A can opener is a small handy item that is not costly; you can purchase a can opener in the 5 dollars to 25 dollars range. But with each use, its blades become dull, and their performance starts irritating us.
Can opener is not a costly item, so people feeling little irritation prefer to replace the can opener with a new one. But there is no need for replacement of the can opener. Only its blades can increase its performance and make it suitable for you for a long time.
I will share two simple ways with you that will help you to sharpen a can opener without spending money.
How Can You Sharpen The Can Opener?
Here are two simple ways to sharpen the can opener.
- Cleaning of the blades
- Sharpen the blades
Cleaning Of The Blades
When we noticed that the blade is not working well, it does not mean that the blades have become dull. The performance of the blade can also dull due to some residuals, dirt, and dust particles.
Proper cleanliness of the blades can resolve that problem. For that purpose, carefully open the can opener’s assembly and separate the can opener’s blades.
After separating the blades from the can opener, clean them with vinegar and hot water. For that purpose, keep the vinegar blades, but make sure blades are properly dipped in the vinegar. After an hour, remove the blades from the vinegar and scrub the blades with an old toothbrush.
But before scrubbing, dips the toothbrush in vinegar, after one or two times scrubbing, when you ensure that dirt, dust, and other residuals are removed, wash it with hot water. Dry the blades and then use them again, hope the blades will become fine.
Sharpen The Blades
If the blades of the can opener are still performing dull, then you should sharpen the blades. To sharpen the blade, arrange a long strip of aluminum foil, folding the foil to double to make it thick.
Now gently run the aluminum foil over the can opener blades and repeat it several times, but gently, do not apply much pressure; it may cause the blades’ breakage.
Test the blades, if they still need sharpening, repeat the above process two or three times until the blades become sharpen.
After several tries, the aluminum foil does not give satisfactory results; then, you can buy a new blade from the market to replace the dull blade instead of replacing the can opener.
After assembling the blades and other parts of the can opener, test it, hoping it will give a nice performance.
After continuous use, the Can Opener becomes dull for several reasons; maybe their blades are not properly sharpened, or blades become dull due to dust, dirt, and debris.
You can fix that problem by cleaning or sharpening them can opener blades. First, do cleaning; if it not works, then sharpen the blades, and at the end, if not get the required results, then replace the blades only instead of a can opener.