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5-min crafts DESTROYED my microwave! Debunking | How To Cook That Ann Reardon

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  • Brent Conner
    Brent Conner Month ago +13332

    I think Five Minute Crafts owes you a new microwave!!!

    • Ribozyme
      Ribozyme 18 days ago

      @B Well, but just because you wouldn't buy something second-hand (which most second-hand shops would still clean beforehand), doesn't meant everyone else, in particular Ann, wouldn't.

    • B
      B 18 days ago

      @Ribozyme Because it comes across as fake relatability. If I had the money to buy new microwave I would 100% choose that over a secondhand one with no warranty and the remnants of someone else's food splattered inside it.

    • Ribozyme
      Ribozyme 18 days ago

      @B That's not my point. My point is, even if Ann can easily afford a brand new microwave, why would she not buy a second-hand one?

    • B
      B 19 days ago

      @Ribozyme That's not my point. My point is Ann can easily afford a brand new microwave and will no doubt be buying a new microwave. She also knew that this experiment would destroy her microwave but she chose to do it anyway for the views and $$$. No one owes her anything.

    • Ribozyme
      Ribozyme 19 days ago

      ​@B Buying second-hand is better for the environment and often no worse in quality.

  • Daniel Hauck
    Daniel Hauck Month ago +2549

    Not sure if I'm the first one to point this out, but I hope it helps: The Nutella Jar on the left (like the ones we get here in germany), discernable by that more rectangular shape which turns round through a weird lip at the top, is in fact made out of GLASS. That is why their Jar didn't melt. They used one of the Nutella Glass Jars. Sorry to hear about your Microwave. I was really irritated when the Jar began to melt and burn, because I pretty much only know the glass jars.
    Also, in germany you need to complete a first-aid course to be allowed to do your practical classes for the drivers licence.

    • Tamar Harrington
      Tamar Harrington 7 days ago

      I try not to microwave anything in plastic, ever. But why would anyone even _consider_ microwaving something in a PET jar for 15 minutes?! I know Anne takes these debunks seriously, but that's clearly not a good idea, in this case. Don't set your house on fire trying to prove something that obviously won't work, won't work, lady.

    • Decium
      Decium 11 days ago

      ​@Ana Nas only the big one is glass. All the smaller ones are plastic. The snack size is like one spoonful.

    • CallMeCarmen
      CallMeCarmen 12 days ago

      @TimorD I’ve lived my entire life in the US and I didn’t know Nutella came in glass jars. So when I looked at the jar in the beginning, I saw a Nutella jar. A plastic Nutella jar. Because Nutella jars are always plastic in my experience 😂

    • TimorD
      TimorD 21 day ago

      I still cannot believe she didn't even address the fact that on the left they used the glass while she used the plastic one. It's almost bizzare, as she is one of the smartest, most informed people I tend to watch

    • ouhhoh
      ouhhoh 28 days ago +2

      good point, however 5 minute crafts demographic is pretty heavily skewed towards younger ppl and children - so the people watching it aren't even gonna think about that, they'll just see the familiar looking nutella jar and think it's just like the one they have.
      and, as others have mentioned, glass in the microwave for 15 minutes likely wouldn't be much better

  • Vampirzaehnchen
    Vampirzaehnchen Month ago +978

    I still can't believe that nutella is not sold in glass jars everywhere. I was worried how the microwave managed to smelt the glass at first. ^^°

    • piou77piou
      piou77piou 19 days ago

      Yeah me too. At first I thought the cake just grew, burned and put the jar down. 😅

    • MrRedstone
      MrRedstone 27 days ago

      Lmao same. I have only ever seen glass jars. Tbh glass jars are better imo because they're dishwasher safe so you can easily reuse them.

    • Pegged Yourdad
      Pegged Yourdad Month ago

      @Maui Randall I meant that you still need a device or something in order to melt the glass, like, you still can't just stick a glass container in the microwave and expect it to melt without either a microwave kiln or at least pre-heating the glass container. It is pretty neat that microwave kilns exist though.

    • Maui Randall
      Maui Randall Month ago

      @Pegged Yourdad It reaches a hot enough temperature to melt if Even a small part of it is preheated to the point where the microwave is able to affect it, You don't have to do anything to the microwave.
      I don't know what you're trying to say.
      Yeah I was just mentioning an interesting thing about glass and microwaves.
      Glass is not immune to microwaving, just room temperature glass won't heat up
      Pretty interesting I thought.
      Also more people should know about microwave kilns

    • Pegged Yourdad
      Pegged Yourdad Month ago

      @Maui Randall Interesting, I’d still count that as sone sort of modification since the glass still would not reach hot enough temps otherwise. But cool to know microwaves do get that hot.

  • TheTabularium
    TheTabularium Month ago +399

    Dave's delivery of "Wow, 5 Minute Crafts, the most trustworthy of content farms" absolutely floored me. To think that we found his limit on what he'd taste test and it was a miniature microwaved Elephant's Foot core 🤣

  • VincentR
    VincentR Month ago +226

    With so many self proclaimed “nutritionists” and “food scientists” on social media, I really appreciate that you, an actual expert, are using your platform to educate the general population on these topics.
    p.s: It seems so crazy that you have been a part of my life for more than a decade now 😅 you made me the baker I’m today and made me fall in love with cooking. I love going to your older videos and feel like I’m 12 again and being excited when every Friday came around. Thanks so much Ann.

