comes equipped with a precision Power Cut blade that swiftly but gently cuts the lid of the can. You can easily cut almost any size of can with this opener, making it a wonderful addition to your kitchen.

The Cuisinart CCO-50BKN Deluxe comes with a wide base, this is so it doesn’t slip or tip while you are cutting. It has a magnetic lid holder which keeps the lid in place once cut so it doesn’t fall or lead to any cuts. The design of the opener is sleek and it would fit well in the most sophisticated of kitchens. If you want a hassle-free, easy to use opener than the Cuisinart CCO-50BKN Deluxe is highly recommended.


  • Sleek design
  • Wide-base is good to prevent sliding
  • Low price


  • The magnetic holder is great, but the lid that was cut was still sharp and we had to be careful

Black+Decker CO100B SpaceMaker Under The Cabinet Multi-Purpose Can Opener

The Black+Decker CO100B SpaceMaker comes with a Power Pierce Cutter which cuts cans with precision and requires minimal work from the user. It can easily be attached to underside of a cabinet to save space on your countertop, also quite easy to attach. It is multi-purpose so a bargain for the money as it can be used as a bottle opener, knife sharpener, and bag cutter.

The cutter has an all black design and at 6.5” by 7.5” by 5” is a bulky opener. However, the fact that it takes no room on your countertop makes up for the bulky design. It is the only opener that has a cover in form of door that conceals the opener along with other functionalities of the appliance. Overall, this multi-purpose can opener is a wonderful bargain buy for kitchen use.


  • Multi-purpose can opener
  • Door conceals the opener and other functionality
  • Can be attached to a cabinet, save countertop space


  • The material of the door that conceals the opener was not very sturdy

Oster FPSTCN1300 Electric Can Opener

The only can opener made out of stainless steel on the list, the Oster FPSTCN1300 is second to only the Hamilton Beach 76606ZA when it comes to design. With a sophisticated look, it will enhance the counters of the most mediocre of kitchens. Hands-free use, the opener automatically turns off once the lid is cut.

Another multi-purpose can opener, it comes with a built-in bottle opener and knife sharpener. It also has a retractable cord for easy storage. Overall, the Oster FPSTCN1300 is a jack of all trade and an opener that can open cans with ease.


  • All-in-one, can and bottle opener and knife sharpener
  • Sophisticate design with stainless steel body


  • Body is a bit big

Proctor Silex Plus 76370P Extra-Tall Can Opener

Cutting open a can for preparation of a meal should be a quick and easy process, the Proctor Silex Plus 76370P ensures that it is. All you have to do is fit the can in place and hold it down with the lever and the opener does all the hard work for you. The magnetic lid holder which is similar to the one on Cuisinart Deluxe, ensures the lid stays in place after it is cut.

Not the best of design, the Proctor Silex Plus 76370P has a simple white body. It also comes with a manual on board knife sharpener which is an added bonus. For ease of use, the cutting lever is detachable so you can easily wash it after use. Overall, the Proctor Silex Plus 76370P is a low cost, efficient can opener that performs well.

When you select an electric can opener, you should know your purpose for it. There are a few on our list like the Black+Decker SpaceMaker and Oster FPSTCN1300 which are more than just a can opener as they both are equipped with built in knife sharpener and bottle opener. Making them a smart choice for those users that have a need for such additional add-ons. Otherwise, since there isn’t a significant difference in price we highly recommend the Hamilton Beach 76606ZA which is elegantly designed and performs exceptionally well as a can opener as it ensures the edges on the lids are not sharp and cuts the can from the side resulting in a mess-free cutting experience.


  • Cans are opened in one try
  • Comes with a knife sharpener


  • The design didn’t appeal to us