Doxie Pea Mom
Loc: Colorado Springs, CO
|Posted: 2/7/2013 5:53:45 PM|
I have an electric one, but only because somebody bought it for us (I know weird gift, but it is red like all of my other kitchen goodies)
If I hadn't been gifted it I would have a regular one because it takes up less space!
black eyed pea with soul!
Loc: LI, NY
|Posted: 2/7/2013 5:56:51 PM|
I use a manual one most of the time. I have a battery operated one but I don't always remember to buy the batteries.
|Posted: 2/7/2013 6:04:38 PM|
Loc: Moorpark, CA
|Posted: 2/7/2013 6:13:10 PM|
It has never, ever occurred to me to purchase and electric can opener. The manual type is quick and easy, and it fits nicely in a drawer when not in use. I have no need for another item on my counter.
Organize my entire house one drawer, cabinet, nook and cranny at a time!
Loc: In the boot state at the parish line
|Posted: 2/7/2013 6:22:39 PM|
Manual... I don't like the electric ones at all
|Posted: 2/7/2013 6:34:11 PM|
Manual - I don't like the noise of an electric
Lost and Found in Pea-land
Loc: NC but wishing I was somewhere else
|Posted: 2/7/2013 6:41:30 PM|
manual here...never owned an electric myself, even though my parents had one growing up.
Proud Pea-lice Wife!
|Posted: 2/7/2013 6:43:37 PM|
Manual. It fits easily in a drawer, so there is one less thing cluttering up my counters.
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
Loc: at my computer
|Posted: 2/7/2013 7:22:23 PM|
I use a manual can opener as I don't want to have an electric one left on my counter top.
|Posted: 2/7/2013 8:52:54 PM|
we have an electric one - got it as a wedding present from the people who kept the kitty while dh was out of town so we could get married. they "trained" her to come when they opened the food (probably helped that the other 2 cats they had were also "trained". we got the can opener and a bunch of cans with no labels, except for the cat food, we had to figure out what was in all of them!
the cat died years ago, but can't get rid of the can opener, or the memories.
there is a manual one in the drawer just in case
Mary Kay Lady
Loc: The state of Confusion!
|Posted: 2/7/2013 9:04:17 PM|
When I was first married (25 years ago) we tried an electric one but didn't have good results with it opening cans of coffee. (That's how long ago it was!) We switched over to a manual and have been using a manual ever since.
My only complaint about the manual can openers are that my family just can't seem to remember NOT to put it in the dishwasher. Every can opener I've had rusts after going the the dishwasher so I prefer to hand wash.
Since they can't remember I've resigned myself to just getting a new one when the current one we have gets so rusted that it won't work anymore. It's just frustrating that I'm the only one who can remember that it needs to be hand washed.
Loc: pea formerly known as GIPfunny
|Posted: 2/7/2013 9:25:43 PM|
Electric. Our cabinets are built high so all our appliances sit underneath them. I do have a manual for backup. Learned my lesson when the power went out.
ETA: The blade can be washed in the dishwasher.
|The pea formerly known as GIPfunny|
|Posted: 2/7/2013 9:36:52 PM|
Electronic....because it's easier.
Loc: Queen Anne Hill
|Posted: 2/7/2013 10:16:24 PM|
As infrequently as I open cans, a manual can opener suits me just fine.
The Banana Under the Couch Pea
Loc: Somewhere over the rainbow...
|Posted: 2/7/2013 10:21:33 PM|
Manual... I've never had an electric one and so far, have gotten along just fine.
|Posted: 2/7/2013 10:31:06 PM|
Manual for the same reasons that others said.
Loc: SF Bay Area, CA
|Posted: 2/7/2013 11:30:49 PM|
Manual b/c our electric one broke, plus it takes up precious counter space!
|Posted: 2/7/2013 11:37:34 PM|I thought canned foods were "out" in Pealand?
LOL. Just teasing.
We have both. When the electric one dies I probably won't replace it because of the space it takes up.
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
|Posted: 2/7/2013 11:45:42 PM|
Manual because goodness knows I do NOT need another bloody electric appliance taking up space!
We had an elecric one when I was a kid, it was a bit of a novelty to use it back then.
ETA: I prefer to buy cans with a ring pull whenever possible.
Old Dogs are Best!
Loc: With my dogs
|Posted: 2/7/2013 11:52:42 PM|
Manual, quicker, easier, always available.
