This excellent manual can-opener is a real plus product for your kitchen. Ergonomically designed for efficient, non-complicated use, its best feature is its side-cutting action. What does this mean? Well, briefly, you and your family no longer run the risk of tearing your skin on the rough edge left when you open a tin with a top-opening can opener. The edge left by a side-opening opener is smooth and not a risk to you, or your children.