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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: 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: Make Cheese Fondue Without a Fondue Pot

Fall is the time for comfort foods—and what is more comforting than crusty bread slathered in melted cheese? Owning a fondue pot is both convenient and wonderful, but not all of us have the luxury of space for nonessential kitchen appliances. However, there are plenty of ways to make an absolutely delicious, lump-free fondue without the traditional equipment.

How To: Make St. Louis style BBQ ribs

Babbabooey begins his master piece by introducing the ingredients that are required to make St.Louis style BBQ ribs. He starts with two packages of ribs that contain 6 ribs in each package. He then goes on to describe the special BBQ sauce he uses, and includes the ingredients used to make that sauce. Utensils are needed such as a machete, and two types of probe thermometers. After chopping an onion he mixes it with the BBQ sauce and pours the mixture into a small bread tin.

How To: Create a Miniature Fireworks Show by Burning Steel Wool & Potassium Chlorate

We've all seen some the awesome fireworks that steel wool can produce, either in person or on video— and as simple as it is, we just can't get enough of it! It's really basic chemistry, but sometimes simplicity can amaze more than complexity. And in this video, our favorite web scientist, NurdRage, battles the burning flame of one of the world's most common household item, i.e. the Brillo Pad. Plus, there's an even bigger reaction towards the end with an added chemical compound).

How To: Make king crab cakes stuffed with lobster tails

In the spirit of foods stuffed with other foods such as Turducken and macaroni and cheese stuffed meat loaf, comes this seafood inside seafood dish. This video tutorial shows how to make King Crab stuffed lobster tails. This gourmet meal is surprisingly easy to pull off, provided you’re working with some decent crustaceans.

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...

Chef's Quick Tip: Char Your Citrus for Extra Flavor

We're a little citrus-obsessed, and with good reason: lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruit: Mother Nature really packed those babies with flavor, from peel (which you can zest without special tools) to juice. Now executive chef Amanda Freitag of Empire Diner has come up with a way to make those lemons and limes give up even more flavor by applying a lot of heat.

How To: Deal with a Stiff, Achy Back?

We've all been there; waking up in the morning with a stiff, achy back. Maybe you overdid the yard work this weekend. Perhaps you were a bit too enthusiastic on the Nautilus circuit. Could be the long hours spent hunched over your computer are catching up with you. Perhaps your back pain is indicative of something more serious. Unfortunately, unless you've really injured your spine, your doctor isn't going to be much help; the best he can do is offer you pain medications and tell you to rest ...

How To: Repair your Xbox 360 'red ring of death' at home

First of all you have to check the three red lights as shown because it indicates that the Xbox is broken and needs repair immediately. However if you open the Xbox the warranty is invalid and it takes six weeks to get it repaired. So go to eBay and buy the repair kit with printed manual for ten dollars. Remove the top and the bottom covers. It shall make a loud slap and it should be expected. Now use a key to unscrew the top cover and then remove it. Now remove the white color fan part. Now ...

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: Prepare Indian style lima beans curry

Many people consider lima beans (also known as butter beans) boring, but here’s a way to make lima beans curry that will spruce up this usually ignored vegetable. When combined with whole grains such as rice, lima beans provide virtually fat-free high quality protein and a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber. Watch this how to video to learn how to prepare Indian style lima bean curry.

Cook Like a Chef: Use Parchment Paper Lids Instead

Simmering or poaching food is a total pain sometimes. The problems are numerous: a layer exposed to air often dries out and creates a gross skin that can ruin the texture of the sauce, the poaching liquid evaporates too quickly and causes the poached protein to burn, and so on.

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: 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...

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: Cook Malawian nsima porridge (hot cornmeal porridge)

To make Malawi nsima porridge: Build a fire to heat up the water. Use 1 cup of flour, put in pot of hot water. Allow the flour to sit on top for a little bit to keep the heat in. Then one of the ladies will stir the flour into the water. No gentleman will do this due to the culture. After the flour is stirred into the water, it will look like a dough. Scoop out the mixture and mold it into a ball. For the soup, heat up another pot of water, add the salt. In a separate pan, put in the onions t...

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