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How To : Turn your slow cooker into a sous-vide machine

A sous-vide is an "under vacuum," a method of cooking food sealed in plastic bags and then dipped into a water bath that typically takes up to 72 hours to complete. Why cook your food in plastic baggies, you ask? To make sure all the ingredients come out pure and unadulterated ...more

How To : Convert a propane grill to natural gas

Tim Carter, of AsktheBuilder.com, demonstrates the basics about converting your outdoor grill from propane to a natural gas grill. Propane grills have a hose that goes from the propane tank to the grill. Gas grills with have a fuel hose also. But this hose will run from the ba ...more

How To : Ice a cake or pastries without a piping bag

Decorating a cake and realize you don't have any of those professional piping bags? Not to worry! If you have some wax paper, then you have everything you need to be able to make your own piping bag for icing! Ice a cake or pastries without a piping bag. Click through to watch ...more

How To : Grate cheese the easy way

Check out this cooking tip from the Milen Show. Cooking doesn't have to be tough or stressful. Find out how to make it quick and easy! Watch this video tip for how to grate cheese the easy way! Yes, there is an easy way to grate cheese, without using the cheese elbow. Throw a ...more

How To : Season a new wok

Segment on how to season a metal untreated wok from the Master Chef Apprentice Training Package. Brought to you by WokFusion, this tutorial addresses the skill and preparation that must go into preparing Chinese food.

How To : Shape falafels with a falafel press

Falafels area delicious treat to eat. Watch this how to video to learn how to make a middle eastern snack, the falafel. Observe how the Podchef uses a falafel press to make this deep fried snack. They are so easy to make, anyone can make them at home.

How To : Use a citrus zester to zest lemons

What is a lemon zester and how do you use this versatile tool? This Kitchen Utensils how-to video to learn the many uses of zesters. Watch and see how easy it is to zest a lemon or any other citrus fruit.

How To : Use a corn zipper

This how-to video shows you how to use a corn zipper. This is a fun and useful gadget for the kitchen. The corn zipper takes corn off the cob, quickly and efficiently. Just put it on the corn and pull. This will take it off easily. Not everyone can eat corn on the cob. It will ...more

How To : Turn your kettle grill into a food smoker

Smoking food is one of the best ways you can prepare food, since it both imparts a rich, wood grainy flavor and treats food without needing to add excess oils (which also add extra calories and fat). But what happens if you don't have a large backyard and smoker? You can actu ...more

How To : Prepare a cast iron skillet

For this to work, you will need to take your pan through a process of heating and cooling. You put it on the stove, start the heat and apply a thin layer of fat on it, with a napkin or brush. This will open up the pours of the pan. As the fat becomes to burn and the pan heats ...more

How To : Use a rice cooker to cook other foods

You don't need a stove to whip up pasta, soup, vegetables, meat, or even dessert—all you need is a rice cooker! Watch this video to learn how to use a rice cooker to cook foods other than rice. You Will Need * A rice cooker * A willingness to experiment * Ingredients for your ...more

How To : Care for copper pots

Extend the life and luster of your copper pots with a few items that are probably in your kitchen. You Will Need * A soft cloth * Mild dish detergent * Warm water * Lemon juice * Kosher salt * Ketchup * A steel wool pad WARNING: Never heat copper pots lined with tin over a hi ...more

How To : Cook food fast using an IMUSA pressure cooker

Have a delicious stew recipe you'd like to make, but want to cut the cooking time in half? Then, pressure cookers are perfect for you. Actually, pressure cookers can heat up a nice soup or goulash three times faster than regular cooking times! If this sounds good to you, then ...more

How To : Use basic wok skills

Whether you're short on time or just a big fan of Chinese food, stir-fry is a healthy, delicious, and easy meal to prepare. All it really takes is whatever vegetables and meat you've got lying around in the fridge (leftovers are totally okay) and a wok. Once you've gotten you ...more

How To : Use a Swiss Army knife cork screw to open wine

This video demonstrates how to use the cork screw attachment on your Swiss Army Knife. The Swiss Army Knife is an important tool to have while backpacking in Europe. It has a variety of uses including opening wine bottles. Begin by putting the cork screw into the cork. Find th ...more

How To : Open a can with no can opener

Are you stuck somewhere without a can opener? Has this ever happened to you..you move to a new apartment and head to the grocery store.. pick up a bunch of cheap and tasty canned goods for dinner only to arrive home and realize you forgot to buy a can opener along with them? N ...more

How To : Master cool hibachi cooking tricks

If you think that all the videos out there on how to cook on a hibachi are way too fast, then this is the video to watch. This how to video is for beginners. It is a simple video with a few hibachi cooking tricks for any novice to start learning and add their owns.

