If you are wondering how to open a can with a butter knife, then you will want to continue reading this article. Specifically, I am going to share some tips and techniques that I used to successfully open a can using just my hands. By the end of this article, you should know how to open a can with a butter knife that will help you take care of all your food related needs. Here are the tips:
First, in order to avoid any issues, I always hold the can upside down. I do this so that it is easier to avoid popping the butter. When the can is upside down, the butter knife will be touching the can bottom. This can cause the knife to stick up and cause the contents of the can to spill out. Therefore, if you are planning on popping the can, you will want to do it upside down.
Second, you will also want to tilt the can upside down before you pull the handle. Although you may think it strange, but I have done it this way before and it works great. The reason why I do this is because when you pull the handle, it will whip the knife arm up and create more surface area for the butter to spread on. Therefore, if you are pulling can from an upright position, there is less of a chance for the butter to spill out.
Third, once the can is rotated upside down, I want you to take the cap off. Typically, you will find that the can has a lid that is secured by a nut. The can usually also have a little valve at the top. You will want to remove the cap from the top. Once you have removed it, you will then want to tap the can against the counter. If you hear a snap or crack, you know that the butter has been extruded and is about to spill out.
Fourth, you will then want to lift the cap off the top of the can. When doing this, make sure that your hands are away from the edge of the can. You will then want to pop the handle and allow the butter to spill out over your finger.
Fifth, you will repeat the previous steps, only this time you will be pulling the can with the butter knife. Make sure that you do not allow the knife to slip as it could potentially break or chip your hand. Stand in front of a mirror or open the can upside down until you can see straight. Look for a divot in the butter or any divots in the handle of the can. Once you find the divot, apply pressure to it until it snaps.
Once you have successfully performed these five simple steps, you will want to stand in front of a mirror. Check for any drips or leaks and clean the area between the can opener and can. It may be helpful to spray your hand with disinfectant to remove any dirt or bacteria that may have fallen inside the can. Once you have successfully completed your first try at learning how to open a can with a butter knife, you will notice that you do not have to practice your skills by following this exact same steps every time.
When you need to know how to open a can with a butter knife, you should always practice properly. Always use the same, can opener and do not leave anything in the can that is past its expiry date. It will also help to keep your hands protected while performing these tasks. Use safety glasses or gloves when handling anything with blades. These are very important skills to learn so that you do not become injured during an emergency.