CNET logo Why You Can Trust CNET

Our expert, award-winning staff selects the products we cover and rigorously researches and tests our top picks. If you buy through our links, we may get a commission. Reviews ethics statement

A can opener with sustainability

You'll notice a difference in the Natural Home Decor Can Opener the moment you see it: unlike most can openers, the handles are wooden. The wood is even sustainable.

Thursday Bram
Thursday Bram is a freelance journalist of over five years experience. She has worked in real estate and property management, learning the hard way the difference between the appliances that people like and the appliances that actually work in a home. Thursday currently lives in Maryland.
Thursday Bram
The Natural Home Decor Can Opener
The Natural Home Decor Can Opener Natural Home Decor

It's easy to take all the gadgets in our kitchen drawers for granted. We just have little things like can openers, without a lot of thought for where they come from. But the fact is that our gadgets may not be particularly sustainable. Plastic pieces, in particular, make them less green. With the Natural Home Decor Can Opener, at least that factor of sustainability has been resolved. The Natural Home Decor Can Opener features what appear to be wooden handles. In fact, they're bamboo, avoiding the question of the sustainability of plastic entirely. Bamboo isn't even an issue when it comes to sustainable forestry: it's an extremely fast-growing grass that is quickly becoming a crucial alternative to hardwood. The rest of the can opener is sustainable as well--even the stainless steel necessary to actually cut open a can is recycled.

The Natural Home Decor Can Opener is both green and a good fit for most kitchens. Because bamboo is very dense, it is naturally water-resistant, inhibiting the growth of germs and bacteria. It's not a great idea to run the can opener through the dishwasher, but it easily wipes clean. The Natural Home Decor Can Opener is available for $14.99.