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  • Cutter does not contact the inside of the can
  • No metal shavings fall inside of the can
  • Totally gearless - cutter opens 5,000+ cans
  • Screws into countertop for mounting

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The chore of opening cans just got easier with the Nemco 56050-1 CanPRO side cut can opener.

A lot of cans are opened in a commercial kitchen and without a dependable can opener, the task can take up precious time that should be spent prepping ingredients. Do yourself and your kitchen staff a favor by investing in a can opener that's not only easy to use, but provides some unique features that improve food safety and prevent injury from jagged can lids. Not only that, the Nemco 56050-1 CanPRO side cut can opener is designed with parts that are easy to replace to minimize downtime and repairs.

  • NSF Listed

    NSF Listed

    This item meets the standards imposed by NSF International, which focuses on public safety, health, and the environment.

  • Made in America

    Made in America

    This item was made in the United States of America.

Cutting Module

Replacing the cutter takes no time at all because of the design of the quick-change cutting module. The cutter housing contains all the components you need and can be easily swapped out with just the pull of a pin.

No Contact

The innovative side-cut design of this can opener means that the cutter never makes contact with the inside of the can, preventing contamination. The lid comes cleanly away from the can with no jagged metal edges.

Long Lasting

The stainless steel cutter will cut up to 5,000 lids before needing to be replaced.

Permanent Mount

For a permanent solution, the stainless steel mount can be screwed to your countertop.

Gearless Design

A gearless handle eliminates the possibility of broken or worn out gears.

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What's the difference between a #1 can opener and a #2 can opener?
Both #1 and #2 can openers can open the same types of cans, and operate in a similar manner. A #2 can opener is a bit smaller, with a shorter handle that may require more turns to open the same can. A #1 can opener is larger and features a more heavy-duty construction. As a result, it's capable of opening more cans per day. If you'd like more information about how to choose the right one for your needs, check out our can opener buying guide!

Nemco Can Opener

This Nemco manual can opener will lessen the stress on your elbows and let you say goodbye for good to "lift, slam, puncture, and rip" can opening methods! See just how easy this can opener is to use and learn how change the cutter housing.

Let’s face it; nobody likes the task of opening a bunch of cans. With a standard can opener, the job is a real chore. What’s worse is that a regular can opener can leave you with dangerous sharp edges and you can even leave metal shavings behind in the food you’ll be serving. Hi, I’m Steve Ziegler, product expert at the WEBstaurant Store. In this demonstration I’m going to show you how the Nemco CanPro can opener can make the job of opening cans easy, safe, and sanitary. Let’s take a look. One thing I want to mention before we begin is you’ll notice this Nemco CanPro can opener is more expensive than the cheapest restaurant can openers out there. There are very good reasons for that. Let me just tell you about two of them right now. First of all, this has a very heavy, stainless steel construction, not that cast aluminum stuff you get with the cheapest can openers. The other thing is that this is NSF approved, so if sanitation is an important issue to you, this is the can opener for you. Alright, now to cut a can. First thing you’re going to do is you’re going to lift the unit up, and slide the can back against the base and put the unit back down on the can. Now, you’re going to take this lever and you’re going to push it down gently. There is no need to slam it like you would with a regular can opener. And we’re going to go for a number ten can, we’re going to go six revolutions. Now when you do this, when I did it the first time, it felt like I wasn’t doing anything at all, so don’t be fooled. Just go ahead and do your six revolutions. One, two, three, four, five, six. That is so easy, so much easier than a regular can opener. I’m going to lift my lever again, pull this out, and just take a look. It felt like we didn’t do anything, but there you have it. You can see, this is a nice edge and it doesn’t hurt, it doesn’t cut at all, and the lid did not fall down into the can. It’s as easy as that. When the blade in your Nemco CanPro can opener becomes dull, the easiest way to switch it out is to purchase a new cutter housing. In fact, when you buy a CanPro can open, I recommend you get a cutter housing with it, that way you’ll never have any down time. This is how you’ll switch this out. All you have to do is lift the lever, release the pin on the side, you can bring the cutter head up, and pull this cutter housing right out. Then get your new unit. That just slides right in, and you can see this is much easier than changing the blades on an old number one can opener. Replace your pin and you are all set to go. To replace just the cutter blade in your Nemco CanPro can opener, what you’ll do is you’ll release this lever, pull the pin, lift your head up, and slide out the cutter housing. Now, you’ll see on your cutter housing, it’ll actually tell you which way is tight and which way is loose, and it’ll show you on both sides. You’ll just use your wrenches to take this apart and you can see this diagram here shows you exactly how to do it.

