How to Change the Batteries in a One Touch Can Opener
The One Touch can opener is perfect for anyone who has weak hands or simply hates manual can openers, and its batteries are easy to change.
The One Touch can opener is your best friend in the kitchen if you hate the mess and sharp edges that go hand in hand with manual can openers. It is battery-operated, but the batteries, AA alkaline or rechargeable, are easy to change when necessary. This type of can opener is ideal for the elderly or anyone with weak hands. You can easily replace the batteries and release a stuck opener, which sometimes happens if the battery level is very low.
Things You Will Need
- 2 AA alkaline or rechargeable batteries
- 4 or 5 mm crosshead or flat screwdriver
Slide open the battery compartment cover on the underside of the can opener and remove the old batteries.
Place 2 AA alkaline or rechargeable batteries into the battery compartment. Position these according to the polarity (+/-) direction.
Replace the battery compartment cover.
Take out the old Batteries
Insert the new Batteries
Replace the Cover
Make sure the motor has stopped completely before removing the battery compartment cover. During replacement, never press the button at the rear of the can opener and the button at the top of the can opener to avoid turning it on. Always replace both batteries at the same time. Never mix old and new batteries or batteries of different types. Always dispose of old batteries correctly. Alkaline batteries can be safely disposed of with normal household waste, but rechargeable batteries should be recycled according to U.S. federal guidelines. Recycle used batteries whenever possible at a local recycling center or drop-off location.
Releasing a Stuck Opener
If the battery level is very low or a can rim is deformed, the can opener may become jammed and unfit for use.
Locate the small button at the rear of the can opener. Press this button to activate the reverse, which will release the can. Keep pressing the button until the can opener stops.
If the reverse button does not release the can opener, the batteries may be depleted. Insert a 4 or 5 mm crosshead or flat screwdriver into the stall release screw, which is located next to the cutter. Slowly turn the screwdriver in an anti-clockwise direction until it releases the can.
After replacing the batteries, press and hold the reverse button and the can-detect button located next to the cutter simultaneously to reset the can opener to its starting position.
Activate the Reverse
Use the Stall Release Screw
Reset the Can Opener
Avoid contact with moving parts of the can opener. Keep hands, hair, clothing and jewelry away from moving parts to avoid injury. Never try to adjust or move the cutter screw. Closely supervise children if they are using the can opener.
Claire has been writing and editing for 18 years. She has written for many digital home publications, including Apartment Therapy, Good Housekeeping, Buzzfeed and Architectural Digest.