One evening, not so long ago, I was happily making homemade meatballs for a spaghetti feast while chatting with my boyfriend. I was in a hurry and honestly not paying very much attention to what I was doing so when I only removed the top of a can of crushed tomatoes halfway I didn’t think very much of it. But when I tipped the container over my pot of bubbling aromatics my hand suddenly slipped and somehow the lid cut my index finger leaving a 3-inch gash.
I was horrified and blood gushed everywhere while I frantically tried to find something to wrap my poor hand in. Thankfully I was fine and didn’t need stitches, but almost immediately after this kitchen incident my boyfriend purchased the Oxo Good Grips Smooth Edge Can Opener because let’s face it, I’m a bit of a klutz. However, I can proudly report that I haven’t cut myself again on a jagged can since welcoming this must-have gadget into my home. As for my chef’s knife…well that’s a story for another time.