Dedicated viewers of Alton Brownâ€™s acclaimed Food Network show Good Eats know of his penchant for using unusual equipment. He has smoked a salmon in a cardboard box, roasted prime rib in a flowerpot, and used a C-clamp as a nutcracker. Brown isnâ€™t interested in novelty, heâ€™s just devoted to using the bestÂ—and simplestÂ—tool for the job.Alton Brownâ€™s Gear For Your Kitchen offers honest, practical advice on whatâ€™s needed and what isnâ€™t, what works and what doesnâ€™t. For instance: You only need three knives, but they are a lifetime investment. And donâ€™t bother with that famous countertop grillÂ—it doesnâ€™t get hot enough to properly sear. In his signature science-guy style, Brown begins with advice on kitchen layout and organization, then gets to the lowdown on these cooking elements: Big Things with Plugs; Pots and Pans; Sharp Things; The Tool Box; Small Things with Plugs; Storage and Containment; and Safety and Sanitation.Gear For Your Kitchen is essential for all of Brownâ€™s fans as well as anyone who wants a good guide to great kitchen gear. With more than 125,000 hardcover copies in print, this indispensableÂ—and highly entertainingÂ—book is now offered in a paperback edition that every home cook can afford.