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Base Material Stainless Steel Plated Steel Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Stainless Steel
Base Style Screw Down Screw Down Screw Down Screw Down Screw Down Screw Down
Dishwasher Safe - - - - Yes Yes
Installation Type Table Mounted Table Mounted Table Mounted Table Mounted Table Mounted Table Mounted
Made in America Yes - Yes - Yes Yes
Manual Can Opener Type #1 #1 #1 #1 #1 #1
NSF Listed Yes - - - Yes Yes
Number of Turns per #10 Can 5 1/2 - 4 1/2 - - 6

Customer Reviews

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    Nemco 56050-1 #1 CanPRO Side Cut Manual Can Opener - Permanent Mount

    4.5 stars from 12 reviews


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    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

    I've experienced the same issues that Alvin T. from Mary B's Southern Kitchen did. Nemco is awesome at almost everything they make for the kitchen, but this patented opener is not the winner I hoped it would be. Only tried two cans so far but neither would open. It could be that I'm not using it right, but I read the manual, watched the videos, and tried opening two cans about 10 times each. I ended up cutting myself on some tiny metal filings that this opener cut out of the can and have a bloody finger to show for it. I'll be calling WebstaurantStore tomorrow to arrange an exchange for an different opener. Sorry Nemco.

    from Baba Kevin's American Barbecue Co., Ltd. Posted on

    Thank you for your review. Kevin! We are sorry to hear that this can opener did not work out for you. A Customer Solutions Representative will be contacting you shortly to resolve the issue.

    WebstaurantStore Customer Solutions

    It's more expensive than the old style gear/knife combo, but it's well worth it. We haven't had a single cut since I put them in my kitchens. If you are high volume, order the extra gear to you can replace when the cans start "slipping". One of the best buys I've made for us.

    from breezy point international Posted on

    emco 56050-1 #1 CanPro Side Cut Manual Can Opener NSF is the best can opener I have every used . it's works like no other . 3 turns and the can is open.. the best

    from desalvo's Posted on

    This can opener ROCKS! It's very different in how it works compared to other can openers so it takes some getting used to for some workers.

    Posted on

    This can opener is very different from other can openers. It basically separates the lid from the can where it was press down into the can. The problem I had was getting the lid out after separating it. The other problem was some cans would not open no matter how much I tried. I called the customer service at Nemco and the young lady I talk with was no help at all. She bacically said I'm stuck with an opener that will not open all cans.

    from Mary B's Southern Kitchen Posted on

    A WEBstaurant Store Customer Solutions Representative will be contacting you to talk about the issue you are experiencing and see how they may help. If you are looking for a different can opener, be sure to check out our Can Opener Buying Guide.

    WebstaurantStore Customer Solutions

    This can opener has been mounted to our counter for 9 years and has to have been used over 50,000 times! If you have an industrial kitchen, you would be foolish not to upgrade to this opener!

    Posted on

    This can opener works great. I use a lot of number 10 cans and they open them up as quick as can be. Any restaurant that uses a lot of cans needs to get one of these!

    Posted on

    Even though more expensive than the traditional can opener this one has saved a lot of money for us, the blade is incredibly easy to change and at such a low price a replacement you can't get any cheaper , the quality is there as well , we switched all three restaurant to this can opener as we needed to replace them and have saved us a lot of money , and the description of the product is very accurate , not one metal shaving in any can ever

    from Starters - Riverport Posted on

    Awesome. This is the best commercial cano opener i have ever used. This can opener is easy to use, safe for employees and sanitary for no hastle health inspections.

    from Aston Gardens Posted on

    best can opener we ever bought this open can with little effort and with no sharp edges graet i will buy again if needed the employees love it also

    from DJS WESTGATE BEVERAGE Posted on

    This can opener is not only safe but stays clean even in the heaviest of use. Easy to clean and meet those food codes when it does need cleaning. Works great leaves a safe edge!!

    from Calvert Drive-In Theatre Posted on

    This particular canpro side cut opener is fabulous! The ease of operation makes work alot quicker and easeier. The weight is evenly distributed and the turning knob is easy to grip, no stress on the wrist. definitley recommend to others looking for an opener.

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