Video: Alton Brown's 5 Essential Pieces of Kitchen Equipment


Now that it's a new year, we're on our way to becoming our best, healthiest, most organized selves. For those looking to simplify their kitchens, we gladly present: Alton Brown's five essential pieces of kitchen equipment.

In our latest episode of the Chewing the Fat video series, TV personality and food science whiz Alton Brown (Good Eats, Iron Chef America) elaborates on quite the interesting hit-list, including a few "essentials" many might not include (hint: see above doodle!).

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[Videography: Jessica Leibowitz; Doodles: Robyn Lee]

What are your most essential kitchen tools? Any changes this year?

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