How does it work?
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 for it to complete the separation.
Does it work on all cans?
The Draft Top® was specifically designed for most standard 12-16oz aluminum 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 and Whiteclaw cans.
Does it remove the lid?
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.
Does it leave any sharp edges?
The Draft Top® is designed to fold the lip reducing the risk of any sharp edges. If the Draft Top® is not used properly it could result in sharp edges or small metal shavings (see product warning below for more details) . Note the separated lid could have sharp edges, same as a standard can opener. Please handle with caution.
Does it grab the top?
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 of the can where you have the most strength and leverage.
Is it difficult to use?
There is a small learning curve but depending on the user, most are successful between 2-3 attempts. Its just like riding bike, once you figure it out it becomes natural.
Are the 4 circular blades sharp?
The Draft Top® blades are designed to split the metal with pressure. In order to accomplish this, the blades have a dulled edge much like your average soup can opener. Please use caution when handling the Draft Top and do not use the product for anything other than its original purpose.
Can it be washed?
Yes, hand wash only. We recommend you rinse with warm water after using to prevent beer or soda drying between mechanical parts.
Why did we create the Draft Top®?
We created the Draft Top® to enhance the experience of drinking from cans by allowing your senses to enjoy the aroma.