Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing ones. (You can learn more about our rating system and how we pick each item here.)
And while we’ve written about lots of kitchen gadgets — including the best milk frothers and the best knife sharpeners — here we’ve rounded up the best butcher-block islands and kitchen carts, as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Amazon.
Best-rated can opener
Over 80 percent of reviewers give this can opener a five-star rating with many noting how easy it is to use. For one user that means no more fighting “with my old can opener to actually ‘hold’ the can properly so it could cut the lid.” They continue, “With this can opener, you lift the handle, place the can underneath, and then lower the handle. It grabs the can so easily, it made me realize how much of a hassle my old opener really was.” Another says it leaves “NO sharp edges and you can snugly fit the top back on the can for refrigerator storage if you don’t use the entire can of food.” Best of all many users note this can opener does all that while barely making a sound. “This quietly decapitates any can like a freakin’ ninja,” one user writes. “You’ll be thinking ‘Man… this ain’t doin’ nothin’!’ when suddenly, your can is opened up like a deer during the hunting season. You can’t go wrong with this bad mo’fo.”