POPSUGAR Food Poll Do You Clean While You Cook? by partysugar 10/29/07 0 Shares Like us on Facebook Sign up for our daily newsletter > Source Read More CookingCleaningPoll POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests. Get inspired with our daily newsletter DIY Love and Sex Vegetarian Food Tech Home Sign up with By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. cindeerella 7 years it makes it easier to clean up after dinner :) rhondak 7 years I definitely clean as I go. It's just alot easier for me that way. kiwitwist 7 years Yes. Cannot stand a mess~! paintsquared 7 years We don't have a dish washer, so I find that I like to clean up as I go along, that way after dinner there are just meal dishes to do. I am very messy though & don't always do things this way! itsallabouttheg 7 years i usually try to because my sink is tiny. Marci 7 years Always! When I first lived on my own I had the tiniest kitchen ever constructed. I had to clean as I went out of necessity. Now it's a habit, and it satisfies. Of course, it completely spoils my fiance because I do most of the cooking and he cleans up, so the bulk of the work is done for him before he even gets started. And on the nights he cooks? He still cleans up because he doesn't do it as he goes along and I protested about the imbalance and he agreed. :D Munkeyhed 7 years Not as much as I should, but I do throw everything (ppels, scraps, etc.) into one bowl, then toss it when I'm done. It helps contain the clutter. Allytta 7 years it's not sanitary to not be cleaning... just the thought of it... ew. everytime! i clean constantly. just like my momma teached me :) MamaD 7 years "Clean as you go" are words to live by! Diana172 7 years Never! But I always regret it later. UrbanBohemian 7 years I like to, especially if the meal I'm making requires a lot of equipment and/or ingredients. My mom is the queen of doing that, so I think I get that from her! Dawnie86 7 years I would say its always clean when im cooking, but its not like that everytime. If i just make some cookies or are cake sure, than im clean the dishes when its in the oven. But when im making a dinner with dessert then its a little messy while i cook. I don't clean every thing i don't need in the minute i don't need it anymore. I wait a litte so a can clean more things at ones. But when i leave the kitchen everything is clean and i had it when i come in a kitchen thats not clean! emalove 7 years Alisha_Stiletto, I'm so with you on this one! I clean as I go for sure! I am borderline OCD when it comes to cleanliness and neatness (especially in the kitchen and bathroom). As I do each step, I rinse whatever I'm done with and load it in the dishwasher. I cannot stand leaving stuff in the sink, it will make me crazy if I don't immediately take care of it. I also wipe the counters repeatedly as I go... I'm a nut about it. My kitchen is ALWAYS clean, even when I'm cooking... Miami-Gal 7 years Sure do. I also like to have what chefs call mise en place. That is where you prepare some stuff ahead of time. Take out tooks, utensils and dice and chop up everything that needs to happen. davie-k 7 years mostly when I'm baking and I have minutes to spare between tasks, then I clean up as I go otherwise I just do all the cleaning up after we've eaten and I'm making the coffee. ktownpolarbear 7 years i have a small kitchen with limited counterspace, so i try to cook as i clean so i only use a limited number of dishes and pans. plus, clean-up is so much faster after the dinner. Liss1 7 years I usually try to clean as i go and i wash the dishes while i am cooking. Sometimes i am lazy and just throw everything in the sink and clean it the next day. mlplant 7 years I have to clean while I cook. Between having a small kitchen and no dishwasher I don't have a choice. Alisha_Stiletto 7 years Yes. I cook and clean at the same time. Done sauteeing something, I do the next step of the process (whatever it is) and then I wash the pan. And the countertops and such. And I sweep the floor (in case I drop anything) And I mop the kitchen everyday. Yep, Im obsessive. LMAO!! bfly1133 7 years It really depends on what I am cooking. Sometimes there really isn't anything to clean until the food is made. There are times when I need all of my attention on the cooking process, so cleaning just has to wait. ALSW 7 years Always. I'm obsessive compulsive about putting stuff away or cleaning it almost immediately. Except the dishes that I have to hand wash - those I'm lazy about. Jess8902 7 years No, I make a huge mess. I try to clean up but even now I'm avoiding cleaning up the lunch mess! Babychloe 7 years It depends on what I'm cooking. If i'm working on a new or complicated recipe that needs my full attention, I'll probably wait til it's in the oven or done. But I prefer to clean up as I'm cooking. I hate to sit and eat knowing that my kitchen is dirty. glam-sugar 7 years I usually clean as I go unless something requires my full attention, like stirring flan or something. CaterpillarGirl 7 years I clean, my husband doesnt. It AMAZES me when i look at the holocaust he just caused by making a simple sandwich.