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Cooking can be a lot of fun, right? Of course, there are certain items that you need to have on hand as soon as you get started, such as mixing bowls, stirring spoons, pots, pans, spatulas. And there are some items that even the most beginner of cooks will need and a can opener is one of them.

Anyone who prepares any sort of food is usually going to need to open a can at some point or other. Even the most novice people in the kitchen can figure out how to do that with a can opener, right? Well, as it turns out, there are a few ways to use a can opener – and a lot of people have no idea how to use it properly.

Photo: TikTok / mamainthekitchen

You may believe you’ve been using it properly this whole time, but this TikTok hack from @mamainthekitchen may have you second-guessing yourself. Or, maybe you’re someone whose been doing it right this whole time. We were definitely today years old when we learned about this one.


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♬ original sound – MamaInTheKitchen

A few people commented that they have actually been using this method the whole time, but there several others in the same boat as us.

“I’m starting to think that maybe I’m doing this whole life wrong,” one person wrote.

As long as the can gets open, I guess it doesn’t make a huge difference in which way it gets done.

How do you open your cans?