Monday, October 9, 2023

Original Gorilla Grip Can Opener Review

The hunt to replace the tried and true can opener continues as the top contenders are evaluated. This week I tried the Original Gorilla Grip Can Opener along with its' twin the OXO Good Grips Can Opener.

gorilla grip can opener

The Gorilla was easy to use and delivered as promised. This is not a safe top can opener so the lid is jagged old school which was its' main con. Newer safe top can openers can eliminated the jagged edge lid and create a smooth lid; however, the Gorilla excels at what it is designed for which is a safe, easy to use can opener that is friendly on your joints.


The Gorilla promises as delivers. The can opener is very easy to grasp with a padded handle feel. The crank also has a padded feel and is easy to operate. 


The Gorilla again promises as delivers. The turning operation is smooth with little effort. The larger handle helps propel for easy opening and less stress on the hand and arm. 


Do can openers have a style? They definitely have a design, but for style the Gorilla is made in eight colors to mix,match or coordinate with a kitchens' style.


I previously reviewed the Pakitner Safe Cut Can Opener which I could not recommend due to the 
stress on the hand and wrist; however, the can opener itself I did very much like and loved the smooth lid edge as a safety feature.

I was familiar with the OXO Good Grips can opener as it was on loan for evaluation. 

The Gorilla Grip and the OXO Good Grips are very similar - so similar as if they were twins. From their features to design to comfort to cost, either would be an excellent choice as a can opener replacement or a second can opener.

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  1. Your description review of this Gorilla Grip manual can opener sounds exactly what I need ~ which is one that is easy on the hands and wrist. Thanks so much for your recommendation, Tracey.

  2. A can opener that's easy on the hands and wrists is important, especially as we age. Thanks for the recommendation.

  3. I do love my own safe cut can opener, but I am definitely interested in the Gorilla Grip can opener since it has the padded handle feel. Having one that is easier to grip and hold would be wonderful.

  4. I have gone through so many can openers, including electric - I'm currently onto a new electric one, but it's good to get an honest review here on this brand as well - I'll be checking reviewthisreviews next time I have to purchase one because I know the lady's here use the products they're writing about!


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