Is 5-Minute Crafts the WORST channel on YouTube?

Is 5-Minute Crafts the WORST channel on YouTube?

Some of these hacks are getting kind of
dangerous! Like if kids try that it’s not gonna be good ☠️
Welcome to How To Cook That I’m Ann Reardon and since I did a video exposing
some of So Yummy’s fake recipes people have been inundating me with comments and
sending me clips from other channels saying you should review this channel
and check this one out and I am worried this ughh this stuff! Some of this stuff is
outright dangerous it’s not just fake and bad it’s dangerous for people’s
health! I think we might have found a channel that’s even worse than so yummy so
I thought we’d look at some of these clips together that you’ve asked me to
check out. So check out this one we’re gonna open up tab number one … this is how
to use a toast as always clips today are gonna be 5-Minute Crafts or 5-minute crafts teens … she burned her fingers 🤕 I don’t know about you but if I
put toast in the toaster and it’s that high above the toaster … when I put it
down and then it jumps up toasted it isn’t suddenly much smaller so that you
can’t get it out but sometimes you have smaller bread or those little muffins
and they are quite low and in that case we use this little nifty thing on the
side of the toaster that makes it come high. now tell me is this just Australian
toasters are these the only ones in the world that do this or am I missing something here. Some of these hacks are just ridiculous. What?!?!
What was the purpose of that it doesn’t even say …. nothing happens! How is that a hack??
Is it how to get a day off school with burns to your gums and glue stuck to
your teeth. Some of these hacks are getting kind of dangerous like if kids try that
it’s not going to be good! Five-minute crafts Teens … here we go pour
vodka … I thought this was for teens 🍺 pipe a heart. What was the vodka for? You can
pipe a chocolate heart that looks much nicer just using baking paper. Just pipe
it onto baking paper and here’s a little tip for those of you watching at home
and playing along if you just pipe down a bit from the heart and give it like a
stem then when you push it down into the frosting you can still see the whole
heart just the stem bit goes in there. I’m again just a bit confused as to what
the purpose of the vodka was particularly on five minute craft TEENS! These next
ones I believe are all about keeping food fresh for longer… it’s a good thing
yeah that’s off! Okay get some new milk good idea add salt for retaining
freshness … right 🧐 okay get a bunch of bananas … and wrap plastic wrap around the top and it makes it fresher for longer. Makes the bananas not go off. Good to know. strawberries dip them in vinegar mix
with water and they won’t go moldy. I’m gonna have to test all three of these,
now these are going to take some time I’m gonna have to leave them to sit and
see what happens. So let’s start with the milk two bottles milk same use-by date
on both of them I want them to be identical this is an experiment after
all. Add some salt into one of them like the other one as is.
One week later both milks are perfectly fine except for the one with salt tastes
a little bit salty – as you would imagine. I’m going to leave them for another few
weeks or another few days and we’ll check on them at the end of the video
now bananas we are looking for one exact bunch, I’m gonna split that bunch in
two so that we know they’re all from the same bunch they’re all the exact
same ripeness then I’m going to wrap the plastic around the top just like it said
and put them in this little crate so that I don’t have to touch them or
handle them at all and we’re going to look at those in a week. One week later
and they both look like they are starting to ripen at about the exact
same time there doesn’t seem any noticeable difference to me … the wrapped
one looks exactly the same as the non wrapped one. I’ll update you on the banana
and milk at the very end because we’ve gotta wait another week to do that. now
for our strawberries, I’m gonna get the one punnet so I know that there were all picked around the same time and split it into two separate punnets both with
an equal number of large and small strawberries in it and then one of them
we’re gonna leave just as it is and the other one I’m gonna dunk it in a mixture
of water and vinegar and then just put them both in the fridge and leave them for
a week and see what happens. ⏰ It’s been a week and the ones that were dipped in vinegar are starting to look a little bit moldy I can see some mold
starting to grow there. The ones that were not dipped in vinegar are actually
looking okay … a way to make them go moldy faster and taste of vinegar! Not ideal. Now
we’re just miss-educating children and teens … what is this generation gonna grow
up thinking they’ve got all of this crazy wrong information in their head!
Let’s have a look at this one so we’ve got cream, sugar, activated charcoal! Hold
it hold it hold it activated charcoal is what you give people if they’ve
swallowed poisons or they’ve had a drug overdose💀 the reason you give it to
them is it absorbs the poison so it stops it being absorbed in to your
bloodstream. I remember one time that we were at the hospital and the guy in the
