Maria Cleaveland shows us how to clean a coffee maker in this tutorial. It's important to clean out your coffee maker because calcium and lime can build up throughout regular use. One option is to use a cleaner liquid that you brew just like coffee, but is cleaning solution. You will then run two water coffees after this to make sure all the solution is out. Vinegar and water also work to clean out the coffee maker in case you don't have the cleaning solution. If you do this regularly, your c...
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.
Doing some cake decorating? See how you can make your own frosting cones with simple wax paper. Who needs those fancy expensive professional ones. Make wax paper icing cones.
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.
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.
Chef Jason Hill shows how to use a grill box smoker. This box will turn your propane or gas grill into a temporary smoker. The box is used to hold wood smoking chips. Place the box over the burner to produce smoke flavored food.
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 barbecue grill to your house.
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...
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.
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.
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 detailed video tutorial will show you everything you need to know on how to use a Cuisinart Vertical Rotisserie (CVR-1000).
Don't cook with a blunt knife. It is dangerous. This is an important tool maintenance video.
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 even more, place it on a lower setting on another part of the stove and continue to apply fat. This process repairs the pan, as it pushes the rust away from the pores, so you will have a stronger pan in the end. This wil...
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.
Learn how to use the ProSear Burner 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.
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?
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.
Learn how to make or brew ice coffee in your Keurig coffee maker. We used the Donut Shop Sweet and Creamy regular ice coffee k-cups in this demonstration. It has the milk and sugar already added to the K-Cup.
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.
Don't you hate when you reheat your food and it is still cold in the middle? Watch this how to video and let the Rookie Cook show you some easy ways to reheat food. Reheat your food and find the perfect temperature.
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 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...
If you've ever eaten a thinly sliced vegatable, there's a good chance that it was cut using a mandoline slicer! Learn how to use this utility effectively.
There are a few julienne peelers on the market, but how do they work. Watch this how to video for a quick demonstration on the proper or way to utilize a julienne peeler.
If you recently unearthed your silver from storage hoping to use the pieces to set your holiday table, you may have been a bit disappointed at how tarnished all those spoons and forks look.
When you use your knife, you want it to be sharp. When you first buy your knife it has a factory edge, which is the sharpest it will ever be. To maintain a sharp edge on the knife you are going to need to invest in a sharpening steel. To sharpen the knife, take the sharpening steel in one hand and the knife in the other. Pull the knife toward you on the bottom and the top with gentle strokes. After you have gently pulled it across the steel a few times apply some pressure and speed up a littl...
This video about how to clean rusty cast iron. Just follow these steps: 1. To get the rust off, clean it with a Brillo pad or sandpaper. Use water and something to lubricate it while washing it.
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.
So you love to grill food but it's the middle of winter and too cold to grill outside, what are you going to do? The answer lies in this video series on stove top grilling. Let our expert show you how you can grill all your favorite food on a stove top grill pan without any of the hassle of outdoor grills.
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.
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.
This video is a tutorial on how to set a table in a restaurant. The table should first be wiped thoroughly with a product called Thieves, a mixture of organic oils that contains no chemicals. Be sure it is dry before people are seated.
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 slices and/or fine juliennes, this is equipment for you.
In this video, we learn how to make a soup bowl out of a coconut. This will add a ton of flavor to soups or drinks! To do this, you will need to make a wide opening to the top of the coconut. Take a cleaver with a strong, thick, and heavy heel. Then, score through the husk with the cleaver, looking for any weak spots. After you have scored the wide opening, go back around until you break through the shell. Once you break through, use the back corner of the knife to pry back the top. Pull it b...
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...
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.
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...
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
7-year old Chief Culinary Officer (CCO) of Lizzie Marie Cuisine presents kitchen safety tips. Watch this video tutorial to learn about knife safety and what those different knives do in the kitchen!
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...