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How to Open a Can Without a Can Opener

Have you ever wanted to open a can, only to find your can opener is nowhere to be found? As frustrating as this may be, there’s no need to start scouring your fridge for a different meal option. (After all, sometimes all you really want is a particular can of soup and nothing else will do.) We’ve found a way to open a can without a can opener — all you need is a spoon and a little determination. 

Simply take the spoon and rub it along the rim of the can while pressing down hard. This will eventually create a hole that you can then run the edge of the spoon against to open up the can completely. Then you can use that same spoon to happily scoop out and slurp up the contents of that can! You will need to be extra careful, though, since the edges will be much more jagged than they are if you opened it with an actual can opener.

Check out the video below to see the clever trick in action:

Now you never have to deal with last minute trips to the store when cooking with canned goods. Just imagine how handy remembering this technique might be if you find yourself without a can opener on Thanksgiving. So many traditional turkey day dishes require popping open a can, but you won’t have to worry about a busted can opener adding extra stress to your day. It’s also useful if you forget to bring an opener with you while camping (or just don’t want to carry around the clunky device with you). Whatever the case may be, you’ll be glad you learned this method.

We’ll clink our soup cans to give cheers for this incredibly useful tip!

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