cubicle next to us had been given activated charcoal for that reason and
he vomited and it was just like squid ink all over the floor this black puddle
of vomit it was disgusting but anyway that’s one of the side effects of having
activated charcoal as it can make you feel nauseated and it can make you vomit
but … let’s put it in a recipe I mean if someone’s on medication and it absorbs
their medication so they can’t absorb it into their bloodstream … no harm in that, surely! not dangerous 😝 So then what they’re doing is adding dry
ice and then letting it sit and serving it up … do you really need me to test this
one it’s gonna be gross? Oh well let’s make it anyway.
Mine is pale grey, theirs is black but if we look back theirs went from pale grey
to black so I assume they added a lot of black food coloring between that frame
and that one so let’s add some black food coloring into mine. Now I’ll crush
up some dry ice in a food processor can add some powdered dry ice in and mix
that in and let it bubble. Now I’ve let mine sit and it’s not getting any firmer
it is still just soft so I’m gonna have to add more dry ice and mix that in. That
looks more like it … now I just have to put it in a cone and
get Dave to try it 😇 he’s not on any medication so it should be okay. Ugh what is what is it? Activated charcoal
ice cream🍦 It’s gritty it’s like it tastes weird. Blearghhh. And the final step in this recipe
that they forgot to tell you was to tip it down the sink. Okay the next one you
pour a glass of bleach and add strawberries and then you wait … what is
this⁉️ This is not just this is not hacks to make things look weird … this is “Crazy
Cool Food Hacks You Can Actually Make At Home” … that’s the
title of the video! So if some kids actually make this at home and eat these white
strawberries that’s gonna poison them☠︎ If you want white strawberries they’re a
separate breed of strawberries …you get a plant that will give you white
strawberries instead of red strawberries a completely different type of
strawberry you don’t put them in BLEACH! Anyway let’s put them in Bleach
cos we’re testing out these recipes to see what happens when we do. Okay these
are going in the bleach bowl and 15 minutes later they are not white they’re
tan because it’s taking a good couple of hours to get enough of the red off the
strawberry so that they actually look white. Now I assume that you have to wash
these in water … even after washing them they still feel slimy. Yuck! If I cut it
in half that might be the best way to show you
what I’m feeling. Look at that the bleach has soaked in that far into the
strawberry and it’s slimy and disgusting and if you ate that you would get a good
amount of bleach into your stomach and you’d been needing to call the poisons
information or eat some of that activated charcoal ice cream maybe
that’s why they’re in the one video 😂 If you do see a video like this that you
think is dangerous for kids to actually make it home then just click on the
dot-dot-dot under the video and hit report and then you can just follow the
steps through there and say why you’re reporting it. Now YouTube reviews all of
those reports so if they think no this is perfectly safe for kids to eat
strawberries that have been soaked in Bleach for an hour then they can let
that through but if not then they can check it and actually say no this video
it’s not safe. Just leaving a comment under the video that’s not helpful … if
anything leaving a comment under their video tells the algorithm this is a
great video I’ll show it to more people. We’ve moved on from just recipes
that are fakes and plain don’t work to things that are poisonous and dangerous!
Let’s hope the next one is not so bad okay we’ve got Coke we’re adding milk
and now we’ve got transparent soda. surely nobody sits down thinking this is
a good idea I mean who goes and buys coke and adds milk (apart from me
obviously) who goes and buys coke and adds milk to it so that then it can
swirl around and leave you with transparent coke that looks more like
tadpole water scooped from a puddle on the side of the road and then pours it into
a glass and makes their poor husband drink it without telling them what it is?
What is it? Orangey fizzy something. Would you drink
it is it nice? If I was really thirsty.
Do you want to know what it is? Yeah. Coke with milk in it. Oh I don’t like that idea
at all! it’s like curdled milk … but I
poured off the curdles so you’ve got what’s left. I don’t want it! I guess
that’s just more money down the sink more ingredients what a waste.
next one I’m not even commenting I’m not trying that. Why why is the question and
“views” is the answer! You can send me links to recipes or hacks that you want
me to test out for you… just email them to the email that is in the description
below the video. Thank you to all my patreons who sponsor this channel. If
you would like to be a patreon and support the channel you can head over to and go and support me there and get the rewards that are
there as well. I really appreciate my patrons. Here’s some other of my videos to
watch, if you haven’t seen the So Yummy one watch that there and if you want some actual recipes that actually work watch some of these other links make it
a great week and I’ll see you on Friday.

