Kitchen Gadgets Alton Brown Can't Live Without
Food Network

If you ask food scientist and professional life hacker Alton Brown for his list of favorite kitchen buys, don’t expect him to rattle off the obvious, like a sharp knife or a great frying pan. Instead, prepare to be introduced to a whole new world of culinary gadgetry you never knew existed.

“There are probably a lot of tools in my kitchen that most people aren’t familiar with,” says Brown 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.”

Before embarking on his Eat Your Science live tour, Brown tipped us off to a list of gear you didn’t know you needed.