Basic Kitchen Vocabulary
Hello. Are you hungry? You better get to the kitchen. "The chicken? The kitchen." Chicken
-- kitchen. Today, I'm going to teach you about vocabulary that you will find very useful
if you've ever been in a kitchen. Now, the thing that's confusing sometimes is that when
you want to say "kitchen", you say "chicken". Oh, no! It's okay. It's funny. I do it all
the time. Do I do it all the time? It's a very natural mistake. So if you're ever having
a conversation in English, and you say "chicken" instead of "kitchen", don't worry. But we're
going to go through some kitchen vocabulary. My name is Ronnie. Let me take you through
the magic of the kitchen. The very, very first word that I'm going to
teach you is "nuke". "Nuke?" "Nuke" is a verb, and it's a new word from the 1980s. That's
so new. It's 30 years old. "Nuke" is the verb that we use for a microwave. A microwave maybe
came out in 1981; I don't know. I remember in my house getting one in 1983, and I could
make popcorn, and it was amazing. So about the 1980s, we had this amazing thing called
a "microwave". You probably know what a "microwave" is. But if you don't, it's like a little oven
that cooks your food really, really quickly. We actually developed a new word for this.
We call it "nuke". So I can say, "I nuke my food." That means, "I put my food in the microwave."
Ding, ding, ding! And it's ready to eat. The next thing that we have is an "oven" or
a "stove". Now, "oven" and "stove" -- same word. It does not matter if you say "oven"
or "stove". Who cares? I don't. An "oven" or a "stove" -- properly, the "stove" is actually
a "stove top" where you would put things on top of the stovetop. And the "oven" is actually
this part inside where you open the door. Inside the oven part, at the bottom here,
you can bake a cake for me. I like cheesecake. If you'd like to bake me a cake, please do
send it to me at www.engvid.com. I will be happy to eat it. You can "grill" or "broil".
Now, "grill" and "broil" are the same. It just depends on what your oven says. When
you "bake" something, the heat comes from the top and the bottom of the oven, and it's
distributed throughout. If you "grill" or "broil" something, the heat comes from the
top, and it cooks it on the top of the meat or whatever you're cooking. So the "broil"
and the "grill" -- the heat comes from the top. And "bake"; the heat comes from the top
and the bottom. So depending on what you're cooking would be the setting on what you're
going to use on your oven or your stove. When we bake something, we usually have a
certain temperature -- 250 degrees, or you can have 400 degrees. One is Fahrenheit, and
one is Celsius. Most of them have both, but if you don't know on your recipe, you could
always look on the Internet. It's magic. The next thing -- speaking about magic -- is
a toaster. This is the most magical machine ever to be invented in your kitchen. Let me
explain the magic of the toaster. You take a simple piece of bread. You put it in the
toaster; press the button down; you wait. "Bing!" Out comes lovely, warm, crusty toast.
This machine, very simply, is called a "toaster". So you put bread into the toaster -- like
magic, it becomes "toast". The next appliance we have is a "kettle".
Now, if you like to drink tea or coffee, you're going to love to have a kettle. A "kettle"
is a machine that boils water. You can have one on your stovetop, or you can also have
one that plugs into the wall. I'm not a very good artist -- or am I? But if you can kind
of use your imagination, these both are called "kettles"; they're used for boiling water.
Do you like coffee? I love coffee. We also have what's called a "coffeemaker". I know.
Sometimes, English makes sense. Guess what this makes. Coffee. So you press some buttons
-- some magic; water turns into coffee. It's like water into wine but not as nice. Better
in the morning, though. The next thing that we have, another big appliance
-- these, by the way, are called "appliances" -- is a "refrigerator". We never bother saying
"refrigerator". We say "fridge". And on top of the fridge, we have a "freezer". Now, all
of it is called a "fridge", but the top part is called a "freezer". A "freezer" is where
there's going to be ice, and things in it are going to be frozen. Frozen. So let's say
that you have a delicious frozen dinner, and you want to nuke it. You're going to put it
in the microwave. At the bottom part of your refrigerator is
the "fridge". In this, you're going to keep your beer and your milk and maybe some fruit
and vegetables. This keeps things cold. The last one that I have for you today is
a "sink". This was difficult for me to draw, so please bear with. A "sink" is the place
in your kitchen where you would wash the dishes if you don't have a dishwasher, and where
you would get your water supply. This part here is also called a "counter" or a "countertop".
Usually, in the kitchen, people talk about having lots of "counter space". We don't usually
say "countertop". We usually say the "counter". Now, if you live in some place like Canada
or any place in the world that has fruit, you might see things flying around in this
video. We live in a very, very amazing region in Canada called "Ontario". It's the "Fruit
Belt". We produce naturally -- not oranges. Don't tell anyone. We are very famous for
producing grapes, pears, peaches -- this is a peach. And lots of yummy, delicious fruit.
One problem: Sometimes you take your delicious fruit from Niagara, and you put it on your
countertop in a bowl. But what happens next is treacherous. These tiny little flies come,
and they try to eat your fruit. Someone has left a basket of peaches around us, so if
you see tiny little flies in this video, they're after the fruit. These are actually called
"fruit flys". So watch out. They're here to steal your fruit -- except I've spelled this
wrong. It's "fruit flies" because they fly around your fruit. There's one now! Bye.