100 thoughts on “Is 5-Minute Crafts the WORST channel on YouTube?

  1. See, this is the logic
    The kids make the charcoal icecream and the bleach strawberries, then eat the strawberries. After they've been poisoned by the strawberries, they can eat the ice cream and MAYBE live! : D

  2. These are really interesting and enlightening videos but I am a bit confused as to why you waste your money, and ingredients, when you already know it's unsafe. I get testing things like the fruit hacks to see if they work but not the ones that clearly are just going to go down the sink.

  3. Silly people, you put frogs in your milk to keep it longer. The banana you should have more separated as they'll release chemicals that ripen all the fruit around themselves at the same time.

  4. I really need an explanation for the brushing your teeth with hot glue! I have blistered my fingers with that stuff so many times!

  5. I've always hated 5-Minute Crafts. Not just their cooking but the whole channel is so clickbaity and untruthful.

    "oh here's a craft project you can do in five minutes if you have 6 hours to spare!"

    "Oh here's something we completely made up and are passing off as factual in order to make ourselves look informed and gain YouTube views."

    The worst part is you know they make a ridiculous amount of money from YouTube and other social media because bored, uniformed people will watch anything with pretty colors and music.

    Please keep busting these fake channels. I can't stand people who post fake crap for the sole purpose of making money.

  6. its okay if you eat the bleach strawberries and eat the charcoal icecream it cancels out (this is a joke dont do this)

  7. dang that guy is a brave, brave man. [takes a bite.] WHAT IS THIS??! yuck! it is gritty! it is like… [takes another bite] AND THEN PROCEEDS TO DRINK WHAT YOU GIVE HIM???

  8. The drill apple peeler thing is hilarious. By the time I've got my drill out (which lives in my shed, not my kitchen), set it up (which would likely involve having to clean my drill and drill bits to make it safe for kitchen use because it's usually used for DIY, not cooking) and started peeling I could have peeled dozens of apples using the cheap peeler I brought a decade ago that I see no reason to upgrade. Not to mention the fact that I am going to make a right mess with the drill…

  9. 1:44 that isn’t ment to be a hack it’s just a thumbnail . People ain’t actualy stupid enough to put hot glue in there mouth

  10. Also you keep talking about “ kids “ who says that these hack videos are for kids ? Youtube has a separate app for kids called YouTube kids as actual YouTube is for people that are competent enough to know you don’t ingest bleach . I think the bleach and strawberry’s is designed as a science experiment to show how bleach removes colour from things and honestly I think it’s a cool experiment for again competent internet users . Nowhere on main youtube does it say it is kid friendly as it isn’t that’s why they have youtube kids

  11. Bananas actually put off a gas that ripens fruit more quickly. There probably isn't much point in wrapping just the top, but if it does help, you cancelled the affect by putting them in the crate with the unwrapped ones.

  12. It’s really funny when my mom gets toast out the toaster she pulls the handle up really hard and it goes in air and she catches it lol

  13. I think the banana one is so that the stalk does not come near the rest of the banana because it releases ripening compounds into its vicinity. so testing that ""hack"" by placing the uncovered stalk bunch would still ripen both bunches. anyway, it's better to cut the stalk off and separate the bananas to keep them from ripening fast.

  14. I wonder if the bleach strawberries were made to appeal to the idiots who think bleach is a magic cure-all for stuff like autism. Regardless, this shit is stupid and dangerous.

  15. 5:50 yeah, when I was in middle school and being taught drug safety, one of the first things we were taught, was “If you overdose, you get the black drink (activated charcoal). If you drink that, not only does it taste horrible, but you will vomit everywhere, and it will suck. A lot.”

  16. 5 minute crafts is definitely a joke! Who would’ve thought that soaking strawberries in bleach or brushing your teeth with glue was a good idea!? The level of stupidity is appalling 🤦🏻‍♀️😡

  17. An even bigger problem with ones that might work is the lack of actual instructions. Especially with the ratios of ingredients and types of things to use.
    For example, with the milk and salt thing: what kind of milk did they use? How much milk? How much salt? Does the kind of salt matter?

    And with the dry ice ice cream: forgetting the charcoal, they didn't even mention that you should specifically use food grade dry ice!

