Just Open a Can of Pimentos

Have you ever gotten a can that would not completely open with a can opener?

What do you do with the thing?

You have a can that the opener only put a dent in the top. Sort of like a crease along the edge with maybe an opening of an inch.

What to do?

1 – Take your expensive chefs knife and pry that baby open! Risk loosing a finger.
2 – Try to wedge a spoon into the inch and spoon out what you can. Throw away the rest.
3 – Just toss it all and open another can.
4 – Complain to the manufacturer of the opener.
5 – Complain to the manufacturer of the can.
6 – Complain to your blog.
7- Figure you didn’t need the stuff anyway and do without.
8- Substitute another can of stuff. Like the recipe calls for tomato sauce….Just open a can of pimentos because they are red too, (A food processor works wonders, sort of like magical).


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. alexisthetiny
    May 02, 2008 @ 06:51:56

    Haha, yes! It happened o me when I was 9. I even did the knife thing but gave up and propped the thing upside down to let the soup slowly drip out. 1 can of Campbell’s tomato soup takes approximately 2 hour to drip out through an opening of an inch or so.


  2. Sue
    May 02, 2008 @ 15:22:25

    Hi alexisthetiny!

    Two hours? You must be a patient person. I am not that patient.


  3. Scott
    May 05, 2008 @ 18:59:31

    Back in the good old days, you could just flip the can over and open the bottom. Most of the cans these days have that funky rounded rim on the bottom, so this trick won’t work.
    I think I’m sounding like my Grandpa. “Back when I was young…”


  4. Sue
    May 06, 2008 @ 18:36:56

    Hey Scott,

    I remember back then too.


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