A Can Opener That Takes Up Less Drawer Space

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This week at The Kitchn, we’re talking about canned goods and learning to love your pantry — and what’s the most essential thing when cooking with canned goods? A good can opener, of course. Because I live in an apartment in New York City, with a grand total of two drawers, I’m always on the lookout for the most compact kitchen tools out there. This little one from Joseph Joseph fits the bill.

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In the past decade I’ve purchased and gotten rid of several can openers. For me, for some reason, can openers are like corkscrews and bottle openers — I need one at unexpected times, and end up picking up an extra in a pinch. And, in the process of using my motley crew of can openers, I’ve ended up with cuts on my fingertips from plenty of ragged can edges.

That’s why I like the Can-Do. It takes up only a small amount of drawer space. It’s only as big around as a traditional can of soup, and it removes the lid with a clean edge.

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Plus, it locks onto the lid and only releases it when you push the button on the front — meaning you won’t have to touch the lid at all.

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