Hot Kitchen Utensils & Equipment Posts

How To: Build a BBQ food smoker using parts from Ikea

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.

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 corn zipper

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.

How To: Clean a crockpot

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.

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: Use the Cool Noodle Tool to make noodles at home

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...

How To: Prepare a cast iron skillet

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...

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 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...

How To: Cook food fast using an IMUSA pressure cooker

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.

How To: Make a soup bowl out of a coconut

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...

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: Use and care for a pressure cooker

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...

How To: Use a gas smoker with tips from Lowe's

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...