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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - WIS News 10 is putting the One Touch Can Opener to the test. It's a small gadget that claims to be the easiest can opener in the world to use.
The One Touch is totally automated and promises to work in seconds. Is it really as quick and slick as it looks on TV?
Dorothy Doniphan, of Columbia, says, "I would be skeptical looking at it."
In WIS News 10's test, almost everyone had trouble figuring out which way it goes. They get the hang of it, but have to let go of the urge to hang on. Doniphan says, "Press button ... oh, you just let it go completely."
And you know what? In the words of Columbia's Katice Riley, "It works!"
Abby Fagan of Columbia says, "For most people you probably don't need this, but if you have a wrist problem it probably would be a great thing."
Riley is sold on it. "It wouldn't take up as much room as the ones that you have to press down that you put on the counter top, and you just put this in the drawer."
"I think senior citizens can really, really use this, benefit from this product," says Mike King. "I think this is the most amazing can opener I've ever seen."
It was a hit with WIS News 10's testers, but a few people said they would not buy it because they think the old-fashioned way is more environmentally friendly because of the batteries, and maybe even a little faster.
This is really a great product for someone who has arthritis or if you open a lot of cans - or really big cans. It works on all sizes.
How much does it cost? On TV - it will cost you almost $30 including shipping and handling. But you can buy it in stores for just $20 bucks.
The "Inside Scoop" from Judi
Here's my inside scoop on the One Touch Can Opener. First, unlike most of the products I test it actually works! It's crazy convenient but not as fast as doing it the old fashioned way.
One of the features I like most - the One Touch can opener cuts along the side of the can so the top doesn't have sharp edges and it won't fall into the can.
It's not very big, so it's easy to just toss it in a kitchen drawer.
It's a great product for senior citizens, people with arthritis or cooks who have to open a lot of cans - and by the way, it works on cans of all sizes!
One more note, this is also a cool gadget for pet owners. After you remove tops from pet food cans they easily fit back on to help leftovers keep in the fridge.
If you want to Buy It & Try It DON'T buy it off TV! That will cost you nearly $30 including shipping and handling! Smart Shoppers can find it at Bed, Bath and Beyond for $20 bucks.
And a viewer writes:
Judy, I have had the can opener for about 1 and 1/2 yrs. Just to let everyone know that you can get one from Fredds Dollar store for around 10 dollars and it works just fine. Just for the money saver in us all.