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 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 Home Love and Sex DIY Vegetarian Food 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!