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Hamilton Beach - OpenStation Can Opener - Black-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 35 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Could be better

    Posted
    merriamy
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    I bought this opening station mostly for my mom who suffers severely with arthritis. What sold me on this model were the other perks to help open other items: soda & beer bottles, jars, pop-tops (like on pet foods), even a blade to slice open plastic bags. I also liked that it was tall enough to accommodate larger cans, like spaghetti sauce cans. What I wasn't expecting was the difficulty it sometimes takes to just get the can centered over the blade and/or get the magnet in proper position. Also the little toothed wheel on the unit that helps turn the can is constantly clogging with paper ripped from the labels. This weekend I tried to open one of those larger, @ 32 oz cans of refried beans. The added weight of this can was too much for the motor to even handle. It wouldn't even turn and stalled out making it's grinding noise! Pretty much useless for anything over 16 oz cans! Thankfully, I can open these larger cans with a handheld opener, but poor mom could never get one open! Is the added expense of this "opening station" by comparison to most standard can openers worth it??? Sadly, no. But for just run of the mill can opening, it will suffice, I guess.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    Posted
    pharaoh

    I had seen this can opener on a commercial a few months ago and decided to purchase one for my household. I'd read all the reviews about a giant sticker on it but wanted it anyway. I got my can opener a few days ago. It was very cold outside and when UPS dropped it off the can opener was freezing like it'd been in a freezer. Why is this important? Well with it being so cold outside the glue froze. It was a breeze to pull the sticker off. I just pulled up all sides slowly. Took all of 90 seconds. There were 2 minute spots where glue stayed and I just used a little rubbing alcohol to remove it. The finish is fine and my can opener is sticker free with ease. I guess one could try sitting the can opener in the fridge or freezer? I'm not sure. But all in all I love this product. So glad I found it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect!

    Posted
    CarolinVirginia

    This review is by the wife of ClaudeinVirginia. When we first purchased the can opener, we were dismayed by the ugly, unremovable sticker. We called H-B's customer support for advice on sticker removal, and they promised to send us a solvent. We waited 7 fruitless days for the solvent before writing our first negative review here (see ClaudeinVirginia). Well, on Day 8, an ounce of the solvent arrived as promised, and it worked almost instantly in removing the glue. The glue completely dissolves in the Goo Gone, without affecting the surface in any negative way (if fact, it sort of polished and cleaned the exterior while removing the glue). A few days later, H-B sent us a second bottle of Goo Gone. So now we have a super-quiet can opener that performs flawlessly and looks very attractive. H-B has great customer support. We now strongly recommend this can opener.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Too flawed to be acceptable

    Posted
    ClaudeinVirginia

    This can opener is very attractive, opens cans well, is super quiet, and has a nifty gadget to open a variety of other devices besides cans (such as pop tops, beer bottles, plastic bags, screw tops). However, it has one terrible flaw. While not shown on the box's picture of the can opener, the actual can opener in the box has a permanent 4"x4" sticker advertising the merits of Hamilton Beach. You can soak this sticker and the paper part will eventually dissolve, leaving a sticky, gluey mess on your can opener. You can call Hamilton Beach who will say they are aware of the problem and that they will send you a special solvent to remove the glue, but you will not actually receive this promised solvent (at least not within 7 days of calling). Buy this product only if you have your own glue solvent.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Terrible can opener

    Posted
    1234
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    If I could give a zero I would! This was a gift from my son 2 years ago. I kept it because of that reason. It is weak and can not open a can with out being pre started. We call it powering up. It will not start until you beat on the little metal gear. Next, it must run for a while to pick up speed (without a can attached). Then, if you are quick enough you can attached the can and manually (in a very physical manner) help turn the can to open it. It will not work on its own with out assistance.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great opening station!

    Posted
    Cassie3

    I absolutely love this Opening Station! I received it as a gift a couple of years ago and it functions wonderfully. I constantly use the jar top gripper, and no longer have to rely on my hubby to open jars for me. I also use the pop top opener frequently. It's so convenient to have all of these resources at hand in such a compact manner. My daughter liked it so much that I just purchased one for her. I would definitely buy this again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hamilton Beach OpenStation Can Opener - Black

    Posted
    Billy1966

    No problems at all to mention. I am sorry to say that I haven't even used all the opener features yet. But it works great and it was convenient to shop on line to find the color I wanted to match my kitchen. I priced some at other stores but they only had white. The magnet is usually not strong enough to hold the lid once it is cut off the can.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    excellent can opener

    Posted
    laina50

    of all the can openers I've owned over the years, this is the easiest one to use by far. no struggling to keep the can in place as it cuts and does the job in no time. the label was a bit garish but came off easily using my fingernail. I have yet to use the tools that come with it but they are there if needed. all in all a wonderful appliance

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    a good product ruined with a sticker!

    Posted
    Anonymous

    my boyfriend got me this as one of my gifts after me complaining about my can opener. its a great product although it has that huge sticker on it!! i tried to get it off while breaking my nail. and i dont have the patience to sit there for an hour with goo gone. and it looks corny keeping the sticker on there. i dont understand why hamilton beach would ruin this product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Value

    Posted
    Jude081452

    To the poster complaining about the sticky stuff left on the item...a little 'goo-gone' will take care of that issue for you. It's inexpensive and you can use it for a lot of other stuff, too! I got this as a gift from my daughter for Christmas...it works great, is quiet and looks great sitting on my counter. Compact design doesn't take up much space.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works like a dream. Opens every time.

    Posted
    Lilliesan
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    Had bought another "trusted" brand elsewhere that just didn't work, so I was already frustrated. Then chose this brand and am so happy with everything about it! Of course, I was pretty easy to please... all I wanted was for it to open cans!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    No more hand fatigue!

    Posted
    SVHP
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    I haven't come across a can or jar that this bad boy can't handle! It's a great opener. And best of all no more hand fatigue for me. Combine that with ease of ordering and even easier pick up with no shipping charge and I got one great deal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME OPEN STATION!

    Posted
    Rjsimons123

    It litereally opens anything, those impossible to open NASA wrapped plastic packages are no match for the cutting blade! It will open any bottle, any can, anything imaginable. BUY THIS!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good value for money

    Posted
    Alahbro
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    I love this opener and sort from the many features I especially like the ability to detach the blade and wash it. So I got another one to give as a gift.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT!

    Posted
    MCA138
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    I love this can opener, it does a lot. I had bought one for myself sometime ago then my daughter said she wanted one, so I got her one for Christmas and then later I bought one for my mother , we all love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Durable and some very smart ideas

    Posted
    Surakmn
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    Best can opener I've ever owned. Does a respectable job opening cans, but the additional opener tools, especially for plastic packaging, are brilliant. A very, very handy tool.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent brand

    Posted
    Christmas1984
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    This is more then just a can opener, it has so many different tools to utilize. Its like having a swiss army can opener.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So many great uses

    Posted
    Shifaerie

    This can opener is great because it does so many things. It opens can, bottles, plastics, and cans. It is great and clean-up is a sinch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good can opener

    Posted
    Gino
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    Like the additional items included with the can opener like the jar opener, etc. Only negative is that heavy cans require you to hold the unit or it can tip over.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for the price

    Posted
    TM1999
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    I've only used this a couple times thus far but I have no complaints. Works as expected, very easy to use right out of the box, no set up required.

    I would recommend this to a friend