Cooking Mistakes We All Make

Because most people learn to cook from their parents, everyone grows up with a different set of skills in the kitchen. There’s no right way to cook. However, there are certain mistakes that people make that not only heighten the risk of injury, they make for some awful tasting meals.

Before your next foray into cooking, take a look at this list and see if you’re guilty of any of these very common cooking mistakes. Many of these were accepted practice until very recently, so there’s no need to feel bad!

Using dull knives

Using a dull knife is a very common cooking mistake, and many people do it simply because they’re afraid that if they use sharp knives, they’ll hurt themselves. However, this logic also means that they’re content to hack at their ingredients with a dull blade, so on the off chance they slip and cut themselves, the injury won’t be as severe.

Using a dull knife means that you have to lean harder into your cuts, actually making you more likely to slip and injure yourself. A sharp knife requires less effort to glide through the ingredients, and if you use the proper knife safety, you are unlikely to cut yourself.

PeterG / Shutterstock
1 of 5