(Closed) Clean at the end or clean as you go?

posted 8 years ago in Cooking
  • poll: Do you clean as you cook or clean at the end?
    Clean as I cook! : (48 votes)
    68 %
    Clean at the end! : (14 votes)
    20 %
    um... I don't clean : (5 votes)
    7 %
    other (below) : (4 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I clean as I cook!  And I hate it that my Fiance doesn’t.  He’s not very good at mult-tasking though…even though he would never admit it 🙂

    Post # 4
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    2681 posts
    Sugar bee

    I do both – I try to clean as I cook as much as I can but once everything is plated, I dont clean until the end (the pan, serving spoon, etc).

    Post # 5
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    2725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I really try to clean as I go. It makes life so much easier.

    Post # 6
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    188 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    haha, i always thought i did a good job cleaning as i cook. but apparently my Fiance doesnt agree. he always says “if you pick it up as you cook you wont have to do it later”. but i am the one cooking! thats one of the few things that annoy him i guess. he is actually very easy going. 

    Post # 7
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    361 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I clean as I go.  There is a feeling of accomplishment I feel when things are just finishing the cooking process and I am just waiting in a clean kitchen ready to just eat.  Plus, I just married a chef.  He is a stickler for cleanliness.  Hahahaha.

    Post # 8
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    1901 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I am definitely a clean as I go person! I just can’t handle the overwhelming mess at the end and I need a clean kitchen to to think straight! I get lots of help with the cleaning and prep from Fiance.

    Post # 9
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    4765 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

    I cannot stand a messy kitchen! I have to clean as I go!

    Post # 10
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    400 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2010 - Marie Gabrielle, Dallas

    Oh, I definitely clean as I go.  Like D’Orsay, I do NOT want to clean up everything at the end.  It’s just much easier.  There is a lot of waiting time with cooking, so it’s easy to wash a little as you go.

    Post # 11
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    1135 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I’m a total clean as I cook, but we’re both guilty of leaving the pans to “soak” for several days. Eep. But Fiance has taken to putting the dish drainer in one side of the sink, so it forces us to do dishes more often, since we only have one sink to stack in!

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I definitely clean as a go. The deal is though that The Guy does the dishes when I cook. I try to keep things tidy as I go to make it easier for him though 🙂

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

    I grew up being the dishwasher in my household… so my mom would leave this disaster of a mess when she cooked and I’d clean it up after the meal.

    When Mr. Peng and I moved in together, he became the dishwasher because I was the cook. After about 3 months he finally told me that I was the biggest disaster of a cook he ever saw and was surprised I’d never learned of cleaning while I cooked like his mom did. I started doing it, mostly because it freed up more room in the kitchen, and because cooking in a clean kitchen is a little more zen, but I am still a little resentful that he basically told me to do HIS job for him 🙂 But I def. think it makes me happier to be cooking in a cleaner kitchen, esp cause our counter space is soooo limited!

    To even it out, I make Mr. Peng do all the dishes that I make dirty during the day when he gets home (I work at home and rarely get takeout lunch… usually just warm up some soup or something). So he is like my janitor after he comes home from work. Take that!!!!

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee

    lol pengy.

    i clean as i cook. my mom does it and i picked it up from her. makes it easier especially since we don’t have a lot of counterspace so if i need more room i have to clean anyway.

    Post # 15
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    242 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2018 - Dreams Cancun Resort & Spa

    I clean as I go for the most part. Mr. Lovebird hasn’t cooked since 2004.

    Post # 16
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    245 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    It drives me crazy to  clean at the end ! The FH is getting better at it.

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