Our Top 10 Questionable Cooking Habits

How would you rate your cooking skills on a scale from 1 to 10?

The average American says they’re a 6.8 — 7 for women, and 6.5 for men.

The poll also found 37% of us actually believe in the “five-second rule,” and almost a third of us have used it while cooking.

31% have dropped food on the ground and then used it in a meal anyway.

Here are some more stats on our questionable cooking habits:

1.  65% of us like to eyeball it instead of using measuring cups.

2.  58% don’t usually follow a recipe.

3.  41% have used a spoon to taste something, and then kept using it to mix.

4.  38% use dull kitchen knives, which are more dangerous than sharp ones.

5.  34% rinse chicken in the sink, which isn’t necessary and is actually LESS sanitary.

6.  26% of us don’t rinse fruits and vegetables.

7.  23% of Americans have cooked a full meal while drunk, or on drugs.  (Seems low.)

8.  15% of people don’t wash their hands while cooking.

9.  14% will use the same cutting board for raw meat, and then vegetables.

10.  8% of us burn things on purpose, because we like the taste.



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