20 Funny cooking mistakes to make you feel better about your mishaps (GIFs)

Mar 3, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. ET

No wonder we need so many kitchen gadgets with ultra-specific purposes if that many of us are as klutzy as these TV infomercial cooks.

1. Who doesn't test their pasta by sticking their fingers into a boiling pot?

burning fingers on hot pasta

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2. We all learn the hard way to not cook with the window open.

woman scraping fish off pan, launching it out the window

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3. Being able to cook doesn't help if you don't get to eat it.

man drops food off tray as he sits

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4. We know... volume is a hard thing to judge.

Putting a lid on a too-small container and it all comes spilling out

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5. Whose idea was it to let foods be cylindrical, anyway?

hot dogs rolling off a grill

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6. Flipping eggs is a lot harder than they make it look on TV.

trying to get whole yolk out of frying pan

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7. Knives should come with directions.

woman clumsily chopping onion

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8. This is why people have to choose between having kids and drinking milk.

kids having trouble pouring milk

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9. It's so hard to know what the right tools are.

someone cutting bread with a doorstop

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10. Mr. T pities the fool who uses too much oil.

mr. t cooking in too much oil

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11. They should invent something to make it easier to get foods out of the fire.

picking up potato off grill and dropping it

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12. This never happens when she's pouring vodka.

woman pouring soda and making a mess

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13. Boiling water can be tricky.

woman catching arm on fire while boiling water

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14. You'd think they'd make multiple sizes of pans.

flipping food out of pan

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15. Who needs the hassle of putting the lid on before you turn it on?

blender without lid shooting liquid out

16. And you thought opening jars was hard.

opening plastic container and it goes everywhere

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17. Too bad they never invented a gadget specifically designed to get ice cream out of the container.

scooping ice cream with a spoon that bends

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18. You're going to need to get a bigger blender (because that's the only solution).

carrots too tall for blender

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19. This is why they invented cupcakes.

cake getting destroyed as it's served

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20. Eggs are impossible to cook.

boiled egg turns out totally raw

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