  • J Min
    J Min Month ago +269

    im convinced this was actually a bait and they knew you’ll debunk it anyway so now they know how to make easy nutella microwave cake without doing all the hard work that they’ll feature in their channel in some other form😂 without credits of course
    always loving your contents Anne!!❤

    • ouhhoh
      ouhhoh 28 days ago +3

      they'd never bother putting that much effort into anything

    • Leposava Bouvier
      Leposava Bouvier Month ago +21

      The funniest thing is, it's FIVE minute crafts. If you use their recipe for FIVE minutes, it's actually okay.

    • Musical Boarder
      Musical Boarder Month ago +12

      They arent that smart

  • Adam Touraity
    Adam Touraity Month ago +7229

    Your microwave finally had enough of the crazy crafts. He was a brave soldier...

    • epicalduck
      epicalduck 28 days ago

      Fs in chat

    • Donny Reiss
      Donny Reiss Month ago

      he died a hero

    • Gaylene Wood
      Gaylene Wood Month ago

      @How To Cook That Can you do a cotton candy popcorn in a skillet cause I saw it on 5 min site..

    • Seboy Warscott
      Seboy Warscott Month ago

      Maybe try the microwaving vinegar hack to get the smoke smell out of the microwave. I'm not sure how long but it should be boiling for a little while.

    • Emily Rose Lacy-Nichols
      Emily Rose Lacy-Nichols Month ago

      @Tyler N I cook rice in a microwave cooker for 5 min on high, then 15 min on 50% power, with a plate under it in case it boils over (way easier to clean than the big heavy glass turntable). I don't think I've ever done anything longer, though.

  • caustic
    caustic Month ago +29

    That nutella "cake" went through all five stages of grief in 12 minutes.

  • Haphazard
    Haphazard Month ago +92

    The other two old timey methods of storing eggs were to dip in wax - usually a blend of paraffin and beeswax - for raw eggs, as fresh as possible from the farm. Or boil them and pickle them. Many room temperature preservation methods came from Europe, where the room temperature is significantly lower than Australia and they used a larder (so cooler still) and the egg preservation was for during winter, when chickens often come off the lay.

    • L. Wolf
      L. Wolf 7 days ago +2

      Well, most of these modern day "homesteaders" don't understand that old methods of preservation is only supposed to last through the winter, not years. That or last only as long as it took to ship it to another town or country.

    • Anna H
      Anna H 16 days ago +1

      @Tiny Home Chronicles I thought room temperature was 25°C!

    • Gracie Ouellette
      Gracie Ouellette 22 days ago +4

      The only thing missing about the egg story is that she was speaking about store bought eggs, which is what most people would use. However, every salmonella issue i've ever heard about was from store bought eggs. Most of us who raise our own chickens know not to wash the egg, it has a protective layer that gets washed off in store bought eggs. And keeping eggs in lime solution does work, easily in a cool dark area. Many people do it, and no stories of salmonella poisoning 🤷🏼‍♀️

    • Tiny Home Chronicles
      Tiny Home Chronicles Month ago +12

      Yup. You're absolutely still supposed to keep those eggs in a cooler temp, though not necessarily full refrigeration, but definitely NOT at the full room temp most people think of at 70F/21C. My Mamaw did water glassing in the southern USA and kept the jars in the spring house, where it stayed about 50-55F year round.

  • rufusdrumknott
    rufusdrumknott Month ago +39

    I made your nutella mug cake as a quick snack and I've never had a cake so light and fluffy, let alone that it could be made in a microwave! I was not exact with the measurements either, just went by eye and it still turned out amazing.

  • NiaJustNia
    NiaJustNia Month ago +74

    I didn't know you could get Nutella in plastic containers, I've only ever seen it in glass jars. I feel like you'd have ended up picking bits of shattered glass along with the burnt cake out of the microwave too if you'd had a glass jar!

  • saki noru
    saki noru 26 days ago +14

    For the matcha I'd add one little commentary: even if your matcha doesn't leave that fine line and isn't as brightly green, it doesn't necessarily mean it's fake. More often than not it would mean it's either lower quality or it's old (it slowly oxidates when contacting air).

  • Katie Griffiths
    Katie Griffiths Month ago +1835

    In the UK and across Europe most Nutella jars are made of glass. I don't think it would have made a difference to the burning cake though.

    • grgn
      grgn 13 days ago

      Can confirm this for Ukraine and Poland. I have never seen a plastic jar of Nutella in both countries.

    • •mimi•gacha
      •mimi•gacha 29 days ago

      Bro when I used France as a stop to vist my family in Algeria and also to vist other family it was glass

    • Asude Birtane
      Asude Birtane Month ago

      @The Kazoo Queen I ve seen it on my holiday last year tho

    • Donny Reiss
      Donny Reiss Month ago

      in new zealand we have plastic

    • Heather M
      Heather M Month ago +1

      Glass in SA too

  • ISAF Ace
    ISAF Ace Month ago +53

    I tried the microwave mug recipe and gave it to my brother for him to try. He has since asked me to make one regularly and asked for the recipe, it’s a big success in his opinion.

    • Merip1214
      Merip1214 Month ago +1

      Mug cakes are so yummy

  • LonelyAssassin96
    LonelyAssassin96 18 days ago +9

    RIP Anne's Microwave: It dedicated several years of valiant service before the torture was finally too much to bear. It will be missed. :,(

  • AzNeo
    AzNeo Month ago +62

    The egg portion of the video reminds me of how chinese century eggs are made today and they're generally regarded to be very safe (at least when made properly). The traditional method involved wrapping them in clay mixed with quicklime, salt, wood ash and rice husks.

