Swing a way can opener rating: minus 1 star
Jul 2, 2016
After 3 months of use the blade started skipping around leaving the can lids leaving the lid attached in several spots. Then no matter how hard I tried to pry the lid off it wouldn't come off. Also when cranking the opener it wanted to jump up and down in the mount on the wall which made it very difficult to control the can. I had a Swing a way for years that was made in the US, but left it behind for the new owner; this one is made in China and is a complete piece of junk.
Lehman's says: We're so sorry for your experience. Please give us a call, so we can make this right: 1-800-438-5346.
Jul 20, 2015
We always had a swing-a-way can opener i have used the same one for about 20 years and it is still working great. My sister is having trouble with Her electric opener so she is getting a swing-a-way.
Jul 9, 2014
Swing-A-Way got its reputation over many years. If you can find a U.S.-manufactured version, this will work much better and longer than the commonly sold imported one. I can't find one myself, so good luck.
Oct 15, 2013
These can openers work great. They cut quickly and smooth even on larger cans. We have used these can openers for years and my grandmother had one. We couldn't find replacements. We were so happy to find them in your catalog because ours were all too dull to work anymore. Thank you! Myself and my sisters all have new ones now!
Sep 18, 2013
Placed my order on 5/7/12 for this item. It worked good for a while, but hasn't worked properly in months. Back on my quest to find a quality can opener & this product is not it.
Jun 23, 2013
I remember my mother and grandmother having these in their kitchens. I was so sick of buying hand held can openers that never work or only work a few times. So I bought one of these about a month or so ago. It is great! I will never have anything else to open cans with again but a Swing-away.
Apr 8, 2013
We had a swing away for many years worked great but it just wore out. I bought a new one worked okay for a while now just tears the top of the can, not sure why. I oiled and cleaned it may have helped some but still not working correctly. I don't know if they are making the cans cheaper or if the can opener is cheaper, not the same as the old one we used to have.
Jan 24, 2013
My Mom had one of these when I was a child. They are even better than I remember. Absolutely wonderful. Thanks!
Apr 24, 2012
I recieved my can opener its just what I have been looking for. Thank you for your very fast service
Oct 21, 2011
Excellent product. Just like the one my parents had in the 50's. Opens everything easily and removes from the mount for easy cleaning. Goodbye to the electric frustration machine. Thanks Lehman's.
Aug 30, 2011
I bought this item for our 'Camp' which had the same one in place for 45 years until it broke. Mounted it with ease,works like a dream!
Aug 6, 2011
It's the ONLY can opener we have in our house ~ got rid of the rest of them because we don't need them! Our son likes it so much he bought one for his grandmother and she loves it too. Our son recently bought his own house so we bought a cheap can opener for immediate use. Total waste of money. I'm online now buying him the only one he'll ever need!
Mar 5, 2011
If you had a 0 rating that would be mind. My parents had one, made in America, and it last some 60 years. I have, so far, purchased 3 with 1 replacement and none of them worked. They are sorry as can be and made in China. I want to see Lehman's carru American-made products.
Feb 7, 2011
Wonderful opener, works especially well with the gallon cans. My wife uses it constantly while canning. Thanks.
Dec 7, 2010
I bought this can opener several years ago and liked it so much we bought one for our daughters for Christmas last year. Now we have request from my mother-in-law and brother for this Christmas.
Jul 6, 2010
Same exact can opener that has been around for decades. Didn't even have to replace the mounting plate, just dropped the new opener in and put in the pin. Done.
Mar 2, 2010
'After two generations of service, my can opener quit working in December of 2009. I ordered and received one from you and it was EXACTLY the same opener! That's 55 years later...and the same great product!' - Excerpt from letter dated 2/24/2009, which I received from Julie V of Ontario Canada
Jan 27, 2010
I hate electric can openers and always have. This is the second wall-mount Swing Away I've ordered from Lehman's. The first was left at another home upon moving, much to my distress. It's like an old friend, but I do wish they'd make a red one like my grandma had.