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.
This is a tremendous resource. Alton (yes, I believe we are on a first name basis) gives great advice, and his gear choices are spot on. Read morePublished 2 days ago by By Christian Vischi
Love this book. Great as a resource for those of us older and need to cut down an stuff...but want to have things that work right and do the job.Published 25 days ago by Ann Jordan
I like Alton Brown, and this book is informative about necessary (and unnecessary kitchen items) and brands. I am glad that I purchased it.Published 1 month ago by Felicia A
I really like Alton Brown's show and this book is in the same category.Published 2 months ago by Charlie Mann
I loved this book! Alton is so practical, and this is great if you find yourself with counters constantly piled with kitchen stuff that you're never sure if you really need it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Michael Carr
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 3 months ago by TXBonnieBelle
But watch out, Tupperware no longer makes a colander with slits, had to go with T-Fal.Published 3 months 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 4 months ago by Jason&Amanda Schmitz