  • Mother of Ahamkaras
    Mother of Ahamkaras Month ago +29

    I haven't watched in a few months (I love to watch a few new videos in a row) but I've been watching your videos since 2015/2016 and absolutely love it! I really admire how you have adapted to the changes with these debunking videos and absolutely love the intro!
    Also, RIP to your microwave!

  • The Nerdy Tiger
    The Nerdy Tiger Month ago +35

    It's always weird for me when I hear people talk about refrigerating eggs because here in the uk we don't do it since in America they wash off the natural protective layer with a chemical sanitizer

    • child of cascadia
      child of cascadia 20 days ago +2

      @The Nerdy Tiger
      Its disgusting. Im american and Id never eat a commercial egg from a laying farm. The farms are filthy, chickens crammed in on top of each other, no room to move, beaks cut off, fed chemical and antibiotic laden feed And then the eggs are washed so their natural protection is removed. Its so gross.
      My major US city allows people to keep up to 8 chickens in their backyards. So theres lots of fresh eggs. I buy some eggs every couple weeks from my neighbor. They are so much better than the mass produced ones.

    • Krista Jones
      Krista Jones 21 day ago

      The standard American laying farm is filthy, they have to wash the eggs.
      When I was a kid on a farm we wouldn't wash or refrigerate the eggs for weeks.

    • TheBlakia
      TheBlakia Month ago +1

      same for Germany. I store mine in the fridge but they are perfectly fine at room temp

  • CircleThinker
    CircleThinker Month ago +1649

    We have glass Nutella jars in the UK and my partner's favourite trick for them when we're almost out is to fill them with milk and microwave them for a couple of mins - gives a quick and easy hot chocolate and makes the jars sooo much easier to clean for recycling.
    I'm genuinely surprised Ann attempted 15 mins in a plastic pot at all! RIP microwave 😂

    • It’s Serrifin
      It’s Serrifin Month ago

      @Chicago Typewriter probably shipping, popularity, and production expenses as well. There’s three plants in the Americas (Canada, Mexico, Brazil), one in Australia, while there seems to be seven in Europe (If you count Russia), two in their home country of Italy alone.

    • Comrade Windowsill
      Comrade Windowsill Month ago +1

      @Chicago Typewriter probably cause europe has better consumer protection and more green incentives

    • Young Lamb
      Young Lamb Month ago +1

      @Comrade Windowsill A bit of a both I would say. So far I think I have tried Italian, German, French, Polish, Australian, and US. I used to be a big Nutella addict (3kg per month!) but I've been clean for a year now.

    • 魍魉魑魅
      魍魉魑魅 Month ago +2

      @Saam Nkosi please confirm if the jar is microwave safe or not, coz it may explode in the microwave or when you take it out 😯

    • Birb
      Birb Month ago +2

      We used to have glass jars but idk if we do in Australia have them anymore.

  • AllyCatAlice
    AllyCatAlice Month ago +72

    The look Ann gives the camera at 6:10, you know she's about to educate 😂

    • L Potter
      L Potter Month ago +3

      I had the same thought 🤣

  • Sapphi Tee
    Sapphi Tee Month ago +6

    Ann: "Don't eat raw eggs"
    Somewhere in the distance: *angry Gaston-noises*

    • Sapphi Tee
      Sapphi Tee 2 days ago +1

      @Azure I'm so happy it made you laugh! ☺️

    • Azure
      Azure 2 days ago +2

      This was so unexpected and made me chuckle a good long while.

  • Shelby Caruso
    Shelby Caruso Month ago +28

    RIP Chef Mike, thank you for your service! You were so brave and fought so hard

    • Juan Santo
      Juan Santo 24 days ago +4

      I hope she can do a tribute compilation for mike

  • jude
    jude Month ago +31

    for the matcha tip, this is actually useful in telling the quality of your matcha!! poorer quality matcha will have more of the brownish hue that you can see in the regular green tea,, while the high quality matcha will have a more equal green tone throughout. :)

    • Kidwolf00
      Kidwolf00 8 days ago +1

      Plus, cheap/filler loaded matcha tastes really bitter, even with lots of sugar added. Good matcha shouldn't need half a cup of sugar added to still somewhat bitter.
      There are cheaper, but *still good quality* matcha blends that taste slightly bitter but still decent without adding a ton of sugar and clearly still have a vibrant green color. I would still consider these real, but the moment you see any freshly opened "swamp green" powders throw it out!

  • Delicate Disaster
    Delicate Disaster Month ago +10

    When Anne started this channel, she thought she was going to tell us how to cook. I bet she had no clue she would turn into a chemist and a mad scientist! 🤣

  • Leonie Glaess
    Leonie Glaess Month ago +1732

    I was surprised that your Nutella comes in a plastic jar. In Germany we have glass jars so it would be fine to put in the microwave for a shorter amount of time / at a lower wattage.

    • Unicornglitterbabe
      Unicornglitterbabe 20 days ago

      ​@hades 🦷 where I come from, most of the knock offs come in glass jars. Never seen a chocolate plastic container... Ok I lied... I think the Nusspli one is in a plastic container but other than that, only the small ones you get at a hotel buffet ready for one bun.

