5 Best Electric Can Openers That You Need for Your Kitchen
We updated this article in January 2022 to ensure all picks previously tested and vetted by the Good Housekeeping Institute Kitchen Appliances and Culinary Innovation Lab are available and reflect current pricing.
Whether you want to hop in the kitchen to experiment with a can of versatile pumpkin puree or need to open tomatoes and coconut milk for a quick chicken curry, you likely don't want to spend time fighting with cans. Electric can openers make opening cans faster, easier and safer. They're particularly helpful for people who suffer from limited hand mobility or arthritis and anyone who frequently cooks using canned ingredients.
To find the best electric can openers, our experts in the Good Housekeeping Institute Kitchen Appliances and Culinary Innovation Lab, looked for models that feature an easy to attach and remove lever (good for cleaning), a magnet strong enough to hold the can on its own and an automatic shut-off feature so you don't have to monitor the process to prevent repeated cutting (which can increase the risk of metal fragments falling into your food). They also noted extra features like a retractable power cord. In addition to ease of use, testers checked for spillage, tipping, how clean the cut was and whether there was any metal debris leftover in the can. Our picks for the best electric can openers for 2022:
- Best Overall Can Opener: Cuisinart SC-60 Deluxe Can Opener
- Best Value Electric Can Opener: Black and Decker Easycut Can Opener
- Best Smooth Edge Electric Can Opener: Hamilton Beach Smooth Touch Electric Can Opener
- Best Handheld Electric Can Opener: Kitchen Mama Electric Can Opener
- Easiest-to-Use Electric Can Opener: Oster Can Opener
The best-tested electric can openers for opening large and small cans, including countertop electric can openers and battery-powered handheld electric can openers.