I have been using the old fashioned manual can openers since I can remember. They work well when you first get them and then they start turning on you after a while. First you have to turn it a certain way for it to work and then you have to work like crazy squeezing and turning the handle until your hand hurts. That's when you know it's time to get a new one.
It was about that time to get a new one but then I decided to try something different. The Bartelli Soft Edge Automatic Can Opener came into my life at the perfect time!. I wanted a can opener that was automatic and that opened the can with a soft edge.
The first thing you have to do is get 4 AA batteries. I kind of wish it was rechargeable but the batteries should last a long time since I only open a few cans a week. It was super easy to use by just placing the guide on the edge of the can and pressing the button. The can opener works by itself so you don't have to place your hand on top or hold it. Once the opener goes all the way around the can you press the button again and it stops. It has a magnetic part underneath the opener that picks up the top. I love that I don't have to carefully pry open the lid like when you use a manual opener. The soft edge feature allows the lid to stay in place until you are ready to use the contents of the can.
I put the Bartelli Automatic Soft Edge can opener to good use by opening a can of crushed tomatoes and a can of tomato paste to make my Healthy Hearty Meat Sauce and Pasta Recipe.