We never had an electric one growing up. I never even considered getting one. DH's family uses them and he automatically thought we'd have one... :LOL That was one of the first things I 'over-ruled'! I think they are dirty and gross and WHY do you really need one? It takes just a few seconds to use a manual one. We have one of the 'fancy' manual ones that doesn't leave any sharp edges... I love it AND I can throw it in the dishwasher!