Hands free can openers are great, they are battery operated making it portable, easy to use, have one touch capabilities and safe.
However there is a big difference between quality in the models.
We picked the 5 of the most rated models and reviewed them below to choose the best one. You’ll be surprised how cheap the best one is.
How we tested and reviewed
There is more to the hands free can opener electric than meets the eye. There’s power consumption, magnets, safety, speed, stability and they are battery operated so need batteries. I took all of these features into account when reviewing these can openers.
Keep in mind these are not the plugin ones like the Hamilton beach that have a knife sharpener in them or cord storage since they are cordless..
Handy Can Opener – Editors Choice
The Handy Can is the best electric can opener for value and our best pick of all the openers.
It’s hands free battery operated using 2x AA batteries that are not included. You simply place the handy can on the tin, align it up, and click the start button. This can opener does cut lids from the top.
This is the cheapest option, but it’s our favourite with it’s smooth edge and one touch control.
So why is it our favourite?
Well as for the speed, it took an average of 20 seconds to open a can, which is actually the fastest in comparison to the other battery powered can openers. Considering it’s cheap price, this was quite amazing.
It managed all 4 sizes of can without any issues, the largest of which was 4 inches.
However, the auto stop function did fail on our first attempt,
The only real downside we could find with this can opener, was the magnet, it seemed to not pick up the lid on some of the cans, so it was a hit and miss. This does seem to be a common issue with these products.
Regardless, it’s perfect for cutting lids off and is a great addition to your kitchen.
The Toucan is our next pick.
It’s hands free battery operated and requires 4x AA batteries not included.
Again this one is cheap, but it’s definitely has it’s value. It is one touch and leaves a smooth edge.
It takes roughly 30 seconds to complete, which is a little bit slower than the handy can, but not a considerable difference.
It performed well and managed all 4 size cans without issues, although it was a little louder and had a clicking noise while opening.
The Toucan does not have an auto stop function, which means you will have to monitor it and turn it off using the off buttons once it has done a full rotation, some people will not mind this, but we do.
Again, the magnet is not as strong as we would like and did fail to lift some lids, but it is a common issue amongst these types of can openers, so we cannot fault the product designers.
Although customers have reported this leaving jagged edges on the can, we actually had an opposite experience, it left the tin lid quite smooth, although considering safety, we definitely advice being careful when touching the tin lid as we would with any can opening product.
Overall, this is quite the value purchase, it’s relatively fast, smooth, and safe to use.
The Tornado F4 is not as good as the other openers.
no hands are needed as it’s battery operated and requires 3x AA batteries. It’s also a touch button and cuts from the top.
It prices up a little more expensive than the previous ones.
It seems to be slower and weaker, it took around 50 seconds to get a 4 inch can open.
It does have an autostop feature which was decent.
The magnet (again) seems to be quite weak and sometimes does not manage to lift the tin lid.
So why is this more expensive than the previous ones? Well, we are not sure, the only difference we could really find was the smoothness it had while opening the can and the noise, it was relatively quiet.
That being said, I personally would not recommend this based on my preference, but realistically it depends what your more concerned about, speed or noise.
The Instecho is my least favourite of the openers.
It is hands free battery operated.
Although the design is nice, the performance was definitely not up to standard in comparison to the others. This is disappointing considering the price tag.
First of all, it shimmers, quite badly. This does not leave a smooth experience, I also noticed that cans filled with juice, potentially leak due to the shimmering movements of the can opener.
The speed was around average at 30 seconds per can, and the magnet (again…) is weak. It also had problems with it’s autostop. It did not leave sharp edges though.
So overall, this is definitely my least favourite.
Lastly, the Kitchen Mama. This is the most expensive out of all the electric can openers.
It is hands free battery operated.
Overall this performed quite well, it was relatively quick compared to the other openers with an average of 25 seconds to complete. It sounds as if it has a powerful motor which is great for durability and power consumption. It also managed every size can.
However, it did fail to Autostop on the first attempt, this is not too much of a concern but for the price tag I expected it to work correctly. Especially since some of the other openers did.
It also was quite smooth in terms of the opening process. So I have to say this is my second favourite out of the openers, my favourite being the handy can, which is very surprising as the handy can is the cheapest!
The clear winner of all the can openers electric in my opinion is the Handy Can. It’s perfect.
Even though it’s the cheapest hands free can opener that I reviewed, it performed the best with it’s cutting. It has incredibly quick speed, essentially zero issues, and is stable. The only part that I wasn’t able to review was the can openers longevity. I Can’t imagine it have a short life span in comparison to the others, but even if it did, for the money it is definitely a value purchase.
It is battery operated so you will need 2x AA batteries as they are not included. All these can openers also open from the top.