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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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : Reuse glass jars

You don't have to throw out those glass jars! Every little bit counts, so you can feel good about making a small different if you start reusing your glass jars. Show Me The Curry has all the guidance you need to ensure that you get the most out of your glass jars and do your p ...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 : 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 : 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 : Eat properly using chopsticks

When sitting down to eat a Japanese meal, you will often be offered a warm towel. This is to be used to wash your hands. You should accept the towel and wash your hands with it. Fold the towel back up to look the way it was when it was given to you. Wait for someone else to b ...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 : Season a cast-iron pan

Cast-iron provides one of the best cooking surfaces for any cooking. Learn how to season it to perfection. -The seasoning will continue to improve as the pan is regularly used. -New cast-iron skillets require seasoning before the first use to create a nonstick finish. -Wash t ...more

How To : Build a barrel rocket stove

A rocket stove is a "rocket" combustion approach to preparing meals, which provides high combustion efficiency and efficient heat transfer to the cooking pot. Research suggests (through practical experience) that by using a rocket stove, you could save at least 50% of fuelwood ...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 : 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 : Choose a good spatula

The spatula is one of a cook's most important tools. Chef Jason Hill explains why you should buy a high heat rated, heat resistant rubber spatula. Learn how to choose a good spatula by watching this video cooking tutorial.

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 : Use chopsticks for dummies

This video demonstrates how to use chopsticks. From the people who brought you the Dummies instructional book series, brings you the same non-intimidating guides in video form. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to use chopsticks, For Dummies. Using chopsticks is an impre ...more

How To : Make foods last longer

Keep foods fresher longer with these tricks. Learn how to make your food last longer. You Will Need: * Bread * An apple * Brown bags * Plastic bags * Paper towels Step 1: Keep cookies crisp Keep the treats in your cookie jar from getting stale by putting a piece of bread – p ...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 : Use parchment paper to cook fish

There are many tools you can use in the kitchen, one very important one is parchment paper. In this how to video Chef Paul explains using parchment paper with fish. However parchment paper is not limited to using it with fish, you can also use it with baking and other dishes t ...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 : Flip food in a pan with Chef Ming Tsai

This instructional how-to video is hosted by Simply Ming’s chef Ming Tsai. Watch this cooking lesson as Ming shows you how to flip food in a pan. Tossing food in a pan is a simple technique that any anyone can learn to do. Once you've mastered the art of flipping food you can ...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 : Eat using chopsticks

Chopsticks are widely used in eastern countries and suffices as a great alternative to most western eating utensils. Chopsticks may be super cool to use but they can also be quite difficult to handle. This video will show you exactly how to eat using chopsticks properly. A fr ...more

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 : Sharpen a knife using a whetstone

Sharpening a knife can bring a dull edge back to life. This video tutorial shows how to sharpen a knife using a whetstone. Soak the whetstone in cold water for about 5-10 minutes and set it on a clean towel. Starting with the coarser side, push the knife against the stone whil ...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 : Steel a knife to keep it sharp

Chefs know that dull knives are more dangerous than sharp ones, and knives need to be steeled regularly. Sharpen your knife with this how-to video on using a steel.

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.

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