How to Keep Canned Food After Opening

Just wanted to share this handy little kitchen hack I’ve been using for the past year or so – the kitty food can saver!

Although it’s obviously intended to keep cans of pet food fresh in your fridge it works equally well to keep canned chipotles or tuna fish fresh.

It had always bothered me that most of the can of chipotles would end up going to waste since I’d open a can of them, use just a tiny bit as I am quite wimpy about spicy food, and then lamely try to keep it fresh by covering it with some tin foil and a rubber band. It just did not work.

Clever Kitty Can Saver Top by Eve Fox, Garden of Eating blog, copyright 2013

But now, my kitty can saver allows me to extend its stay in the fridge for many, many weeks. One nice thing about this can saver is that it’s adjustable – the lid has several different circumference rings that will fit different sized cans.

I got mine at my local hardware store for under $2 but you can also find them online.

Clever Kitty Can Saver Top by Eve Fox, Garden of Eating blog, copyright 2013
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Genoveva M.
Genoveva M4 years ago

Thank you Eve, for Sharing this article.
Good ideas.

Karen Gee4 years ago


Fred Hoekstra
Fred Hoekstra4 years ago

Thank you Eve, for Sharing this!

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen4 years ago

Thank you :)

Terry V.
Terry V4 years ago


Lady A.
Past Member 4 years ago


Jesus is God :D

Camilla Vaga
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Syd H.
Syd H4 years ago

Yeah, probably should not eat "tinned" food (because of BpA if nothing else -- others being processing, high heat, high sodium, other E numbers such as emulsiphants, preservatives). If is in a glass jar not so bad but still not as great as fresh.

Also a very good reason to avoid food that comes in plastic containers.

However, probably best to transfer anything once opened into a glass container of some sort for storage. Not just for refrigerating but in the pantry as it keeps bugs out too. And we can see what we have at a glance.

Kay M.
Kay M4 years ago

I thought we weren't supposed to eat canned food b/c of all the bad stuff in it.