I like cooking but I hate the washing part after...

@mermaidivy (15417)
United States
July 21, 2009 9:28am CST
Are you like this too? I don't mind preparing the ingredients and making a good meal but I just don't like the disaster after, not everytime is a disaster, it depends on what I cook actually, just like last night, I made pan fried chicken leg, clam egg pancake, it was enough to make a disaster... because the chicken leg is greasy, when I pan fried it, the oil came out like crazy so it kept popping even though I had the cover there, I still needed to check it so it makes the stove so greasy and oil splashed everywhere... I have a dish washer, it helps some but not much because I don't only need to clean the dishes but the counter, stove and stuff as well... Do you mind washing those after?
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@moyeun (23)
• China
22 Jul 09
Washing is a heavy thing in my opinion. And oil is a terrible item. I don't like both. So I don't like cooking and those are why I never learned to cook. Many friends told me that: cooking is a funny thing, you can enjoy yourself during the process. I agree this because I can imagine how happy someone is when he make a good deal for himself or someone else. But it is just imagination. I don't like the disaster things such clean dishes, stove, even brush floor. I worry about hot oil too. If it pops to my face, hand, how can I do?
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
22 Jul 09
I hate to wash grease...!!! What you can do is rinse it immediately and put on some medicine to prevent it get worse.
@malpoa (1218)
• India
22 Jul 09
it sure has concerns u mention, but there are alternatives and remedies too. when oil is hot n toss something to it, stay 1 n a half feet away for a few minutes!!! i do that...everytime i splutter mustard seeds ar even chilli flakes. it will also prevent u from burning eyes of the hot smoke... abt cleaning oil related utenils or even grease laden surfaces, what i do is warm water and add a little detergent (can b a mild one), wipe the surface with it...u will get rid of the grease, bt the problem is tht u have to do this regularly say once a week. always remembering to on the exhaust also helps to an extent.
@malpoa (1218)
• India
22 Jul 09
sorry not minutes, seconds!!!
@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
22 Jul 09
AHAHAHAH! Don't we all ? Well actually it depends. I like to wash the dishes, but I don't really like the part where I have to clean the walls from all the splatter :) In any case, for me it depends, sometimes I find it relaxing to do the clean up, sometimes I don't even want to look at it hehe
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
22 Jul 09
We do all hate it I think ;)
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
22 Jul 09
that is true. With a few exceptions - I can think of my mother in law, she gets her self esteem from how clean things are, so she likes it :) Actually, regardless of any problems we have, I really admire her in that.
@meapas (2434)
• India
22 Jul 09
That is why at some places these jobs are handed over to others. meapas.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
22 Jul 09
you mean maid?
@meapas (2434)
• India
22 Jul 09
Yes a house help.
@jdyrj777 (6558)
• United States
22 Jul 09
I am like that too. Clean up time is no fun. After eating you dont feel like it anyway.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
22 Jul 09
yea...
@jdyrj777 (6558)
• United States
23 Jul 09
Since i live alone. I try to cook where there isnt much clean up. Examle: i have glass pans and often eat right from the pan. Left overs ...no problem...just pop in the frig. When i re-warm it i let it get to room temp then reheat in the same pan and eat from it again too. OR...i cook it wrapped in foil. Thats the throw away dish. Convience food.
@UK_Shree (3604)
22 Jul 09
It depends on my mood! There are some days when I don't mind the cleaning up bit, but most days I do not enjoy the washing up part as I mostly quite tired from the preparation! It's nice to share the task of cleaning up though with a family member or a partner.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
22 Jul 09
I don't have anybody to help me at home though, I'm the one to do the work, my husband is just a eater :p
@UK_Shree (3604)
22 Jul 09
Well I suggest that you start getting him to help you. It's not fair if one person is doing all the work.
@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
21 Jul 09
Yes, I mind cleaning afterwards, sometimes it is best to clean as you go if you can, of I do not know, bribe your family, you are cooking a great meal, they least they can do is clean up the mess.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
21 Jul 09
bribe my family? haha :p
@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
21 Jul 09
Yes either they clean up or no more yummy food for them. How about that
@snoopy04 (718)
• United States
22 Jul 09
I love cooking but hate the cleanup. But I am very lucky because I cook and my husband cleans up the kitchen. I cook for six so no matter what I cook its always a mess but he will come in after I put all the dishes in the sink and wash them off and then put them in the dishwasher for me and then clean off the countertops and stove. But he also knows if he helps clean then we get quality time for us.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
22 Jul 09
@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
22 Jul 09
mermaidivy, I will do the washing while I cook, and after I finishes the last dish, I really get lazy to clean further. As for the stove and stuff, I will wipe immediately I finish, or else I will be too lazy to do that especially after my dinner. Normally, I would tell my family members to help doing the dishes after food, as I am too exhausted after cooking.. :) happy MyLotting
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
22 Jul 09
I dont' have any family members that would help though...
