You wouldn't think that a can opener would be that different from one to another but this is the best of the best. I know it seems strange, but for those of us who recycle cans and have to wash out cans before placing them in the recycling bin, this is a lifesaver. There are no sharp edges to slice your fingers on while washing! It's amazing! It takes a bit of getting used to when first using this as it goes on top of the can, parallel to the can, not perpendicular like most can openers. And it doesn't make that familiar popping sound as the blade bites into the metal as this is cutting from the side. You just pop the opener on, twist it until the entire circumference has been cut, and then remove the lid with the little grabber tool on the side. And you are left with a perfectly smooth edge! This has truly been a lifesaver in my kitchen and I have given many as gifts. Despite the doubtful looks upon receipt most of the people I've given them to have really liked them.
Vernon Rockville, CT