A can opener is a very important instrument required in the kitchen. It allows you to open the metal lids of the container without causing any harm yourself or other people. It also ensures that the ingredients of the container are not contaminated by the metal can and prevents the contents from spilling. It comes in both electric and manual option. It is your choice to keep it in a kitchen cabinet or fix it at a certain place.
Manual Can Opener
This requires you to turn a wheel that will expose the can to a sharp blade and thus remove the top. These can be of two types:
- #1 Can Openers – It is heavy duty and can be used to open many cans in a day.
- #2 Can Openers – It is light but can open fewer cans per day.
The manual can opener comes with the benefits of being operated even in the absence of electricity. Plus, it also comes in a portable size.
These can further be divided into 4 types:
- Vintage – Made up of metal, small in size and is inexpensive.
- Handheld – Made up of metal or plastic, medium in size and is inexpensive.
- Wall mounted – Made up of metal or plastic, medium in size and is moderately expensive.
- Keychain – It is small in size, inexpensive and has limited
Electric Can Openers
These can be used just with the push of a button and thus are very convenient. They can be used for a variety of can sizes.
- Electric countertop
- Handheld and cordless electric
- Under-the-counter electric
- Commercial electric
Heavy duty electric can openers are also available which can be used to open a large number of cans per day.
How to maintain your can opener?
Choosing the right can opener isn’t all you have to do, maintaining it is also crucial at the same time. The Can Cutters must be regularly cleaned to avoid rusting. Knives and gears must be changed from time to time to get enhanced performance. The edged of knives are a little blunt on purpose to prevent metal cut, so they must not be sharpened.
A can opener is therefore very important tools for every kitchen, restaurant or any similar place. Choosing the right can opener is important to help save you time, comfort and money. With proper care and maintenance, can opener can be used for a very long time.