What are the parts of an electric can opener?

The electric can opener is activated by an operating lever. The lever is lifted, and the edge of a can is placed between the feed gear and cutter. A magnet grips the top of the can. When pressed down, the lever activates a switch that turns the motor on.

How do the parts of a can opener work together?

The body of a manual can opener consists of two handles connected with a single rivet or bolt, allowing them to be drawn apart and pushed together, pivoting on the point where they are joined. Higher-quality can openers have rubber grips on the handles, making them easier and more comfortable to grip.

How do you clean a commercial can opener?


  1. Soak it: Put your can opener, gears-down, into the Mason jar, then add enough vinegar to cover the working parts.
  2. Let it sit: Wait at least a few minutes (or hours, if your can opener is really bad).
  3. Scrub: Bring the jar over to the sink.
  4. Add soap: Add some dish soap to your toothbrush.

How do you change the gear on a Edlund 203 electric can opener?

To replace it, give the gear a quick rap counter clockwise with Edlund gear removal tool (T140) until it can be removed (otherwise, turning the gear will only rotate the motor), then screw a new drive gear on clockwise until it is up against the output shaft shoulder. Verify gap between gear and knife spacing.

What are the different parts of a can?

Body: a can without a cover (lid); the base of a container. Cover: a can’s lid or closure. Curl: area of tin turned in on itself to provide a safe, finished curved edge.

How do you clean an electric can opener?

For nonelectric openers, use a scouring pad, scrubber or, better yet, an old toothbrush dipped in baking soda or anti-bacterial dish soap, and scrub vigorously. Be sure to get both sides of the blade clean, then rinse and dry. If you use an electric can opener, it can’t be immersed in water.