About Open 7 Can Opener
The manufacturer tells us that Open 7 Can Opener’s 7-in-1 design allows it to safely open everything, including boxes and bags, tin cans, bottle caps, glass jars, pop tops, plastic bottles, and pull tabs.
Unlike motorized or battery-operated can openers, though, Open 7’s ergonomic grip and extra large handle promise to provide the leverage you need for quick and easy operation—without the need for electricity. On top of this, we’re told that Open 7 leaves lids smooth to the touch, works with any can shape or thickness, and catches and holds the lid so you never have to get your hands dirty.
If we’re to believe the claims made in Open 7’s commercial, it certainly seems like a lightweight, portable can opener that could come in handy in a variety of scenarios. Once you have it in your kitchen, though, can you expect it to deliver the same results?
We didn’t test Open 7 Can Opener in person, so we can’t provide any direct feedback. However, like any other consumer, we can use publically available information to help us make a decision about whether or not it meets our needs. Here’s what we learned:
How Does the Open 7 Can Opener Work?
The commercial doesn’t exactly provide a detailed demonstration of all its features, but Open 7 is basically an oval-shaped can opener with a folding handle on top. Underneath, you’ll find a small cutting wheel that spins by cranking the handle on top, which opens aluminum cans while keeping the lid’s edges dull.
On the side, you’ll find a couple different protrusions, which pull double (or even triple) duty to allow you to open bottle caps, pull tabs, and more. However, what’s not clear is which of these protrusions you’ll use to cut bags, or how effective it might be.
Here, we can see Open 7’s folding handle on top, with the different protrusions on the side that provide its 7-in-1 functionality.
Again, this definitely sounds useful. But is Open 7 Can Opener all that unique?
Is Open 7 Can Opener a Unique Device?
During our research, we found only one other 7-in-1 can opener that operates similarly to Open 7, with a long rotary handle and electricity-free functionality.
However, if you’re willing to reduce the number of functions, we found many other 5, 4, and 3-in-1 can openers online that could feasibly provide many of the core features you’re looking for. On top of this, the 7-in-1 competitor mentioned above could be purchased for as little as $7, while ones with fewer functions could be purchased for even less.
Comparatively, how much will you pay for the Open 7 Can Opener?
How Much Does the Open 7 Can Opener Cost?
Two Open 7 Can Openers will cost you $19.99, plus free S&H, which works out to roughly $10 each. They also come with a 30-day refund policy, although you’ll have to pay to ship them back to the manufacturer.
To request one, BulbHead (a division of Telebrands) customer service can be reached at 855-668-1655.
What do we know about Telebrands?
Open 7 Can Opener Reviews
As Seen on TV products are very popular, so the HighYa team tries to bring you these writeups soon after they’re released. While this can help you gain some insight before you buy, it also means they often haven’t been around long enough to gather any online customer feedback.
On the upside, we’ve reviewed dozens of Telebrands’ best-selling products over the years, including recent ones like Light Angel, Red Copper Pan, Hurricane 360 Spin Mop, and Pocket Hose Ultra. Is there anything we can learn from customer feedback for these options?
Overall, they have an average rating of 2 stars, typically based around one or more of the following complaints:
- The products didn’t meet the customers’ expectations for quality
- Customers felt they didn’t work as advertised
- Customer service issues (often related to difficulty obtaining refunds)
Pro tip: These are also the most common consumer complaints among all ASOTV products from any manufacturer, so they’re certainly not unique to Telebrands. For more, be sure to visit our ASOTV Reviews & Guides section!
Similarly, we can’t necessarily conclude that you’ll experience any of the same with Open 7, since it’s a brand new product without any feedback. Given the commonality of these complaints, though, it might be worth filing at the back of your mind.
Is Open 7 the Right Can Opener for You?
Whether you’re buying a pair of bargain-basement socks or a pair of top-of-the-line skis, every purchase you make is based largely on your wants and needs. And purchasing a can opener is no different.
For example: Do you suffer from chronic joint pain, or flexibility or dexterity problems in your hands, wrists, or arms? If so, while we’d imagine Open 7’s long handle might provide more leverage and make opening cans easier, it probably won’t be quite as easy as something provided by a motorized, hands-free opener like TouCan.
On the other hand, are you looking for something to take on a camping or hunting trip, where you need to maximize space? In this instance, Open 7’s multifunction design might be right up your alley—while its battery-free operation can help ensure you always have functionality when you need it.
See what we mean? Ultimately, only you can know whether or not Open 7 belongs in your home. The good news is that you should now have all the information you need to shop like a professional.
And if you’re still on the fence, the fact that Open 7 comes with free shipping certainly seems to be a bonus. Just remember that you’ll lose a few bucks in S&H if you decide to take advantage of the company’s 30-day refund policy.