What is your least favorite thing about cooking?

@snoopy04 (718)
United States
July 11, 2008 7:13pm CST
I love cooking and have a ton of cookbooks to prove it. I am always getting recipes from family and friends and trying them out on my family. I have to say that my family enjoys trying all my recipes and even my own homemade ideas. But I must confess that there are things I dont really enjoy about cooking and the number one and number two is peeling a onion and potatoe. I also hate the mess that accolumlates as well. I hate that some the stuff I use to cook with takes of all my cabinet space. But I will always keep on cooking no matter what!!!! So what is your least favorite thing about cooking?
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@cdeanda2 (84)
• United States
12 Jul 08
I love to cook but I think the worst part has to be the clean up! It drives me crazy. Don't you wish sometimes you could magically make the dishes dissapear lol.
@snoopy04 (718)
• United States
12 Jul 08
Yes I do. My hsuband gets so frustrated with the dirty dishes being in the sink but I tell him that if he wants to clean them go right ahead. Once I say that its not such a big deal lol.
@Yazo0_0 (74)
• United States
12 Jul 08
I love to cook and I think that there are not many flaws to cooking. If you dislike cooking then one of my least favorite thing is cleaning up especially if what you are cooking can get stuck to the pan. Another thing that i dislike about cooking is while you are cooking you happen to spill something and that really irritates me.
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@mommyboo (13207)
• United States
15 Jul 08
It's very annoying to spill something, especially spilling when you only have just enough - or spilling it on your burner on the stove, it's so hard to get stuck on things off!
@metschica25 (5409)
• United States
12 Jul 08
Oh , I never thought i would be much of one to cook . But I do cook and I love doing it . It took time to learn and as time went on I learnt the ropes . For me what I enjoy most is when everyone enjoys the meals . What I hate , and I mean hate is the clean up . That is never much fun , and most times ya get no help .
@snoopy04 (718)
• United States
12 Jul 08
You are so right about not getting any help lol. My husband always finds a excuse not to help and believe me they are excuses.
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
21 Jul 08
I hate cooking.. mainly because I can't cook well. On the rare occasions I cook, my least favorite activity is the washing up. The oiliness really puts me off. I very much prefer baking. Even though I hate the cleaning up too but at least it's not so 'oily'.
@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
19 Jul 08
My least favorite thing about cooking is doing the dishes. I wish I could just make them disappear.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
16 Jul 08
When I feel too hungry too wait for the food its good to have something already prepared.
@feralwoman (2199)
• Australia
15 Jul 08
I really love to cook - especially in winter when I get the woodburner going in the kitchen. Like you snoopy04, I don't enjoy peeling onions - they really make me cry. But by far the worst thing is doing the washing up afterwards! Hubby won't do it at all! lol ;0(
@carolscash (9503)
• United States
12 Jul 08
I don't like two things about cooking- the cleanup and the fact that my husband won't try new things. He is a picky eater and he hates it when I make something new. He never thinks that he will like it. He always wants the same things together too. It gets old quick!
• United States
12 Jul 08
I hate the clean up. I hate doing dishes so thats always the part I dread. If there was a way to have someone else do the dishes for me all the time I would be much happier to cook. Because I love to bake things like cookies,muffins,pastries, and other desert and baked good things.
@leeesa (886)
• United States
12 Jul 08
EVERYTHING is my least favorite thing about cooking. I envy people who can and like to cook. I don't! I'm no good at it and I just dread it every day. If I had money, I'd hire a full time chef!
@meleshia (624)
• Philippines
12 Jul 08
I learned to at least live with chopping the onions although it still makes me teary-eyed. hehe. But the thing that I hate most is the cleaning. I mean, it's such a nice feeling to finish your dish and then after getting the meal prepared, I go back to the kitchen and see the big mess... It's so frustrating! But what can we do, it's part of the process. If only, it will go away with a snap of the fingers.
@wisedragon (2331)
• Philippines
12 Jul 08
My least favorite about cooking is the time that it takes. First you have to go out and buy the ingredients, then prepare the ingredients. During the actual cooking you have to be patient. You can't take shortcuts. Because of this I only cook every once in a while. I wouldn't want to do it three times a day!
@Elkeliini (265)
• Finland
12 Jul 08
cleaning up the mess afterwards... definatly hate that bit. i love cooking though, even the cutting up of veggies and other "manual labor" that is usually not regarded as rewarding.
• Malaysia
12 Jul 08
The least favourite in cooking for me is that to wash everything. I like to cook and enjoy the procedure of preparing the related ingredient. But after finished cooking, come to wash time, I do not like. Most of the time I may ask my boy friend to wash for me. Besides that, my hands sensitive to the detergent, I will try to avoid the washing part in cooking. The dishes washing part.
• United States
12 Jul 08
My least favorite thing think about cooking is the patience it needs. I usually cook when I'm really hungry or if the people are hungry around me. Very Frustrating. It's fun most of the time but if your making a little portion and you have to wait so long, it does get frustrating but that's okay.
@sethbabs (38)
• Philippines
12 Jul 08
I love cooking basic things.. But what i hate about cooking is the cleaning and peeling part. i can chop things but i let somebody clean it for me if i can.. hehehe... the storage is just a compensation but still cleaning can be a pain..
@mikeysmom (2094)
• United States
12 Jul 08
my least favorite thing is cleaning up afterwards. the cooking is not so bad but the cleaning up is the annoying part for me.
@jcj_111776 (3221)
• Philippines
12 Jul 08
I'm not really fond of cooking but I do try my best for my husband and my son. Sometimes I look for new recipes and try if I can cook a great meal out of it. Like some of who have responded here, cleaning up is my least favorite part. So, in order for me to be not burdened with a lot of mess and clutter, as much as possible, I clean as I go. When I have to peel something, I have my mini-container just within my reach. So, all the peelings will go straight to that container, minimizing the mess. And if time permits, I try to wash every cooking utensils right after using it. Usually, when my cooking is done, almost the cleaning part is almost done, too.
@brimia (6588)
• United States
12 Jul 08
Cleaning up the mess is probably the worst part...luckily my husband usually does that part since I do all the cooking. :-)
@halynn (1809)
• United States
12 Jul 08
I agree i think cleaning up is the worst part. The dishes are so aggravating!