"No Bowl, No Dignity" — Testing the Cutthroat Kitchen Sabotages

Watch Food Network's Cutthroat Kitchen culinary team test potential sabotages before they appear on the show.

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Jamie makes chocolate chip cookies using a stand mixer without a bowl.

Where there's a kitchen mixer there's often a mixing bowl, right? Wrong, in fact. At least insofar as Cutthroat Kitchen is concerned. On tonight's brand-new chocolate-themed episode, chefs were forced to prep chocolate cookies with a trio of diabolical mixing devices, including a stand mixer that forbid the use of an accompanying bowl, which meant one competitor was left using his hands to keep the batter fixings together. If such a challenge seems too evilicious to overcome, the Cutthroat culinary crew is here to dispel those worries: Jamie Peterson tested this very sabotage and the results were downright surprising.

"I've set up a baking sheet underneath my stand mixer because I'm going to need to catch all of the product that's going to come running out of it and going everywhere," Jamie explained of his first steps of prep. After that, the name of the game was keeping the speed on slow and using his hands to form the ingredients. "Time is definitely going to be an issue with this sabotage," he explained as he attempted to combine the butter and sugar. "This is a very time-consuming process." Despite the minor chaos of the flour mixture being incorporated — "It's going everywhere," Jamie revealed — he managed to combine the dry ingredients with the wet ones, and he was able to form the dough into balls for baking. "No bowl, no dignity — I still came out with chocolate cookies," he said after tasting the results. While perhaps a bit tricky to manage, this sabotage was indeed ready for auction, thanks to the golden finished product.

Click the play button on the video above to watch Jamie's test unfold, then catch up on past tests to see challenges that didn't make the cut.

Tune in to Cutthroat Kitchen on Sundays at 10|9c.
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