DIY Trends: Popular Online Kitchen How-to Videos Skyrocket in Views on YouTube, Shucking Corn & Peeling Garlic Have Had Millions of Views (video)
Posted By Vicki McClure Davidson on October 20, 2011
How-to YouTube videos on basic kitchen tips are surging in popularity during this economic recession, especially with older users — like this video that was recently made by Ken on the proper way to shuck corn. His simple, two-minute video on how to easily remove those annoying corn silks is skyrocketing in views.
It currently has logged more than 2.5 million views, and it was only uploaded to YouTube a few weeks ago.
This YouTube Trends recap was posted on October 18 — What’s the Top Trending Video Among the 55+ Crowd?:
The video has been seen over 1.5 million times in the past few days alone and is still on an upward trajectory, with 400,000+ just yesterday. But unlike most viral videos, which have a balanced or young-leaning audience interest, the audience for this clip has skewed in the opposite direction: it’s been most popular with viewers 55-64 years old and has been atop the most-viewed list for viewers in the U.S. above the age of 55.
Shucking Corn — Clean Ears Everytime
This one-minute “How To Peel a Head of Garlic in Less Than 10 Seconds” video from SAVEUR magazine’s Executive Food Editor, Todd Coleman, has had nearly half-a-million views.
How To Peel a Head of Garlic in Less Than 10 Seconds
This how-to video from Foodwishes on how to make perfect hard-boiled eggs has had more than 104,000 views.
Food Wishes Recipes: How to Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs – Perfect Easter Eggs
More than 2,600,000 views so far for this YouTube video on “How to Peel a Banana Like a Monkey.” Bizarre.
How To Peel A Banana Like A Monkey