(Closed) Random: Do you wash the can opener?

posted 7 years ago in Home
  • poll: Do you wash the can opener?
    I don't wash our manual can opener : (19 votes)
    28 %
    I do wash the manual can opener : (36 votes)
    53 %
    I don't wipe down the electric can opener : (7 votes)
    10 %
    I wipe down the electric can opener : (5 votes)
    7 %
    We don't own a can opener : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    5921 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    We only have a manual can opener, and I run it through the dishwasher once a week or so.  But, if it gets dirty I will wash it by hand then….geez, I never really thought too much about it!

    Post # 4
    Member
    4046 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I just throw it in the dishwasher. I prefer the manual kind as it is easier to clean this way.

    Post # 5
    Member
    921 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    i usually wipe down the manual one if it gets stuff on it. im pretty good at keeping it clean but stuff still gets on it. if it gets really dirty in one meal ill scrub it but thats it

    Post # 7
    Member
    5147 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We only have a manual can opener.

    I voted “I wash it”, but I don’t wash it every time. I wash it every couple weeks probably. I’ll give it a rinse in between if something obviously gets on it.

    Post # 8
    Member
    1493 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I wash it every couple of times I use it. My husband actually pointed this out to myself and later my mom. Previously, I washed it every time I used it. I was schooled by my husband that it doesn’t need to be washed every time. I think that the fact that this came in a thread is hilarious because it was one of those “you learn something new about your spouse everyday” kind of moments 7 years later that surprise you.

    Post # 9
    Member
    10287 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I can honestly say that I have never washed our manual can opener. I never even thought to. Eek, I wonder what kind of stuff is living on that! lol

    Post # 10
    Member
    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We have a manual can opener and I do wash it. I will put it in the dishwasher after a few uses, but after one use if I used it to open tuna. I will usually hand wash it the times I am not putting it in the dishwasher.

    Post # 11
    Member
    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I don’t wash our manual one every time I use it, but every few uses I’ll toss it in the dishwasher. 

     

    As an aside… I found out recently that my husband didn’t know how to use a manual can opener! I actually had to show him. He’d never even seen one before…. like…. WHAT? lol. I guess his parents always had an electric one and he had an electric one too until he met me except it got lost in the move or something. So weird. 

    Post # 12
    Member
    2496 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    My mom always washed the can opener after each use, so I always have too.  I always thought everyone did!  I guess I don’t need to all the time 🙂

    Post # 13
    Member
    46451 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We wash the manual can opener after every use. Would you stick a spoon in a can of tomato paste then throw it back in the drawer? Me neither. That’s why we have the manual- so it can be washed. Have you ever looked at the disgusting mess on electric can openers? Yuch!

    Post # 13
    Member
    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    @CorgiTales: umm what?! How did he not know how to use a can opener? I have never met someone who hasn’t!

    Post # 15
    Member
    4371 posts
    Honey bee

    I do not wash our manual opener because it’s the kind that doesn’t touch the food. It’s the kind that kind of punches in the can so it doesn’t leave a sharp edge.

    ETA: If food somehow did get on it though, I would wipe it clean. I do wash it every once in a while just because I like clean things, but not every time I use it.

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