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Do you know knife safety? Do you know how to cook your steak the way you like it? What do you do when the toilet keeps running after you flush it? Do you know where the breaker box is located in your home and do you know how to use it? In this new series, we go over these and so much more on this episode of The Social Chameleon Show.

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Kitchen Basics

Using A Knife Properly

  • Cut away from the body.
  • When you cut meats, fruits, and vegetables guard your fingers with a claw technique. 

 

Sharpening Your Knives

  • Standard hone (steel)
    • Ceramic hone
  • Whetstone
  • Leather strap

Learn How To Sharpen (Playlist)

How To Master 5 Basic Cooking Skills - Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Kit | What You Need To Be A Better Chef

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Cooking Basics

Boiling Water

Are you adding salt to water when you boil, adding oil to your water when you boil noodles?

  • Salt changes the properties of water and increases the temperature at which water boils.
    • adding ice, water, and salt to a cooler will chill your drinks faster.
  • Add olive oil to your noodles after draining or refer to the package/recipe for other options.

Doneness - Medium Rare, Medium Well...

Do you know how to cook your steak?

  • Thumb to finger trick
  • Also, a thermometer or instant-read thermometer is a great and guaranteed way to ensure your meat, chicken, fish or other items are cooked to the proper temperature.

 

 

Basic Meals You Can Make Tonight

Gordon Ramsay’s Top 5 Steak Recipes

10 Incredibly Useful Cooking Tips From Gordon Ramsay

4 Simple One-Pan Dinners

5 Foods For a Healthy Life

Basic Household Fixes

Clogged Drains 

How to unclog a kitchen sink using baking soda and vinegar

How to Fix a Slow Draining or Clogged Sink

How to Clear a Clogged Bathtub Drain

Running Toilet

  • What do you do when the toilet keeps running after you flush it?

Fix a Toilet That Keeps Running -- by Home Repair Tutor

Light Bulbs

Do you know how to change a light bulb? Other variations of troubleshooting?

  • Is the lamp plugged into the wall?
    • Is the outlet operated by a switch?
  • Complicated light fixtures can be a pain to open
  • Ballast may be burnt out with fluorescent lights

How to replace a Rapid Start Fluorescent Ballast

 

Electrical Panel & Circuit Breaker

  • Do you know where the breaker box is located in your home and do you know how to use it?

How to Reset a Tripped Breaker

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