Empty Tomato Can Smells Fishy
October 22, 2012 5:38 PM Subscribe
I opened a store bought can of tomatoes and poured it into a pot of chili. Now that the chili's simmering, the empty can smells like fish and I noticed a dent at the bottom near the seam.
posted by hoppytoad to food & drink (20 answers total)
The can seemed fine when I opened it; there were no bulges and no explosion of tomatoes but it just smells bad now that it's empty. I'm unlikely to play gastrointestinal roulette by eating the chili, but I am curious if you all think I'm being too cautious. Also, should I clean up the pot and utensils with more than just warm, soapy water? I cooked with a wooden spatula and a stainless steel pot.