Resealing can after only using half of it.

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Resealing can after only using half of it.

Postby SomewhereInND » Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:06 pm

If I use 1/2 of the can of XYZ one day, I want to chill unused part in icebox, use 2-3 days later.

I hate dishes when camping. I can goggle, but I am looking for a recomendation.

I don't want to put it in another container, just creates dishes.

I have put can in a ziploc, works OK, but messy if can is turned sidways. Dumping contents from can to ziploc works, but can be lost/crushed by ice when stored in icechest.

There are lid systems, but size of can would be a problem.

Maybe a piece of shrink wrap over top, then some type of wide rubber band.

After writing above sentence, maybe a piece of surgical tubing. I believe a simple knot holds well in surgical tubing. Anyone do this?
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Postby S. Heisley » Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:51 pm

:thinking: ...Just a idea/guess: What about emptying the remaining contents into a Ziploc bag; wipe out the can with a paper towel; then, put the sealed Ziploc bag inside the can to protect it?

Another idea is that Glad now makes a disposable small plastic tub (the one with the blue plastic lid) that you could use. I think they are made mainly for kids’ lunches and things like that.

(Personally, I don't like to toss stuff like that and I am even a bit uncomfortable using plastic containers anymore because there is so much negativity about plastic these days. But, glass can break....)
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Postby Nitroxjunkie71 » Sun Jan 03, 2010 7:13 pm

Answers.com wrote:Can food be safely stored in metal containers? Leaving fruit juices, tuna fish or other canned fruits and vegetables in the original metal can is not recommended. Acidic foods can interact with the metal, imparting a metallic taste to the food. To avoid this unpleasant experience, transfer leftover foods or juices to sealable glass or plastic containers. If a product stored in a can is accidentally tasted or eaten, the food may taste bad but it will not be dangerous.
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Postby Ageless » Sun Jan 03, 2010 7:33 pm

No clue who came up with that. The cans are lined to prevent metallic contact. After all; how long has that product been in the cab before you used it?

They make snap-on plastic lids for cans. Check the Rubbermaid section of larger stores.
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Postby Laredo » Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:18 am

Press N Seal wrap is not a bad substitute for (1) lids and / or (2) ziplock bags.

I have recently lost the lid to the maraschino bottle I use to hold evaporated milk (for coffee cream). I put some of the PnS wrap on, then used a plastic lid a little oversize. doesn't leak even knocked over!
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Postby tearhead » Mon May 10, 2010 4:46 pm

Sandwich bag or plastic wrap over the can with a rubber band to hold it on?
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Postby JIML1943 » Mon May 10, 2010 5:26 pm

I use a can opener that opens the can from the side they seal pretty good when put back on, you can put a rubber band on for safety.
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Postby parnold » Mon May 10, 2010 8:19 pm

Put the contents of the can in a zip lock bag, then the zip lock bag in a plastic container. The plastic container will prevent damage in the cooler, and unless the bag leaks.. won't need washing, you can use over and over.
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Postby bobhenry » Mon May 10, 2010 10:43 pm

Sounds like you might want to save the plastic wide mouth peanut jars, and stock up on quart size freezer bags.
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Postby rebapuck » Sun Oct 24, 2010 12:38 pm

Aren't there plastic lids made for tuna and pet food cans?
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Postby CAJUN LADY » Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:05 pm

I know you mentioned you don't want to use another dish but my suggestion is mason jars or p-nutbutter jars. Empty contents of 'XYZ' into jar before you leave home and that way it will be safe and secure the whole trip.
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Postby honeask » Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:40 am

I agree about the Press N Seal product, we use it all the time for sealing a can or bowl. Even wrapped other things to keep them together, even jewelry, works like a charm.
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