We created the Draft Top® to enhance the experience of drinking from cans by allowing your senses to enjoy the aroma. Cans are infinitely recyclable and they go where glass is not allowed (beaches, pools, etc..) Ditch the single use plastic cups and enjoy your beverage the way the brewer intended.
The Draft Top’s® patented design uses 4 rotational blades. The blades sit inside the rim of a can and use pressure to split and fold the lid as it turns. It takes approximately 1/2 turn or rotating the tool 180 degrees back and forth 3 times for it to complete the separation.
The tool is designed to open the top of the can by cutting the lid from the can. In most cases the lid can be pulled out by hand or pushed in like the tab does with the normal method of opening. Don't worry it's the same lid you put your lips on when you pop the tab :-)
We wish we could but unfortunately, aluminum is not magnetic.
The Draft Top® was specifically designed for most standard 8-16ozaluminum beverage cans and some 19oz cans with standard tops. It does not work on crowlers, 24oz tallboys, 8oz Redbull, the Sam Can or soup cans. There are certain regions of the world that produce different can lids and some are not compatible with this tool. The can diameters that fit are 50mm to 54mm. That includes Seltzer like Truly & Whiteclaw cans.
No, when used properly the Draft Top® works by folding the aluminum into itself and leaving a dull safe drinking surface as well as the pressed rim to enjoy the beverage from.
No, the splitters (blades) are not sharp. They were uniquely designed to use pressure to split and fold the lid as it turns. In effect they have a dulled edge much like your average soup can opener
Our fancy robotics engineer would say the following about Draft Top 2.0 Upgrades
- Longer lasting splitters with wear resistant materials
- Smoother performance on those pesky Craft Cans
- Softened handle to prevent from over squeezing
- Modified splitter with secured attachment
But basically, Draft Top 2.0 is easier to use and more durable than Draft Top 1.0
Just flip your tool over and look at the splitters and compare them to the pictures below. Draft Top 2.0 will have a little washer while Draft Top 1.0 has solid metal
The Draft Top® does not grab or hold the can. It requires the use of two hands. The second hand should be placed firmly on the ridge towards the top or bottom of the can where you have the most strength and leverage.
No, the Draft Top is not dishwasher safe. This tool is hand wash only. We recommend you rinse with warm water after using to prevent beer or soda drying between mechanical parts.
Yes, Draft Top works on unopened and opened standard top cans alike. You can give the used cans a second life with creative projects! We encourage to be more gentle with your grip on an opened can.
No, in effect the Draft Top is a closed system.
There can be a small learning curve but that is depending on the user, most are successful between 2-3 attempts. Its just like riding bike, once you figure it out it becomes natural. Check out our easy How-To video Here
Anywhere in the world, excluding China