3 Common Mistakes Made in the Kitchen (And How to Avoid Them)

September 26th, 2017 | Tips and Tricks

When you try your hand at something new, you’re likely to make mistakes. After all, it takes time to be perfect—especially as a newbie in the kitchen!

Thanks to easy-to-follow tutorials and visual DIY guides, mastering the art of cooking has never been easier.

Although mistakes are part of the learning process, however, cooking up a storm without the right tools and techniques can be disastrous enough to put you off cooking forever!

Luckily, we at Live Culinaire believe cooking is a basic survival skill that can be mastered with time, practice and a little bit of friendly guidance!

So, without further ado, let’s dive into 3 common mistakes made in the kitchen, and how you can avoid them for a truly enjoyable culinary experience!

Mistake #1: Not Reading Temperature

This one applies to newbies and casual cooks.

Not spending too much time in the kitchen (like professional chefs) can make you a little confused between tepid, warm and hot. This is especially true if you’re unaware of the effects that different variables—like humidity, dryness, a new oven and certain ingredients—can have on the temperature of your dish.

Stay safe and use heat protecting gloves and Cool-Touch bowls to prevent serious burns.

Mistake #2: “Guess-timating” Portions

Sometimes, food is all about innovation and experimentation. You enjoy breaking the rules and making up new ones as you go along.

This is great—if you’ve already aced the original recipe. But if it’s your first attempt or you’re simply unfamiliar with certain ingredients on the list, you may run the risk of butchering the dish with overpowering or underwhelming flavors.

Now, you may get away with it in some recipes. But many rely on expert technique and meticulous detail to create culinary magic.

Next time, try to get a sense of the dish before doubling that cup of sugar.

Mistake #3: Using Expired Ingredients (Without Realizing It)

Fresh farmhouse tomatoes may last up to 2 weeks when refrigerated, but depending on where you live, they may expire sooner in hot and humid climate.

Unfortunately, new cooks may not be able to detect signs of rot or decay. This means you may jeopardize your health and spoil your dish without realizing what exactly went wrong.

To avoid this problem, we highly recommend using a Dial-Food Storage Set that lets you set an expiration date to the contents with the help of a rotating dial!

When it comes to cooking, take no risks! Invest in creative and innovative solutions for smart and sustainable cooking.

We offer an array of exquisite culinary products to simplify cooking and food storage. From microwave bowls and turner tongs to cake servers and cooling ceramics—we’ve got it all!

For more information, check out our knowledge center, and shop at Live Culinaire today!