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What Cooking Mistakes Do You See People Making All The Time?

Let that chicken rest.

Nothing tests the nerves more than watching a newbie cook*.

I mean, cooking is hard — but it's not impossible!

For example: overcrowding the pan? That's a NOPE.

Same with *GASP* washing chicken before you cook it.

The worst is when people don't let their meat rest and hack into it immediately after they're done cooking it, like barbarians.

OR when they don't salt their pasta water.

Tell us what cooking mistakes — big or small — people should avoid, and your submission could be featured in a future BuzzFeed Community post or video!