    • Lady Roza
      Lady Roza Month ago

      in canada they are in plastic jar, if you see glass jar (can be seen in some part of canada) they will be more expensive in comparison to the plastic jar :)

    • Ligeia Siren
      Ligeia Siren Month ago

      Plastic in Argentina.

    • Andrew Torrens
      Andrew Torrens Month ago

      @Eagle Owl the glass will likely explode because microwave safe glass needs to have a specific mineral composition and be tempered for heat. If you've ever used a cup that's not microwave safe to reheat your coffee, you may have noticed that the mug heats up more than the contents.
      I have had glass shatter in the microwave before (in my case I thought that the drinking glass would be fine, since I was only microwaving it for a short time)

    • asmRTPOP
      asmRTPOP Month ago

      @Jaquan in the US we still aren’t over all the glass jars that had lead paint in them lmao

  • Cy Monet
    Cy Monet Month ago +11

    My heart gets so happy when a new video drops from this channel. I enjoy the entertainment as well as the education.

  • patronustrip
    patronustrip 22 days ago +6

    I'm so glad I watched this video, I live in a msall house with a small fridge, I started to stop putting eggs in the fridge because I saw that in the supermarket they are never refrigerated, so I thought it would be okay if I did keep them outiside to save some space. I think I am very lucky to never have gotten salmonella from them, I feel so stupid now. Thank you for this, I will never ever keep them out of the fridge again!

  • Wassia Khan
    Wassia Khan 7 days ago +2

    I feel so bad for your microwave! It survived through a millions of battles against 5 minute crafts but it has to go now. Such a strong and loyal microwave you had....May it rest in peace!!! Will definitely miss it a lot❤❤

  • Shiymi
    Shiymi Month ago +11

    I can just imagine the urge to react to these content farm videos with a simple "uh, no." but you do such a good job educating people!

  • palmieres
    palmieres Month ago +30

    What amazed me the most about this was the fact that the Nutella jar was... plastic. I'm used to regular old glass.
    As for the recipe, my favourite mug cake is very similar to the real one in the black mug, but I use regular culinary chocolate, fill half the mug with the batter, place a table spoon of Nutella in the middle, then cover it with the rest of the batter. After a minute and a half in the microwave you'll have a delicious mug cake with a melted chocolate center. Yum.

  • Kait2478
    Kait2478 Month ago +1453

    Words can't describe my feelings at hearing about this microwave's demise. RIP Anne's debunking microwave. You were truly a trooper.

  • Lara 33
    Lara 33 Month ago +8

    Hey, I’m from Germany and I’ve actually never seen Nutella in a plastic jar before. It’s always in a glas jar here, so I assumed they probably also used a glas jar in the video. It still probably wouldn’t work like they show it but at least it wouldn’t melt 😅

  • Tio Phil
    Tio Phil 21 day ago +5

    Today we see something very rare on the channel: Ann giving something that is edible to Dave

  • Clan Improbable
    Clan Improbable Month ago +4

    Ann, you work so hard on these videos and I'm grateful. Thank you for what you do!

  • aw panda
    aw panda Month ago +18

    Rip, microwave. You were an invaluable member of the team, and we'll always remember you.

  • WateverWatever04
    WateverWatever04 Month ago +35

    Aw man I hate bad smells that get stuck in the house! If you put two caps of vanilla extract into an oven safe container and bake for an hour at 300°F, the house will smell better. And if that fails, febreze will probably help lmao
    Farewell to our microwave soldier 🫡

    • vidiya
      vidiya 2 days ago

      Tumblr veteran?

  • Seymour Pickle Frank
    Seymour Pickle Frank Month ago +1666

    We all know how Ann feels about microwaving anything for 10 or more minutes

    • Nilanjasa
      Nilanjasa Month ago

      ​@NeRethil WolfssonYeah I always make mug desserts, it needs just 2-3 mins 😂

    • Risha-Leigh Dummett
      Risha-Leigh Dummett Month ago

      I've poked holes in very large spaghetti squash/butternut squash and microwaved it for 15 minutes [before cutting it in half and roasting it in the oven] . Doesn't burn and cuts down on the cooking time.

    • Jo PlayingTheSims
      Jo PlayingTheSims Month ago +1

      @Kogarashi I guess so! A 1 minute Google will show 10+ recipes saying about 90 seconds, its not that hard.

    • Kogarashi
      Kogarashi Month ago

      @Jo PlayingTheSims Who would microwave a mug cake that long? Someone who only has experience with toaster ovens and thinks a microwave is the same thing (spoilers: they're not). Either that or someone who's making up recipes with no actual baking experience and thinks you can just use oven times on the microwave.

    • Chicago Typewriter
      Chicago Typewriter Month ago

      Why would you microwave ANYTHING at home temperature?! If have a heart attack for anything over 5 min

  • Onuvob Hossain
    Onuvob Hossain Month ago +8

    I have never been this sad over the death of a microwave. Ann reardon you truly are a wizard.

  • Mrs. Snoot
    Mrs. Snoot Month ago

    Love the way you break it all down for us! I appreciate all you do ^^

  • Pierre Rossouw
    Pierre Rossouw Month ago +1

    I hope you're still going to be around for a long time! And Dave, of course. It takes a brave man and brave scientist. If Dave keeps on testing and Anne keeps inventing, we may just see the invention of some cure for something. Thanks for your work.

