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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.

How To: Remove melted candle wax using heat or cold

This video explains two different ways to remove wax from candles left on furniture. Both heat and cold are used to accomplish the removal of wax. Heat generally from a hair dryer will provide enough heat to remelt the wax without damaging wood furniture. Ice or even a pack of frozen vegetables is suggested when using the cold method since it makes the wax brittle and easy to remove. These are two great ways to remove wax from wooden furniture without damaging the furniture itself.

How To: Use solar thermal microgeneration

Solar Thermal Microgeneration may be used to reduce your hot water bill, fossil fuel use, and lower your carbon footprint. For water heating, water is collected from solar panels. It is used to heat the water, as it filters through the water heater. Some areas require all new homes to provide an energy rating to buyers. Solar thermal panels harness the suns energy and reducing the need for fossil fuels to heat water. You will need the combination of solar panels, a traditional water heater, a...

How To: Get a scrunchy hair look without heat

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to get curly/wavy hair without heat. You will need a hair brush, hair gel, hairspray, and bobby pins. This video provides step-by-step instructions that allows the viewer to follow along and easily pause the video to keep up to pace. We are also given a visual example of how to do this hairstyle, as well as, how it will turn out. This video will benefit those viewers who do not want to use heat on their hair, as well as those who do not know how to ge...

How To: Use QPR's All-In-One Melter Applicator for sealing small cracks

This video provides the operating instructions for the RTH08 All-In-One Melter Applicator, which is a hand-agitated, 10-gallon capacity sealant machine designed to effectively and efficiently execute small crack-sealing tasks. You'll learn about the safety procedures when using this Melter Applicator, startup procedure, sealant loading, heat settings and sealant application on pavement, as well as the shutdown procedure.

How To: Make mashed potatoes from a box

This video goes through the basic step by step process of preparing Betty Crocker instant potatoes. It shows all the ingredients you will need as well as all of the utensils. This video also provide additional information on alternative methods of heating, such as using a microwave. This is a very informational, step by step video of the preparation process of these potatoes, and would be very helpful for someone wanting to better understand the process of preparing this dish.

How To: Cook rice in a pressure cooker

This video relates to cooking rice in a pressure cooker in 5 minutes. We start with basmati rice, which is famous world wide. First, put one and a half cups rice in the pressure cooker and add 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Turn on the heat, add cumin seeds, and wait for the good smell. After a good smell, add 2 cups of water and salt. Then, check the height of the water, which should be 2 inches. Turn on the heat and wait for the whistle. As the pressure goes away, your rice is ready. This will...

How To: Build up a grip using a heat-shrink sleeve

Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to use a heat-shrink sleeve to build up your tennis racket's grip. To do this you'll need a heat gun such as a standard blow dryer to warm the heat-shrink sleeve. Be sure not to heat it at one point, you'll want to heat it all over evenly. You should never use more than two sleeves, otherwise the bevels will completely disappear.

How To: Create long lasting curls for straight hair

If you have very fine, straight hair and have always had a hard trying to keep your strands curled, this video will give you a look into steps you can follow to solve that problem. Before starting on your hair, collect all the necessary tools which include: flat iron, hair clips, Velcro rollers, hair tie, and comb with pointed tip. To start, prepare your hair by adding mousse. Don’t forget to also add a heat resistant chemical to avoid damage and breakage in hair. Then work with the upper t...

How To: Lower the cost of home heating

Whether you use electricity, natural gas or heating oil, there are many practical steps you can take to reduce your overall heat consumption and energy bills. In addition, multi-fuel stoves and fireplaces are fast gaining popularity as alternatives to traditional heat sources. Watch this video home improvement tutorial and learn how to lower the cost of home heating.

How To: Grow your hair long and get rid of split ends

To repair damaged hair. Cut off the dead ends. When shopping, remember that you get what you pay for in hair care products. Use a shampoo and conditioner that says "Strengthening" or "Repair" to rebuild the bonds in your hair. Use a leave-in conditioner that protects your hair from the heat, and protects from sun and wind. To keep it healthy, do not blow dry your hair. It causes too much damage. When you use a heat iron, use a heat protectant. Don't wash your hair every day. If your hair is f...

How To: Solder & heat shrink wires

This is how to solder wires properly and then heat shrink them in order to insulate them. Firstly upkeep of the soldering iron is required to keep it from oxidizing. Portable versions of the iron are also available to make work more convenient. A solder sucker is required to suck up and solder left behind by the iron. Alternatively you could use a solder wick which when used with the solder iron can absorb all the solder over the circuit board. Onto the actual process, strip off some of the w...

How To: Make Pavlova (an Australian meringue dessert)

This video provides instructions on how to make Pavlova which is an Australian desert. Using an electric mixer beat egg whites until they are nice and foamy. Then slowly add two cups of a fine sugar. Add until it is completely mixed in and dissolved. Then add two teaspoons of vanilla extract, 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar. Mix until stiff. On a baking sheet place two pieces of baking paper. Then spoon mixture onto tray forming the mixture into a cake shape with a flatter top. Place into pre-he...

How To: Make a heating pad

At a loss for what to do with that unmatched sock? Apparently you fill it with rice and zap it in the microwave and presto chango you have a heating pad. Learn how to make this sock heating pad by watching this crafty video.

