An Open and Shut Case: Kuhn Rikon Can Openers Are Safer, More Sanitary and Easier to Use

Can and Jar Openers Reinvented

Jul 10, 2012, 10:30 ET from Kuhn Rikon

NOVATO, Calif., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Every household has a can opener tucked away in a kitchen drawer. Whether for organic pinto beans for a quinoa salad, coconut milk for a favorite Asian meal or San Marzano tomatoes for a homemade pasta sauce, the right opener is an essential tool in any kitchen.


As consumers become more aware of food safety, home safety and the benefits of ergonomic design, many are trading up to Kuhn Rikon Safety LidLifters. The world leader in Safety LidLifters, Kuhn Rikon has reinvented the can opener with a great design that is safe, sanitary and easy to use.

Kuhn Rikon Safety LidLifters are ergonomically designed to provide maximum leverage and ease of use, leaving no sharp edges and allowing the user to remove and discard the lid without touching it. The opener lifts the lid directly off the can, so there is no cross contamination of dirt from the lid going into the food, and it leaves no sharp edges behind that might be a safety hazard.

Kuhn Rikon offers 29 different Safety LidLifters in multiple colors and styles, including the Auto Safety LidLifter, which automatically attaches to the can, eliminating the need to do this manually. The Auto Side Wind Safety LidLifter, features a side turn knob that is easy to grip and gentle on your wrists; and the Lefty Safety LidLifter, which incorporates a pumping lever that easily removes the lid while being gentle on the wrists and hands. The Auto Safety Master Opener, boasts five openers in one, so you can open everything from traditional cans and flip tops to water bottles with a screw top and soda tabs. It even helps break the vacuum seal of screw top jars.

In addition to the Safety LidLifters, Kuhn Rikon also offers 15 Jar Openers, including the Jar Gripper, perfect for opening jars of pickles for gourmet burgers, as well as screw cap bottles of water, soda, olive oil, or even wine.

Kuhn Rikon's Safety LidLifters and Jar Openers, with suggested prices ranging from $10 to $25, can be found at Sur La Table, and

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