POPSUGAR Food Poll Do You Use Your Hands as Cooking Tools? by partysugar 4/29/09 0 Shares Like us on Facebook Read More Hands OnKitchen ToolsHandsPoll Get inspired with our daily newsletter Vegetarian Food Love and Sex DIY Home Tech Sign up with By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. aimeeb 6 years Sometimes, freshly washed of course! sandy82 6 years Definitely! It's so much easier to mix stuff with your hands. Although when I'm in front of company, I use tongs to mix salad. pinklady8287 6 years Yes. But I wash my hands in between everything I touch because I hate the feeling of being dirty. Anabellatc 6 years Depends on what i'm making...but yeah...i usually use my hands :) heatherhas 6 years I do all the time! I toss salad with my hands too, but I add the dressing once its on my plate . soapbox 6 years It depends. I use my hands when I bake, especially when I make biscotti or pastries. But as mentioned above, I wouldn't toss a salad with my hands. Sofia-Soubrette 6 years Fo' sho! Sofia-Soubrette 6 years Fo' sho! bluebellknoll 6 years It all depends on what I'm making. Er, I don't think I've ever tossed a salad with my hands. Spectra 6 years I don't really love getting my hands all mucky, but when I'm making meatloaf or meatballs, there really isn't any better way to mix the ingredients. But I always make sure to take my rings off and wash my hands really well before I start. Dana18 6 years yes, I rub and season my meat with my hand . I also toss my salad with my hands too. Soniabonya 6 years Depends on what I'm making, i mostly use my hands and wash all the time. I always take my jewelry off too. I hate watching shows like Paula Deen and such when they don't take off their blasted rings! To me, it's unsanitary :\ yuck. partysugar 6 years I always do! I love getting down and dirty. Barefoot Contessa does too. starofsorrow 6 years It really depends on what I'm making. Most of the time, I'd use my hangs, but sometimes I prefer to use a spoon if I don't want my hands to get too messy while with friends. (I sign so I don't want food all over my face! ;) ) ilanac13 6 years sometimes i do. it all depends on what i'm making i guess leslievanhouten 6 years This makes me think of the cousin in National Lampoon's Vacation, mixing the kool aid with her hand. I use my hands sometimes, when it makes sense: hamburgers, meatballs, etc. leslievanhouten 6 years This makes me think of the cousin in National Lampoon's Vacation, mixing the kool aid with her hand. I use my hands sometimes, when it makes sense: hamburgers, meatballs, etc. becoming-brina 6 years Yes, especially when tossing fresh veggies in olive oil and seasonings for roasting; that way i know everything's getting well covered and i can just dump them onto the baking sheet when they're ready to go. PrincessLtrain 6 years I can't say I toss salad with my hands, but I'll take the David Yurman bracelet! Brandi13jrm 6 years For certain things yes, especially meatloaf, burgers, etc. Though whatever they are doing in that picture looks gross. Food 6 years Yes — for me, it's like makeup: Hands are often the best tools. pharm_chick 6 years of course, esp when marinating. and i clean my hands a dozen times in between so i daresay its more sanitary then using tools!