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This Is the Right Way to Open an English Muffin

An english muffin with butter sits on a plate.
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You’re ready to eat breakfast, and you grab an English muffin from your bread box and a knife. Unfortunately, you already know your poor muffin will likely end up jagged from cutting and ripping it into two halves. Turns out, that there’s a way to prevent that.

All you have to do in order to get two perfectly even sides of an English muffin is squeeze it.

TikTok content creator @ashyizzle took to her account to showcase how she opens an English muffin, and not only is it simple, but it doesn’t involve a knife at all.


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In the video, Ashley removes an English muffin from a package, and then, instead of pulling the bread apart or slicing a knife through the center, she begins rotating it while twisting the sides. Steadily, she works her way around the entire circumference, and when she’s done, it simply pops right open.

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Ashley is so blown away, in fact, that she grabs another muffin and tries the trick again. Yes, it works!

The next time you’re planning to make a breakfast sandwich or just want a simple morning meal on the go, you can bring your English muffin with you and never have to grab a knife to cut it.

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Shea Simmons is the Assignments Editor at LifeSavvy. Previously, she worked as a freelance writer with a focus on beauty and lifestyle content. Her work has appeared in Bustle, Allure, and Hello Giggles. Read Full Bio »
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