There have been so many new innovations on the market lately that all aim to create a more comfortable, easier, and more convenient life for people. Some of these innovations stemmed from everyday household equipment such as the can opener and trying to find a way to make it better to adhere to the world’s demands of modernism.
But when you think about something as menial as opening cans,would an electric or manual can opener really be necessary?
What needs to be taken into consideration in choosing manual or electric can openers?
Speed – the faster you get the can opened, the faster you can get cooking, the faster you can get coking, the sooner you come out the door. And these days where people seem to rush through everything, shaving even just a few seconds off of small tasks seems sufficient in time management. Electric can openers can take lids off of cans in significantly less time.
Efficiency – if you have ever been without any can openers, or even if you’ve been out camping then you know what it is like to open a can with nothing but a kitchen knife and you’ve seen how sharp and jagged the edges of the inside of the can are. With a manual can opener, a can will still be jagged and sharp on the inside when compared to the smooth cut that a manual can opener can offer.
Price and Space also matters
Price is usually the big deciding factor in choosing between manual or electric can openers. Manual can openers are so affordable that you could afford to buy, whereas an electric can opener would cost significantly more, so much to the point that it might not even be within the budget limit for some.
Any manual can opener will fit in a drawer. Some manual can openers may be chunkier than others but they all always fit in a drawer and do not cause any storage problems whatsoever. An electric can opener would take up counter space just like a toaster would; when put away, it would then take up shelf or cabinet space like a standing blender would.
Money matters should take everything into consideration before making a decision. Would the convenience of an electric can opener really make such a significant difference on your lifestyle? Or would a manual can opener be enough to suit your needs?