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    I just dump it in my hand and wring it out over the sink, then lay on a paper towel to "dry." (I don't like soggy tuna either :) ) The larger cans I do in two or three dumps. I separate my eggs with my hands, too.

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    Lol...this question amazes me!

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    that's what I do too!!
    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    What you need is a cat!!
    I drain mine by squeezing the top down and drain it into the kitties bowl. They love me on those days LOL :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeaninmaine
    I just use the can opener, then put my thumbs on either side of the cover, turn it upside down over the sink and squeeze. Then move my thumbs further around the cover and squeeze again. It's pretty much dry after I'm done.
    This is what I do too, but I like the idea of draining it into the cat/dog bowls. Never thought to give them a treat, duh!!!!

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    First drain off what you can using the lid to hold the tuna in can. Paper towels flolded up and put in the bottom of a bowl.
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    Pampered Chef makes a tuna drainer which fits the larger cans and works very well. It has little side extensions to hold so you don't get the tuna oil or water on your hands. When I can't find mine it's the old squish it over the sink.

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    @sueisallaboutquilts, This is exactly what I do. And Kitten could be a mile away but she comes running when she smells(?) or hears(?) this happening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    What you need is a cat!!
    I drain mine by squeezing the top down and drain it into the kitties bowl. They love me on those days LOL :D
    Exactly what I do. One of my cats comes running whenver she hears the can opener.

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    I do this too.
    Quote Originally Posted by Barb44
    I just put mine in a regular strainer. The kind with the wire screen. I find this does a better job than squishing the lid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    Squish it down with the cover over the sink.
    Only real way, it works!

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    LOL Me too. Nothing like giving the fur child a special treat.

    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    What you need is a cat!!
    I drain mine by squeezing the top down and drain it into the kitties bowl. They love me on those days LOL :D

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    I put the can in the fridge the day before (unopened) so when I open, drain, and use it, it is already very cold so I can enjoy it sooner. Especially if I forgot to do it earlier that day.

    Quote Originally Posted by Linda58
    Quote Originally Posted by Barb44
    I just put mine in a regular strainer. The kind with the wire screen. I find this does a better job than squishing the lid.
    That's the way I do it too. I just open it 30 min early and let it drain. No squishing! Put it in the fridge if you want it to be cold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    Squish it down with the cover over the sink.
    This is what I do! :thumbup:

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    I do the squish method too!

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    I use the lid too and yes my cat loves the tuna juice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    What you need is a cat!!
    I drain mine by squeezing the top down and drain it into the kitties bowl. They love me on those days LOL :D
    Me too, my kitty lovesssssssssss tuna water!!

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    believe it or not, DH and I have actually had an argument over how to drain tuna. I forget who won.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    Squish it down with the cover over the sink.
    Thats how I've always done it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    Squish it down with the cover over the sink.
    That's exactly what I do

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    What you need is a cat!!
    I drain mine by squeezing the top down and drain it into the kitties bowl. They love me on those days LOL :D
    thats how i do it too. i am the kitties best friend until its all gone then it is like a scene from got milk? commercial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    Squish it down with the cover over the sink.
    That's what I do and then I save the juice for Bess (the dog) and put it in her dry kibbles. Then I put it in a colander and rinse it out and then literally by hand squeeze the juice out and put it in my bowl for salad or my bowl for sandwiches. Works like a charm and have been doing this for years and years. Then I know it is rinsed out good and moisture sqoze out! How's that for a word? Edie

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    I drain mine in a metal sieve. I like mine drained well. My four cats love the water off of it, so I always open two cans. What spoiled felines!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    Squish it down with the cover over the sink.
    Ditto

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    I use the can lid or the lid size squishy thing. I run water over the can and compress several times to get the oily water off. I just watched a Modern Marvels just the other night on tuna and they said that Americans prefer their tuna packed in water and Europeans prefer oil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    What you need is a cat!!
    I drain mine by squeezing the top down and drain it into the kitties bowl. They love me on those days LOL :D
    That's what I do too. The kitties make a fuss when they hear the manual can opener, and they hang around in the kitchen until they're sure I'm going to give them a treat. And then... they like the fishy water better than the fish. That's a puzzle, but I get to eat tuna.

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