We've all been using can openers incorrectly our entire lives, it seems.
Using a can opener in this manner makes it much simpler to open a can. For the majority of our lives, we've relied on the same tool to open cans: the can opener. If so, then you've come to the right place! Our entire lives, we've all been using can openers incorrectly. The simplest method is demonstrated in the video at the end of this article. This is going to save you a lot of time and frustration in the kitchen, we promise!
Is it possible that you've been using can openers incorrectly for years?
Cleansing can openers.
As far as many people are concerned, a can opener is a must-have kitchen appliance. As far as canning goes, this is a great tool to have in your arsenal. Did you know that it's a good idea to clean your can opener on a regular basis? The small wheels get filthy after each usage because of the constant exposure to microorganisms. There is, however, a simple method for cleaning an opener. Fill the glass jar halfway with white vinegar, then place the opener in the jar with the wheels pointing down. Allow this to settle for an hour before serving. Then, using some of the vinegar from the container, remove it and clean it. Finish by cleaning the opener with dish soap and drying it thoroughly with a tea towel once you've cleaned the small wheels.
To go back to the tin can opening tip we've been waiting for, here's how to do it correctly. When using a can opener, pay special attention to where the wheels land on the can. With one wheel on top and the other on the bottom of the container, or do you arrange them in a horizontal position? It's possible that you ran into trouble removing the can's unfastened lid. Place the opener horizontally on the can. A wheel on the inside and a wheel on the exterior should be used. Because the entire can edge comes loose when you open it in this manner, removing the top is a breeze!
As if this wasn't complicated enough, here is a video showing you exactly how to do it.