The CIA Masters Collection Side Can Opener opens cans below the edge from a side angle. No sharp edges are left on the can or lid, so handling is safer for you and the food - the cutting wheel never touches the contents of the can. The heavy-gauge, professional quality cast handle is ergonomically designed for maximum comfort and has superior durability. The easy-turning, soft-grip knob is extra relief for the hand. There simply isn't a safer, easier and more hygienic way to open cans. The Culinary Institute of America Masters Collection of cookware, cutlery, bakeware, and culinary tools was designed with hands-on involvement and testing by the school's faculty of Certified Master Chefs. Product sales benefit The Culinary Institute of America Scholarship Fund. Hand washing is recommended. Lifetime warranty.