Kuhn Rikon Sidewind Auto Safety Lidlifter, 27012 : No stress. No strain. The Kuhn Rikon sidewind safety can opener automatically attaches to can, safely cutting rim, without leaving jagged edges. With Swiss engineered patented lid gripper, this manual safety can opener grips lid like an automatic can opener and releases lid at the push of a button. Hands never touch lid. Opener never comes in contact with contents. Ergonomic, oversized side-turn knob, extra-sharp stainless-steel cutting teeth and lid catcher ensure effortless removal. This smooth-edge can opener ensures mess-free operation. Dishwasher-safe. Superior in design, this manual safety can opener is the result of outstanding engineering by Kuhn Rikon, leaders of innovative, functional kitchen tools and appliances for more than 85 years. Product Features Swiss-engineered can opener self-attaches to can and lifts lid Sharp stainless-steel cutting teeth cut rim, without leaving jagged edges Grips lid like an automatic can opener and releases with push-button convenience Sanitary, safe operation -- opener never comes in contact with contents and hands never touch lid Ergonomic oversized side-turn knob ensures effortless lid removal Kuhn Rikon is well-known for developing tools and appliances that are superb in functionality, dependability and design, and is one of the most respected kitchen/restaurant manufacturers in Europe
This is exactly what I hoped for -- I have arthritis and the oversize knob is easy on my hand. I especially appreciate the fact that I don't have to squeeze two handles together in order to grip the can.
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Review 5 for Kuhn Rikon Sidewind Auto Safety Lidlifter, 27012
I used my can opener for the first time last night. I never thought I'd have to read directions to open a can but it was well worth it! You never touch the can lid, there are no sharp edges to contend with and much easier to clean. The mini pliers are a great little gadget enabling me to remove the lid without touching it. What a wonderful invention - so glad I bought it!! Ther is also less strain on the wrist - great!
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Review 6 for Kuhn Rikon Sidewind Auto Safety Lidlifter, 27012
perfect can opener
PostedApril 30, 2013
My Cooking Level:Intermediate
I would recommend this to anyone who has arthritis and has difficulty opening cans with standard format can openers. A little bit of a learning curve with first use, but once you get the hang it works beautifully
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Review 7 for Kuhn Rikon Sidewind Auto Safety Lidlifter, 27012
defective -- unable to remain engaged on lid rim
PostedJanuary 29, 2013
fromCentral Sierra Nevada Mountains, CA
My Cooking Level:Expert
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Kitchen Diva/King
I tend to cook meals that are:Comfort
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Julia Child
No instructions whatsoever with this little monster. Simply could not get it to lock onto the can rim....after a little more internet research, found a couple utube vids demonstrating how it's used, more for the older models that seemed more intuitive to me, but surprising you'd need or want a video to work a manual can opener (or as in this case a manual lid non-lifter., Turns out position and intent were correct, but the devfice was failing to remain in a locked engaged position when the over-sized knob was turned....I can see how it's supposed to work, and even tried a different can ( was totally unable to open Trader Joe's beans AT ALL, but also inept with canned tuna.. IT has to go back,sadly; Always embarrassed to return something, but not so much in this case. I think any of the older models would haver been better for me. Lesson learned.
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Review 8 for Kuhn Rikon Sidewind Auto Safety Lidlifter, 27012
After the first couple of cans so I got the hang of how it works, it was easy to use. Makes a nice clean cut. No sharp edges or lid to contend with. It takes much less effort than my old opener. I am looking forward to it lasting a long time