Growing up, I always had an automatic can opener. When I moved out, boy was I slapped with reality. As silly as it sounds, when it came time to open a can, I looked around and realized that I didn't have my usual can opener. I asked a roomate if they had one, and they said it was in the drawer. I took the ancient can opener contraption out, and couldn't believe that people were still living like this. At that moment I decided to go out and buy myself a can opener. I LOVE my Hamilton Beach can opener and wouldn't want to live without it. Being budget conscious, this little gadget does exactly what I want at a price I wouldn't mind dishing out again. And it is also easier to use than the automatic can opener I had growing up. It doesn't take up much counter space, which is excellent for a small kitchen. And it also looks very fashionable on the counter (no need to hide). I hate it when I'm out camping or at work and I have to open a can the traditional way. It is just annoying and everytime I use my Hamilton Beach I am happy. I have now decided that everyone needs this little piece of luxury, and usually buy this for friends who have moved out. And they love it!
Chino Hills, CA