How to Open a Can of Corned Beef.

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Introduction: How to Open a Can of Corned Beef.

About: As of April 2017 I have decided to no longer post on instructables. The fact that several of my published works have been removed without my consent is inexcusable. Also the insult of an author having no co...

I'm almost 40 years old and all my life I have never been able to successfully open a can of corned beef. Sounds deplorable I know but it's true. Today however has marked a glorious change. I have finally opened a can of corned beef!

This may be the dumbest instructable I have ever published or the dumbest instructable ever but this is how I open a can of corned beef!

Yes yes, I can see the world of crazy comments to follow but I just have to share this knowledge with others who are in my former state of inexperience.

Step 1: Removing the Key.

This is where I went wrong for so long. I needed to remove the damn key. Use a knife blade or spoon to Pry it out and get ready for action.

Step 2: The Correct Orientation.

Ah ha! The mystical position! The T of the key has to line up with the base of the can as shown. I used to try to roll it as packaged with the can. Yes folks, I will read the comments soon enough.

Step 3: Roll It Baby!

In our island culture we would say, "roll it gyal!" or to the non dialect speaking community, "roll it baby!"

A nice uniform roll keeping the T of the key on the base will give pain free results.

Step 4: All Done!

See the can is open and the beef is out! For the rest of the world this is a no brainer. For my single brain cell, it was a puzzle. For almost 4 decades I could not open a can of corned beef without using a can opener or hacksaw!

What a day, what a lovely day! So much so I can spray paint my mouth silver. Now after feeling so accomplished the corned beef is now dog food.

Huh? Whats what? Why is it dog food? Well I love my doggies. Also I can't stand corned beef. Never liked the stuff.

I hope I have helped someone out there!

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    That didn't work. It would not budge. Same as usual

    Thank you, thank you from my own single cell brain.

    Made in Brazil! Hey!!

    The idea is to take it easy and not to force it.

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    Granny, to me they all taste off.

    Your first (and only) mistake is that you keep getting CANNED corned beef. Get some of the real deal, and you may just like it too! I can't get enough of the stuff.

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    ---or pastrami; you will never go back.

    My issue is that I forget to check for the key while I'm in the supermarket.

    Then I am at a hotel a thousand miles from home without tools and we all know that a can opener doesn't work around those corners. Then what ?

    Can someone answer that ?

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    Really sharp meat cleaver. Wham!

    This has to be fake. There's no way you did this without having to resort to using pliers.

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    It looks like if I won't need a hammer and chisel again opening such a can next time ;)
    Cheers!

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    Hell, my dogs fight over Vegetables. They eat anything including my car mud guards and one front tire.