5 Hands-Free Can Openers Compared!

5 Hands-Free Can Openers Compared!

In this video I’m comparing five hands-free can openers, ranging in price from $11-$30. Which one will come out on top?

Here’s a short update one year later: https://youtu.be/z3z7Zwgy2m8

Items featured in this video
• Handy Can Opener: https://geni.us/handycan
• Toucan: https://geni.us/toucan
• Instecho: (No longer available)
• Tornado F4: https://geni.us/tornadocan
• Kitchen Mama (new version): https://geni.us/ktchnmma

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Further Viewing
• Manual Can Openers Compared: https://youtu.be/8QF_S_ONwWI
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  1. zwz • zdenek on October 18, 2020 at 7:22 pm

    I only buy cans with built-in eyelets or wrenches. 😛

  2. Kiki Lang on October 18, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    I’m not a fancy person, so when someone recomended dollar icecube trays, I bought them. They worked great for about two weeks, then the ice stuck, and the trays broke. Not such a bargain. How long to these can openers work? Not long I bet. I bet James burn through all of them in a year.

  3. TheCatfish1975 on October 18, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    I have tried Handy-Can and Toucan. I did not like either. I took the Toucan back and the store replaced. No Success, I went back to use the old fashion version that is plugged into the wall. This was about 2 years ago. Like to see your review after a few months of use.

  4. Cheeta246 on October 18, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    Pretty sure the second and fourth can don’t work with magnets. I kept watching and none of them picked them up. I don’t think it’s the magnet’s fault.

  5. dtz1000 on October 18, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    It would have been better if these were tested with rechargeable batteries instead of throw away batteries.

  6. DeltaDemon1 on October 18, 2020 at 7:24 pm

    Years ago, I bought a cheap, As Seen On TV type auto can opener very similar to these. Put in brand new batteries. Worked well for the first can. Worked slowly for the second can. Stopped in the middle of the third can and would not release from the can. There is a release button but it did not seem to work. Took everything to get the dam thing off. Batteries were drained after three cans and the release would not work. Never used it again.

  7. Christine Lux on October 18, 2020 at 7:26 pm

    Do you know how long the batteries last on these? Do they start slowing down, having a harder time as time goes by?

  8. jimatmile56 on October 18, 2020 at 7:26 pm

    LOL. My new go-to phrase to use instead of " you made your bed" is " Eat your tuna!"

  9. groupsaredumb on October 18, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    They’re probably on a timer

  10. BFHammer on October 18, 2020 at 7:32 pm

    These openers are preset to open a large can…which is why they keep running after the can is opened. Been using them for years.

  11. cowboy6591 on October 18, 2020 at 7:33 pm

    They all leave micro daggers, I have been waiting for you to get a sticking, happens to me no matter what brand, It’s the nature of smooth edge openers. You should include battery count in the contest, 4 AA’s have a longer duty cycle.

  12. G Mackinnon on October 18, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    I have and use the one touch can opener for the past ten years and has always opened every can , magnet always worked. Only uses 2aa batteries highly recommend it. Only wish you’d have included it in this review , but as always James another great review ✌️

  13. Jacob Michael on October 18, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    I’d like to know how long batteries last and the motors

  14. Angela Ponder on October 18, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    They seem so slow compared to the electric can openers.

  15. HFVidShotz on October 18, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    Sweet. The handi can! Thats the one we already own. Thanks bra!

  16. AvilerED on October 18, 2020 at 7:37 pm

    Hmmmm…came here from your Draft Top video. Not convinced that hands free is better, at least for me. I could see it being a great benefit for those who have hand problems that prevent them from comfortably using, if they are able to use at all, a manual can opener, though.

  17. jimatmile56 on October 18, 2020 at 7:37 pm

    When I’m thinking about buying something, a lot of the time I search your videos first. So incredibly helpful. Thanks.

  18. Kathy Radford on October 18, 2020 at 7:40 pm

    I might buy one of these for my friend who has arthritis in her hands

  19. Robin Robin on October 18, 2020 at 7:40 pm

    I like the type that doesn’t leave jagged sharp edges

  20. Erik Gallardo on October 18, 2020 at 7:40 pm

    I wonder who’s the person in charge of naming those products…
    I don’t think people in Oklahoma are very interested in the Tornado F4

  21. sideskraft on October 18, 2020 at 7:44 pm

    Excellent review! As is typical with most stuff from China (home of COVID-19), initial product performance is fairly good. However, the lack of quality tends to show its ugly face well before the user hopes or expects. That’s likely the case with these openers. The question comes down to, how many cans will these openers open before they begin having issues? When you compare the price of these battery powered openers to conventional manual models, the pricing isn’t that different. That being said, you know the cost of the electric motor is a significant portion of the opener cost, so the manufacturers are likely using lesser quality materials in the gears and blades in order to keep the cost and selling price reasonable. This is why I suspect that the useful life of these battery powered units will be less than similar priced manual models. It would be really interesting (and valuable) to see a long term comparison of these openers. Keep up the great work!

  22. Dave the Pear on October 18, 2020 at 7:45 pm

    send ’em to Clive and AvE…

  23. 00 CRITICAL on October 18, 2020 at 7:48 pm

    Funny thing to note…. I haven been using can openers to open plastic packaging for years🤓

  24. groupsaredumb on October 18, 2020 at 7:49 pm

    It’s orange/red on my screen.

  25. Peter Szarow on October 18, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    It’s funny but I have actually used a can opener a few times to open some of those packages. Thing is it was a good brand with close cutting tolerances.