How To: Heat emboss with an embossing tool

This how-to video stamping tutorial demonstrates two methods of heat embossing using a heat gun or heating tool, stamping powder, a rubber stamp, Versamark watermark ink and a pigment ink. Heat embossing is a great technique to multi-task rubber stamps and create some texture in card-making or scrapbooking projects. Learn how to do two different methods of heat embossing with an embossing tool by watching this how-to video.

How To: Make a homemade stirling engine

Are you looking to build a cool home science experiement? Why not try out a Stirling engine? Wait, what IS a stirling engine? Well... a Stirling engine is a heat engine operating by cyclic compression and expansion of air or other gas, the working fluid, at different temperature levels such that there is a net conversion of heat energy to mechanical work. This project was made from parts around the house and you should be able to do the same. This is a great project to explain how gears work,...

How To: Make a winning spicy country shrimp and grits dish

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a winning spicy country shrimp and grits dish. This is a classic southern dish with a Latin twist with some heat! To start, take your shrimp and peel and de-vein them. Add some Cajun seasoning and set aside. Then, grab some cream and pour it into a pan with salt, pepper, hot sauce, chili flakes, and salt. Then, heat up a pan with some Andouille sausage and let the grits thicken up. Pour the shrimp into the pan with the sausage and then heat up together. ...

How To: Make cheese crisps with deli-sliced provolone

In this tutorial, Karen Solomon from CHOW shows us how to make homemade cheese crisps from deli-sliced provolone cheese. All you need is a spatula, deli-sliced provolone cheese and a pan over heat! First, heat your pan over medium-high heat, grab your cheese and place it into the center of the pan. Once it's bubbly and brown around the edges you can turn it over with the spatula and cook the other side until it's golden brown as well. When finished, place onto a paper towel so the grease can ...

How To: Heat up & serve warm brandy

In this video from ExtremeBartending, you can learn how to heat up and serve warm brandy, a classic drink, which is particularly nice to sip on a cold night. The video offers three separate ways to achieve your warm brandy, using hot water in a brandy snifter to warm the glass, and then pouring in the brandy, putting hot water in a separate glass, and then resting your brandy snifter on that, or finally, a bold method that actually involves setting the brandy on fire!

How To: Tune your harmonica to the key of A

Want to play Canned Heat's "On the Road Again" but your harmonica's in the wrong key? No problem: in this elaborate instructional video you'll learn how to tune your harmonica to the key of A by raising the pitch in draw hole 6. And remember: before attempting to adjust the tuning on your favorite harp, it might be wise to practice pitch adjustments on an old, used, broken or cheap harmonica.

How To: Heat shrink metal with oxy/acetylene

This video tutorial is in the Autos, Motorcycles & Planes category which will show you how to heat shrink metal with oxy/acetylene. A stud nail gun or a heat inductor may also be used for heat shrinking. Metal popping in and out is called oil can effect, which is caused by stretched metal. You got to shrink that part of the metal to remove this defect. For doing this, first you set up everything correctly, light the flame and adjust the gas flow so that the flame is of blue color. Heat an are...

How To: Create "Sex and the City 2" bouncy Carrie curls

The only thing women have requested more than Carrie Bradshaw/Sarah Jessica Parker's wardrobe (and AH-mazing closet) is her lush, plump curls. The barrel-curled hairstyle is a look she's worn since day of of "Sex and the City," and it's lived on as an iconic style almost as popular as her character (and with as great a following).

How To: Make perfect ramen noodles

This video is a demonstration of how to make the perfect ramen noodles. The requirements for the recipe are 2 packets of ramen noodles, milk and vegetable oil. Using butter instead of oil enhances the taste of this recipe. Water is heated in a pan and the noddles are added to hot water. Let the water boil and cook the noodles till they turn soft. Drain the water from the noodles using a strainer and put it back in the pan. Add half a cap of vegetable oil to the strained noodles and mix thorou...

How To: Prepare warm mulled wine

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make warm mulled wine. The ingredients needed are: red wine, sugar, cloves, orange, a small sliced lemon, and a cinnamon stick. Start out by adding the red wine to a pan and cooking on low heat. The video continues by providing step-by-step instructions on how to make the mulled wine. It allows the viewers to follow along and easily pause the video to keep up to pace. This video will benefit those viewers that enjoy making and drinking warm mulled ...

How To: Heat the front seats in a 2010 Toyota 4Runner

How to use Toyota 4Runner heated seats in this short video, we find out from Toyota one of the many benefits of owning their 4Runner SUV. In selected models of the 4Runner there are heated seats. If you are confused at all about operating the heated seats, this should put you at ease. It is no more challenging than turning a dial. The team at Toyota has added this feature and you can learn how to most effectively take advantage of heated seats, which will come in handy for that next blizzard.

How To: Style easy loose curls

Using some heat protecting spray, a large-barreled curling iron, and a hair clip, you should be able to make easy loose curls very simply. If your hair does not usually hold curls well, you can perhaps just shampoo your hair and not condition it. Using this technique, we are shown how to make large, loose curls, especially more towards the ends of your hair by curling the iron carefully around your hair from the outside going in, using a smaller iron if you have shorter hair. This technique w...

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