broken lid can

So horrible i cant eat any food. Need to fix now

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Run around the big end with a conventional can opener (a P38 type will work best for the short radius corners).


I saw a video once of opening a can by rubbing the top on an abrasive surface - cement floor, for example - you wear down the edges where the top is sealed to the bottom and eventually you can peel off the top. I'd say this is a hard way to go, you have to be pretty hungry to use this method - it was a survival method, not for routine use.

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    And you'd possibly wind up with metal shavings in the food. So be careful! Commented Sep 13, 2017 at 20:15

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