How to Open a Can Without a Can Opener

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How to Open a Can Without a Can Opener

Post by DM1 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:56 pm

I'll have to see if this works.........

How To Open a Can With a Metal Spoon

Set the can down on a steady table or countertop, holding it firmly in place.
Use your other hand to hold the spoon at a 90-degree angle over the can, with the bowl of the spoon towards the bottom. Position the tip of the spoon against the inner lid of the can, with the inside of the bowl of the spoon facing in. Set the spoon in the groove on the lip of the can where the lid meets the rim.
Rub the tip of the spoon on the lip of the can, working back and forth over a small area until the friction thins the metal and the spoon rubs through the lid. Move on to another small area until you’ve rubbed the spoon through the metal all around the rim of the can. Once you’ve circled the entire can, the lid should be loose.
Dig the spoon under the lid and use the spoon to pry the lid upwards. Be careful not to touch the edge of the lid with your finger, as it will be very sharp. Use a towel to protect your hand and dispose of the lid.

And voilà! You’ve accomplished the impossible—you’ve opened a can without a can opener. While we may not be tossing away our can openers, this handy trick will work in times of dire need.
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