Hamilton Beach Smooth Touch Can Opener – Your Handy Kitchen Aid
Hello and welcome to my Hamilton Beach Smooth Touch Can Opener 76606z review page.
I have done some research on this popular Hamilton Beach Smooth Touch Can Opener 76606z that has many raving reviews about how well it works and if it lives up to its reputation.
The Hamilton Beach Smooth Touch Can Opener is an electric can opener with a tall design. Coming with a one-year warranty and measuring about 5 by 4 by 9 inches and weighing 3.6 pounds. It uses a side-cutting system ensures no sharp edges and lifts the can top off. A useful addition to any kitchen.
Pros of the Hamilton Beach Smooth Touch Can Opener
It’s side-cutting system is well received, the cutting blade cuts from the side and not the top. The good thing is the cutting blade doesn’t touch the food so there isn’t a need to clean up the mess unlike others and you also don’t have to deal with corroding blades. It does a good job quietly, leaving no sharp edges after cutting and no metal shavings. Opened cans can actually serve as stationery holders for pens, pencils rulers and such. Just a thought for putting cans to other usage rather than simply disposing them.
It comes with a chrome-metal handle not some cheap easily breakable plastic handle. You can easily press the handle down with little effort and it starts cutting, silently. Even those with bad arthritis in the hands have reported that it’s the easiest can opener they have ever used. And there isn’t a need to hold the can at the bottom too.
You will need to hold the lever down to work the can opener until it is done opening which you will be able to tell by listening out for the slight change in motor pitch. This is a good safety feature and stabilizes the whole unit in my opinion. Of course there are some who will disagree with me on that.
There is no magnet for attaching the opened lid on the Hamilton Beach Smooth Touch Can Opener 76606z but really, you don’t need one because the lid will stay “attached” until you lift it off.
This can opener also leaves the “lid” on for things like canned cat food and dog food where you can put the lid back on sealing the opened can and putting it back into the fridge.
Cons of the Hamilton Beach Smooth Touch Can Opener.
There is no replaceable parts so be prepared to throw it away when it reaches its end of life and buy a new one.
Since the Hamilton Beach Smooth Touch Can Opener uses a side-cutting system, you cannot go back and try to re-cut with a conventional can opener if something goes wrong in the first place.
It comes with a short power cord so your Hamilton Beach Smooth Touch Can Opener needs to be placed near a power source.
There are other minor things that that you need to take note off for when using the Hamilton Beach Smooth Touch Can Opener 76606z.
There are some negative feedback about this can opener unable to do its job. That is true if you didn’t remove the thin plastic shield covering the blade which is part of the packaging when the unit is new. Its looks are misleading and looks like it’s part of the can opener. If it’s not removed, it will spin your can round and round and although it will cut eventually, it will leave your place in a mess.
Some have mentioned that it has as very smooth clean cut making it difficult to see if the can opener has made a full turn. Well, I don’t think you can blame the Hamilton Beach Smooth Touch Can Opener for that since that’s is its design. Guess we all have to pay more attention to things that are happening around us don’t we?
There are also some cans that it’s not able to open properly but those are far and few in between. For an electric can opener price standpoint, its good value for money and does its job well.
Hope my Hamilton Beach Smooth Touch Can Opener 76606z review has been a great help to you. Happy shopping!