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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 : Properly dices and mince food

Learn how to properly dices and mince food. If done right, dicing an onion ensures even cooking and makes your dish look professional. If you've never attended cooking school, chances are that you've never learned this easy method. It only takes two simple cuts. To dice and mi ...more

How To : Clean your espresso machine with citric acid

In this video, we learn how to clean your espresso machine with citric acid. First, mix the acid up with some water in a pouring cup. Then, pour this into the machine and run water through the machine to get the boiler filled up with the acid solution. Run it out the steam wan ...more

How To : Sharpen a knife from base to end

This how-to video is about how to sharpen a knife from base to end. Many points have to be considered while sharpening a knife, a knife needs to sharpened from the tip to the bottom, that is from the tip to the portion near the handle. Many of us are concerned about the middl ...more

How To : Pick out a salad spinner

Great salad recipes call for properly washed and dried lettuce. One of the most useful kitchen gadgets you can own is the salad spinner. Chef Jason Hill shows you how it works. Learn how to choose and use a salad spinner by watching this video cooking tutorial.

How To : Use a kettle corn machine

Watch this how-to video to operate a kettle corn machine called the 2575 Pappy's kettle corn cooker. First, you must use a one-hundred pound liquid propane gas tank. You will only use three kernels of kettle corn for your first batch.

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 : Remove odor from plastic storage containers

This video describes how to remove unwanted odor from plastic storage containers. The video shows three easy steps to remove odor. Firstly, thoroughly wash the plastic container as you usually would. After it dries, place a few pieces of crumpled up newsprint inside of the con ...more

How To : Make a cheap funnel using a soda bottle

Funnels are necessary for a bunch of different types of food prep, but that doesn't mean you have to blow your money on one at the grocery store. If you're trying to feed your family on a budget this holiday season, simply craft the funnel yourself! Check out this video to le ...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 : 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 : Make a miniature electric stove

Learn To Hack a Glue Gun and turn it into a Small Electric Stove to heat up your food. Its cheap to make and very helpful for when you don't have anything to cook you food with. Find out how by watching this video. All you need is a hot glue gun and some paper clips. Watch thi ...more

How To : Cook on the George Foreman Grill

In this cooking video series, learn how to make some easy George Foreman Grill recipes. Chef Brandon Sarkis shows you how to cook everything from zucchini and potatoes to tilapia and ribeye steaks. Video: . Video: George Foreman Grill Instructions - Part 2. George Foreman Gril ...more

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 Braun hand blender to make a fruit smoothie

The Braun immersion blender is cheap yet powerful. It is strong enough to crush ice, frozen fruit, nuts, vegetables, etc. and is typically used to make smoothies. Watch this how to video to learn how to make an ice cream and banana smoothie with a hand held blender.

How To : Connect a propane tank to a gas grill

With summer just around the corner make sure you are prepped and ready for all those barbeques by connecting the propane gas tank to your grill. With the hose on tight you’ll be ready for those hotdogs and hamburgers. If you are craving that flame-broiled taste but you are ou ...more

How To : Use the breeze cotton candy machine

Get tips from this how-to video to use the breeze cotton candy machine to produce--cotton candy! Know safety precautions before you start to use the machine. Make sure you lace the sugar seal on the cotton candy machine to keep sugar for getting down to the motor.

How To : Keep a knife sharp

Learn how to keep a knife sharp with this video. Just follow a few steps. When your knife is not sharp it poses some problems so follow the steps. First step is sharpening the knife with sharp-rod. Second step is sharpening the knife with sharpening stone. Third step is sha ...more

How To : Clean a coffee machine milk frother

This video tutorial is in the Food category which will show you how to clean a Coffee Machine Milk Frother on Katarina. Take a jug with about 400 ml of water and pour about 50 ml of the cleaning liquid in it. Mix it and put the frother pipe in the jug and turn on the frother a ...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 Cuisinart Vertical Rotisserie

The best way to roast and barbecue meat and poultry is with a rotisserie. A vertical rotisserie is the best way to save space and stay clean. Know how to get the most out of your new Cuisinart rotisserie. Get all of the information on the Cuisinart Vertical Rotisserie. This de ...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 : Sharpen a knife with Gordon Ramsey

Don't cook with a blunt knife. It is dangerous. This is an important tool maintenance video. Here's another installment of Gordon Ramsay's How To Guides created to help you prepare for the Cookalong live event on Friday at 9pm on Channel4.

How To : Season a cast iron pan

A Food Network chef gives the low down on seasoning a cast iron pan. Cast iron pans need to be seasoned before use because it will make your pan stick resistant and last a lifetime. Another plus of seasoning your cast iron pan is that you will not have to use any additional oi ...more

How To : Use the rotisserie on a Lynx grill

Learn how to use the rotisserie feature on 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 : 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 : Build a BBQ food smoker using parts from Ikea

The idea is to buy a few items from IKEA and use them to make a back garden BBQ smoker. The concept is also know as IKEA hacking and the principles are simple, re-engineer IKEA products to make a entirely different item. This video will take you step by step through the buying ...more

How To : Sharpen a knife like Gordon Ramsay

Chef Gordon Ramsay teaches a customer how to sharpen a kitchen knife. The lesson he gives here is little more than giving the knife an edge with a filing tool which is a short metallic rod the size of a knife. We frequently see chefs using sharpening knives this way although t ...more

How To : Freeze food properly

Don’t toss foods into the freezer willy-nilly and hope for the best! Storing them correctly preserves taste and texture. Learn how to freeze food properly. You Will Need * Masking tape * Permanent marker * Freezer-safe plastic bags and containers * Heavy-duty aluminum foil * ...more

How To : Pre-treat a Tokoname Kyusu teapot

Tokoname Kyusu is a well known Japanese company that specialized in teapots. Before using your brand new teapot for brewing tea, it must be properly treated and boiled. This utensils & equipment how to video gives a detailed explanation for the pretreatment and cleaning method ...more

How To : Pre-season a cast iron skillet

This video shows how to preseason a cast iron skillet. If it has rust or is flaking, it will need to be seasoned. Wash the skillet in warm, soapy water and dry it thoroughly inside and out. Preheat your oven to 50 degrees. Pour into the skillet 4 to 5 tablespoons of Canola oil ...more

How To : Use a gas smoker with tips from Lowe's

In this video from Lowe's we learn how to use a gas smoker. This tip comes from Lowe's. You can cook with a smoker anytime of year. He is using a gas smoker. Keep this away from siding. The fire source heats the moist wood chips, which release the smoke that flavors the food. ...more

How To : Use a Japanese mandoline to julienne vegetables

Also known as the Benriner, we introduce the Japanese mandoline. The Benriner does not have all the functionality of more expensive mandolines (no french fry blade, no waffle cuts) and the finger guard is worthless, but if what you need is veryfine ("superfine") to medium slic ...more

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