A can opener is a tool used in cooking.
A can opener is required to open most cans of food. It's a very useful tool, especially in the early days of the player's survival, allowing them to open any canned food they find.
Foods requiring a can opener are:
A can opener can be used for the following crafting recipes:
Can openers can often be found in kitchen counters.
From items.txt (Project Zomboid directory/media/scripts/)
Weight = 0.6,
Type = Normal,
DisplayName = Can Opener,
Icon = CanOpener,
MetalValue = 3,