Getting almond paste out of #10 cans

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    At our bakery, we use a lot of almond paste that comes in #10 cans.
    The tops and bottoms of the cans are removed by can opener. Recently I found out that a baker is dislodging the cylinder of almond paste from the can by banging the can hard on the metal arm of a mixer's bowl holder. Not good.
    Can anyone tell me a good, fast way to remove the almond paste from #10 cans?
    Thank you again,
    MacShop
     
    MacShop, Aug 3, 2019
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    Unfortunately I don’t think there’s any fast easy way to get almond paste out of a can. Removing both the bottom and the top, and running a straight spatula around the inside of the can is about as good as it gets. Some tasks are just a pain.

    The brand I now use is Mandelin. It comes in a tub. Excellent quality, but digging it out of a tub is a chore.
     
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    Thank you again NorCal! I picked up 2 types of narrow garden hand spades at the hardware store. Good leverage for scooping out those first spoonfuls.
     
    MacShop, Aug 22, 2019 at 12:30 AM
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    Oops. I replied in the wrong spot. Thank you again NorCal, I am using a narrow garden spade to dig a hole in the paste!
     
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    Nothing like the hardware store for baking tools:cool:
     
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