25 Terrible Cooking Habits That Should Merit Removal From The Kitchen ASAP
"Rule number one, clean as you go."
1. "When people mess with the timer/burner when I’m cooking."
2. "When I'm cooking and someone touches the stove unless I ask them to."
"Don't toss the veggies in the frying pan. Don't flip the steak in the pan. Don't touch it! I'm most likely trying to get a specific color, texture, or cook on that ingredient. You touching everything on the stove means it won't get cooked properly." —u/smokinbbq
3. "Messy cooks."
4. "People who have no flexibility when it comes to executing recipes."
"If a recipe calls for thyme and you don't have any, it's OK to use rosemary or another herb." —u/cparex
5. "People who don't taste their food as they cook it."
6. "When people press down hard on everything they’re cooking in a pan."
"Making pancakes? Flip them but don't mash them down with the spatula." —u/dirtsmcmerts
7. "Parents who only steam vegetables and barely use salt or pepper, then act shocked when their kids don't like to eat them."
8. "People who buy glass cutting boards, especially the textured ones."
"I would rather dice carrots on pretty much anything other than a glass cutting board." —u/deleted
9. "When people don't salt their food while cooking and expect the salt shaker at the table to do the job."
10. "And people who automatically grab the salt shaker and salt their food before they taste it."
"Bro, I already seasoned it." —u/drainage_holes
11. "Adding garlic in the pan too early and burning it."
12. "People who cut everything with a steak knife. Apples, onions, watermelon, chicken, etc...do not require a steak knife."
13. "When people cut meat against the grain."
14. "When people crowd the pan and end up steaming what's inside instead of browning it."
15. "Using margarine and thinking it's the same as butter."
16. "Using metal utensils in non-stick pots and pans."
"It scratches and ruins them so they are no longer non-stick." —u/yazzie85
17. "Unhygienic cooks. Clean as you go. Wash your hands all the time. Use a tasting spoon once, please."
19. "Using a non-stick pan to cook anything and everything."
20. "Using more pots and pans than necessary."
"Do you really need all those cooking vessels for basic pasta?" —u/ClaireHux