#TRENDING 7/07/21:"Five-Second Rule," Plus More Questionable Cooking Habits

37% of Us Follow the "Five-Second Rule," Plus Ten More 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 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 ten 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 actuallyLESS 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. 

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. 


Originally posted on July 7th, 2021

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