Some kitchen tools need a redesign. Others don’t. The can opener is one of the few things I never thought required a makeover. Turns out, I was horribly wrong, as this Joseph Joseph Can-Do absolutely improves on the age-old kitchen staple.
Designed by Mark Sanders, it’s a puck-shaped can opener that’s more compact and easier to use than the ones you probably have hanging in your kitchen right now. It’s also possibly the first can opener that’s equally easy to use for both right- and left-handed people (if you’re right-handed, imagine using a can opener if you’re a lefty – yeah, terrible).
The Joseph Joseph Can-Do has a circular shape that measures 2.6 x 2 x 2 inches, making it easier to slip into a corner of a drawer or any random storage box in the kitchen. Instead of handle, you hold it along the edges, either with the left or right hand. To use, just place it over the edge of the can lid, then twist the large knob on top until it grips the edge and locks into place. From there, you simply continue twisting until the lid comes off (it will remain attached to the can opener), which you can then dispose of by simply pressing the button in front of the contraption. Plus, cleaning is just as easy, as you can simply wipe it with a damp cloth to remove any stains it may have incurred from the contents of the can.
Available now, the Joseph Joseph Can-Do retails for $16.99.