I am a huge fan of OXO products so I thought I would try their can opener when my old one broke. The concept behind the design of this can opener is a great one. It is important to have a good grip on both the handle portion and the mechanism to turn the blade when using a can opener. The OXO Good Grips Can Opener is designed with both of these features in mind. The problem that I encountered when trying to use this can opener is that the material on the handles and the turning mechanism is very bulky and it makes the can opener very difficult to use. I find that it is hard to keep a steady grip on the handles and even harder to turn the mechanism to make the blade move around the top of the can. As a result, the can opener often slips and I find that I have to reposition the blade several times just to open one can. Once I can get the blade to run the whole way around the can, I am impressed that the can opener does not leave sharp edges. This is a very important feature. I like the concept of this can opener and its performance when I can get it to work. I just wish it was less bulky!