Opening a can should be piece of cake. Right? But not for a left handed person who is attempting it with a right handed can opener. Lucky for us, times have changed.
If you are a lefty, looking for a suitable can opener, there are a whole variety of options for you. Sure, you can use electric freestanding or hands-free battery operated can openers. They have some drawbacks though: stand-alone can openers take too much counter space, the battery operated ones use up batteries quickly and don’t work very well. Not to mention that both types are loud.
Ambidextrous ones are suitable, but in order to use them, the thumbwheel needs to be turned toward you, which some people find awkward and uncomfortable.
So, to ease you into this search, here’s a list of our picks of can openers made and styled for the south paws:
Can openers for left handed
Left-Handed Manual Can Opener
This can-opener is designed to be held in your right hand, then place opener on can and with your left hand, twist away from yourself.
This opener is made to fit on the left side of the can, to be gripped in the right hand and turned with the stronger left hand.
A plus includes a built-in bottle opener
Rotates counterclockwise, easier for left-handers to turn.
Great gift for that left-handed person in your life.
Left-Handed Can Opener, Stainless Steel and Chrome
This cam opener is made premium quality stainless steel. Heavy-duty, strong, and durable can opener for lifetime use.
It’s not only a can opener, but also a bottle opener and Soda tab lifter. Open your canned vegetables, fruits, soups, sealed beer, wine, sodas and even canned pet foods with this 3-in-1 can opener.
Sharp and durable side-cutting wheel helps open cans smoothly and effortlessly in seconds without contaminating foods. Safer to use, healthier to eat.
Extra big and soft turning knob for easy and smooth maneuvering. Non-slip handles eliminate hand fatigue, ideal for seniors and arthritis.
With extra big holes at the ends, you can hang it next to the stove for quick retrieval or just keep it in kitchen drawers or cabinet after use.
We have researched thousands of products for left-handed people.