Updated August 28, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

The 9 Best Brass Door Openers

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This wiki has been updated 2 times since it was first published in May of 2020. One of the ways that bacteria and viruses are spread from person to person is through shared contact on surfaces like railings, handles, buttons, and screens. These door openers may help to reduce transmission by keeping contact with such surfaces to a minimum. As they are made from brass, the antimicrobial properties of the copper can help them to naturally disinfect themselves. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best brass door opener on Amazon.

9. WiserKey Touchless

8. Sage Owl S3110

7. Anchovys Derby Handle Tool

6. KeySmart CleanKey

5. Gutupet GUTL006

4. Peel No Touch Tool

3. Herman Peter LLC No Touch Key

2. StatGear Hygiene Hand

1. Hookey No Touch

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Editor's Notes

August 26, 2020:

When viruses break out, it's important that we do all we can do reduce the spread by using facemasks, regularly sanitizing our hands and keeping things disinfected using wipes. We can also reduce the spread of bacteria by limiting how many surfaces we touch when we're out and about. A good way is to use disposable gloves or door openers like the ones in this list.

Some tools are made from other metals and alloys, but this list is only concerned with brass as it contains copper, which has antimicrobial properties that produce the oligodynamic effect - the natural ability of some metals' ions to kill living cells such as bacteria. Although studies have been made to ascertain the efficacy of copper in combating viruses, copper alloys are only registered to make health claims against six types of bacteria by the Environmental Protection Agency. Please consult the EPA's website for more information.

Some of the tools on the list, such as the WiserKey Touchless, the Anchovys Derby Handle Tool, and the Herman Peter LLC No Touch Key, come with silicon or rubber tips fitted to the end so the device can be used as a stylus on capacitive touch displays instead of your fingers. Whilst we consider this to be a useful addition, some common sense must also be exercised. As the antimicrobial properties are in the brass and not the rubber, the tips could potentially contaminate other objects and surfaces until they are next disinfected. If you buy this tool for the copper content, just remember that you're covering this with a non-biocidal material.

Lots of manufacturers like to include a retractable keychain and carabiner. This is true of the KeySmart CleanKey and the StatGear Hygiene Hand for example, the latter even boasting that the fancy fiber can withstand over a million pulls. Even if copper could kill all dangerous cells (and we certainly don't know that for sure), it does so over a few hours, so putting your door opener back in your pocket with lots of other items straight after use isn't the smartest idea as it would be cross-contaminating for some time, so these key reels are one way of avoiding that.

Although the emphasis is clearly on the usefulness of these tools, there's no reason why they shouldn't also be considered luxury accessories. Some of the higher-priced models on this list like the Peel No Touch Tool and the Hookey No Touch have been made in a bespoke fashion with quality materials that certainly add a bit of flair to their function.


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on August 28, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.


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