The Most Often Cooking Mistakes That People Let to Happen

Every cook is just a simple person, which means that cooking mistakes during food preparation are bound to happen. Yet, if they spiral up and continue to have a constant presence in your kitchen, there's probably a deeper problem. It's simply the fact that you don't learn from those mistakes and let them happen again and again.

Finally, they turn into culinary habits.

Let's explore a list of the most common cooking mistakes, that I happened to witness visiting my acquaintances around London, passionate enough to cook at home, but anxious to do it without much consideration of the little details.

1. You don't know your oven

First and foremost, learn the specifications of your own cooker, see how it works, what kind of functions it comes with, and what's its heating speed. The last one is especially important when you start cooking a new meal and you have no idea how long it will take for the ingredients to achieve a perfect temperature.

What's more, another thing that can hinder you from operating well with your cooker is the amount of dirt and grime it accumulates. Those nasty food leftovers and charred stains are a number 1 reason as to why your stove doesn't perform well in terms of heating the chamber or the cooktops. Make sure to have it occasionally cleaned and do not neglect it.

2. You don't bother reading the recipe

You decided to try out a new recipe, but it ends up too long. You don't read it and understand it well, and as a result, your dish is not quite right in terms of taste and appearance.

3. You don't boil at the right temperature

You happen to boil the stew at a too high a temperature, whereas it has to boil at a medium to low for a long period of time. What does that mean? The bubbles shouldn't race to climb out of the utensil. A couple of bubbles every two seconds, emerging on the surface – that's what you need to achieve with your stove top, when the instructions say “medium temperature”.

In case your oven cannot regulate its heating capabilities, you might have to accept that the taste of the meal won't be the same, or just give up on cooking it that way.

When  you cook vegetables, they lose their freshness completely. Broccoli and asparagus become completely strange to you, because you actually prepare them at too high a heat. Cooking vegetables and other greens is beneficial for your health and a preferred choice by many, but you got to do it the smart way.

4. You don't clean your cooker

Proper oven cleaning is extremely important to the integrity of the cooked meal. A great end result can only be obtained in a well-scrubbed cooker. Why? Because the bad burnt smell, that the neglected food spillages leave behind affect the natural taste of the prepared dishes. Yet, an expert oven cleaning London opinion by technicians is that a 6-month or 3-month-period between deep scrubbing of your cooker is enough to make sure it will produce food with normal standards.

5. You overheat low-fat products

That one is in close relation with the previous mistakes. Normally, you need to set the oven at around 180 C. More degrees will only spoil the quality of the low-fat foods.

6. You overfill the utensil

The ingredients need space to breathe. Especially meat and other foods, that need more cooking time.

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