  • Lilium
    Lilium Month ago +13

    I think the 15 minutes is a typo and meant to be 1.5. I make something like this sometimes with a mug cake recipe I've been using for over 15 years, but no matter the microwave 2 mins should be the absolute max and usually it'll be less time. Edit: commented before I saw the result, the nutella jars we get here are glass, not plastic, so that's also important info, I didn't know they made them in plastic (I'm in Europe). Also my recipe has more ingredients so probably tastes much better.

    • david togi
      david togi Month ago +4

      That typo can cost some parents their micowaves.

    • It’s Serrifin
      It’s Serrifin Month ago +3

      I feel so dumb now, I was wondering how you could typo 90 seconds as 15 minutes lol

  • Rust Kitty
    Rust Kitty Month ago +2

    Thanks for the mug cake recipe, finally something I was able to make in my tiny kitchen that doesnt have an oven! It was pretty nice, but it's super expensive to use Nutella like this.

  • Starfire
    Starfire Month ago +962

    My first thought was: "Why did the glass Nutella jar melt?"
    Well, didn't know it is a plastic jar in Australia. In Europe we only have glass Nutella jars.

    • Siri
      Siri Month ago

      Canada also has plastic jars

    • BwooHuraca
      BwooHuraca Month ago

      @Megilena In the US, I've seen the small glass "stocking stuffer" Nutella jars as well, but not with any special print on them. However, I think Welch's used to produce glass jelly jars like that. We had one with Pepe Le Pew and Penelope for the longest time.

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      QueenXKnit Month ago


    • denalihedgehog
      denalihedgehog Month ago +1

      Makes sense. 5MC are based in Europe, so they probably didn't think that someone would put a plastic jar in a microwave (that still doesn't justify the 15 minutes' cooking)

    • Tanjirō
      Tanjirō Month ago

      But even if its glass, not every glass is microwave safe. Plus the etiquette on the outside doesn't seem safe to put in the microwave either.

  • Isabel Smith
    Isabel Smith Month ago

    Thank you for explaining so well everything that most people hadn't heard of!

  • Mamasaym
    Mamasaym Month ago +1

    thanks so much for inspiring me to do more cooking, and I'm now making my own cook book, thank you so much!❤

  • #ffffff34th3r
    #ffffff34th3r Month ago +2

    Thank you! I've had a lethargic curiosity about air vs water cooled chicken that I undoubtedly forget about as soon as I leave the meat section of the store.

  • Iffat Khan
    Iffat Khan Month ago +3

    I am from Bangladesh and the nutella bottles I have seen in this country (at least the ones I have seen and bought) are actually glass jars. I didn't even know they are available in plastic ones. Is there a way to understand if they used the one with a glass jar or a plastic one? :/
    Thanks, Anne! I always enjoy your videos! The way you present all the information on how something is made, what are the pros/cons, and then do scientific tests is truly amazing. You are one the most hardworking content creators! Thank you so much for your efforts! Best wishes, all the way from Dhaka :)

  • Jenn W
    Jenn W Month ago +2

    I've loved matcha for years, but never knew about how it is grown and processed. Thanks for educating me!!

  • Kris
    Kris Month ago +960

    I’m honestly surprised it took this long to kill your microwave 😅

    • 1Thunderfire
      1Thunderfire Month ago

      Damn good make even with being used for things it definitely shouldn't be used for! 😅

    • Chew Bacca
      Chew Bacca Month ago +7


  • Bryan Lowder
    Bryan Lowder 11 days ago

    Great explanation of water glassing, thanks! Admittedly, there's one thing that still puzzles me: I always thought "water glass" referred to sodium silicate solution, which dries into a hard crust.

  • Aiden Riley
    Aiden Riley Month ago +2

    the way i remember seeing and making a very similar recipe to ann’s nutella mug cake on buzzfeed around 2016, which is where i’m guessing where the 5 minute craft telephone game of this recipe started.

  • Shelly Johnson
    Shelly Johnson Month ago

    I love your vidoes. I learn something new with every video. Plus I love that your closed captions are so good and easy to follow. Thank you for another video

  • Luma Noire
    Luma Noire Month ago

    I usually don't comment in videos but this one is pretty special ❤️ Thanks for the amazing content!

  • WindInMyWings
    WindInMyWings Month ago +9

    The chicken thing was really interesting. I live in the UK and recently there has been a real backlash against "chlorinated chicken" i.e. water-cooled with chorine added but nobody has been able to say why this is such a bad thing!

    • Ruth Steen
      Ruth Steen 6 days ago

      Because it means the industry can get away with poorer hygiene and welfare standards earlier in the process.

    • PBOCG
      PBOCG 7 days ago

      @Rannon I've never heard of that but that would def do it too but without a concrete source I'm more inclined to believe thats a secondary reason. or something used to justify why someone is against the water cooling rather than actual fact, you know?

    • Rannon
      Rannon 7 days ago

      From what I've heard, it has more to do with, that chlorination can be used to hide bad practises like keeping the chicken, and the areas where they're kept (both alive and dead) filthy. And has less to do with chemicals = bad.

    • MsZsc
      MsZsc 13 days ago

      the hell do you drink lol

    • Stephanie Scheller
      Stephanie Scheller 13 days ago +1

      Gotta wonder when something like that happens it it's a clever marketing ploy!

