How to Open Canned Food With a Spoon

Introduction: How to Open Canned Food With a Spoon

I show how to perform a quick and easy way to open canned food with only a spoon. This is a good tip for emergency/survival situations or camping when you don’t have a can opener. Be careful and take any necessary safety precautions as the edges of the cans lid can be very sharp. ??

Step 1: Instructions

- Put the spoon into your palm and grab onto it with your fingers like shown in the first image.

- Then take the spoon to the edge of the can.

- Push the tip of the spoon into the can while moving it back and forth.

- This will create a weak area and pierce a hole.

- Then work your way around the can by pushing the spoon in.

- You don’t have to go all the way around, just enough to open the can and get to the food.

- Be careful as the edge can be very sharp.

- This can be used in emergency or survival situations when a can opener is not available.

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    3 years ago

    nice thanks, will remember this. another way is to scrape the can on the pavement......this perforates the edges, then you just pull the whole top off.

    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    3 years ago

    Handy! Nice to have an option when you don't have a can opener :)