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 instructions, as well as to get started sharpening your own knives, watch this helpful how-to.

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 the middle of the cork and push the tip into the center. Twist the cork into the center. Because cheap bottles of wine often have corks that have deteriorated, it is important to place the cork screw in the center of the c...

How To: Open a can using a knife instead of a can opener

This video is how to open a metal can with the corner of a knife. First, you must find a knife that has a ninety-degree angle where the corner is a sharp point. A cleaver, like the one shown in the video, type of knife would be best. You use the corner to puncture the can and continue puncturing it as you rotate the can. Make sure to tilt the knife outwards after you puncture. Puncture successively and simultaneously rotate the can so that each puncture mark starts where the last one left off...

How To: Open a can using a Swiss Army Knife

This is a video demonstrating how to open a can with a Swiss Army Knife can opener. To begin, place the can on a flat surface. Open the can opener on the Swiss Army Knife. Make sure that the hook of the can opener is on the outer ring of the can and that the cutting part is on the inside. Use the blade to puncture a hole in the can, pulling up on the handle and pushing the blade along the can. Move the can in a counter clockwise motion cutting along the way. Use the tip of the can opener to p...

How To: Use the Bottle Opener on a Swiss Army Knife to Pop Off Bottle Caps

The Swiss army knife has a lifetime warranty and is the brand that MacGuyver used in his series so you know that it's good. The keychain side of the knife contains a bottle opener while the other side contains a can opener with a sharp cutting edge. The bottle opener has a flathead screwdriver on its top. You can use it to open bottles of ale when traveling through Europe by using a leverage technique. The top should then easily come off of your desired bottled beverage.

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, which is a significant savings for anyone's financial situation.

How To: Sharpen a knife with a handheld sharpener

Dull knives in the kitchen are not only slow, but possibly the most dangerous threat in your home. In this entertaining and informative video, Bruce Trettor teaches how to properly sharpen your own knives with a hand-held sharpener. He explains how to test the sharpness of your knives, the common indicators of improperly sharpened knives, and some great tips on chopping and slicing that will drastically improve your cooking skills. He also covers the different techniques necessary to hone you...

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 as if you were frothing milk. Run the entire mixture through the frother and thereafter run some clear water through the frother to remove the remnants of the cleaning agent from inside the frother. Repeat this process af...

How To: Set a basic table properly

This video describes how to set a basic table. First we have to set the placement on a table with a napkin. Next keep a dinner fork, salad fork, and sea food fork on the right side of the placement. Next keep a dinner knife, tea spoon, and soup spoon on the left side of the placement. Next keep desert spoon, desert fork, and bread plate on the other side of the placement. Next keep the dinner plate on the middle of the placement. Next place the soup bowl on that dinner plate. Next put the wat...

How To: Marinade food for cooking

Learn some basic tips on how to marinade with the Rookie Cook. Watch this how to video and learn a technique that is essential if you want to be a good cook. Marinating allows you to infuse great flavor into any kind of meat. Marinades also tenderize meat making it juicy and soft. Follow along with this cooking tutorial to learn how to marinade.

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 into the can's lid creating holes. Be careful not to pound too hard and drop the nail into the food inside the can. Hammer enough holes to make an opening around the edge of the can's lid and then pry the lid up and open...

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 oil when you are cooking. The cast iron is a great heat conductor and the whole pan heats evenly instead of just in spots. To season a cast iron pan you will need to take a neutral oil, vegetable oil works fine, and rub it...

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 this video cooking tutorial and learn how to build a mini electric stove.

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 wand as well so it has a chance to get into all the pipes and valves. After you have done all the steps, run it out once more with just plain water to clean it out of the citric acid taste. Then, you will be able to run the...

How To: Use a Swiss Army knife can opener

This video shows you how to use a Swiss Army knife can opener. It is easy to confuse the can opener with the bottle opener. The can opener has a small screwdriver tip and a sharper edge. Cans of spaghetti are good for a quick meal on the train. Put the bottom part of the can opener underneath the lip of the can. Use leverage to poke the top part of the opener through the lid of the can. Move the opener backwards a little and push through again. Keep doing this all the way round the top of the...

How To: Sharpen a dull knife

This video shows the proper way to sharpen chef's knives. Chef Leigh Hudson prefers using synthetic Japanese water stones. He shows how to soak three stones; the first a 400-800 grit stone, the second stone is a 1000 grit stone and the third stone is a 3000 grit stone. The 3000 grit stone is the final process and is as smooth as glass. He explains the different angles needed for the various stones and what the knife could look and feel like at each stage of the process. He also demonstrates a...

How To: Clean a barbeque grill and grill grates with Lowe's

Our host today shows us different types of methods for removing rust from your grill or pit. Regular cleaning is described in your manual and consists of removing rust, polishing chrome, and removing coal from the pit. With just supplies from around the house you can clean your chrome for little to nothing. He shows us how the basics of removing grills and what to check for to keep your grill cooking smoothly. In the end, your knowledge of grill cleaning should improve and you are now ready t...

How To: Test for proper pan heat

A simple water test can be used to check for a properly heated pan. Check out this short video tutorial from Rouxbe on how to test for proper pan heat. This video will support your cooking experience and will provide you with additional relevant information during your culinary time pan frying.

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