This is the best automatic can opener I have ever owned. A close friend suggested this Kenmore model and I am glad I listened. The opener is quiet, reliable, and handles small and large cans. There are no metal slivers and the magnet holds the lid every time. It is easy to wash and it is small and fits nicely on the countertop next to my sink. I have several Kenmore appliances and they all perform well. Sears stands by their products and that is why I am a dedicated Sears shopper. The price is reasonable thus the product becomes a super buy. I have already purchased 2 others for house warming gifts. I also have a Kenmore blender which makes great smoothies every morning.
This is the second can opener of this model and brand we have purchased. It is terrible when it comes to opening cans, regular soup cans open slowly but it won't even open a can of Dinty Moore beef stew. It fails to open any can that is larger than a 14 oz soup can. While the knife sharpener on the back will definitely grind your knives to junk with the incorrect angle and coarse blades I recommend only trying to sharpen your yard tools. We purchased a Black and Decker to replace this and it's a far more superior product at half the price. A sad day for Sears, Kmart and Kenmore!
The first can I used it on it really struggled to open it. I tried a second can and it didn't have enough power to open it. Had to go back to the can opener this was replacing. I tried taking it back to swap it out, but was 1 day past the return period. So, the thing went into the garbage.