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Tv Chefs To Blame For Kitchen Catastrophes

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Research commissioned by Dorot Garlic & Herbs shows that one in five people in the UK have had a cooking accident while trying to copy TV chefs from shows such as Saturday Kitchen and Something For The Weekend.  

Celebrity cooking shows are making complex kitchen techniques look effortless, but off screen, chopping, baking, boiling and basting aren't always as easy as the experts make out. A worrying 84% of these ambitious amateur chefs would still attempt complicated culinary techniques, risking injury to themselves and those around them.

According to The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), the kitchen is the second most hazardous place in the house, with 262,6051 mishaps take place in the kitchen each year.

Hygiene also seems to be a low priority with a grimy 42% of respondents not wiping down or preparing their kitchen before cooking. However, Dorot has the perfect solution with their pre-portioned pop out cubes of herbs. Available in six flavours including ginger, coriander, basil and parsley, the frozen cubes reduce mess in the kitchen and mean cumbersome tasks such as cutting, chopping or crushing are no longer required.

Dorot Garlic & Herbs provide the perfect option for aspiring chefs looking for ease and convenience without compromising on flavour or quality.

Dorot's Guide to Cooking Safely:


  • Preparation is key - read recipes in full before attempting them
  • Have a clear work surface before preparing ingredients or cooking
  • Avoid distractions such as talking on the phone, and keep demanding children entertained
  • Ensure kitchen floors are cleared of all clutter so there are no hazards to trip over
  • Clean up any spillages immediately
  • Keep flammable kitchen cloths and oven gloves away from hobs and live pans
  • Turn saucepan handles away from the edge of the work surface so you don't knock them

• Keep a first aid kit at hand with a supply of plasters




1 RoSPA 2002, total sample of 12,208


Notes to Editors


  • Dorot is available in Sainsbury's and costs £1.49
  • Dorot is free from preservatives, fats, cholesterol and food colouring
  • Each Dorot pack contains a tray of 20 cubes
  • Dorot is pre-portioned, with one garlic cube equivalent to a single clove and one cube of herb mix equivalent to one teaspoon
  • For more info and recipe ideas visit www.dorot.co.il/eng