Too Well Done: Cooking A Steak With Molten Aluminum

January 19, 2016


This is a video of molten aluminum addict The Backyard Scientist cooking a steak with his favorite liquid metal. That's the great thing about aluminum -- unlike heavy metals, you can eat a fair amount of it before anything really bad starts to happen. FUN FACT: Until last year I used to eat the aluminum foil that comes wrapped around baked potatoes because I thought you were supposed to.

Keep going for the video, then let's try the same thing but with hot wings.

Thanks to Christian, who prefers his steaks cooked with cast iron.

  • Forblat


  • Trojanman

    I like the sell out part to audiable

  • GeneralDisorder

    So I'd assume this dude heard of the Leidenfrost effect but I didn't hear it mentioned in the video. The aluminum rolls off because the outer layer of steak is blasting out enough steam to make it hover.

    Human skin is not as juicy as a steak so splashing liquid metal on your skin would be much worse. And even if your skin was soaked and you had running water at the ready it would still be worse than sunburn.

    Also, if that was either of my dogs you'd have to probably kill the dog to get the steak back. They're jerks. Adorable fluffy jerks.

  • Taylor Love


  • Aluminium.

  • Emmitt Morgans

    "Aluminum to me, aluminium to some: you can shine like silver all you want, but you're just aluminum."

  • You just won the internet.

  • TheQiwiMan

    Pouring molten aluminum on random stuff for YouTube makes you a 'Scientist'.

    A crippling sex addiction and incessant fapping to online pr0n makes you a 'ladies man'.

    Words mean nothing.

  • timeiskey

    pouring molten aluminum on your dick and fapping with it makes you a ladies scientist.

  • Wilf Smith

    Erm. Not sure. But doesn't the molten aluminum leave a residue ( not just metal bits ) on the steak ? And dog eating said steak - consuming aluminum. Concentrates in the brain like a heavy metal and makes you go bonkers ( alzheimers over time ) ? I could be wrong.

  • JJtoob

    If there is someone out there stupid enough to eat aluminum-contaminated steak, they'll win a Darwin Award soon. The dog, I'm sure they fed him a new steak, the people making the video don't seem entirely dumb.

  • Frédéric Purenne
    I wouldn't eat it, but it seems harmless on paper.

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