Tools & Techniques
The Cooking Tools & Techniques channel offers information on prep methods to how to guides that will get you started in the kitchen. This section will also guide you through kitchen safety and best practices for the storage of foods.
Germapalooza: How to Keep Kitchen Sponges Clean
How to Maintain a Clean Cutting Board
How to Clean Granite Countertops
Is Induction Cooking Better Than Gas or Electric?
Why Air Fryers Are the Hottest Must-have Small Appliance
Is French Press Coffee the Best Coffee?
Fast and Furious Hibachi-style Grilling Is Both Dinner and Theater
Come and Get It! A Spicy Barbecue Quiz
How Barbecue Works
What's the Difference Between Instant and Active Dry Yeasts?
If You're Not Baking With Mayonnaise, You Should Be
Yeast Is the Magic Microbe That Makes Bread Rise
How to Cut a Pineapple in 4 Easy Steps
Butter Boards Are Creaming Charcuterie Spreads This Season
5 Ways to Open a Can Without a Can Opener
The Cornish Game Hen Is Neither Cornish Nor a Hen
5 Ways to Cook Chicken Quickly
How to Store Potatoes
How to Tell If Eggs Are Bad
Use the 'Sterile Technique' to Safely Unpack Your Groceries
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Self-cleaning ovens use a temperature cycle to burn off spills leftover from baking, without the use of any chemicals. Learn more about self-cleaning ovens and what to use it for.
Is flour inflammable? I heard that if you were to burn flour it would explode. If so, what is in flour that makes this happen?
How do I make clear ice like they have in restaurants?
Baking and broiling are completely different ways to cook food. When do you use which setting? We'll tell you.
There are a number of appliances, like rice cookers, that "know" when they should turn off. Learn how this technology works to help your appliances running smoothly.
Most any packaged food that involves boiling (like boxed macaroni-and-cheese dinners) will have "high altitude" cooking instructions. Find out what this means and why it matters in cooking.