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Old 05-17-2016, 05:40 PM   #1
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How do you open saltines?

whenever i try to open a 'thing' oof saltine crakers the pack does not open at the seam but explodes in a gloriuous confetti fallout.

are there any tips on how to control these ticking time bombs?

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Old 05-17-2016, 05:47 PM   #2
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I know exactly what you are talking about. For some reason I've been fortunate in that all the sleeves of saltines I've been opening over the last long, long while have been nice and cooperative. That is, they open on the seam. My husband, on the other hand, has no patience with any kind of packaging so his usual MO is slitting the offending wrapper with his pocket knife.

I really don't have any solution for you other than, perhaps, using a pair of scissors to start the process and go from there.
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Old 05-17-2016, 05:48 PM   #3
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whenever i try to open a 'thing' oof saltine crakers the pack does not open at the seam but explodes in a gloriuous confetti fallout.

are there any tips on how to control these ticking time bombs?
Never had that happen. What brand do you purchase. On a side note, I want the job of the person who stocks the potato chips! Crushing each bag so all you get are crumbs!
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Old 05-17-2016, 05:53 PM   #4
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I usually have problems with generic packaging. But in many instances I use a pair of scissors on stubborn seals.
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Old 05-17-2016, 06:05 PM   #5
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I have my trusty kitchen shears at the ready. That stupid seam doesn't open for me either without some fiddling, and DH has no patience, so it looks like a disaster when he opens the package.
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Old 05-17-2016, 06:38 PM   #6
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I love saltines, and use scissors for opening them. This thread struck my funny bone, because someone on FB posted the same dilemma just a few days ago. Complete with a picture of the offending bag torn open in the wrong place and crumbs everywhere.

Side note....I used to have one of those tins for saltines years ago and loved it, but I don't know what happened to it. Must have gotten lost in a move or something.
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Old 05-17-2016, 06:40 PM   #7
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Old 05-17-2016, 07:07 PM   #8
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I've gotta try this myself...

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Old 05-17-2016, 08:21 PM   #9
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Another vote for scissors!

and I close the open sleeve with one of these ancient clothes pins.

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Old 05-17-2016, 08:28 PM   #10
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How do you open saltines?

I either use wire twist ties, or hack the ends off coat hangers with the clamps on the ends using pruning shears. They make great cracker/chip savers. I also keep a couple of clothespins in the silverware drawer.
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