Sometimes it really does matter to stay simple and low-priced when it comes to something like a can opener, especially of that's all you want it for. This white Hamilton Beach model fits in great with the rest of our white retro appliances and the magnet hand holds the cans in midair while the sharp slicer runs around the top to get them completely off. It only makes a soft whirring noise as I just have to press the arm and don't have to stand there holding it to make it work, and the can stays in the air until I pull it away from the lid attached to the magnet and pour out the vegetables or sauce into the waiting pot. If it gets spattered with juice, just wipe the front clean with a damp rag after gently wiping off the blade. Performance With just a soft whirring noise, the magnet holds the can lid and rotates the can so the blade can cleanly slice it off. You just have to press the arm to make it go and you can walk away from it while it opens the can, turning itself off when the lid is completely extracted and holding both the lid and the can in midair until you take it away. Durability The blade can slice through all metal cans, whether they're for vegetables, fruit, spaghetti sauce, tuna, or chicken, and the magnet is strong enough to hold even the BIG family-size cans before, during, and after the slicing of the lid. Design I LOVE the white retro eighties design of this can opener, and it fits perfectly with the coffee makers, toaster, and microwave in my kitchen! Simple but strong, just like the rest of them!