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Old 12-04-2013, 04:07 PM   #15091
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I don't have one, either. Just an electricity-wasting uni-tasker that takes up counter space.

I have one!! And I love it!! My hands don't work well enough to use the manual ones.
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Old 12-04-2013, 04:09 PM   #15092
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My son gave me an electric Hamilton Beach one. Took me two years to learn how to get the can on right. I had to turn it backwards in order to use my left hand to get the can under the blade right. Yeah, I know, you wouldn't think there is a right or left handed electric can opener. But I swear this one is. I still have my Swingline manual one though.
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Old 12-04-2013, 05:15 PM   #15093
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I have had electric can openers that worked fine, and easily. Can't be bothered to get another one. I have a wall mounted Swing-A-Way, as well as a hand held Swing-A-Way.
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Old 12-04-2013, 05:19 PM   #15094
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Wall mount here. It came with the house. And I have one of those funky ones that don't leave the sharp edge, too. That works well, but is a PITB to get positioned.
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Old 12-04-2013, 05:26 PM   #15095
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My mother used an electric and the only thing it was good for was calling the cat!

The old cat would always come running when she heard that sound!

I use a handheld. I like it because I can toss it in the dish pan after each use and it does not take up any counter space or outlets in my miniature kitchen.
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Old 12-04-2013, 05:26 PM   #15096
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Forty years ago I got as a present, a left handed manual can opener. I loved it. Somewhere it got lost in the moving back to the East Coast along with my stove top Mason Jar Pepper Shaker.
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Old 12-04-2013, 05:27 PM   #15097
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Mine is red. It goes well with my curtains and also the picture of the lighthouse on my breadbox. I don't even know what brand it is. I bought it for the color.
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Old 12-04-2013, 05:29 PM   #15098
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Old 12-04-2013, 05:32 PM   #15099
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I just checked. It's a Hamilton Beach.
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Old 12-04-2013, 05:37 PM   #15100
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I have one!! And I love it!! My hands don't work well enough to use the manual ones.
My opinion might change when I get older but the one I got for a wedding present broke at least 20 years ago and I haven't felt the need to replace it.
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