Electric can openers are great, except when there is no power. That is why this OXO Steel Can Opener is a much better option. With the stainless steel blades, it is durable and will open any can that you use it on. It has a large, soft turning knob that makes it very easy to use. Simply clamp the opener to the edge of the can and turn the knob to move it around the lid. Before you know it, the lid is off. Even if you do have an electric can opener, this OXO steel can opener is something you should keep in your utility drawer as a back up. You will not be disappointed.