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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 like Alton Brown, and this book is informative about necessary (and unnecessary kitchen items) and brands. I am glad that I purchased it.Published 19 days ago by Felicia A
I really like Alton Brown's show and this book is in the same category.Published 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 months ago by TXBonnieBelle
But watch out, Tupperware no longer makes a colander with slits, had to go with T-Fal.Published 2 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 3 months ago by Jason&Amanda Schmitz
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 4 months 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 4 months ago by Marie Antoinette