  18. The thing with the putting hot glue on the toothbrush isn't meant to be a hack. They actually do crazy shit like that at the beginning of all their video compilations and very very rarely are they an actual hack. They're just meant to shock you and get a reaction so you keep watching going "what was that about? I gotta keep watching to see" but they veeeeery rarely bring it back up. Pretty sure they got their start on facebook or instagram too, so this is a tactic used to get you to stop scrolling an actually watch the video. They also make very bizarre thumbnails that have nothing to do with it too because if you have your algorithm set to pause videos as you scroll and only play when you choose to click play, they use a bizarre thumbnail to catch your attention and make you curious enough to click but very rarely is the thumbnail from the actual video, it usually just veeeeeeery vaguely has to do with the compilation.

  19. I rewatched this and there is one thing that you have to be aware off that I forgot to say something about it. Sometimes, 5 Minutes Crafts steals some hack clips from Blossom. The face comes from different hack vids that Blossom did so watch out!

  20. The banana hack might work but I'd like to see the control and experimental bunch placed much further apart as I'm guessing the point has to do with decreasing the release of ethylene? So if you keep one tightly wrapped it's still exposed the ethylene from the other bunch that wasn't wrapped.

  21. Activated charcoal is used in far greater quantities for poison treatment so it is safe for average person but if you have meds I wouldn't recommend testing that. I see a lot of people espousing its "health benefits" but realistically its only good to make food look goth.

  22. The strawberries with apple cider vinegar actually works, mom has been doing it for years, she does milk and salt but I dont drink it. (She would use the milk for cooking not drinking)

  23. instead of putting strawberries in bleach,

    piss in the cup and lock yourself in a trunk with it!

    DIY mustard gas!

  24. The banana one isnt really fair. Setting it next to the unwrapped bunch will counteract any benefits the plastic maybe have had.
    The male and female peppers thing isnt about sex, it's about seeds. Same rule applies to eggplants. "Male" is better because fewer seeds. It's not actually male though.

  25. Who the hell comes up with these things? Hot glue on your teeth?! I just hope people who don't know any better don't ever find these videos. I feel like most of those channels need to be shut down.

  26. I’m a little bit confused about the activated charcoal hack. I’ve been watching a series on Netflix called “Sugar Rush” and the contestants are all meant to be professional or semi-professional bakers; in a couple of the episodes, the contestants have used activated charcoal in their bakes to get their cakes/cupcakes really dark without adding food coloring. Were they faking their coloring too? Why on earth would they want to spread bad techniques?

  27. 1:19 this is actuall thing in Estonia we also have those things and our toaster even has some kind of thing that it would like throw the bread out

  28. Eat the white strawberries POISONED Eats charcoal ice cream 😑vomits😖😖well that was near death… 😧 So they poison someone then cure them for no reason 😑😑😑😑

  29. The black ice cream is made with black sesame… Not activated charcoal. You can find that ice cream in any Asian market.

  30. Wow, can't believe I missed this coming out.
    🤣🤣 The bell peppers! I had an argument one Tim with one of my culinary professors cause she had that as a true/false question on an exam but had the answer as true. She eventually admitted I was right but never gave me my points back 😂

  31. I wish you'd research these. Some of them are real and you did them incorrectly, like the apple cider vinegar and strawberries. You should soak them for about 10-15 minutes, rinse them, and dry them. They won't taste like vinegar and they will last longer.

  32. Activated charcoal can be ingested daily and is in fact used to absorb toxins but it’s perfectly safe as long as you’re not on medications that can be absorbed. They use it in soap, toothpaste and sell it in capsule form. Again, that’s not such a crazy idea. Don’t think it would taste so great but not as dangerous to ingest as you’re making it sound.

    Fun fact. If you take activated charcoal while you drink or when you get home after a night of drinking, it absorbs the toxins and, mixed with drinking a ton of water, your hangover won’t be nearly as bad if you even get one at all 👍🏻

  33. 1. For the toaster. Here in Austria they also have this lever. (At least they didn't use a metal fork.)
    2. Industrial Maraschino cherries are actually bleached, then washed (I think for a few days to dilute the used sulfur dioxide and calcium carbonate), then couloured etc.
    3. There actually exists clear Coke but nowadays only sold in Japan. It was first produced as White Coke in the 1940ies for a soviet general. There also exists Crystal Pepsi.

  34. ya'll, black bannanas aren't bad, black bannanas are ripe
    it's actually somewhat healthier for you
    nothin wrong with ripe tho

  35. The vodka will dry the frosting, so you can pipe it in wet. The alcohol replaces the water or milk in the frosting because it is less viscous and the frosting will harden rather quickly.

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