The Dial of Doom Is Back — Do You Approve?

by in Food Network Star, July 17, 2014

The Dial of Doom is BackThis week the remaining finalists and fans of Food Network Star saw the return of a Season 9 regular: the Dial of Doom. At a pool party on the deck at Caesar's Palace, finalists were tasked with making their best bites and tempting guests to try them with an engaging presentation. To help gauge the crowd's interest in each presentation, Alton introduced the Dial of Doom.

Star Talk caught up with Mr. Brown on set and asked him about this gadget. "I would like to have the Dial of Doom in personal life every day. It would make everything so much easier to dial up or dial down, and we’d all be done," he joked. "Honestly, I think that it’s good because it means that a bunch of people that really don’t know the finalists get to immediately react — immediately respond in a way that a TV audience would respond if they were just happening upon their show. So I think that it gives us a piece of information that we don’t ordinarily get, which is an immediate, raw, visceral response to somebody’s presence."

Do you agree with Alton? Tell us below.

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Comments (31)

  1. Rory says:


  2. Rory says:

    I hate auto correct: Skeeve

  3. Rory says:

    In any event, he sucks

  4. guest says:

    See the comments by Ross in Alton's thread on pg.2
    It's time to take another look at Sarah.

  5. Shirley says:

    I think Lenny is entertaining and funny and from what the judges say he is a fantastic cook so I would tune in to see what he is cooking. Maybe get some good ideas and also a look at those cowboys I mean cattle.

  6. Sandy Barata says:

    Isn't. It interesting that Sarah got the large piece of beef to cook when she should have gone home. It was obvious that she would win. Not surprised at the outcome.

  7. I guess you need to appeal to male interests in your viewer base too, but you've lost this lady.

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