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
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.
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.
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 this reason. Your knife motion should not be choppy, but more wave-like. The bias-cut is important because it guarantees that the carrot slices will cook evenly.
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...
Taylor Erkkinen, co-owner of the Brooklyn Kitchen, shows how to properly hone a knife Hold a butcher steel vertically. Place it on a towel on a flat surface in order to anchor and hold it in place. Most knifes are sharpened to 20 degrees. To find this angle, hold the knife perpendicularly to the butcher steel--this is 90 degrees. Reducing to half that angle is 45 degrees, and half of that angle is 22 degrees. Pass the knife equally on each side of the butcher steel, making sure you run all th...
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.
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.
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...
Feeling like MacGyver? Create your own cooking spray in a few simple steps. Reach in your cabinet and make your own homemade cooking spray. Here are a few ways to make it at home.
Food editor Ian Knauer demonstrates a simple method for using a whetstone and a steel to keep your blades sharp. Just follow along and learn how.
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.
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.
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 for Japanese Kyusu teapots.
The right tool for the right job can make all the difference. A v-sliver is a great kitchen tool for slinging fruits and vegetables. Watch this how to video as Bon Appetite magazine shows you the proper way to a v-slicer safely. Use a v-slicer in the kitchen with Bon Appetit.
Learn how to light a 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.
You may be surprised to learn that your vegetable peeler can serve many functions - this video will show you.
During the holidays, many recipes call for cracked black peppercorn (it's much fresher and much tastier than regular pepper in a plastic seasoning jar).
In this quick and easy how to video, chefs Anne and Beau from the Food Network's show, Worst Cooks, teach their recruits some new knife skills. In this lesson, they demonstrate how to properly "julienne" a bell pepper. Julienne is a French term used to describe a type of cut for vegetables that cuts them into long, thin strips. The chefs demonstrate this technique, and offer some tips to get you in the groove. You can learn to chop your veggies like a pro in just over a minute.
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.
It's a classic dilemma parodied in so many TV shows and movies we now roll our eyes every time we see it: Two women are trying to pry open a jar of jam (or some other condiment) but, despite their best efforts, the lid just won't pop. So they enlist the help of a pretty boy who lives next door to finish the "manly" job.
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...
Know how to get the most out of your new Cuisinart food processor. Get all of the information on the Cuisinart Elite Collection 14-Cup Food Processor. This detailed video tutorial will show you everything you need to know on how to use a Cuisinart Elite 14-Cup Food Processor.
Hack a two litter bottle and turn it into an orange juicer. Watch this cooking how-to video and find out how to make it. If you like the taste of freshly squeezed orange juice you might want to watch this.
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 barbecue.
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).
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 release valve that you can turn manually. There is also a gasket that fits inside the lid to keep the pressure in the pot. To assemble the pressure cooker, insert the gasket under the flanges in the lid, line the lid up on th...
Just got a smoker? Well, how do you use it? Before you slap on the meat and try it out without any prior knowledge, check out this video for the basics of using a smoker. You won't regret it. The results will be a nice smoky flavor worth the time and preparation.
Cast iron skillets are the original non-stick "Teflon" coating. An iron skillet seasoned properly will keep food from sticking, and its is great for browning and easy to care for. And good cast iron cookware will last a life time. Cast iron skillets have been handed down from generation to generation. Rita's favorite cast iron skillet was handed down from her mother and is at least 100 years old.
Check out this how-to video to learn the correct way to operate a popcorn machine. Make sure you always unplug your popcorn machine before you do any kind of cleaning. It will take about three or four minutes before your pop corn is finished popping. When the corn is almost done popping, grab the handle and dump the kettle. You will want to dump in twice to make sure all the popcorn has fallen out of the kettle.
At first an avocado looks intimdating to cut. It's kind of squishy and has this huge pit in the center that you just don't know what to do with. So if you've never cut an avocado before, check out this food video by Serious Eats to learn how to cleverly cut, pit, and slice one for optimal presentation.
If you want to make an authentic New York-style pizza pie, you'll require the proper tools. Among those tools is the pizza peel. World Pizza Champion Tony Gemignani shows how to properly use a pizza peel, the wide, flat shovel that transports the pizza from countertop to oven. For complete instructions on how to use a pizza peel (also sometimes referred to as a pizza shovel), watch this free video tutorial.
In order to set a table properly, you need to begin with the candles. Try using beeswax in your candleholder to hold your candle upright. Place the salad plate inside your serving plate. Every course should have its‚Äô own silverware. Place the napkin on the left side. The fold of the napkin should be away from the plate.
Use a hair dryer to get BBQ coals nice and hot quickly and easily. No fluid required! This is a handy trick that helps you ignite a BBQ grill quickly by inciting the heat.
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.
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...
J. Falk of TrailGear demonstrates how to open a can without using any tools, such as can openers, knifes or sharp objects.
If you ran out of clips to close all those half-eaten bags of chips leftover from the weekend barbecue, this video demonstrates super-easy and useful chip-clip-no-more bag fold.
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...
Learn recipes for steam cooking with tips and techniques for steaming vegetables, fish, chicken and more in this free how-to video series on steam cooking basics.