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Guy Fieri gets fired up over these 5 kitchen tools and gadgets

Here's what you need to live in Flavortown.
Guy Fieri on Megyn Kelly TODAY
Guy Fieri on Megyn Kelly TODAYNathan Congleton / TODAY
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The platinum-haired host of the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” is known for a huge personality and penchant for hearty, hefty dishes worthy of the Mayor of Flavortown.

But when it comes to tools and gadgets in his own kitchen, chef, restaurateur and author Guy Fieri keeps things simple. "I don’t have anything that’s that exciting. I promise you,” Fieri told Megyn Kelly TODAY.

He's got much to keep him busy these days. The “Food Network Star” winner has opened more than 60 restaurants worldwide and owns a winery in Sonoma, named after his sons Hunter and Ryder. He's no stranger to charity work, and he's also cruising aboard Carnival, with his Guy's Pig & Anchor Barbecue restaurants, which serve up pork butt, smoked beef and andouille sausage.

If you want to bring Flavortown home, check out Fieri's five must-have cooking tools. He encourages home cooks to "go down the middle" — buy products that are neither the cheapest nor the most expensive, but are well-made and can stand the test of time.

1. Juicer

Aicok Juicer, $47, Amazon

Aicok Aicok Juicer Juice Extractor BPA Free Premium Food Grade Stainless Steel Dual Speed Setting Juicer Machine, 400W
Juicer Amazon

“I’m a big fan of juicers. They’re very key. People don’t eat as many of the raw fruits and vegetables as they need to,” Fieri said.

2. Cutting boards

Gorilla Grip Original Reversible Cutting Board, $13, Amazon

GORILLA GRIP Original Reversible Cutting Board (3-Piece Set) for Kitchen
Cutting boards Amazon

“A synthetic cutting board that’s big enough to work with," noted Fieri. "And you have to have enough cutting boards that there’s no cross-contamination. You can’t just turn the cutting board over and use it — the chicken juices run over the side,” he added.

3. Knives

Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Signature 7-Piece Knife Block Set, $117, Amazon

Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Signature 7-Piece Knife Block Set

“I have metal knives. Good knives and sharp knives. When I go to someone’s house to cook, nine times out of 10, I’ll bring my own knives,” he said. “A dull knife changes your game.”

4. Cookware

Calphalon Contemporary Hard-Anodized Aluminum Fry Pan, $43, Amazon

Calphalon Contemporary Hard-Anodized Aluminum Nonstick Cookware, Omelette Fry Pan, 10-inch, Black
Frying panAmazon

“You need one good pot and pan of everything. A large sauté pan. It can’t be the cheapest and it has to be good. It needs a thick bottom to displace heat evenly,” Fieri said.

5. Spice grinder

KitchenAid BCG211OB Blade Coffee and Spice Grinder Combo Pack, $38, Amazon

KitchenAid BCG211OB Blade Coffee and Spice Grinder Combo Pack - Onyx Black
Spice grinderAmazon

“If you’re going to take your spices, like black pepper, and you get it pre-ground and shipped to you, it’s meh," said Fieri. "You take and grind pepper and that’s where all the flavor is. Toast the spices ahead of time and grind them."