  • Alex Gray
    Alex Gray Month ago +575

    Dave: "Rubbery. Tastes like an eraser."
    Also Dave: *cheerfully keeps eating the eraser*
    Bless that man.

  • GuitarPixie
    GuitarPixie Month ago +4

    You should have an extra microwave specifically for shady recipes.

  • Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus

    That was very interesting about air-chilled amd water chilled. I didn't know about the process. Makes sense the difference is so small. I guess the main concern for people maybe shouldn't be the flavour, but the consuming of chlorine. While I get chlorinated water is needed even for our tap water and bottled water, one has to wonder about the long term health effects where everything we consume has chlorine in it.

  • Kaneda
    Kaneda Month ago +5

    matcha is different as well! theres food grade, and then ritual grade matcha. ritual grade matcha is used for, you guessed it, ritual teas. its highly expensive because its all hand ground into that nice fine powder, and uses the highest quality leaves

  • przykominku.com
    przykominku.com Month ago +2

    As for the microwave - if you happen to still have it somewhere in the garage. Maybe there's a hack to try - Me wifey tried to clean ours with mandarine and orange peels covered in water in a glass bowl (although I do not remember the proportions). She put the bowl with the peels and water in, and microwaved it for a couple of minutes. She claims it works 😃

  • Warit Pong
    Warit Pong Month ago +1

    Although I love these videos because they are informative. I do miss the old baking videos. thankyou Anne

  • Brett Collins
    Brett Collins Month ago +1004

    I just wanted to take the time to thank you for having actual (non-auto-generated) subtitles on all your videos. Too many "big" channels don't have them, and they make such a difference.

    • bcdm999
      bcdm999 Month ago

      Yeah, they're definitely auto-generated and then corrected afterwards. I'm guessing a lot of errors are cleaned up, but quite a few still sneak through - "immersion-chilled chicken" turned into "Asian-chilled chicken" at one point and it threw me for a loop 😂

    • Meredith
      Meredith Month ago

      She's mentioned before that Dave edits all her subtitles! It's so appreciated.

    • Thomas M
      Thomas M Month ago +1

      @c6 4116 True, there are mistakes, but it's still considerably better than unadulterated auto-gen.
      Perhaps one more pass to catch mistakes would clear things up a little better.

    • Meme Lover
      Meme Lover Month ago

      @Madison i noticed the same.

    • c6 4116
      c6 4116 Month ago +2

      @Thomas M there are some parts that are way wrong. so it IS auto generated, they just added details afterwards. if they didnt, then im concerned about the person doing the captions because there are so many mistakes. (not just in this video either)

  • clemnthyme
    clemnthyme Month ago

    oh no your poor microwave!! really interesting stuff in this video! i appreciate how well thought out your testing methods are ☺️ also i feel so embarrassed but i definitely thought that the salmonella was only found on the egg shell, so thank you for sharing that it is found inside the egg as well! 🙏

    • Mrs. Thomas - USMC Wife
      Mrs. Thomas - USMC Wife Month ago

      It is only on the outside if you have farm fresh eggs that haven't been washed. Eggs that have been washed are susceptible to bacteria getting into the inside of the egg.

  • jedi
    jedi Month ago

    ty for these videos, Ann! they're so helpful!!

  • Henry Kessler
    Henry Kessler Month ago +2

    I hadn't heard about salmonella being inside as well! It's not exactly something I keep to date on, though. Now I'm going to have to google about eggs kept at room temp from local chickens, and that it was only store bought ones that had to be refrigerated due to different processing methods (USA). I heard that was fine, but if it's an increased salmonella risk, perhaps not? I wish you luck finding a nice secondhand microwave for a good deal

    • Imarabbitama
      Imarabbitama 27 days ago

      Chickens can also be vaccinated against salmonella, in the Netherlands (where eggs are usually kept at room temperature) commercial egg hens are usually vaccinated.

  • Hannah
    Hannah Month ago +2

    I wish Ann taught all of my classes I’d learn so much

  • Monica Rodriguez
    Monica Rodriguez 4 days ago

    I have learned so much from this video. I didn’t know about water and air chill chicken. I never even thought about it before.

  • Sifonofor
    Sifonofor Month ago +812

    I always feel it when Dave gets excited about being presented with edible food, even if it's unseasoned chicken. That man knows suffering.

    • CathodeRayTube
      CathodeRayTube Month ago

      Poor Dave 😁.

    • Sifonofor
      Sifonofor Month ago +11

      ​@Juniper Jade I think we can be pretty sure that the husband of literal culinary icon Ann Reardon eats very well.

    • Eric Kugler
      Eric Kugler Month ago +12

      I'm just glad he refused to eat the poisonous melted plastic cup....

    • TerraHv1
      TerraHv1 Month ago +3

      It's nice to see that there are things even he won't eat, though :p

    • Amoureux
      Amoureux Month ago +38

      @Juniper Jade I'm sure he gets to taste test all of the good recipes Ann creates, but man, talk about a Russian roulette of food

  • W3r3gam3r
    W3r3gam3r Month ago

    With the air vs water chilled, I can imagine the air chilled would be just slightly easier and safer to fry since there is inherently less water. And even that is a stretch. But I am quite surprised how noticeably different the sous vide test was.

  • followsthenight
    followsthenight Month ago

    You are an absolutely lovely person Ann!

  • Erin Thorn
    Erin Thorn 4 days ago +1

    I am surprised. In Europe, Nutella is sold in a glas container not plastic. That would have saved you from the molten container, but not the burned smell. Love your vids.

