Brown's opening challenge is a 60-day, four phase process of ridding your kitchen of all things unused and insignificant--easy on the surface, but tough in the doing. That leaves room for essential gear. And to help make those choices, Brown looks at pots and pans, sharp things (not just knives, but graters, mandolins, and cheese slicers, too), small things with plugs (as in small appliances--from food processors to coffee makers to deep fat fryers), kitchen tools unplugged (those items that fill drawers), storage and containment, and safety and sanitation.
If this were just an encyclopedia, what an unwholesome bore it would be. But Brown turns this relevant information into a romp. He's talking about the tools he uses, after all, and has no fear of naming likes and dislikes--based on his own experience. He also includes unending side chatter about cutting corners, saving money, and actually putting good tools to work. You'll find recipes throughout, and techniques, too. Like, how to bake a chicken in a flower pot. If you wonder why you would even want to attempt it in the first place, Brown clues you in. Alton Brown's Gear for Your Kitchen is about as guilt free as pleasure will ever get. --Schuyler Ingle --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I highly recommend this book for anyone starting out on their own or just looking at upgrading their kitchen.
In this wonderful gem, Alton Brown explains how you can declutter your kitchen within 60 days and stock your kitchen with useful tools that you will actually use!
The book was much fun to read as Alton Brown mixed humor with helpful information about all the equipment one could use in the kitchen.
The day I received the book I read it cover to cover and LOVED IT. There were a couple of items I wanted to buy and having Alton's book made it so much easier to pick the right... Read morePublished 6 days ago by TXBonnieBelle
But watch out, Tupperware no longer makes a colander with slits, had to go with T-Fal.Published 15 days ago by Nancy L. Carlile
My wife bought me this book for my birthday, and I have to say this book has more information than I know how to handle. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jason&Amanda Schmitz
We love everything Alton Brown does! From his show to the books.Published 1 month ago by Sue Pearson
But this before you move out on your own for the first time, you'll have the best-stocked kitchen for cheap. Cheap and awesome, the perfect combination.Published 1 month ago by Sir Ratesabunch
Wish I'd had this book 20 years ago. But now that I'm older it's going to make my life easier. Alton Brown is a smart guy :-)Published 2 months ago by Marie Antoinette
My special order was exactly as described and shipped immediately from a courteous merchant, I will order from them again. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Reviews
this was a quick read, provided useful info (duh) but not as good as his All about the Food book.Published 3 months ago by stefmac9
Alton really knows his stuff and this book has a lot of great information in it. Good for the novice chef and also the more experienced as well.Published 4 months ago by Merry