Cooking is an art that can be mastered by anyone regardless of the gender stereotypes that run in society. The prevailing stereotypes often ridicule men who like to cook by supporting men’s cooking memes on social media. However, some men are genuinely interested in cooking, not only for themselves but also for their loved ones. If you’re one of them, then you must know that cooking anything requires a preordained system which needs to be strictly followed. Without this system, you might even fail to cook simple noodles. 

For those who are new to this culinary world and would love to explore it without any distraction, then below-mentioned are some of the amazing and effective single men’s cooking tips which will act as a yardstick in your cooking journey. 

10 tips to make men’s cooking easier

1. Always use a chimney

If you’re from an Indian household then you must know how requisite are those spices and onions in any type of dish you prepare. However, the kitchen becomes smoldering as it is filled with smoke. 

To prevent this, it is prudent to buy a chimney that helps in sucking out all the smoke straight from the pan itself so you don’t have to worry about breathing while cooking. Not only that, but your ceiling will also remain in its natural color. However, it is advised to clean the chimney once every six months. 

2. Have some extra salt and pepper

Having an extra bottle of salt and pepper is always advised and considered to be a part of table etiquettes, especially when you have guests coming over to your house. When you have an extra bottle, you don’t have to run to the kitchen again and again and disrupt the entire dining experience.

3. Always be mindful of the taste buds

Normally, you prepare food based on your taste buds. However, if you have guests coming over to your house, it is prudent to be mindful of their taste buds as well. Some people like food to be extra spicy whereas some prefer bland. Therefore, it’s your job to maintain the right amount of spiciness in the food. You also need to be mindful of whether the people are suffering from any sort of allergies. 

4. Use casseroles for keeping your food hot

If your chapatis and wraps are ready, make sure that you keep them in a casserole so that they remain hot and fresh. If possible, you can also invest in sets of insulated casseroles, which will also help in keeping your food fresh, warm and restore the aroma. 

5. Have a set of fresh crockery

Investing in a good set of crockery enhances the overall dining experience and creates a good impression in the minds of the guests you’ve invited to your house. While investing, make sure that you don’t buy too many glass and ceramic plates as they are easy to break. Instead, invest in fresh cutlery which can be used any time.

6. Keep your kitchen top clean

If you want to feel a sense of fulfillment during and after cooking, you need to clean up the mess and remove all the extra clutter after every step that you take. In this way, you ensure that there is no confusion and you don’t mix the wrong ingredients anywhere. It will also provide you extra working space and keep you focused on the ongoing step.

7. Keep your table ready in advance

It is always advised as a form of dinner etiquette to keep your table set before the guests arrive. You can take some minutes off your cooking or ask your partner or friend to arrange the table for you. If possible, you can also replace the table mat with a new one and include some new tea coasters as well. Dishes should always remain upside down before their usage. 

8. Use maximum kitchen products

Using maximum kitchen products instead of your hand is characteristic of smart cooking. What difference does it make, you may ask? Well, for instance, if you use an automatic hand blender instead of the traditional whisk, or instead of manually chopping the vegetables, use a vegetable chopper, wouldn’t that be a great difference for you? It will save time and effort. Not only that, but it will also change your perspective towards cooking. So, start investing in some good kitchen products that save time. 

9. Keep small bowls handy

If you’re preparing something complicated then the entire cooking process becomes quite intricate and difficult. Under such circumstances, the best thing to do is to keep some small bowls handy so it enhances the entire preparation and organization process. You can read the recipe beforehand and measure the quantity of the ingredients needed. 

You can place these ingredients in small bowls so you can use them whenever you want while cooking. As a result, you won’t have to search again and again for the ingredients. Although you might have to wash some extra bowls in the end, keeping them handy will be worth it because it will smoothen the process of preparing your grand meal. 

10. Don’t forget to read your recipe

Although this point is needless to mention, many, believe it or not, forget to read the recipe. They plunge into the culinary rendezvous without reading and analyzing the process. Reading the recipe is necessary when you’re preparing a meal. Along with reading, you need to analyse the ingredients and the quantity of each one. It might require 3-4 readings but do it. You don’t want to mess up the dish after hours and hours of cooking just because you were too lazy to read.  

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These are some of the most effective men’s cooking tips that can be considered especially if you’re an amateur. Apart from this, you also need to make sure that you create a wholesome and fulfilling experience after you’ve made the dinner not just for you but also for your guests.