• Canada
22 Jul 09
I don't really mind the washing part after it, though it depends on how many dishes there are if there are alot IP hate it!
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
22 Jul 09
I always have a lot...
• India
22 Jul 09
yeah.. that washing part is quite complicated for most of the people.. for me too.. At sometime, i wont consider that all.. but when the time comes to cook,certainly i have to do
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
22 Jul 09
@moondancer (7434)
• United States
22 Jul 09
I don't like cleaning up pots, pans and extra things after a meal. I will wash them as I am done with them while I am preparing the meal. This is much better for me and it does not seem like such a chore doing it this way. I clean the dishes and all up after the meal. But as I am cooking I am continually washing off my stove, counters, any dishes I use in the mean time.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
22 Jul 09
pans and pots are a pain ina neck as well!
• China
22 Jul 09
hi,mermaidivy, i would like to say that sometimes washing can be a romatic part.every time when i got home, i would do some cooking with my fiancee, and it is everytime that i would do the washing with her, maybe the whole process would be romatic.so i would say that something dull may turn into something good if you see that in another eye. and happy my lotting ,happy washingQ cutie, nice day
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
22 Jul 09
That's sweet, not the way my husband and I will do though, I'm the one responsible to cook and wash... he is only responsible for eating!
@jessi0887 (2794)
• United States
22 Jul 09
When I am in a cleaning mood or a real good mood I dont mind doing the dishes after cooking. Other times though its like well it can wait. Like last night I cooked cookies and just sat the bowl in the sink with water. THe dishes get done eventually.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
22 Jul 09
• China
22 Jul 09
hehe, to me, now i prefer to wash the dishes or those stuff.lol... it's really strange. but in the past, when at home, i prefer to cook, cause i hate the oily stuff after meals. while now, seems everything is opposite, lol...
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
22 Jul 09
I hate washing grase...
@laglen (19782)
• United States
22 Jul 09
I'm with you on that. I would cook better things all of the time if I knew I didnt have to clean all of that up! It seems dishes are never ending here. I have a dishwasher but prefer to wash by hand.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
22 Jul 09
I put most of the stuff in the dish washer, hand wash pan, baking sheet and stuff.
@Shellyann36 (9616)
• United States
22 Jul 09
I like cooking but I agree the aftermath is not desirable! I try to balance mine out by cleaning/washing dishes as I go. When I have a bit of down time during cooking I try to wash as many dishes as I can then. It does help quite a bit. I am also not into frying as much as I use to be. I am trying to be healthier. If I do fry something though I am constantly cleaning the counter and the stove top where grease has popped out. I cannot stand that sort of mess.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
22 Jul 09
I can't either... stove is one of the part I hate to wash...
@mikeysmom (2092)
• United States
22 Jul 09
to be honest, all of it is a chore for me. i am so pressed for time with so many responsibilities that finding the time to cook and clean up are just two more things to add to the list. i do not enjoy doing either one. i do cook everyday though. no one can complain that there is nothing to eat in this house. i try very hard to fix something that everyone likes but that is not always easy or doable.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
22 Jul 09
No... it is definitely not easy!
• India
22 Jul 09
I think all ladies just ‘hate’ the cleaning up after so much effort is given to cooking. I hate it too! And you know what, Indian food is inherently spicy and requires a lot of frying which naturally dirties the pots and pans further. Dishwasher is not the solution to cleaning them…they need good old scrub by hand and that’s what is most disgusting. And after so much cleaning and scrubbing, you kind of lose your appetite for the food you so painstakingly prepared, don’t you? At least, I don’t feel like eating anything immediately after so much hard work and by the time I feel like eating, the food has turned cold!
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
22 Jul 09
Yea... I guess none of us likes it...
@derek_a (10902)
22 Jul 09
Oh yes, washing up is a pain. Cooking is creative, but washing up is like cleaning up all the mess afterwards! Give me cooking any day! - Derek
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
22 Jul 09
I prefer cooking more all the time than washing!
• China
22 Jul 09
ya i like cooking .but not washing..if i wish.i felt tidy and pain.i enjoy cooking..i like to do al favorite dishes and try new dishes..all the time.. i like cooking a lot
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
22 Jul 09
I don't feel pain but it is just a pain in a neck!