Kitchen Care | Basics with Babish

  • Опубликовано: 20 сен 2018
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    This week on Basics I'm going to talk to you about one of the most important steps of making great food: care and maintenance for your kitchen tools. I'll show you how to clean and season your cast iron, sharpen your knives, and more.
    Special Equipment & Tools
    Steel wool
    Knife sharpener
    Whetstone (two-sided, grits of 1000 and 6000)
    Honing steel rod
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    Solution of 1:1 water to white vinegar
    Food grade mineral oil
    Boos Block Board Cream
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  • Binging with Babish
    Binging with Babish  2 месяца назад +2300

    NOTE: I accidentally said olive oil during the cast iron seasoning - I meant vegetable! Only use neutral-flavor oils like vegetable, canola, sunflower, or shortening!

    • Geof Dumas
      Geof Dumas 10 дней назад

      use light pressure on the ceramic side of the pull sharpener

    • Evan Lucas
      Evan Lucas Месяц назад

      Another point I was told; never use soap in cast iron since it's porous so it can hold onto the soapy flavor. Especially if you're scouring it. That being said I'm no professional chef.

    • Lucky Ducky Driving School
      Lucky Ducky Driving School Месяц назад

      I just got my first Cast Iron skillet for free - it's used, and has crap all over it, so I definitely need to clean and re-season it. I have steel wool, is it OK to use normal de-greaser dish soap to clean the pan before seasoning, or do I need some sort of special soap?
      Also, how to clean the pan after using? I heard you're supposed to only rinse it with water, and just scrub it with steel wool (no soap) after using, is this correct?

    • homegrowntwinkie
      homegrowntwinkie Месяц назад

      I've been told numerous times that you should NEVER use Soap on cast iron as it absorbs the flavor. Instead, use Hot water with Coarse Salt and A brillo pad.....What are your thoughts on this? You also said vegetable oil BTW lol

    • derp derp
      derp derp Месяц назад

      Try some dark sesame seed oil :) :)

  • Crayfish Craig
    Crayfish Craig День назад

    Also how did I not learn anything

  • Crayfish Craig
    Crayfish Craig День назад

    I have that same stone

  • Luciano Terranova
    Luciano Terranova День назад

    I liked the video. just pointing out that there's no need to use much detergent, a drop or two of ANY good detergent will do the work. plus detergent and 80º C water will act pretty much the same in terms of grease removing.

  • Kevin Cameron
    Kevin Cameron 3 дня назад

    I love the videos, but I do not have an oven. They are not common in Japan. Can you add more videos that use only range top? Or if you have some that do, make a oven-less section?

  • Hijiku Brynjar
    Hijiku Brynjar 7 дней назад


  • RedShocktrooper
    RedShocktrooper 7 дней назад +1

    "Go clean or maintain something"
    Well since I have my 1911 in pieces already I could probably do that. It has been a bit since I cleaned the bore out.

  • Lorenz Weber
    Lorenz Weber 10 дней назад

    Yeah, I'm going to bake my pan after every time I use it...

  • Chhuti Maiti
    Chhuti Maiti 10 дней назад

    I'm very particular about conserving water. And it was a sheer pain to see how you waste water. Your water is still running While you are scrubbing utensils and washing them..

  • Wes Glover
    Wes Glover 11 дней назад +1

    The whet in Whetstone means “to sharpen”. I would also suggest once you’re on the finest part of the stone to alternate sides with every stroke to ensure even sharpening. Some whetstones use sharpening oils instead of water. I would just follow the instructions that came with it. Most whetstones also need cleaning to remove the metal shavings that will rust and clog the pores of the stone. You can usually wash in soapy water and scrub with a wire brush, but follow the included instructions if they say something else.
    Also, Unless your blades are in absolute abysmal shape, you probably shouldn’t use the coarse side of the pull through sharpener, or any sharpener for that matter, as it will remove way too much material from the blade and you’ll have to replace your knives too often.

