The idea is to buy a few items from IKEA and use them to make a back garden BBQ smoker. The concept is also know as IKEA hacking and the principles are simple, re-engineer IKEA products to make a entirely different item. This video will take you step by step through the buying, preparing and constructing of your very own BBQ smoker. All plans for construction can be found on their Website and a big thanks to ford for lending garden fork a car for the summer.
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.
You may be surprised to learn that your vegetable peeler can serve many functions - this video will show you.
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).
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.
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.
What cooler way to cook your food than with an oriental wok? Check this out if you want some easy steps on how to do it.
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.
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.
This how-to video shows you how to use a corn zipper. This is a fun and useful gadget for the kitchen. The corn zipper takes corn off the cob, quickly and efficiently. Just put it on the corn and pull. This will take it off easily. Not everyone can eat corn on the cob. It will also make eating corn easier for kids. It is much safer than knives as well. You can also turn the zipper on the side to milk the corn for creamed corn. This video shows you how useful a corn zipper is for your kitchen.
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.
Can't afford to buy a stove for your kitchen? Then watch this how to video to learn how to make a sixteen brick rocket stove. This adobe brick stove is great for cooking food outside.
Learn how to use the main grill burners 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.
Over time, stains can collect in your crockpot. Learn how to properly clean your crockpot and remove stubborn mineral stains and water marks. When cleaning the crockpot, fill it with hot, soapy water once the cooker has cooled. Let it soak for 15 to 20 minutes, then scrub with a cloth, nylon pad, or plastic sponge. Do not use harsh cleaners or metal pads. Rinse well in hot water and dry.
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...
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.
Learn how a meat hook is used when grilling foods by watching this video.
The lighting is a bit dark in this video, but the description is thorough so you should be able to follow along easily and learn how to sharpen a butcher knife.
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 properly seal a bag of chips.
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?
In this video, we learn how to use the Cool Noodle Tool to make noodles make from thai coconut, auzzhini, jicama, daikon radish and yellow squash. First, grab a half of a coconut and your noodle tool. Take your tool and scrape the inside of the coconut and you will have coconut noodles in no time! Do this for all of your different vegetables, whichever you prefer. Place all of your vegetable noodles into a large bowl and you can now prepare these with any sauces that you prefer. This tool mak...
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...
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 container and close the lid. Leave the newsprint in the container for a couple of days before removing the paper. After you remove the paper, simply wash the container again and the odor should be gone. A viewer would benef...
This is a video of how to use a can opener that's a safe can opener, which will not leave sharp edges. You can also reuse the lid to put back on top of the can if all of it's contents are not used.
Have a delicious stew recipe you'd like to make, but want to cut the cooking time in half? Then, pressure cookers are perfect for you. Actually, pressure cookers can heat up a nice soup or goulash three times faster than regular cooking times! If this sounds good to you, then you need one of these suckers. And if you're lucky enough to own a IMUSA brand pressure cooker, this video with Chef George Duran will give you the tips and tricks to mastering your IMUSA pressure cooker.
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.
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.
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 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...
J. Falk of TrailGear demonstrates how to open a can without using any tools, such as can openers, knifes or sharp objects.
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...
Learn cutting techniques: chiffonade, julienne, and shredding with Professional Chef Gordon Drysdale and Cooking.com. These techniques will help you to cut like a pro chef.
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 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.
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...
You don't need a stove to whip up pasta, soup, vegetables, meat, or even dessert—all you need is a rice cooker! Watch this video to learn how to use a rice cooker to cook foods other than rice.
Learn how to use your steam wok to prepare great meals with steam! Use a steam wok properly.
Learn how to use the smoker box 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.
Grilling something on your gas grill that requires more than 20 minutes of grilling time? You'll need to set up your grill for indirect heat so the meat won't burn before it's done.
In this video from Lowe's we learn how to use a gas smoker. This tip comes from Lowe's. You can cook with a smoker anytime of year. He is using a gas smoker. Keep this away from siding. The fire source heats the moist wood chips, which release the smoke that flavors the food. You need tongs and a meat thermometer for sure. Before you cook for the first time, season the smoker by smoking some wood chips without food in it. He is cooking a pork shoulder which he uses a dry rub, wraps in plastic...