My old Black & Decker electric can opener had been acting up back in February of this year. In anticipation of it's finally going caput, I had bought a KitchenAid manual can opener at the supermarket in March of this year as a 'back-up'. It seemed easy & comfortable to use and I thought I had a 'winner'. Well... tonight the electric opener died while trying to open a can of baked beans. Grabbed the manual opener and it couldn't do the job! Finally got the lid off the beans with a screwdriver. It doesn't look like I'll be buying an electric can opener. Can anyone recommend a solid, comfortable to use, good working brand of manual can opener that works!