When my old can opener, which I had not so affectionately named "the beast" died, I saw the Black & Decker Gizmo cordless can opener and I thought it would be a perfect replacement! When I had a regular can opener, it seemed like I was always battling to get things lined up "just right" when trying to open the can. Inevitably, since the can was elevated, once it was done opening and the lid popped up, something would spill all over my counter. I don't have to deal with either one of these issues with the Gizmo. I also love that it's so compact, there's no cord to worry about, and it can mount right on the wall for easy access! No more bulky "beasts" in my house! The one thing that I don't like about the Gizmo is that it doesn't seem to hold a charge well over time and you have to make sure it's lined up on the charger 'just right' so it will charge. It's frustrating to start opening a can only to have it die before the can is open.