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How to open a canning jar: two effective methods

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How to open a sealed canning jar. Source: pexels.com

Sooner or later, the time comes when you need to open the canned food. There are lids that you just need to twist and the jar opens without any extra effort. However, sometimes this method doesn't work at all and you need to use the tools at hand.

The FoodOboz editorial team will share two methods and tell you how to open a canning jar easily and effortlessly .

How to easily open a sealed canning jar

Method 1: Hot water

To use this method, you need to put hot water in a bowl from the tap or kettle. Important: it should not be boiling water. Next, put the jar into the bowl of water with the neck down. Thus, under the influence of the temperature, the lid walls will move away from the jar and it will be easy to open.

How to easily open a sealed canning jar

Method 2: Knife

To open a can, a knife is the most commonly used tool. However, to do it safely and not to hurt yourself, repeat the following steps. Turn the jar upside down and place it on a hard surface. Next, use a sharp knife blade to lightly pry the lid and push it in. When you hear the characteristic sound of air being released, turn the jar to its normal position and open it.

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