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    13 "MasterChef" Challenges That Will Actually Challenge Contestants

    It's been the same thing over and over for eight years. It's time for something new.

    1. A $50 shopping limit.

    2. One-pot meal.

    3. A mystery box challenge without staples under the bench.

    4. Dessert hybrid creation.

    5. No-cook dish.

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    Yes, dishes that don't need cooktops and ovens to make do exist. The chillers are in play though, and the ones to watch out for are those that can whip up something savoury.

    6. Surprise grocery swap.

    7. Numbered ingredients list challenge.

    8. Cooking dinner for a suburban family in their home.

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    These contestants will be cooking most for family members when the show wraps up. Why not take them away from the comforts and generosity of the Masterchef pantry, and see how they can raise the bar in home cooking.

    9. Plate surprise.

    10. Create a dish inspired by a shape.

    11. Surprise dish swap, times two.

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    Contestants cook a preferred dish. Mid-cook, they are told that they have to swap dishes with their bench-mate. And then just before finishing up, they are once again sprung with a surprise that they have to plate their original dish.

    12. Guess the more expensive version of an ingredient.

    13. MasterClass special: Winners cook-off.