An Easy Way to Open a Clamshell Package

October 18, 2013 | By | Comments (11)

clean-can_300Tearing through the hard plastic packaging that sometimes surrounds a product can be… frustrating, to put it mildly. Fortunately, there’s a surprisingly easy way to cut through the clamshell, no futile scissors required.

Flip the package over, with the front facing down. From there, grab a sharp can opener, clamp the rightmost edge of the package, and glide the miracle-worker around your product. No sweat (or screaming)!

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  1. Brad E Wakeman

    You should’ve posted a picture of one of those plastic packages mentioned, but a great idea, nonetheless. Thanks! I’ll try to keep it in mind.

    October 21, 2013 at 11:18 am
  2. Paula

    I agree with Brad. The can is even a pull top.

    October 21, 2013 at 11:55 am
  3. Stephanie

    I’m confused – what does the can/jar of apple filling have to do whit this post?

    October 21, 2013 at 11:56 am
  4. Patti

    Actually the best idea is to purchase the specific scissors made for the purpose. They work wonderful and were the best $12.00 purchase of my life. Glad someone put them on a bridal shower registry or I wouldn’t have given them a second look.

    October 21, 2013 at 12:02 pm
  5. Helen

    I’m confused, too!

    October 21, 2013 at 12:17 pm
  6. MaryMc

    I’ve tried this and it has never worked.

    October 21, 2013 at 12:38 pm
  7. goglo

    This doesn’t work. I tried it and it is a joke

    October 21, 2013 at 12:41 pm
  8. Simply-Joyful

    You use the can-opener to open the “clam packaging” buy clampinthe can opener on the edge and Open as you would a can. Works very well .. and saves your fingers from being cut! ;)

    October 21, 2013 at 2:48 pm
  9. Misc Adverts

    A picture is worth a thousand words… we’ve now spent more than a couple asking for a picture of the can opener actually opening the subject of this short article — clamshell packaging. Show us the clamshell package being opened with the canopener.

    October 21, 2013 at 6:14 pm
  10. Rachel Stein

    Sorry for the delay! Packaging like this:

    October 22, 2013 at 10:04 am
  11. Alice Ross

    Clump shell packaging is really very nice because it is very easy to open. No need for a can opener to do it. This can also be perfect in giving for relief goods and for camping.

    December 3, 2013 at 8:48 pm

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