  • Will Fulkerson
    Will Fulkerson 12 дней назад

    I see that Blantons back there 👌

  • - Carty -
    - Carty - 13 дней назад +1

    2:13 when in doubt...

    *_Season generously with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper_*

  • Kevin Ruddy
    Kevin Ruddy 17 дней назад

    Awesome video, any chance of doing a video about what to look for and what is fluff when it comes to buying knives and SS pans?

  • 496brit
    496brit 18 дней назад

    I am soooooo disappointed in you there was a perfect Frazier clip for seasoning pans tsk tsk 😔

  • rugbywrench
    rugbywrench 18 дней назад

    Ok Babish, this is a “completely new cook” question: I messed up my non-stick pan (I was drunk, please stop judging me) and magma-ed on an Olympic level of burned marinade in that I’m desperately trying to remove without destroying the “non-stick” surface. Can you or your loyal followers help me out?

  • Muhammed Asghar
    Muhammed Asghar 19 дней назад


  • The Addicted Gamer01
    The Addicted Gamer01 20 дней назад

    Before he turned on the audio for the knife sharpening i could already hear it!!!😂😂

  • juniper lee
    juniper lee 23 дня назад

    The asmr killed my ears, Rip to those who have sanding sound issues like me.

  • Huckleberriegirl
    Huckleberriegirl 25 дней назад

    loved this thank you

  • Colin A
    Colin A 25 дней назад

    I tried reseasoning my cast iron pan today using this video for guidance. It's worth noting that you should only use, like, a teaspoon of oil, because I definitely rubbed it down with too much oil the first time. What I didn't know was that this would create a sticky film. Like, fly-paper sticky. I had to scrub it all off and do it again using quite a bit less oil. Worked like a charm.
    The moral of the story is, "a generous coating of oil" means: be less generous than you might think.
    PS - I also sharpened one of my knives using your whetstone method. I had to give it much more than 10 passes on the coarser grit side, since this was long overdue, but it worked great!

  • Kuro Neko
    Kuro Neko 27 дней назад

    thoughts on ceramic covered pans since i only own those ones

  • Iluvatar
    Iluvatar 27 дней назад

    Is the crap on your steelpan somehow disturbing? besides the optics obviously

  • TheRabbitFoot
    TheRabbitFoot 29 дней назад

    Don't get a whetstone with such a span! 1000 on one side is great when you want a good base for a knife that isn't in too terrible a shape to begin with, but don't jump directly to 6000.. Just get 1000-3000 you seriously won't feel the difference after using the honing rod and you'll have much easier time getting the knife good and sharp!
    Also: use the honing rod after each time you clean the knife and then wipe off the knife with a dry or damp cloth, this way you'll always have a great knife, and you prolong the "lifespan" of the sharpness.

  • Ryan Rohloff
    Ryan Rohloff 29 дней назад

    What about Teflon? Just a basic soap and water?

  • Shannon T
    Shannon T Месяц назад

    yes indeed a delicious noise

  • Yung Kirk
    Yung Kirk Месяц назад

    How do you maintain ceramic pans? Thanks, Babish.

  • sicarius68
    sicarius68 Месяц назад

    thank you for all the helpful little tips. those are pricless for a beginner like me. Thanks

  • Louie
    Louie Месяц назад

    I died of laughter when you salted and peppered your knife

  • Aaron D'Antoni
    Aaron D'Antoni Месяц назад

    So helpfu.

  • Elijah Park
    Elijah Park Месяц назад

    was it a mistake when u said flipping to 1000 which is fine side. when its actually the coarser side of the two when u originally introduced the whetstone as 1000/6000. error must be brought to awareness!

  • allard westra
    allard westra Месяц назад

    Do stainless steel always stay white or do they turn black like cast iron?

  • quiffsandcurlsss
    quiffsandcurlsss Месяц назад

    Lmao the infomercial part 😂😂

  • One chill Boi
    One chill Boi Месяц назад

    5:56 ok, this is not epic

  • Riley Forrer
    Riley Forrer Месяц назад

    Many honing rods have common sharpening angles built into their tips or on the flare of the handle that you can use as a guide.

