Essential Gizmos and Gadgets, According to Alton Brown
The kitchen might be ground zero for some of the worst, most ill-advised elements of the smart home revolution. But that doesn’t mean you have to go all-out minimalist on your kitchen. In fact, any functional kitchen makes ample room for gadgets.
That’s at least what Alton Brown, chef, host of Food Network’s Good Eats, and vintage watch obsessiveOpens a New Window., argues. “There are probably a lot of tools in my kitchen that most people aren’t familiar with,” Brown told us from his home in Georgia. “But I am constantly experimenting with better methods of doing things, and there are now a few items that have become essential.”
So which gadgets are worth your time? Brown outlined his process of experimentation for us here — along with a dozen such kitchen tools he now can’t live without.
Simplehuman 58-Liter Rectangular Sensor Can
Simplehuman’s motion-activated garbage cans have been a well-worth-it luxury for years — grabbing lids with raw chicken-slathered hands isn’t optimal, and neither are the break-prone foot pedals on many cans. But the company has upped its convenience game with voice activation, letting harried, dirty-handed cooks open the Sensor Can’s motorized lid by simply asking. $250, simplehuman.com
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