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10 simple things you should never do in the kitchen

Simple mistakes make for common mistakes.

DON’T DO THESE things. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

1. Never catch a falling knife

Let it fall, instead of letting it slice your flesh.

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2. Don’t serve anything before you taste it

It most likely needs more seasoning.

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3. Metal utensils will ruin a non-stick pan

It will RUIN them. Use these.

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4. Don’t cut steaks straight from the heat

If you leave them to rest, they will keep their juices.

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5. Don’t put a hot dish on a wet or cold surface

Unless you want it to shatter into a million pieces, of course.

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6. Don’t smush burgers to make them cook quicker

This is not McDonalds and you’re just pushing the juices out. Give it a single flip instead and let it stew.

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7. Don’t use the wrong cooking oil

Different oils have different smoke points and therefore some work better at cooking at high temperatures than others. Here’s a quick guide, click here to enlarge.

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8. Don’t overcrowd the pan

If you pile in too much food in a pan, it traps heat and creates steam. The problem? The steam is an enemy of browning and flavour and juices. Cook it in batches instead.

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9. Don’t remove food from a cutting board with a knife

You’ll just make it blunt, and who wants that? Rotate and use the blunt side.

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10. Don’t stir rice, unless you’re making risotto

It will just activate the starch and make it all gummy. Instead, you should leave it to cook and get the best results.

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