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Kuhn Rikon Auto Safety Lid Lifter, Red

by Kuhn Rikon Of Switzerland
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
RRP: £14.95
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  • Attaches itself automatically to cans
  • Ergonomic design
  • Leaves no sharp edges
  • Lid is removed without you needing to touch it
  • Hand-wash only
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 18.4 x 5.1 x 8.9 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 599 g
  • Delivery Destinations: Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
  • Item model number: 2242
  • ASIN: B000I7GRUM
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 26 Sep 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 31,933 in Kitchen & Home (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Home)
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Product Description

Product Description

With the revolutionary self-attaching design of our Auto Safety Lid Lifter, you are now able to open cans in a clean, safe and fun way.

With this handy red kitchen gadget you can take the strain out of opening cans. All you need to do is place the opener on the can and begin turning the comfortable knob. The ingenious tool automatically locks in place and the stainless steel mechanism cuts from the side leaving a completely smooth rim, not sharp or jagged. The tiny, strong jaws on the side of the opener remove the lid. Press down on the white button to close the jaws on the lid and when you are ready to drop the lid into the bin or recycling container, just release the button. So you don’t touch the food, the food doesn’t touch the opener and there’s no danger of contamination. You don’t even need to wash it after use as it never comes into contact with the food inside the can – you could go from opening dog food straight to a can of tuna.

To make sure you get the hang of it, there are full instructions on the packaging and a handy set of detachable instructions you can keep in the drawer for visitors.

Product Description

Product DescriptionFeatures

Our Auto Safety LidLifter¨ with revolutionary self-attaching design makes opening cans clean, safe & fun. Attaches itself to cans almost like magic and voila! Lids vanish, leaving no mess or sharp edges. Safe, ergonomic and just plain cool.

  • No sharp edges
  • Hygienic
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  • 1 x Kuhn Rikon Auto Safety Lid Lifter, Red

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quite Brilliant! 9 May 2011
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Having struggled with cheap openers for years and constantly having to replace them, I decided to splash out and buy one of these. It works brilliantly and is very easy to use. I really like the fact that the tins have no sharp edges. At first I thought the little pincers were a waste of time as I was removing the lids by hand quite easily but now I use them all the time. I would highly recommend this opener.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Ok for the first few months 6 Nov 2011
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When my trusty T****o can opener died I was broken hearted. I had had it for years and it uncomplainingly opened every type of can, always took the lid off cleanly and even bent the edges over so I didn't slice my fingers even left a little lip so I could pop the lid back on again). One day it just broke in my hands. I must have tried twenty different ones to try to replace it. Reading all the glowing reviews, Ithought this one was a worthy successor. How wrong I was! Hard to use, I finally mastered the knack only to watch it getting blunter and blunter over the months. Now only my husband can work it , using brute force and I am searching again!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish 3 Nov 2011
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If there was a 0 i would give it that absolute rubbish dosen,t open tins at all the worst tin opener i have ever had don,t waste your money
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 5 May 2011
By Davie
This tin opener is simply the best I have ever owned. Forget all the other openers you are thinking about buying and get this one instead, it's brilliant!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Length: 2:32 Mins
A short demonstration and comparison of two can openers. The first one, the more traditional can opener that clamps on, cuts in as you apply pressure and tries to grip the can to turn it. And the second, the Kuhn Rikon. Place on the can, turn the handle, and it does cuts the can...

Don't try this at home ... well,.. do, if you want to open a can. :)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Swiss ? No, its made in China 2 Dec 2011
By Graham
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This was bought as a replacement for one produced by another manufacturer and it is not as good. Whereas the previous one was able to open most tins this one is far more limited in the range of tins it can open. Seems to be heavily marketed as Swiss engineering but the one I bought was made in China.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This opener changes how you'll use cans 14 Sep 2011
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Like other reviews have said, this is an amazing can opener, but takes some getting used to. But it only took 2 cans for me to get the hang of it. I'm the type that believes she knows how to work any gadget straight out of the box without instructions and got tripped up on how to release the opener from the can. So from my experience, tips that might help you out:

- Just place the lid of the can between the 2 blades/gears until you feel resistance, like a normal can opener.
- Turn the handle clockwise until you no longer feel resistance. I didn't even worry about the handle being at a specific o'clock when I started like the instructions suggest.
- Then give the handle a quick counter-clockwise turn to release the can opener from the tin. This was the important step I missed without reading the instructions and just assumed I could lift it off once I finished going around the can.
- At this point you won't be able to lift the lid unless you have good strong nails. But, that's the whole point of having the mini-pliers on the side of the opener. Just place them over the lip of the can, press the white button to grip, lift up and Viola! Your can is open.

Seems like a lot of steps for a simple gadget, but it really is simple and faster than more traditional can openers once you get the hang of it.

Tips aside, this is the best can opener I've ever owned and I've had both manual and electric. And here's why:

- No sharp edges - as advertised - so I don't cut myself when emptying or washing the can for recycling like I used to. I even use it on pull-ring cans for this reason. My only advice is, even though it's rounded, it's still a thin piece of metal, so I still handle the cans with care.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars easily the best can opener I've ever seen/used 14 Aug 2011
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easily the best can opener I've ever seen/used

.. this is just perfect, easy to use for all of us, even my 9 year old.

for the price, highly recommended

### update
ok, so its 2 years on and the can opener is still going as good as the day I bought it, not a sign of a partially opened can in sight. Cannot understand any of the negative reviews.... baffling
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Good at first but soon fails
I have bought two of these now and they were both very good at first but after about six months of little use the first started to fail and you need to go around the tin again so... Read more
Published 12 days ago by Mr E.
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab - does exactly what it says on the, uhum, tin
Single handle, no other moving parts, easy to get on and off. Couldn't be better. I quite like the red colour as a bit of a statement...why not !
Published 26 days ago by R. Fuller
5.0 out of 5 stars Mystifyingly Amazing!
I have a long history of buying kitchen implements which are either rubbish from the start or break very quickly. Read more
Published 27 days ago by Juice
5.0 out of 5 stars Best tin opener ever
This is the best tin opener i have ever owned. Good quality product!
I used to have something similar years ago, but it was not as good as this one.
Published 2 months ago by Sister of Darkness
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good but may not be Swiss!
Just took delivery of my third in four years. Excellent when it works and works very well most of the time. Read more
Published 4 months ago by elmtree
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
It is the best lid lifter I ever used. It is safe and esy to use. I would recommend it.
Published 4 months ago by nads
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent piece of kitchen kit.
I first tried and bought one of these openers at the Ideal Home Show many years ago. Unfortunately after moving it got lost. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Stephen F. Butler
5.0 out of 5 stars Best opener ever
So easy to open leaving the tin as smooth as it was with lid on. Very impressed with product. defo get this again
Published 7 months ago by Happyhippy
5.0 out of 5 stars At last, a can opener that works, and no sharp edges
A friend recommended this, and, when yet another can opener broke, I bought it. I am very happy with the purchase - it is study, easy to use, and no sharpe edges is great. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Nigel Redford
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent!
it took a while for me to work out how this thing worked, as takes a bit longer to open a tin (you turn the opener a bit longer than usual) but the end result is AMAZING! Read more
Published 11 months ago by Music Man
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