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|Posted: 2/8/2013 12:06:46 AM|
I use a manual can opener. I find electric openers more hassle than they're worth, and I don't want another appliance to store.
Shih Tzu Mommy
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Loc: Right here
|Posted: 2/8/2013 3:48:37 AM|
I have a manual Pampered Chef can opener at each home. I think they are the best!
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Nicole in TX
The Peas did what we do and went insane over it
Loc: Not so obvious
|Posted: 2/8/2013 4:46:59 AM|Manual.
In fact I don't know how to use an electric one. The other month at work I needed to open a can and had to ask someone to do it for me. It should seem obvious but I can never get it right.
Loc: At a softball game somewhere!
|Posted: 2/8/2013 5:41:06 AM|
We have a manual, but my youngest, who is left-handed, cannot use it. Do they make manual ones for lefties?
|Posted: 2/8/2013 6:15:19 AM|manual - got shocked by an electric can opener when i was a kid trying to open froze juice concentrate. when i told my mom she said "of course, it was *wet*", like i was somehow supposed to know that.
but when the container is full of wet stuff, isn't there always a chance of..... getting wet????
Loc: Central Iowa
|Posted: 2/8/2013 6:47:50 AM|
Manual. Anything on my counter acts like a giant magnet and sucks up other stuff to sit beside it until the clutter is unmanageable.
I also don't want to go to the effort of pulling out the electric one, plugging it in, then putting it away after use.
Loc: Lost in the Land of Confusion..
|Posted: 2/8/2013 9:04:06 AM|
Manual...because it does not take up valuable counter space which is something I have very little of.
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Loc: Louisville, Ky
|Posted: 2/8/2013 9:05:19 AM|
Manual because I don't need something cluttering up my counter top.
|Posted: 2/8/2013 2:56:58 PM|Electric- but I have to be honest - rarely used it- don't many canned items (prefer fresh) but do have them for emergencies/blizzards etc. and we have a manual one in our emergency kit. But really many cans have pull top these days so often we don't need an opener
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|Posted: 2/8/2013 5:41:13 PM|
Manual. I hate the noise the electric ones make.
Loc: Pacific Northwest
|Posted: 2/8/2013 5:50:07 PM|
Electric! I have weak hands and have hand pain in cold weather so I prefer an electric can opener.
It is a tall model that accomodates all can sizes. It works well and is easy to clean. I store it away in a cabinet when not in use. It doesn't use a lot of space. I have a manual opener in the drawer for emergencies, like a power outage.
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|Posted: 2/8/2013 5:52:47 PM|
We have both but mainly use the electric one. Why? Because I have weak grip strength as well as weak wrist strength. Using a manual can opener is painful.
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|Posted: 2/8/2013 6:53:00 PM|
Mannual, I don't want one more thing cluttering my counters.
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
Loc: Willamette Valley
|Posted: 2/8/2013 7:00:03 PM|
Electric, but we keep a manual in the drawer as a back up.
A sure sign of having RA is having an electric can opener.
In fact I cringe at all those "manual" replies. Just the thought of twisting the opener is painful. And for those of you with "easy" open ones (like the Pampered Chef one claims)...I've not found one to live up to the claim...at least not to the easiness level that my hands require.
Typical Liberal Pea
Loc: Hawkeye Nation
|Posted: 2/8/2013 7:00:34 PM|
Manual but at our previous home, I used an Black and Decker "Gizmo" electric can opener that mounted under the cabinet at our previous home. You could use it mounted or detach a part of it to use by hand. I liked that it wasn't on the counter. We left it for the new owner.
Loc: When in doubt, check Target or Starbucks
|Posted: 2/8/2013 7:15:18 PM|I am dying reading this!! The majority is manual! I *think* I have a manual one that is left over from college 20 years ago....
My electric is 15 years old, handheld and fits in my drawer, It cuts at the seam where the lid is glued to the can itself. It leaves no sharp edges. It is the most amazing can opener and it is helpful in creating surprise can gifts. (Use the opener to take the lid off of a pop top type lid, clean and dry out the can. Put a gift inside and glue the lid back down. Decorate can and give to person to 'pop' the top. )
Peaing under the Radar
Loc: In the Middle
|Posted: 2/8/2013 7:50:46 PM|
I use a manual can opener, because the good manual ones today are so smooth and easy to use that it's not worth dragging out an electric one or using up counter/cabinet space for it.