Good to know: How to open a tin can with a spoon
Did you know that there's a way to open a tin can that doesn't involve using a can opener? Of course you can always use a Swiss Army knife or a multi-tool, but not everyone has those lying around the house. Here's a great trick you can use to open a tin can and all you need is a good old-fashioned spoon and a bit of elbow grease to get the job done.
Next time you're out camping and forgot the can opener and your Swiss Army knife, don't panic. As long as you can find a spoon, you won't go hungry!
First get a good grip on the bowl of the spoon. Now pick any spot on the edge of the can lid.
Begin rubbing the bowl of the spoon lightly back and forth over this spot using constant pressure.
The soft metal will quickly start to give way and allow the spoon to poke through. You're now one step closer to a good meal!
The hard part is actually done. Now it's just a matter of time.
Poke the spoon through the hole and move it to one side tearing the metal a bit further each time.
When you've cut around the lid almost to the point where you started, you can stop and peel the lid open. Chow time!
Warning: Be very careful when opening the lid. The edge will be very sharp and could easily cut your finger. If you have gloves, it's a good idea to put them on for this step.
Did you ever think that it would be so easy to open a can without a can opener? Now that you've set your ingredients free you can start cooking and enjoy a nice meal. How about chili con carne for dinner? The corn is ready to go!
You can watch the whole process here in this video:
At some point most of us have been in a situation where we could have used a good household trick like this. Next time it could mean the difference between a decent meal and going to bed hungry!