According to a consumer survey recently done by Moen (the faucet people), men and women behave differently in the kitchen. Really? I’m hoping they didn’t shell out a whole bunch of money to learn that!
Here are some of the things they found:
Women still do the bulk of the shopping, recipe finding, prep work, cooking and clean-up. News flash!! 🙂
According to 65% of women, and 61% of men, MEN make the biggest messes when they cook. (Only 65% of women felt that way??? Were the rest of them passed out?)
NO ONE really likes to do the clean-up part. (The study didn’t note whether either group had more OCD tendencies…..)
Other activities that go on in the kitchen: Talking to your spouse, watching TV and listening to music. (I’d say men excel at doing all three at once, especially if there’s a sporting event on TV)
The survey also found that there are 4 different kinds of cooks:
- Family Cooks (mostly women), who enjoy cooking and do it frequently.
- Adventurous Cooks (more men), who are daredevils with recipes and will try anything once. (Hmm, wonder if they use that excuse to counter the mess…)
- Carry-out Cooks, who prefer not to cook but like to eat at home. (Should they really be in a “cooks” category??)
- Cautious Cooks, who fear culinary catastrophes & usually stick to reliable, tried and true recipes. (Hopefully this doesn’t include Hamburger Helper).
I admit to being more of a cross between a Family Cook and an Adventurous Cook. I like to try new things, but you’ll never catch me serving some sort of foaming concoction. What about you?