WFMW – Clean Can Opener   11 comments

For WFMW this week, I wanted to share with you how I clean my can opener.  The first time I did this, it really grossed me out because I had NEVER cleaned my can opener before.  Now I make SURE I do this on a regular basis!

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You take a paper towel and fold it as shown in the second picture.  Then, just start twisting the can opener like your paper towel was a can you are trying to open.  Notice the gunk in picture 3?  You should have seen my paper towel the first time I did this – OH MY! I am sparing you the parental guidance grossness of it all because it was so long ago and well before I was blogging 🙂 !

Since, I do this so often, there is not that much that came off of my can opener.  But, it is still dirty. Now imagine if you have never cleaned your can opener – EEK!  This is why I clean it often.

If your can opener is super duper dirty, Here’s what else you can do before the above trick:

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A clean can opener definitely works for me!

Note: I have not tried the paper towel trick on an electric can opener.

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Posted January 16, 2008 by Lana G! in Homemaking, Household Hints, Works For Me Wednesdays

11 responses to “WFMW – Clean Can Opener

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  1. Nice! I’m going to go try this…

  2. I use a good old toothbrush everytime I use it. They say a can opener is the most germ filled item in a kitchen. Good tip!

  3. I wonder if it would work on an electric one – my electric one is in need of cleaning.

  4. I’ll think twice (and scrub three times) before I use mine again!

  5. I love all your ideas. You never cease to amaze me–keep the tips coming!

  6. I guess I’m too lazy, I throw mine in the dishwasher.

  7. I do what Sarah does, but I’m going to try your way!!

  8. I don’t think I’ve ever cleaned a can opener. Ick. I think I’ll go try this right now!

  9. Your can opener looks like it just came from the store!! Ummmm, I think I’m going to go to my kitchen real quick – excuse me.

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  10. I rinse out mine each time I use it and put it in the dishwasher from time to time. Gee, I wonder how much build up there is anyway. Thanks for the tip. I’ll have to try it just to see if mine is icky too.

  11. I just rinse it every time I use it but I generally do thorough cleaning once a week. This is why it’s important to buy good grade stainless steel can openers. You don’t want them rusting on your food! I use a Keetzen can opener from Amazon. it works amazingly well 🙂

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