Tour Michael Symon's New York City Kitchen

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Michael Symon's New York City Kitchen

Iron Chef Michael Symon is like the Goldilocks of New York City real estate: It took three tries before he and his wife, Liz, found a kitchen that was just right. Although the Symons still consider Cleveland home, Michael's busy schedule called for a place on the East Coast. During the past three years, they moved into three different apartments, finally landing in this one. "Liz and I are used to bigger kitchens, coming from Cleveland," Michael says. "But this one has everything I need."

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His-and-Her Knives

Michael calls these Liz's knives — he is so serious about butchering that he keeps his own set at his butcher station.

Camouflaged Fridge

The refrigerator has the same wood doors as the cabinets, which eliminates one of Michael's least favorite things: kitschy magnets. "Liz likes to hang things up," he says. "But I don't like lots of stuff around, so this keeps the clutter to a minimum."

Spice Selection

Michael grinds his own spices, including coriander seed and toasted cumin, and he keeps three types of sea salt on hand: red Hawaiian, Cyprus flake and black lava.

Coffee Addict

This espresso machine feeds Michael's habit: He drinks 12 shots per day!

Butcher Block

Michael loves his butcher station.

Michael's Satellite Bowl folds into a cylinder for easy storage. $40/small, $50/large

kitchen satellite bowl

When he's entertaining, Michael serves cheese and salami on his Spanish olive tray. $112 to $158, Europe2You

spanish olive tray

This Talavera pig, hand painted in Mexico, is similar to Michael's Mexican piggy bank. $78

talavera pig

Liz's Marilyn Monroe kitchen cutting board doubles as a trivet. $20, Joseph Joseph

cutting board

Michael's twine holder is no longer available, but you can show off paper towels in a similarly fun red rooster paper towel holder. $22

red rooster towel holder

(Photographs by Jim Franco and Ben Goldstein/Studio D.)

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