  • Maddy Zuiker
    Maddy Zuiker Месяц назад

    omfg "ready and willing to be mESSED UP AGAIN" "so pretty i might go eASy on them" ur KINK is showing daddy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Bubblecum
    Bubblecum Месяц назад

    Remember when Babish's whole thing was not being a gimmicky RUclipr? Like, he literally said that he found the amount of extra fluff in a lot of RUclip cooking videos to be annoying? And his whole thing was being simple and straight to the point with a dry sense of humour? Or when his videos actually seemed to have a lot of research put into them? Yeah, that was pretty cool.

  • TheEvil29
    TheEvil29 Месяц назад

    "until we see the raw steel peeking through".... on your cast iron pan...

  • tyler couto
    tyler couto Месяц назад

    I respect all wood!

  • Giovanni Schulze
    Giovanni Schulze Месяц назад

    1000 is the coarse grit. 6000 is the fine

  • Saahil Khan
    Saahil Khan Месяц назад

    The script on these videos is on point. Lmfao on the lubricated egg joke hahha

  • Xnerdz
    Xnerdz Месяц назад

    3:46 I think you misspoke here, you meant the 6000 grit. The higher the grit, the finer it is and on that stone, the 1000 grit is on the brown side, the 6000 grit on the white side. Also, you should definitively wash the stone from time to time, because the dust created by the grind is uneven and it will elevate the knife undesirably at certain points of the sharpening.

  • eastercat
    eastercat Месяц назад

    I have wooden cooking utensils, but they're feeling kinda splintery and rough. What should I do to maintain them?

  • \\dang-it-carl//
    \\dang-it-carl// Месяц назад

    I like how to make the knife better you just salt and peppered it

  • Pannemat
    Pannemat Месяц назад

    2:57: is the towel ITSELF on a non-slip surface? Okay then.

  • Grady Jean
    Grady Jean Месяц назад

    Would it be possible or perhaps more appropriately, advisable, to use beeswax for seasoning cast iron? I seem to recall a grandparent or great aunt saying something to that effect.

  • Shadows_Assassin
    Shadows_Assassin Месяц назад

    * stabs knife into board* My grandad would have a heart attack if he saw you do that. I get you're trying to demonstrate the sharpness, but is it worth bending the tip?

  • Bella Angel
    Bella Angel 2 месяца назад

    I love your glasses

  • Light Of Darkness
    Light Of Darkness 2 месяца назад

    Any reason why you use vinegar to clean your wooden cutting board as opposed to dish soap? Or is it just because of the size of your board makes it infeasible to rinse?

  • uriel sanduval
    uriel sanduval 2 месяца назад

    The kitchen was made for me

  • mxmgodin
    mxmgodin 2 месяца назад

    About cast iron seasoning: companies like Lodge sell products they call "seasoning spray". DON'T BUY THEM! If you read the fine print, it's just plain old canola oil in a spraycan, except it's sold for $15-20 dollars a can. You can just buy a regular bottle of oil for a fraction of the price.

  • Jericho Gonzales
    Jericho Gonzales 2 месяца назад

    "Whetstones are called whetstones because, well, you gotta get 'em wet."
    No. Just. No. To whet means to sharpen the blade of a tool or weapon.
    This is just we need right now. Some white-ass Brooklyn hipster douchebag with ZERO actual professional culinary experience who thinks he can teach the world how to cook. GTFO here with that shit.
    This video proves why you are actually worthless.
    You are the Lil Wayne of the culinary world.

  • G3M1N1J0K3R
    G3M1N1J0K3R 2 месяца назад


  • Ryan Gatts
    Ryan Gatts 2 месяца назад

    Please, it's "whet" not "wet". "Whet" means to sharpen; "wet" means moistened with water. You do, in fact, wet some whetstones; but you also oil some whetstones, and some whetstones are used dry. The "whet" and "wet" do not share etymology. You likewise "whet someone's appetite" and do not "wet someone's appetite".

