Stuck with a can opener that won’t turn or open a can? Don’t throw it away just to get a new one. You probably have this ingredient in your kitchen right now that can get that manual can opener working again.
I cooked Christmas Eve so that we could enjoy Christmas Day with no cooking. Just presents, family and an afternoon car ride to scout out last chance Christmas lights. While I was cooking I came across a problem with my can opener. I had noticed my manual can opener was getting harder to turn during Thanksgiving and was just down right impossible to turn now. My husband met his unfortunate fate during the last use of our can opener and got a nasty cut to prove it. Santa can keep his stitches because this gal is all about safety in the kitchen! How am I going to fix this common kitchen issue with my one and only manual can opener? With Cooking Spray of course!
Vegetable or Canola Oil will do. Spray or in the bottle, apply a dab or two directly to your can opener gears and you have a fix in less than 10 seconds!
Tip: Make sure you do not get any cooking spray on the handle or your hands. If so, clean with soap and water and then check out how easy it is to use your manual can opener again!
I love when problems solve themselves in my kitchen. Until the next Hot Mess…..