This is, by any measure, the best can opener made (that was made) in the world. Because it has the only sanitary design. The blade doesn’t cut through the can into the food. It lifts the top off the sides of the can. This eliminates or greatly reduces the growth of bacteria on the cutting edge. It also eliminates the dropping of small dangerous metallic particles into the food. Yet, amazingly, no one makes this sort of design anymore. Krups walked away from this. The design is so good that it is a matter of time before someone clones this in china and starts selling a cost effective replacement.
It came promptly (within 5 days) and it works. It is certainly expensive for a can opener but it makes life much easier. I couldn’t bear to pay the price for a new one.
My wife is a stroke survivor and it is not easy to just an electric can opener with one hand, (try it). Not only is this easy to use but the fact that it does not cut the can top but rather unseals it means no sharp edges to worry about. I can’t believe krups has discontinued it. The seller was excellent too. Great packaging and delivered ahead of schedule. Here are the specifications for the KRUPS 404-70 Open Master Can Opener:
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- Patented bladeless design opens cans without cutting the lid
- Ergonomically focused
- Measures 5-1/2 by 6-1/2 by 2-1/4 inches (height by length by depth)
- Safe and easy to use
- Limited one-year warranty
This has been a very good can opener i have had this for least 5 years. I think this is a good product which i had receieved as a gift and in turn given as gifts to my family and friends. It also allows your children the opportunity to help out in the kitchen without worring about sharp lids. I also like the fact that you can place the lid back on the can; perfect fit.
This thing opens cans like no other can opener. It leaves unsharp edges and a close fitting top. Instead of trash, you get a reuseable container. Then you have an nice, ergonomic gadget with a swell motor which begins to not work as well as it did over the past four or more years. All it needs is that little thing you put over the lip of the can. Daddy could fix this if he could get the part, but he can’t. I’ve bought my second krups model 404. Probably i’ll buy a couple more before i die.
Reviews from purchasers :
- Krups 404-70 – the best can opener in the world (really)
- GREAT can opener
- Wonderful! Oops, no spare parts.
The krups 404-70 open master can opener is the best ever, my wife has rheumatoid arthritis and loves this appliance, we would like to purchase 2 more but cannot find it anyplace. If it is still available, please let us know. A satisfied customerharold goldstein.
The unit provides a safe and easy method of opening cans. No more cut fingers as you try to dig out the top after using an old style opener. I am on my second krups unit due to a worn cutter after three years of use. Krups does not supply replacement parts for this item and, in my opinion, it is the only short coming of the unit.
This is the first can opener that i’v had that worked this easily. It is so easy to use, that i suspect that many have the same problem my wife had — its so easy to use that they couldnt believe it and tried to make it more difficult like all of the bladed openers. Just set it on top of the can and push the button and let it do all the work.
Purchased because my wife and i both have arthritis and have difficulty using hand openers. The krups is a little tricky to use but is very efficient and safe. Love not having the sharp edges as with other openers.
I have owned this product before. It lasted for quite a few years before failing. The one i ordered from amazon was an identical replacement. It is working satisfactoraly.
This review relates my experience, and anyone who tries the repair described below does so at their own risk. After about 4 years, our open master quit opening cans. The motor was ok, but the can wasn’t open after running around it. Being recently retired, i thought i’d give repair a shot. First i brushed out the opener head with a stiff brush and got out a lot of black junk. Then, i hit the bottom of the vertical wheel with some white lithium grease (in a pressure can with a tube attached). Black junk everywhere, but kept mopping up with a paper towel and blowing stuff out until it seemed clean. At this point the vertical rotor seemed to move into the case about 50% more than previously. The little horizontal rotor at the bottom of the mechanism seemed to be frozen. I rotated it with a tool and gave it a shot of lithium from below.
-to find i cannot simply order another-lasted for over 15 years but is beginning to slow down a bit.
We have had the krups 404 for maybe 3 years now and it has been a wonderful addition to our kitchen. It is so much of an improvement over traditional can openers. The fact that no shavings get into the can that you are opening is a tremendous advantage. Also no sharp lids to cut your hand or fingers with. Since there are so many variations of cans to be opened we find an occasional one that needs a little encouragement (not at all unlike the previous top cutter one we had)and we use the hand opener once in awhile. Mostly because it probably needed more cleaning of the cutting wheels, which i finally undertook to do. It was full of metal shavings which were clogging up the mechanism and it can only get worse. I used a chemical agent to spray and remove them. Anything that is used to do this procedure is done at your own risk.
Backed by krups great engineering and workmanship. Opens cans quick and is light and easy to use right out of the box. No sharp edgesonly drawback to me is that it’s not cordless.
I wanted to express a few words about this can opener. With my 3 1/2 year old twin grandsons living near by it’s important to have a can opener that doesn’t leave any sharp edges (as they like to help their oma cook). I have had mine almost 3 years and have never had a problem with it. I wouldn’t hesitate in buying another one for myself or as a gift. There is one comment i’d really like to make-can openers were not invented or made to open garbage cans.
Before purchasing this product,i carefully reviewed every one of amazon’s customer reviews – pro & con. I even brought my own can of chili with me to the retailer for an instore demonstration, as well as a magnifying glass to check for metal filings. The krups passed all the tests and received the stores highest endorsement as well. With regard to the reviewers who complained of finding metal shavings in food after using the krups may i suggest they may be from the ax they had to grind about being too dumb to operate this great appliance.
We have owned our krups 404-70 for over twelve years and absolutely love it. As mentioned in some reviews, it took a few tries to get the hang of getting the opener to connect to the can, but other than that, this opener is flawless. So easy to clean, doesn’t take up much space, leaves you with cans and lids that do not have sharp edges, leaves you with a can that will not scrunch when you are holding it. I dread the day when our opener quits because i cannot find a new one, esp. At the great low price of less than $30 that we paid for this one. Krups or leapy lee — are you listening?. Please bring this opener back — there are several customers out here who need, want, or will need another.
This opener is much more sanitary than the cutting wheel type. I am about to replace mine again, for the second time, even though i find three deficiencies:1. It doesn’t last more than about two years. It requires careful ‘jiggling’ to engage the opener with the can. There are some few types of cans that it fails to open. But health considerations win out.
This is the 2nd one of this style i have had. What i especially like is it opens the can around the outside edge, so it doesn’t fall inside the can and the opener doesn’t get dirty. Just takes a little practice to get it lined up right.
I have owned one of the krups openmaster for more than 15 years and it still opens cans like the day it was purchased not to mention it still looks like new. I had bought one for my mother around the same time and the motor recently quit working and i cannot find another one to purchase. I would love to purchase another new one for her as she is 79 years old and she thought that if she could get one more krups that it would last her the rest of her life. I have bought at least 20 of these for gifts for family members and friends and they all say the same thing ‘i’m not giving up my krups’ i would easily pay twice the price they list for to own another to have a spare.
Can’t find this new anymore. Didn’t know you could get them fixed. So, bought this refurbished one and it works great.Hope it lasts as long as the first one.