Sponges are one of the dirtiest items in a kitchen. If you wash the dishes every day, you should be getting a new sponge at least once a month.
2. Putting foods in the oven before it’s completely preheated.
You need to allow your oven to fully preheat before sticking in your dish. Your food will actually cook faster in a preheated oven.
3. Only cooking from a recipe.
While recipes are great, you should also know how to cook a few staple dishes on your own that don’t require one.
4. Underestimating the amount of time it’ll take.
It’s important to accurately calculate the amount of time it’ll take you to completely finish a dish, starting with ingredient prep to tasting the first bite. Just know that time on a recipe is an estimate, not a time set in stone.
5. Checking on your food too frequently.
Checking it too frequently will probably slow down the cooking process. Every time you open the oven door, you allow cold air to seep in, therefore slowing down the process.