Playing with Fire — Testing the Cutthroat Kitchen Sabotages

by in Shows, May 25th, 2014


No matter what recipe you’re cooking, when it comes to being prepared in the kitchen, few things are more important than a quality heat source. From live flames from a gas stove to the warmth of an oven or the power from a microwave, heat is needed to make critical things happen, and without it, or with an inferior heat supply, cooking anything well can be nearly impossible. On tonight’s all-new episode of Cutthroat Kitchen, host Alton Brown auctioned off a sabotage that would seem to spell doom for one competitor: Instead of being able to prepare a clambake on a conventional stove, one chef would have to use tiny flame cubes set within a miniature prop. Was this too much to ask of a contestant in a 30-minute round? No, the sabotage was indeed fair, as the culinary team had tested the obstacle beforehand.

Click the play button on the video above to watch how this test unfolded, and learn which elements of the sabotage were approved and why some parts weren’t successful.

Tune in to a new episode of Cutthroat Kitchen on Sunday, June 1 at 9|8c.

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Comments (5)

  1. tom says:

    love the show. I think it would be great if they gave an extra incentive to take on the challenges. if you win and you don't spend any of your money you get the entire $100k. it would be interesting to see if any of the chefs would even try it.

  2. Connor says:

    Hey, you guys should try beer goggles as a sabotage. I think it would be funny to see someone try to cook with the goggles.

  3. K Sauer says:

    I am just a bit concerned about using a barbecue in an enclosed area. I was always told to never use briquettes inside of the house should you have been using it on an enclosed set???

  4. @kickman77 says:

    I know the judges are going to be competing… but we need to see Alton compete… maybe have the Chairman from Iron Chef put Alton against 3 Iron Chefs in Cut Throat Battle

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