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Arthritis-Friendly Can Openers

Good Can Opener Is Necessity for People With Arthritis

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Updated January 30, 2013

An easy-to-use can opener is a valuable kitchen tool. For arthritis patients who have hand pain, hand deformity, or weak grip strength -- opening cans is much more difficult than it should be. A good can opener is a must-have for arthritis patients. What do I mean by a "good can opener"? It's a can opener that is lightweight, durable, easy-to-use, and if it is designed for hands-free operation -- well, that's the frosting on the cake.

1. Black & Decker Gizmo Cordless Can Opener

Cordless can opener. Versatile -- opens cans anywhere. Your choice of where to store -- in the mountable base, in a drawer, or on the counter. Walks around can and shuts off automatically.
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2. Hamilton Beach SmoothTouch Can Opener 76606

Sharp lid edges are a thing of the past. Opens pop top and regular cans. Easy-touch opening lever. Sleek design. Positive Pricegrabber review from someone with arthritis.
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3. Kuhn Rikon Safety Lid Lifter Can Opener

Opens the most stubborn cans and leaves no sharp edges. Lids do not drop into can. It's a can opener with a touchless system that keeps hands off of lids.
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4. Hamilton Beach Walk 'n Cut Compact Can Opener - 76500

Easy-grip can opener from Hamilton Beach/Proctor-Silex opens any size can using only one hand. Just attach it to your can - it walks, cuts, then shuts itself off automatically. Plugs in for overnight recharging. Stores in your drawer.
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5. One-Touch Can Opener

As Seen on TV. Place the can opener on top of the can, press button once and can is opened, with no sharp edges. Takes only seconds and works on all cans.

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