"The Cute Factor" — Testing the Sabotages

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Kid's Stand Mixer 02:22

A kid's stand mixer to make chocolate cake? Find out if the sabotage works.

The mini kitchen is no stranger to Cutthroat Kitchen, as chefs have been asked to work in kid-size constraints challenge after challenge. But on tonight's all-new episode, Alton Brown unveiled a different tiny tool capable of doling out similar great trials during the Round 3 chocolate cake test: the toy stand mixer. Would this kid-friendly apparatus consisting of little more than a short, hand-powered wooden whisk and a shallow plastic bowl be enough to serve as a chef's sole means of mixing? After all, to make chocolate cake, a competitor would need to be able to incorporate both wet and dry ingredients.

Before Alton auctioned off this doozy of a sabotage, Cutthroat Kitchen's culinary team tested on the mixer to make sure it was indeed possible to execute within the contest, and Chelsey, a food stylist on set, wondered, "Does the cute factor, you think, count as extra points for this challenge?"

Click the play button on the video above to see the test in action, and learn how the mixer earned an "approved" rating.

Tune in to a brand-new episode of Cutthroat Kitchen on Sunday at 10|9c.

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