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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 : Bias-cut a carrot

This video is a tutorial on how to do a bias-cut on a carrot. It is called the bias-cut because the cut keeps the same size on each piece of the carrot. A carrot is one of the most difficult foods to cut because it's shape is not uniform. You need to slice down at an angle for ...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 : 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 : 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 : Use a hammer and nail to open a soup can

Have you ever been caught with nothing to eat but canned soup or tuna fish and no can opener in sight? In this video, AJ Conover demonstrates how to open a can with a hammer and nail. First make sure the hammer and nail are very clean. Use the hammer to lightly pound the nail ...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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 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 and care for a pressure cooker

This video describes the different parts of a pressure cooker, and how to use it. The pressure cooker consists of a heavy gauge pot and a tight fitting locking lid with a pressure release and a button that pops up when the right pressure is reached. There is also a quick relea ...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 : 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 : 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 : 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

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 : 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 : Properly set a table

To properly set a table for an informal four course dinner, keep in mind that a soup course, a salad course, an entree and a desert will be served. First, add the service plate or charger to the table. Place it directly in front of the guest two inches from the table. It will ...more

How To : Choose and use a meat thermometer for cooking

Meat thermometers are an important tool in the kitchen. Professional chefs use meat thermometer to measure the doneness of a cooked steak, turkey, chicken, and many other meats. Watch this Kitchen Utensils how-to video to learn about the different meat thermometers out there.

How To : Easily and Quickly Peel Garlic

Garlic is a great addition to many delicious recipes but it can often be a very time consuming process even just to peel. This article will show you a great trick that will make peeling garlic fast and easy. If you're new to cooking or haven't yet learned the trick that's des ...more

How To : Close chip bags without a chip clip

Learn the savvy trick in this how-to video for closing chip bags. It's as simple as it sounds and will save you from wasting money on those chip clips that get lost anyway. Even better, your chips will stay fresh. Check out this quick instructional video and learn how to prope ...more

How To : Clean a grill

Grill Guru Ted Reader chastises everyone for not cleaning their grill! Ted shows how easy it really is. A clean grill is a happy grill, is a safe grill. Learn how to clean a grill by watching this video tutorial.

How To : Measure food using cups and spoons

Knowing how to measure ingredients is an important aspect of cooking. This Tips and Techniques video really goes back to the basics and shows you how to use measuring spoons and cups. This is a skill you will need whether you are baking or cooking.

How To : Set a table the proper way

This video teaches us the way to properly set a table. You will require a couple of things for this purpose. These things include a table with a table cloth and napkins. These should be kept at one side of the table. Then take salad forks and dinner forks. Arrange these in the ...more

How To : Clear your drain with eco-friendly white vinegar

A clogged drain makes an unhappy cook. But unfortunately drains get clogged far too easily and often. And while pouring down a drain de-clogger can work, the very toxic chemicals in the de-clogger are damaging to your health and to the environment. So check out this kitchen t ...more

How To : Chiffonade basil

In this video from FoodNetworkTV Chefs Anne and Beau teach the Worst Cooks in America how to chiffonade basil. This is a knife skill. This give the basil a "ribbon" look to it. To do this, layer 3 or 4 leaves, then roll the basil, then you make tiny slices in that basil and be ...more

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