Ex-chef warns of dangerous cooking hacks you need to stop doing
WITH nearly 700 million active users, TikTok has become home to many hack videos – from beauty to cleaning, it seems there’s a solution for almost everything.
But while some of them are harmless, a former chief has issued a warning, urging users to be careful when they come across nifty videos.
”All of this is false and fundamentally dangerous,” asserted rockwhose TikTok reaction videos have garnered over 400,000 followers.
“Seriously, did anyone think critically about this for ONE second,” the ex-California chief wondered.
Some of these viral hacks were created by social media megastar, Isabella Avila, whose account has 17 million followers.
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Although his hacks took the internet by storm, Pete thought they were very risky.
One of the most dangerous, he said, was flipping the pan rather than the cooking food.
“If you do that with your pan, all the oil will hit your burners and catch fire,” he explained.
Another hack he considered dangerous involved a can opener.
In Isabelle’s video, which has 5.7 million likes, she suggested replacing the traditional method of placing it on the side with a flat lay on top.
“Why do so many people have trouble opening a can?”
This trick, the ex-chief said, will only dull the blade and eventually break it.
“All you have to do is leave this little piece here, tilt it up.
“It’s super easy to take off,” Pete continued in demonstration.
Isabelle has also gone viral recently with another culinary trick: placing a wooden spoon over boiling water to keep it from boiling over.
“It works because wood is hydrophobic, which means it can’t absorb water and just punctures the surface tension of the bubbles,” she said.
Although Pete admits it’s not inherently dangerous, there is another way to prevent water overflow.
“All you have to do is take your pot of water and turn the temperature down a bit.”
“Jayus likes to spread misinformation, that’s all their thing,” Isabelle described.
“I knew most of these ‘cooking hacks’ were dangerous because I have life experience 🙄,” another agreed.
However, there were also a few who had tried the hacks and gave a positive review, such as this person: “The way the girl opens the box has the cleanest cutting edge and is much easier to use..try it first before you argue about it!!”
“I mean I think the skillet thing is when you heat something like a tortilla or something not to sear,” another user added.
”you can’t help but use a wooden spoon,” another comment read.
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