Why pay $5 for a tiny bag of beef jerky that's been sitting on that gas station shelf since the Carter administration? Just because it looks like leather doesn't mean it has to taste like it. Instead, make your own delectable dried-out meats using nothing more than an oven.
You know the deal: Alton hates single-purpose kitchen gadgets. So I read him a list of unitaskers that I thought might make the cut. Here's what did—and what didn't—meet the maestro's approval, along with his color commentary:
Alton Brown famously disdains spending money on "unitaskers" and other kitchen gadgets, when you can just as easily (and far more cheaply) get by with what's around the house. Here's what happened when I asked about his favorite hacks.