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Upgrade Your Kitchen Tongs With This Clever Tip From Celebrity Chef Alton Brown

The kitchen is a wonderful place, and for me, it's definitely my favorite room in the house. I love to cook and work with food, so for me and many others like me, the kitchen is a happy place to be. That being said, I can't stress enough how important it is to always be smart and alert because the fact of the matter is the kitchen - full of knives and heating elements - is also a very dangerous place.

Thankfully, there are people like Alton Brown (he's basically the Bill Nye of the food world, and is an all-around awesome guy) to come to our rescue with clever new ways to make being in the kitchen that much more pleasant. Certain dishes like souffle or custards require the use of a "bain marie," which is a fancy French way of saying they need to have some water around them to provide a gentler, more uniform heat than an oven would provide on its own. When it's time to take them out, many a home cook has struggled awkwardly with trying to take out the ramekins, but Alton's got a cheap and simple to turn a pair of old kitchen tongs into the perfect ramekin extraction device.
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