The features of the can opener are very good, but the mounting leaves a bit to be desired. My older kitchen cabinets have over an inch of ‘lip’ extending below the bottom shelf. The spacers provided with the can opener are insufficient to meet that depth of mounting. I wound up having to use a small block of wood. That’s no problem for me, but it could be for someone else. For me, it was annoying but not a show-stopper.
I used a 2×4 piece of wood, cut to the diam. Of the top of the can opener. Took a piece of paper put on top of the can opener & poked holes in the paper were the screws go into the can opener. Pre-drill the holes in the 2×4, put screws in the holes & screwed the block of wood to the top of the can opener. Put under counter & screwed down with (4)drywall screws. They will hold can opener firmly, but will not go all the way through the 2×4. Hope this will help someone.
My earlier model finally gave up the ghost after almost 20 years. This model has some differences that i like and some that i don’t like. For example, the handle on the can opener portion lifts upward – requiring that i mount it closer to the front of my cabinet that my previu=ous model and i don’t like this as well. However, it does allow for easier cleaning of the sharpener parts that contact items in the can than my earlier model did. I definitely like the under cabinet mount that leaves counter space available for other uses. I’m counting on the same dependability that my earlier model gave me.
Bought this to replace my gizmo, which really did not work that well. Did have some trouble mounting under counter, but after some engineering, mounted well, and it works great.
Purchased this in black about a year ago. I have relocated and ordered it in white. I absolutely love the features on this. It works really well and it’s fast. I especially like the knife sharpener feature. I have some specialty sharpeners. I thought this little ‘add on’ feature would be pretty poor. Worth the purchase on its own.
It replaced a can opener that had served us many years, as i expect this one will. The only thing i don’t like is the cover. Anyone purchasing this item should be aware that there must be room below it for the cover to swing open. Also, the bottle uncapper is not convenient to use. The bottle must be placed directly below the opener and pushed backwards, where as most openers, the bottle is placed at an angle and pushed down. It is not convenient to use the opener on the new model as our toaster sits on the counter below it. It does, however, open cans quite well – the reason for the purchase.
- Works GREAT
- starting trouble
- It’s been woroking great so far
Our old b&d can opener finally gave out so i was looking for a new one that i could mount under the cabinet. My wife loves the door that covers the cutting head as it just looks better in the kitchen. The unit is powerful and is relatively quite. The cutting head is easy to remove and clean when necessary. I read quite a few reviews that mentioned that this unit was difficult to mount. Whenever you are dealing with an appliance that is going to be mounted under a cabinet it will always take some modification to make it fit properly. Many of the new cabinets are recessed as much as 2′ from the bottom of the cabinet face. This requires mounting wooden blocks under the cabinet to make an under cabinet appliance fit flush with the bottom of the cabinet base. The small plactic spacers that come with the unit will never make up for that much of a gap.
This product was harrdto find none of the stores near me carried any space saver can openers so i went here the product works great power is fine opens ans wiith no problems easy to operate my problem was with installation tthe screws sent were not long enough by an inch and when i called black & decker for help they said they did not have screws that long go and by some seriously then i asked about a credit or partial refund something for the hassle and was laughed at so when i went to lowes and home depot i was told the screws were an odd size they did not have what i needed and had to go to a specialty store to get the screws i needed and 12 dollars for 4 screws and i got what i needed so be warned if you have thicker older cabinets beware.
I like the space saver feature. I do not care for the fold down door, it gets in the way of large (160z. I have had black & decker spacemaker openers in the past and have been happy with them. This one is fine except for the fold down feature.
I ordered the black/decker under the counter can opener. When the old can opener went out unable to find one at our local stores, did a search on amazon and found the black/decker. It arrived in short time, ordered it about a year ago has worked as expected have had no problems. The problem was in installing had to be modified due to the fitting under the cabinet i could not do this myself therefore a friend who is handy and likes wood working had no problem doing this, otherwise i would have had to return the product. Works good and like the drop down lid which hides the cutting blade.
Nice opener , would recommend.
Features of Black & Decker CO100 Spacemaker Traditional Multi-Purpose Can Opener, White
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- Handy bottle opener
- Built-in knife sharpener
- Useful bag cutter
- Space-saving design
- Multi-purpose can opener with power-pierce cutter
- Swing-open door for convenient accessibility; automatic shut-off
- Installs easily under a cabinet to save on space; cord storage
- Includes built-in bag cutter, bottle opener, and knife sharpener
- Measures approximately 5-1/2 by 8-2/5 by 8 inches
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Com process, super deal, and availability for this unit were enough to sell me, but there were also other factors. Initially i was becoming desperate as there were very few choices and none locally on this island out in the middle of the pacific ocean. First i needed a replacement for my 15 year old underconter machine. Second nothing that sets on the counter is welcome in my kitchen unless there is no other way. Third i read all of the reviews of all existing in the market place machines. Nobody really liked any of them for a variety of reasons not related to opening cans. Fourth the reviews of this machine by all concerned were better than for other machines. The bag ripper and sharpener are wasted on me i am far too tall to use them and the sharpening steel and fillet knife are too handy anyway. Yes sharpening steels work really well as they leave the perfect edge for paper and meat when used on carbon steel blades.
