How to Open a Can of Corned Beef.

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Introduction: How to Open a Can of Corned Beef.

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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    26 Discussions

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    TizWitch
    TizWitch

    Tip 3 months ago

    Also, put the tin in the fridge for a little while before opening. Makes it easier to slide out whole.

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    TizWitch
    TizWitch

    Tip 3 months ago

    Try using the corned beef in a hash - tastes better that way.

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    garcianelida274
    garcianelida274

    7 months ago

    Is danger to open at can of corn beef with knifecon hamer

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    MotorVator
    MotorVator

    8 months ago

    I've been opening those cans since childhood not saying any special skill here, we just had the stuff on occasion and it's not bad in small doses. I've saved the keys and I'm going to figure out good uses for them. One use is for twisting small wires and flat springs. Cut the end off where the slot starts and use the fork shaped end for opening and closing jewlery links.

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    JessicaS355
    JessicaS355

    8 months ago on Step 4

    I’ll be 35 tomorrow and this is the first time I’ve been able to use that damn key without damn near cutting my hand open. Thank you! LOL

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    JavannieJ
    JavannieJ

    1 year ago on Step 4

    Oh my god!! Thank you I’ve never been able to open a can of corn beef before all my life I’ve struggled! Wow wow thank you

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    OG_3
    OG_3

    1 year ago

    Thanks man. Used this instruction today.

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    VeliswaM
    VeliswaM

    1 year ago on Step 1

    Goodness I'm a few days away from turning 35 and been cracking my skull trying to figure out how ir why it had that damn key lol

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    NatashaT29
    NatashaT29

    2 years ago

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

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    MichaelA496
    MichaelA496

    3 years ago

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

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    mrstan
    mrstan

    4 years ago

    Made in Brazil! Hey!!

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    lukekw
    lukekw

    4 years ago

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

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    grannyjones
    grannyjones

    4 years ago

    Some foreign made corned beef has an "off" taste.

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    Mjtrinihobby
    Mjtrinihobby

    Reply 4 years ago

    Granny, to me they all taste off.

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    MikeR3
    MikeR3

    4 years ago

    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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    grannyjones
    grannyjones

    Reply 4 years ago

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

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    Nitro101
    Nitro101

    4 years ago

    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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    Mjtrinihobby
    Mjtrinihobby

    Reply 4 years ago

    Really sharp meat cleaver. Wham!