Antique can opener.

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beer opener, open, beer @ Pixabay

It’s hard to imagine a world without can openers. They are the ultimate convenience for opening cans of vegetables, soup or soda. We have been using them in our kitchens since 1858 when they were invented by Ezra Warner of Waterbury, Connecticut. At first, can openers were hand-cranked.

Later, they became electric because people didn’t want to put in the manual labor of cranking for hours on end. Improvements have been made over time and now we can find some that operate with just one touch. It’s hard to imagine a world without our beloved can opener.

bottle opener, tool, accessories @ Pixabay

We hope this invention will continue being around well into the future so you never need worry about opening cans again. Now let’s take it back 100 years ago when there was no such thing as canned food – at least not yet. People seldom ate anything out of metal tins or jars because it would rust easily and cause illness from bacteria build up. 

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