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No Bottle Opener? Grab Kitchen Tongs

Six bottles of beer lined up on a wooden countertop.

With football season in full swing, you may find yourself picking up a 6-pack of your favorite beverage more often than usual. But the only thing more frustrating than the opposing team scoring is not having a bottle opener in sight.

Before you start to shuffle around your kitchen to look for a potential DIY pry-off tool, grab your kitchen tongs.

An Instagram post made by American Test Kitchen—complete with a helpful illustration—shares just how handy tongs can be in removing bottle caps.

To open a bottle with kitchen tongs, simply sandwich the top of the bottle inside the handle. You can gently lift it from there like a typical bottle opener. It’s that simple!

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No more cold, slippery hands.

Of course, some bottle caps are twist-off, in which case this hack doesn’t apply. But those pesky pry-off caps require a little more elbow grease. Pry-off bottle caps are not only a cheaper alternative for brewers, but many companies believe it offers a better seal against oxygen (and nobody likes a flat carbonated drink).

Who knew tongs were a helpful tool on and off the grill?

Lindsay Ray Lindsay Ray
Lindsay is a lifestyle and beauty writer currently living in Arizona. She has several years of experience as a freelance writer and reporter, with a specialized interest in the beauty and lifestyle space. From beauty hacks to DIY home décor and everything in between -- Lindsay has a passion for crafting stories that entertain, educate, and inspire. Her writing has appeared in Thought Catalog, The List, Drink Me Magazine, the Auburn Examiner, and Litro Magazine in the United Kingdom. Read Full Bio »
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