  • 777 tocoolforvool
    777 tocoolforvool 2 месяца назад

    Is it me or i can see white or grey in babishes beard

  • EvMarenZ
    EvMarenZ 2 месяца назад

    How to season stainless steel pan?

  • dotdot pointpoint
    dotdot pointpoint 2 месяца назад +4

    I wouldn't use the quick knife sharpener since it messes up your knife. If your serious about sharpening your knife only use whetstones.

  • Clarissa Helman
    Clarissa Helman 2 месяца назад +1

    THANK YOU! That honing rod is NOT a knife sharpener! I asked for a knife sharpener for Christmas one year and got a honing rod instead. I try to tell everyone that they're not one in the same and no one believes me haha. Also, I thought you were supposed to use oil to sharpen the knife? Maybe either oil or water both work well? I haven't tried using water, but it does look like it works.

  • Dean Weir
    Dean Weir 2 месяца назад

    Just wondering if you could do a video on basics with slow cooking and prepping a pineapple ham or in general different variations and creations. Thanks my dude.

  • killernurd
    killernurd 2 месяца назад

    _Water_ stones want to get soaked in water. Some stones are much better served with a thin coat of honing oil, or even 3-in-1 if you don't have anything better.

  • Monaliza
    Monaliza 2 месяца назад

    Leaving the water on when ur not using it is a pet peeve of mine😬

  • Donald Pollard
    Donald Pollard 2 месяца назад

    Never use soap on your cast iron!

  • petef15
    petef15 2 месяца назад +1

    the moment the knife sharpener was used, i no longer take anything seriously.

  • Simon Holmqvist
    Simon Holmqvist 2 месяца назад

    I have a hundred year old cast iron pan. It has a so thick layer of seasoning that i basicly doesn't rust. (I accidentally left it with water in it a couple times.

  • Lejun Liao
    Lejun Liao 2 месяца назад +3

    Leaving the water running while not using it makes my heart hurt because I am a true drought tested Californian

  • Ninjanoodles78
    Ninjanoodles78 2 месяца назад +2

    I thought you're never supposed to touch soap to cast iron...

    • James McCoy
      James McCoy 29 дней назад

      As a general rule, you heard right. I found that the best way to clean cast iron in between uses is to lightly scrub it with kosher salt and a hand towel. But if your seasoning is in need of action (chipped, rusted, uneven, etc) soap CAN be used as long as you get all the soap off with water, and then all the water with heat (throw it in the oven)

  • 康同和
    康同和 2 месяца назад

    Essential Spices | Basics with Babish?

  • Dave Parra
    Dave Parra 2 месяца назад +3

    throwing money at the knife had me laughing

  • Jennifer Grove
    Jennifer Grove 2 месяца назад

    2:38 Thank you! 🔪🖤

  • JAZ 530
    JAZ 530 2 месяца назад +1

    Added to favorites! Thanks Babish!

  • Sinclair Dewitt
    Sinclair Dewitt 2 месяца назад

    Ew who would choose stainless steel over cast iron 🤦‍♀️

  • TheBoi
    TheBoi 2 месяца назад

    I use crisco instead of olive oil for the seasoning, is that a wise idea or should I stick with olive oil

  • quentin king
    quentin king 2 месяца назад

    No fucking soap!!!!
    On cast iron

  • Dominic Sear
    Dominic Sear 2 месяца назад

    LOVED that Curb reference! 😂

  • ultimate shota
    ultimate shota 2 месяца назад

    babish vs gordon ramsay :thinking:

  • Courtney Jaimes
    Courtney Jaimes 2 месяца назад

    Please make some of the meals from the amazing films by Studio Ghibli!

  • DaTruYugo
    DaTruYugo 2 месяца назад +3

    Shouldn't be using soap...not because you're NOT supposed to but because its unnecessary and salt does a much better job.

  • robert leeland
    robert leeland 2 месяца назад

    Got a wok, didnt realise dishwasher would cover the dude in surface rust, steel wool aint getting it all off. Any ideas?

  • Kazzy Shawny
    Kazzy Shawny 2 месяца назад

    Can you do biscotti?