  • abbsnn cose
    abbsnn cose Month ago

    quick and easy hot chocolate and makes the jars sooo much easier to clean for recycling. I'm genuinely surprised Ann attempted 15 mins in a plastic pot at all! RIP microwav

  • Kolton Landreth
    Kolton Landreth Month ago

    WOW! Didn't know that about the chilling methods or the need to chill chicken before this video. Really interesting! Thanks Anne!

  • JH
    JH Month ago +719

    In Germany, every Nutella glass is still made of glass. But also with a glass jar, the cake would be burned to stone after 15 min in the microwave

    • Kyrena
      Kyrena Month ago +1

      @Larisse Yep, that happened when I made tea once. The water was too hot and the tea kettle shattered. Ended up with second degree burns on my foot.

    • Janet Pendlebury
      Janet Pendlebury Month ago

      @Ju Cal Yes, we have also been making nutella here in Australia for about 40 years.

    • 1Thunderfire
      1Thunderfire Month ago

      @Zhanna Fehling Total waste of plastic really.

    • Larisse
      Larisse Month ago +3

      @Rezinax It's more about the things in the glass from what I understand. If there's a tiny air bubble or any kind of particulate in the glass (like dyes even)...it can crack or explode. Unless the glass is specifically labeled as being microwave safe it's just best to assume it's not.

    • Rezinax
      Rezinax Month ago +1

      @Larisse tbf nutella jars have fairly thick glass walls, so they might be ok. Not gonna try it though

  • MrsShocoTaco
    MrsShocoTaco Month ago +2

    I think this video might be the only time I've heard Dave refuse to try something 😅

  • Kiki Corleone
    Kiki Corleone Month ago

    What I am surprised about is that Nutella comes in plastic containers elsewhere. Here it's glass and I was briefly shocked because I thought that you microwave made the glass melt

  • Kyflie
    Kyflie 28 days ago

    I love debunking videos!

  • Maria Marth
    Maria Marth Month ago

    About the eggs, I’ve also heard that you can preserve fresh eggs by coating them in oil. It was from an Extreme Prep-per show. They were happily coating their eggs in oil saying it prevents oxygenation and keeps the eggs fresh for years. Just curious if that is also an old time myth.

  • Paige
    Paige Month ago

    I think the egg information is great to learn, and to know for dramatic reasons.. but to practice it currently I would be hesitant. Definitely great knowledge!

  • Lara Hartfort
    Lara Hartfort Month ago +785

    In many European countries Nutella is sold in a glass jar and that’s what they are using in the tutorial. Still shouldn’t be in there for 15 min but the jar wouldn’t burn like your plastic jar did, because they are actually pretty solid glass.

    • Aya Jade
      Aya Jade Month ago

      @Orion 77 they're from Cyprus or at least their parent company is

    • Αnastasia Cr
      Αnastasia Cr Month ago

      @Anto I'm Greek and I've seen plastic nutella jars. But there are mostly glass ones.

    • Voldemort
      Voldemort Month ago

      @Eric I think I’ve heard about it before and I think it also owns five min crafts, correct me if I’m wrong

    • carbolara
      carbolara Month ago +2

      @leah_tard_ cyprus is located in the mediterranen sea and NOT part of the middle east. it's even in the EU

  • Heather M
    Heather M Month ago

    Would love to hear your opinion about the safety of eating the chicken that has absorbed the water with chemicals in it!

  • James Satterfield
    James Satterfield Month ago

    Thanks, I enjoy the way you explain things. Your videos are great lessons.

  • Kathleen Gibbons
    Kathleen Gibbons Month ago

    This video was so informative and easy to understand!

  • Acation x
    Acation x Month ago +4

    I'm actually amazed your nutella jar only melted. A few years back, I put a nutella jar in the microwave to try and melt the remaining chocolate (glass jar) and the foil on the label sparked and caught fire!

  • Snurph
    Snurph 20 days ago

    I love how logical, accurate, thorough and clear headed you are in a world full of false information and confusion.

  • MurphMunster
    MurphMunster Month ago +774

    On the topic of air chilled vs. water chilled chicken. I worked in a kitchen for several years and this topic was brought up at one point. We asked the head chef why he used water chilled chicken in some recipes and air chilled in others. His way of explaining it was to base your recipe on how the meat was chilled. Air chilled had a lower water content and was better for dishes that required it to be cooked in liquid i.e. boiled, sauteed or sous-vied. While a water chilled chicken would have a better end result when grilled or roasted, due to it being able to afford loosing some water. A good chef, as he explained, will take the preparation of meat into consideration when creating the dish. For most of us home chefs the chilling method is borderline irrelevant. I love the videos you make and just wanted to throw my two cents out there.

    • Merip1214
      Merip1214 Month ago

      Love to hear from people who know their stuff

    • PhantomStella
      PhantomStella Month ago

      Interesting thanks for the info

    • Ms. L
      Ms. L Month ago +4

      Yes, I saw in a Heston video that a juicy roast chicken is made by submerging it into water for a few hours and cooking on low temperature (100-130) so it keeps the moisture. I tried it and it works.

    • Jessica Vallee
      Jessica Vallee Month ago +52

      Your two cents are much appreciated!

