An electric can opener is an electronic kitchen appliance that is designed to make the process of opening cans and lids a lot easier. Although the exact mechanism will differ from model to model, electric can openers work on the same principle as the manual ones. First, plug in the electric can opener. Then, place the lid of the can you want to open before the cutting blade, which is typically located right over a small gear. After that, depending on the unit, you either push down a lever or a press a button to initiate the cutting process. There are small gears under the blade which will rotate the can until the lid is completely cut off. Some electric can openers also have a magnet lid remover so that the user does not have to manually get rid of the cut lid which may have sharp and jagged edges.
by Hamilton Beach
Hamilton Beach Heavyweight Can Opener Reviews
- pro's Very sharp and powerful and, according to many users, opens cans like a warm knife slices butter}Extremely durable and will last a very long time}
- con's The lever that needs to be pushed down to start the cutting process is made from plastic (but looks like chrome) and is susceptible to breakage}May require a steep learning curve before it can be used easily, according to some users}