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Dads outshining mums in the kitchen?

Dads who regularly cook are challenging Mums' supremacy in the kitchen, according to a recent poll by Sharp Home Appliances. Stepping up to the plate, Dads appear to be more creative and less prone to cooking disasters than Mums, who have, traditionally, come out on top in the family kitchen.

According to the poll of 2000 adults, 62% of Mums admit to experiencing an average of 3 cooking mishaps a month compared to 53% of Dads. It's also mothers who appear to be wreaking the most havoc. Whilst 57% of Mums admit to burning pots and pans, only 49% of Dads confess to causing the same damage.

UK sales & marketing director of Sharp Home Appliances, Andy Warren says: "With the rise in singleton 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 own culinary skills into practice."

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

Mums' Sunday roast might have won a special place in many Brits' hearts but Dads might just be raising the cooking standard. The study shows that more than half (52%) of Dads believe that their roast beef dishes usually turn out perfectly compared to just 44% Mums.

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

However, whilst 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 revealed that both Mums and Dads cite the need to multi-task as one of the top reasons behind their cooking blunders.

"One in three Mums and Dads blame multi-tasking for their cooking disasters," continues Andy. "With less time to prepare meals, parents need the cooking to be both quick and easy, which is why Sharp Home Appliances design ovens and hobs that can offer plenty of programming short cuts as well as self-cleaning technology.


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