I have had three automatic can openers in the past by black and decker. I am not as pleased with this one. The negatives are:1) the door in the front that covers the actual cutter is clumsy and gets in the way of the can being opened, and2) the cutter is placed too high on the opener and it is hard to get the can under it to begin cutting. Sometimes new designs do not compare with the old ones.
Our old b&d spacemaker finally gave it up so had to purchase another one. Of course the holes didn’t match up to the new one but that was not all that important. The first of two drawbacks i had during installation was i had to add several spacers (including a couple from the old opener) in order for the door to open and close. The cabinet has a rather wide and long lip. It works as you can’t notice the length of the spacers and the unit is tight and solid. The second drawback is in order to clean the blade mechinism i have to unloosen the screws to drop the unit down far enough to be able to turn it up and pull it out. I gave it a five because i don’t expect b&d to be able to cover all the different types of cabinet set ups out there. I haven’t had it very long but so far it’s been working great.
This can opener has taken me out of the dog house again.
It is not evident at first but when you fold down the hinged door it can be folded back under the unit. The first month or two i just opened the door to hand down. A small amount junk from opening the cans would fall on the door and after awhile i had to clean it. Then, i found that i could push if back another click, presto, no junk.
Alright, i read all of the reviews and actually was concerned about the installation concerns others shared. My husband and i found it to be an easy and basic installation. We were prepared for all cabinets and cabinet depths not being equal or standard in thickness and grade etc which explains mixed reviews on installation. That preparation made this a very easy installation. Other complaints above the cover being in the way or poor quality are completely false from our usage. The cover is actually a great feature, goes all the way back so its out of the way when your opening all can sizes – big and small. And when your done you close it and it looks very savvy. Absolutely ecstatic about the quality and how well it works.
Handy bottle opener
I have been handling flimsy manual can openers for years now. Cheaper ones are junk and i would hate to spend any real money on an expensive ‘kitchen store’ kind. I had a manual one that cut from that side and left no sharp edges. This was cool and all but after a year the product failed. I finally decided to try an electric opener and this under cabinet design is great. The 4 bolts that hold it to the cabinet give it rigidity and sturdiness. It is like night and day from going from a manual opener to this elecric one. I don’t know why i was using a manual opener all this time. Sort of the same feeling as to why people have land lines instead of cell phones.
I had an old one of these another brand. It was not cutting it or working well. I dont have to hold it and items do not fall off the opener. It also has the cover so you dont have to see where it is cutting the can open.
This can opener is ok but i didn’t realize the cover drops down so it you have a very large can, may have a problem with the cover getting in the way. Also, opener was missing the knife sharpening thingey on the side so not able to utilize this feature. Was already installed before we realized it was missing so just going to live with it. Would not purchase this particular can opener again.
Ok i’m no dummy, but the guy that designed this product is. Since the unit must sit forward of the cabinet face the only way to install it is to drill through the cabinet stile. (the wood face frame) now if you have cabinets the are flush on the bottom it would not be a big deal, but most cabinets have a reveal (the cabinet face frame extends below the cabinet bottom) and therefore the layout template is useless as are the instructions irelevant. My suggestion to black and decker is to move the front screw attachment hole on the unit back 3/4’s of a inch and eliminate this problem completely. Other than that it works well.
I have had a black and decker under-the-counter can opener for 20 years. I ordered this new one and it also works well. I do not like the drop down door. I know it is to make it look sleaker but it is a hassle to put the door down to open a can. The can opener works great and i love that i’m not searching in a drawer for a hand operated can opener; this style is helpful for my arthritis.
Seems to work fine as a can opener but very loud/grindy sounding motor. I really do not like the fold down front cover and would not have bought this item had the listing made it clear to me that there was a fold down front cover. The last spacesaver can opener from b & d that we had the entire opener rotated out of view for a closed, smooth surface when not in use. Also, i’ve had numerous spacesaver items – coffee makers, can openers, etc. , over the years and not a single one of them used the same hole pattern for mounting. Had to drill 4 new holes in the counter even though i was replacing a b & d spacesaver can opener with a b & d spacesaver can opener. Why the heck can’t b & d get smart about this simple stuff and use a common template for their mounting for a given product line???.Sorry, not at all impressed with this product and i’m being generous giving it 3 stars.
Built-in knife sharpener
I had a black and decker spacemaker can opener for at least 15 years – maybe longer – that just had become old and weary from a family’s use. Have had two more since that time (three if you count the one that arrived shattered and had to be returned) and both are just a shadow of the old original one. The cover never snaps into place on the first try. It won’t ‘independently’ open a can – you have to keep your finger on the button and often it takes several starts before it will proceed. I still like the concept of saving my counter space but i have to say that this isn’t what a b&d used to be.
We usually open small and medium soup cansthis can handle the big tin cans. I hold the big cans and help it around so i don’t put too much stress on the cutter mechanism.
The product works just fine. I just wish the door which covers the mechanism was easier to open and close. It is sometimes hard to get the can in the exact correct positon for the opener to operate.
Bought this to replace an old can opener that wore out. The installation was straightforward although others have mentioned difficulty with the mounting hardware. This can opener is designed to be mounted at the front edge of the cabinet for proper operation, we mounted it towards the rear and the lever doesn’t lift up all of the way. This makes getting a can started a bit finicky and we will probably move it to the front edge eventually. Take time to read the instructions and use the template to mark where the holes need to be drilled. Our cabinets are 1/2 inch thick and the hardware worked fine, even when using all of the spacers.