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9.03.2007

Go Green with Manual Rather Than Electric


I was doing some reading today and came across an article that suggested what they considered an innovative idea for going green: use a hand can opener instead of an electric! I am not exaggerating when I say I know no one who uses an electric can opener. No one. It's so 1950's--OK, maybe 1960's.

A good manual can opener, not a little flimsy metal handle one, is quick and efficient. When I had an electric can opener that someone gave me as a wedding gift, I used it to call the cat when I couldn't find her.

Now that I think about it, I rarely have to dig my can opener from the back of the kitchen drawer. When you're eating summer fresh, who wants to open a can?

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