I grew up with an electric can opener and never thought much about it. As an adult, I've always used manual can openers, but found them to become dull over time and increasingly hard to use as I have aged. Finally, I decided to try an electric model and have been quite satisfied with my choice. This model looks sleek and doesn't take up too much counter space. It opens cans cleanly and pretty quietly. Most importantly, it does the job with virtually no effort on my part. Even the price was right. The only thing I don't like is that it is lightweight plastic and just doesn't feel like quality. But who knows, it doesn't get a lot of use and may well last for years.
I always used a manual can opener and fought giving it up for as long as I could. Unfortunately arthritis won out and I no longer have the strength to get the manual opener to do the job. This can opener is very light weight and does the job with only a very light touch. It's exactly what I need and the price was good.