  26. Michelle Green on October 18, 2020 at 7:52 pm

    😄😄EAT UR TUNA!!😃😃😃

  27. M G on October 18, 2020 at 7:54 pm

    I thought you were supposed to hold the auto can openers as it rotates the can, not let it ride on top. It might have messed with the review a bit without the support holding it still

  28. Zeldagigafan on October 18, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    I wonder if the autostop on some of these is timer based.

  29. Brian Ng on October 18, 2020 at 7:59 pm

    I am surprise James did not rate the one worst for drawing blood. It looked very painful. But one of them clearly has a more quiet motor, but it was not really factored in. But I am glad all of them work unlike most products where the claims are exaggerated.

  30. Xzop on October 18, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    The magnets are not to left lid it to activate the opener👍

  31. Teresa Hobgood on October 18, 2020 at 8:01 pm

    My favorite is the OneTouch, and it’s under 20 bucks and takes 2 batteries I believe. I have arthritis, so auto can openers are a blessing.

  32. Legacy Nesferatu on October 18, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    Will somebody get these can opener manufacturers a guide on incorporating a built in rechargable lithium battery!? Geez, why are there still devices like this that run on AA and AAA batteries!?

  33. Lee Davis on October 18, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    Something you left out is that 2 of the 5 had retractable blades when not operating. The other 3 had extended exposed blades.
    Something to consider, since they will spend time in the kitchen miscellaneous drawer.

  34. BixbyConsequence on October 18, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    The reason the Instecho was "leaky" is it cuts *below* the lid, where the others cut into the *side* (crimp) of the lid. This is the biggest difference in any of the openers reviewed, and should put the Instecho last, imho.

  35. Angela Ricci on October 18, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    I had a One-Touch years ago and it died on me. Changed the batteries and it just died. Now I use a ratchet can opener. Love it, but it’s getting harder and harder for me to use. I’m looking to get another hands-free. Still not sure which one, though.

  36. noob master69 on October 18, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    We live in a time where watching someone opening cans with cans openers entertaining.. that cut thought made me laugh my guts out . Perfect timing .

  37. Kris Andyyy on October 18, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    Him: "this one is weaker than the others"

    also the one looked like a ladybug!! The jittery one lol

  38. Lynda Stiefvater on October 18, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    How about a hands free jar opener (and manual jar openers) if you do this make sure you try to open mason jars, jam jars and 2 liter soda bottles.

  39. kens32052 on October 18, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    You would think for $30, the Kitchen Mama would have a rechargeable battery. I wonder how long the batteries will last in each one.

  40. Richard Sager on October 18, 2020 at 8:13 pm

    Another test should have been how many cans will each one open because that means the batteries ran out of power and you have to go buy more batteries unless you buy rechargeable and rechargeable‘s aren’t as strong as regular batteries I’ve noticed. The power curve drops dramatically with rechargeables.

  41. Amanda Porter on October 18, 2020 at 8:14 pm

    For whatever reason some people legitimately do not know how to work a hand free can opener. Someone broke mine 🙁 after watching this I’m going to buy what he chose as #1

  42. DinoSquirrel on October 18, 2020 at 8:14 pm

    I love your videos and I’ve learned to watch them before shopping. 🙂 I have an instrecho slightly different than the one you showed and it works great however once you start it, it doesn’t like to stop.

  43. Robin Robin on October 18, 2020 at 8:14 pm

    Good grips has a great can opener no battery required

  44. Bruce Coleman on October 18, 2020 at 8:16 pm

    I have used a few of these over the years. My experience is that typically the 4 battery models outlast the 2 battery models. All of them eat batteries if you use them much. Sometimes the jittering and odd noises have to do more with the crimping of the lid than the opener. I finally gave up and bought a Hamilton Beach Smooth Cut countertop A/C model that I’ve had 7 or 8 years. I am much happier! It is much faster and never stalls. I got really tired of the battery models quitting halfway through a can only to find I was out of batteries. This presents a real problem. When the batteries die, the cutter and gear remain engaged to the can and you cannot remove the opener from the can. If the battery door is on the bottom, its removal is blocked by the lid of the can. You must destroy it to get it off. Most of the time, that also bends the top of the can so you can’t completely cut the lid with another opener. The Hamilton Beach is $35 at BB&B before coupons. I think I paid about the same at Walmart years ago. Love your videos and Bailey!

  45. Robin Weekley on October 18, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    My main thought other than the actual comparison of these & the manual can openers was why didn’t you pick cans of things that go together? 😂 you could have made something good! 😁

  46. Samtagri on October 18, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    I really love that you repeated the test with the same 4 type of cans as with the manual can openers. You have the heart of a true scientist.

  47. virginia J on October 18, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    I actually fell asleep do your video and I remembered dreaming about opening cans of corn in my bedroom except for the fact when I woke up it was time for dinner when I get back to my phone I realize that you weren’t opening up cans of corn at all

  48. tom dalton on October 18, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    At this point I have had the kitchen mama for maybe 2 years never had a problem with it . Has worked every time. Note if you have a manual can opener and are cutting the top of the can your using it wrong.

  49. kristin sanford on October 18, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    I like the electric countertop can opener
    No batteries needed plug in and go

  50. ZenCooking on October 18, 2020 at 8:21 pm

    I had the Handy Can and really liked it. I lost it in moving and bought a second one which never worked properly. It was a huge disappointment.