How To : Use a Can Opener That Doesn't Leave Sharp Edges

This is a video of how to use a can opener that's a safe can opener, which will not leave sharp edges. You can also reuse the lid to put back on top of the can if all of it's contents are not used. If you have a pet such as a dog that likes to take cans out of the trash, this ...more

How To : Use Basic Knife Cuts When Chopping & Dicing

Learn some basic cooking skills with CHOW. These video tutorials will show you how to chop and dice your ingredients to perfection. Aïda Mollenkamp runs through seven basic knife cuts, including the masculine chop, the wily roll cut, and the glorious chiffonade. Also appearin ...more

How To : Make cheater chopsticks with rubber bands

Did you try to impress your friends with chopsticks but it didn't work out? Then try making cheater chopsticks the next time you go out for sushi. In this how-to video we show you the step by step process of using and making cheater chopsticks with rubberbands. Follow the chea ...more

How To : Clean and rehabilitate an old wok with Grace Young

So many cooking shows focus on how to perfect food - preparation, cooking, and presentation. But often, so much attention and focus goes into the food itself that the utensils which produce the food, like pans, spatulas, and thermometors, get almost no attention at all. This ...more

How To : Clean a Lynx grill

Learn the recommended cleaning techniques for your Lynx Grill. The Lynx grill has many innovative features and understanding how to use each grill feature can make you more proficient user of the grill.

How To : Open a soup can without any tools

J. Falk of TrailGear demonstrates how to open a can without using any tools, such as can openers, knifes or sharp objects. He starts by explaining that manufacturers of canned good press and seal the top lid of a can. Therefore, the lid can be removed by removing the seal. He ...more

How To : Construct a 55 gal barrel cooker for grilling

You don't always need an expensive barbecue grill or a fancy smoker for great BBQ meals. In this how-to video a barbecue contestant shows you how to build a simple 55 gal barrel bbq cooker. You will need a barrel, charcoal box, lump charcoal, and a grill to make delicious barb ...more

How To : Add a Non-Stick Surface to a Cast Iron Skillet

Many cooks refer to well-seasoned cast iron skillets as the original non-stick pan. A cast iron skillet is a versatile piece of cookware, going from the top of the stove to the oven with ease, provided the handle is also cast iron. The secret to a non-stick skillet is in the s ...more

How To : Build your own sous vide rig for cooking

Sous vide, or ultra-low temperature poaching, is transformed into a safe and precise science when you create your own rig in this informative video from Cooking With Geeks entrepreneur Jeff Potter. The essential components of this cooking device are a slow cooker, a thermocoup ...more

How To : Season a wok and use a new wok

Did you know that any time you trot home with a new wok you must season it? While you might think, um, but why would you season a wok? Don't you usually season the food instead? Well, seasoning a wok is not what you think it is (and doesn't involve salt and pepper at all). Wh ...more

How To : Sharpen a knife with a knife steel

Knives gone dull? This chef's guide offers instructions on how to sharpen your kitchen utensils using a knife steel. It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this free video tutorial can present a comprehensive overview of the process in just under three minutes' time. For detailed i ...more

How To : Use a mango fork

Chef Roberto Santibanez demonstrates how to use a mango fork. Insert a mango fork into either end of a mango. Using a paring knife, peel mango lengthwise. Using a sharp knife, cut mango lengthwise around the pit. Serve. Use a mango fork. Click through to watch this video on ma ...more

How To : Use a pressure cooker to make great meals

Many of us have grown up being wary about using pressure cookers, thinking the food doesn't come out tasting as good as it does through other cooking methods. No need to worry! Gourmet Magazine explains that it's not the pressure cooker that's the problem; you just need to pic ...more

How To : Clean your java coffee machine

This video will show you how to clean your Java coffee machine. When your machine says "clean ready", do the following: Press the Rinse button, empty the tray and replace it. Press Rinse once more. Place a J25 cleaning tablet in the top of the machine to remove all the sticky ...more

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