  • StrongAndrea
    StrongAndrea 2 месяца назад +1

    Why do people on RUclip like to leave the water running for a really long time?? I don't know if it is an American thing, a youtube thing or I just have the luck of finding it everywhere, but it seems that every person I am subscribed to really enjoys wasting A LOT of water.

  • Leszek Chruściel
    Leszek Chruściel 2 месяца назад +1

    is water have to be open all the time while scrubbing the pan?? i know you americans think that water is for free but suprise suprise is fucking isn't. Very low......

  • Mango Turtlenova
    Mango Turtlenova 2 месяца назад

    This was so satisfying oh my lord

  • joshua hand
    joshua hand 2 месяца назад

    YES! I want me some of them BWB fireproof gloves

  • Ian 93
    Ian 93 2 месяца назад +1

    salting the knife made me spit water out of my nose

  • Matt C
    Matt C 2 месяца назад

    Babish is definitely my current celeb crush.

  • Luis Ortega
    Luis Ortega 2 месяца назад

    Should i clean and maintain ... my life? ... nahhh

  • Ida Stein
    Ida Stein 2 месяца назад

    you never use soap on cast iron. jesus.

  • Sonneillon44
    Sonneillon44 2 месяца назад

    2:10 Please tell me that you did NOT just expose your knife to open flames, you'll ruin the heat-treat!!

  • Tyler Paradise
    Tyler Paradise 2 месяца назад

    "But no no no!" That finger wag! Love it!

  • Melissa Smith
    Melissa Smith 2 месяца назад

    I hit like the second I saw that knife in a spa getup =D

  • Ilay Gilat
    Ilay Gilat 2 месяца назад +3

    Actually whetstones are called whetstones because whet means sharpen not because you get them wet.

  • Adil Khan
    Adil Khan 2 месяца назад

    Can you do some indian food?

  • D'Angelo Murphy
    D'Angelo Murphy 2 месяца назад

    You should do 50 First Dates. (Waffle house, Spam and eggs , etc)

  • titan splice
    titan splice 2 месяца назад

    i think you should do a curry from the movie "Today's special"

  • Hubert Casabuena
    Hubert Casabuena 2 месяца назад

    Where’s Bread Part 2?

  • Jacob Hutchins
    Jacob Hutchins 2 месяца назад

    When re-seasoning cast iron, it is best to do many thin layers of oil rather than a couple of thick ones. The best way to achieve this is to apply the oil, and then use a dry paper towel to buff the entire pan, until there is NO shine left. This helps avoid the sticky thick coating which would be created by using too much oil. Repeat this about 5-10 times, or as many as you can be bothered to do - the more the better! It is also crucial to place it in the oven UPSIDE DOWN as this prevents the oil from pooling on the cooking side. Thanks for the great video as always Babish, I'm gonna have to go source some of that board cream stuff. Sounds ideal!

  • Ryan Arranz
    Ryan Arranz 2 месяца назад

    Babish is the type of guy to respect wood (if you were intentionally referencing Curb Your Enthusiasm I'm very happy)

  • Kyrell Jenkins
    Kyrell Jenkins 2 месяца назад +2

    Wusthof ikons are sharpened to 14 degrees not 17-20. those quick sharpeners are total garbage and useless not recommended at all. a decent Honing rod for maitenance and whetstone for resharpening. thats all you need. I am a prep cook and I use my knives everyday. havent had to sharpen my knives with a whetstone only honed them in the month Ive had my newest knives (lost the last ones) and they still cut pretty much as well as they did when I bought them.

  • Fisklina
    Fisklina 2 месяца назад

    Never ever use any soap or such on cast iron. And also whet stones, not wet. And wrong on grit.

  • Noah The Troll-Hunting Christian Spy
    Noah The Troll-Hunting Christian Spy 2 месяца назад +1

    Make the Sluzzle Wurst from The Amazing World of Gumball.

  • Niko Robbin
    Niko Robbin 2 месяца назад

    Can u make water tribe food from avatar the last air bender