  • neotype2001
    neotype2001 8 days ago

    When you opened the microwave, my nostrils singed from a childhood experience. Crazy how it triggered that horrible smell and metallic coppery taste up in the nostril area

  • Sofia Lafitte
    Sofia Lafitte Month ago

    I tried Ann’s nutella mug cake and it’s really good! It’s super easy and tastes like a brownie w/ nuts!

  • Nikioko
    Nikioko Month ago +1

    What do we learn? Never leave your kitchen unattended.

  • Robot killer
    Robot killer Month ago

    7:43 my favourite piece of bad advice given in old books is from Mrs Beeton, where she advises to mix borax into spoiled milk to make it taste fresh again. Absolutely horrifying.

  • normajbaker20001
    normajbaker20001 Month ago

    The world needs more Ann Reardons.

  • Sandra B
    Sandra B Month ago +820

    In the EU, it’s illegal to sell washed eggs and instead farms vaccine against salmonella. And since they don’t wash and remove the protective coating on the eggs they are safe to store at room temperature. Keeping them in the fridge just helps to prolong their shelf life.

    • Tinkerer
      Tinkerer Month ago

      @RaggleTaggleGypsy Ah, I see that I conflated aspects of the 2022 outbreak with the 2018 one. My bad. Change the 300 to 100 if we are referring to Red Lion eggs. The point does still stand though that these are eggs with intact bloom which if they were put through the preservation process shown here would wind up being extremely dangerous.

    • RaggleTaggleGypsy
      RaggleTaggleGypsy Month ago

      @Tinkerer Amusingly when you try to google this you mostly get links to a recent outbreak out from Kinder eggs!
      In terms of chicken eggs I am finding reports from early last year with up to about 300 cases only 12 of which were in England but linked to farms in France or a packing centre in Spain. There has been a warning in the last 6 months to check where your eggs are from and being more careful with the cooking if they are not UK eggs due to the increase of eggs being imported from other countries due to the ongoing shortage.

    • Beardiemom
      Beardiemom Month ago

      @tea artist Yeah, that was my point. They initially were raving about how washing the eggs was so much safer, when the numbers suggest the opposite.

    • tea artist
      tea artist Month ago

      @Beardiemom Partly due to the lack of vaccination and testing, but also precisely because they're washed. Washing removes the microbiotic protection film that would usually prevent germs from penetrating the shell, remove that and you make eggs a lot less safe, decrease storage time and make it so they cannot be stored at room temperature.

    • tea artist
      tea artist Month ago

      @Rachel C. Washing actually greatly reduced the storage time and means you can't store them at room temperature. By default the egg actually has a microbiotic protection film, if you wash them you remove that and allow germs from the outside to enter the eggs.
      Washing thus makes eggs a lot less safe.

  • Firefly miesumae
    Firefly miesumae Month ago +1

    Thank you for the upload Ann! ❤️

  • Valentina Jerenec
    Valentina Jerenec Month ago

    Yess, we love your videos! :) Nutella nightmare, who knew there is such a thing xD

  • Ashtar Melendez
    Ashtar Melendez 13 days ago

    Im a simple man. I see Ann Reardon I press like! 🤷‍♂️ queen always slaying 💅

  • Emma Drew
    Emma Drew Month ago +1

    I once caused a fire with Nutella in the microwave! I was just putting it in for a little bit to soften it to spread better, but I guess a tiny bit of the foil seal was still on there!

  • M W
    M W Month ago

    This reminds me of that time a kid at my high school forgot the water for his microwave noodles and accidentally set a microwave fire.

  • Lorraine Robson
    Lorraine Robson Month ago +416

    Nutella jars are glass in Scotland. I genuinely thought you'd melted a glass jar in the microwave for a second there!😳
    Our smallest jars can be used as drinking glasses once emptied.

    • Lorraine Robson
      Lorraine Robson Month ago +1

      @MissDatherinePierce yes, they still have the gold foil sealing the jars. My number 1 fear when I see someone put nutella in the microwave!

    • Hope Hopeful
      Hope Hopeful Month ago +1

      Peanut butter jars used to be re-usable as drinking glasses in Australia; it's a great system, and I'd like to see it back again.

    • NeverStopLearning
      NeverStopLearning Month ago

      Makes sense

    • MissDatherinePierce
      MissDatherinePierce Month ago +1

      @StragenTheDragon I think the only thing that could cause harm with the glass is if someone didn't properly remove the aluminium foil on top of it. But you should see the sparks pretty much immediately. They do still have that, don't they? I switched to Milka's creme since they released it because I like it better, so I'm a bit out of the loop on Nutella.

    • Sam Mattos
      Sam Mattos Month ago +1

      All our small drinking glasses are Nutella ones too. We also have the Christmas ones with sweet red and white festive prints on.

  • C. Ray
    C. Ray Month ago +3

    Dave: it’s actually good! whose recipe is this?
    Ann: mine
    Dave: ah! of course! I like it! ❤

  • Clint Davis
    Clint Davis Month ago

    Anne, you and your family are just so cute, I love watching you guys.

  • WhatTheFriedRice
    WhatTheFriedRice Month ago +5

    One thing I love about this channel is that it teaches critical thinking skills

    • WhatTheFriedRice
      WhatTheFriedRice Month ago

      @Aramati that’s a great point

    • Aramati
      Aramati Month ago

      A thing sad about this channel is that it's in English and most people I know that needs it don't speak English.
      kk XD
      So bad YT closed the comunity subtitles.