Dads outshine mums in the kitchen, says survey

Dads who cook on a regular basis are challenging mums’ supremacy in the kitchen, according to a poll by Sharp Home Appliances.

The study’s findings reveal that dads appear to be less prone to cooking disasters and more creative than mums who have, traditionally, come out on top in the family kitchen.

According to the survey of 2,000 adults, 62% of mums admit to experiencing an average of three cooking mishaps a month, compared with 53% of dads.

And while 57% of mums admit to burning pots and pans, only 49% of dads confess to causing the same damage.

Sharp Home Appliances UK sales and marketing director Andy Warren said: “With the rise in single and same sex parent families, everyday meal time preparation is becoming even less of a gender specific chore – opening the way for more dads to put their culinary skills into practice.”

Pipping mums to the post, dads are less likely to stick to the same repertoire of dishes by showing more inclination to experiment with new dishes. According to the poll, 62% of mothers admit to cooking the same repertoire of dishes compared with 59% of fathers.

Mums’ Sunday roasts may have won a special place in many Brits’ hearts but dads may just be raising the cooking standards.

The study shows that 52% of dads believe their roast beef dishes usually turn out perfectly, compared with just 44% of mums.

Fathers appear equally confident when it comes to gravy preparation, with 66% claiming to have nailed this skill compared with 62% of mums.

However, while dads might now be more active in the kitchen, during the week they’re just as likely as mums to crumble under pressure of time.

The poll reveals that both mums and dads cite the need to multi-task as one of the main reasons behind their cooking blunders.

Andy Warren said: “One in three mums and dads blame multi-tasking for their cooking disasters. With less time to prepare meals, parents need the cooking to be both quick and easy – which is why Sharp Home Appliances designs ovens and hobs that can offer plenty of programming short cuts as well as self-cleaning technology.”

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