In The Kitchen: What Takes You The Most Time?

In The Kitchen: What Takes You The Most Time?

Emma Christensen
Aug 30, 2010

One of the biggest reasons people give for not cooking at home is that they just don't have the time. Certainly, quick meal ideas and time-saving tips are some of the most often talked about subjects on this site. Today we thought we'd look at it from a different angle - what ends up taking you the most time in the kitchen?

We often find that those quick 30-minute-meals either don't factor in all the time-sapping moments that go into a meal or they count on everyone working at the exact same speed.

In reality, there's grocery shopping, prepping the ingredients, finicky stoves, interruptions, and kitchen clean-up that all tack on extra minutes. It might take one person two minutes to chop an onion while another person takes ten. Sometimes we forget to pre-heat the oven or set water to boil, and then spend extra minutes waiting around.

Is there something - some task or bit of prep work - that you find always takes you longer than you (or the recipe) think it should? Maybe we can help!

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