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Are You a Neat or Messy Cook?


I have a friend who doesn't like to watch Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten on TV because she's such a sloppy chef, but I don't mind her lack of precision.

It's good to know that even great cooks sometimes chop haphazardly and spill flour out of measuring cups. Are you messy in the kitchen?

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hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 9 years
I clean as I cook, too.
Stellanz Stellanz 9 years
I make sure i clean up as i go. There's nothing worse than having finished a GREAT meal to discover you have DISHES TO LOAD!!!!
ualili ualili 9 years
I clean as I cook, although sometimes I can't keep up and then I call in my DH to help! :)
gigill gigill 9 years
Messy cook right here!
luxington luxington 9 years
I'm pretty messy. I just want to get the meal finished as quickly as possible. I can't cook with my boyfriend, he's too obsessed with cleaning as we go, we will inevitably end up fighting.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
Very neat and if I do make a mistake I clean it up right away. I hate messy chefs, it annoys me (I'm a perfectionist and maybe a bit ocd at times depending on the day) so any major clutter bugs me.
apinkchicklet apinkchicklet 9 years
There's a very good reason why I wear an apron when I cook. :P I'm messy and clumsy, but I do my best to clean as I go so I'm not as overwhelmed with dishes and messes afterwards.
Rachiepop Rachiepop 9 years
It depends on my night. Generally I'm relatively neat, putting things away and taking them out as is necessary, I feel doing that helps me to not feel overwhelmed when it comes to the clean up because generally I just need to wipe down the counters. Sometimes when I'm rushing around, making something new, or just plain tired I make a bit of a mess, but I always clean up after my self.
SugarFreak SugarFreak 9 years
It depends on WHAT I'm making. If I'm baking, well, watch out cuz you very well could be wearing a bit of all the ingredients. If actually cooking, then I'm pretty methodical and I clean as I go.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 9 years
How do you think I got to be "chief"?
yellowbanana yellowbanana 9 years
I'm fairly tidy and I try to clean up as I go. But who doesn't get flour everywhere? I am a barista and one thing that I really love is a clean bar. I HATE it when I get on bar and one of my co-workers left me with a messr! Some of them are ridiculously messy and DO NOT clean as they go...And if I do make a mess I always clean up before someone else gets on bar. Just makes things easier.
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 9 years
mostly a neat cook
Just-Oh Just-Oh 9 years
Depends on the night. I'm a planner in the kitchen but unaccustomed to cooking with others. Things get messy when I have to shepherd others because I lose control. Which can be fun!
ayuninur ayuninur 9 years
I'm a total mess.
Marci Marci 9 years
I'm somewhere in the middle. I tend to clean up as I go along, but if the cooking takes priority, I stop cleaning up and make sure everything gets cooked properly.
ShePirate2010 ShePirate2010 9 years
Messy is key for a good meal, means you really worked hard lol!
RobinFabulous RobinFabulous 9 years
I clean as I cook, too. Our kitchen opens into the living room where we spend a lot of time, and I hate to think someone might drop by when it was all yucky
looseseal looseseal 9 years
I try not to make a mess, but I'm a complete klutz in the kitchen. I always spill something.
verily verily 9 years
I'm very clean. Hardly anything ever spatters, hits the floor, or drips onto the counters. Why? Because being messy would require cleaning up and I hate doing that. My roommate is a total mess though. And she loves to waste half the kitchen's stock of cooking utensils on every meal when I could cook the same meal with maybe 2.
faerymagick15 faerymagick15 9 years
definitely in between. It also depends on what I am making and how much time I have to do it. My husband on the other hand...what a mess! But his meals are sooooo good so I forgive him and clean up.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
I'm a clean as I go cook, just the opposite of my hubby, but he does clean up...eventually.
bozichsl bozichsl 9 years
I would never say "super precise," but I am a clean cook, always washing dishes and sopping up spills along the way.
lolococo lolococo 9 years
Totally messsyyyyy.
anna_muffin anna_muffin 9 years
Complete mess.
Leene Leene 9 years
I'm messy in every area of my life and cooking is no different.
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