I absolutly love this can opener. I have a name brand hand held one that is so hard to turn and take the risk of getting cut opening cans with it. I was kinda skeptical at first getting this can opener but once it arrived and I was able to use it I fell in LOVE with it. It's so easy to turn and use. It took me a minute to fix out how to release the can lid from the can opener. To do that you just back spin the handle and it release's the lid. You won't be sorry that you got this can opener. It's light weight and doesn't wear your hands out opening cans like some openers do.