How do I Remove a OneTouch Can Opener?

The OneTouch can opener automatically cuts through a can with the push of a button. The OneTouch design requires no twisting of handles or heavy exertion to cut through a can. Instead, the design of the OneTouch tries to make the entire can-cutting process--from cutting to lid removal--as effortless as possible. As a result, removing your OneTouch from the top of a can isn't difficult and only requires that you understand the methods for removing it from a can during both normal and interrupted operation.

Normal Operation

Step 1

Grasp the body of your OneTouch can opener when it stops automatically cutting around the top of the can and the motor stops.

Step 2

Lift the OneTouch up from the can. If your can opener has cut the can completely, the lid of the can should also pull away from the can, remaining attached to the magnet under the opener.

Step 3

Slide the sharp-edged lid carefully from the underside of your One Touch.

Interrupted Operation

Step 1

Push and hold the black "Reverse" button located underneath the rear of the can opener if you can't remove your OneTouch can opener from a can because it is stuck. The can should automatically reverse its cutting direction and travel back to its start position.

Step 2

Lift your OneTouch from the can when the motor stops. Try cutting the can again. If the motor on your OneTouch seems to run sluggishly, replace the batteries before trying again.

Step 3

Pick up the can if your OneTouch can opener remains stuck. Push and hold the "Reset" button located under the can opener near the front, then lift the OneTouch from the can. If this action doesn't release the can opener from the can, push and hold the "Reverse" button while turning the "Release" screw--also located underneath near the front--counter-clockwise with a Phillips-head screwdriver. Lift your OneTouch from the can.