Sometimes, you just feel like whipping up something spectacular in the kitchen. You look for the perfect recipe, prepare all the ingredients, only to be lured into believing you can effortlessly make homemade meals in just a few steps. Some creations, well, they don’t always turn out as planned.

No matter how many times you’ve made a specific dish or how skilled of a cook you are, no one is immune to the occasional slip-ups. Some are minor, some are major, and some are straight-up dangerous. Today, this post is all about dreams of delicious bites that ended up being completely butchered by charcoal brownies, dropped pies, and shattered dishes in the oven.

Bored Panda has compiled this list to showcase some hilarious kitchen fails that might make you feel a bit more confident about your abilities. Continue scrolling and hit upvote on the ones that made you laugh! And when you’re done with this post, you might want to take a peek at our older ones full of funny cooking accidents right here and here.

#1

My Mother Was About To Make A Pie, She Was Away 5 Minutes

My Mother Was About To Make A Pie, She Was Away 5 Minutes

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#2

This Egg Spilled Out Of A Crack While Cooking And Looks Like A Little Duck

This Egg Spilled Out Of A Crack While Cooking And Looks Like A Little Duck

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#3

Our Employee Overcooked The Brownies, So We Turned Them Into A Coffee Table. Taking Christmas Pre-Orders Now

Our Employee Overcooked The Brownies, So We Turned Them Into A Coffee Table. Taking Christmas Pre-Orders Now

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Cami Burgess
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oooo I wonder what a toddler would think of this....

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Some people get upset to see their efforts of creating a delicious homecooked meal go up in flames. Others already have a habit of laughing at their misfortunes and quickly reach for their phones to share pictures with everyone online. There are times, however, when these blunders quickly shift from funny to downright scary and grow into major accidents that might have alarming consequences.

You see, cooking is such a regular activity, we tend to forget that high temperatures can easily cause a fire. A report by The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) states that from 2014 to 2018, cooking was the leading cause of reported home fires and fire injuries.

#4

Gingerbread Hominem Est In Forum

Gingerbread Hominem Est In Forum

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#5

It's Just Egg On Toast. Why

It's Just Egg On Toast. Why

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Caro Caro
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I am the eye on the rye, looking at you, I can read your mind. I am the maker of rules, dealing with fools, I can cheat you blind...

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#6

My Cooking Teacher Pinned This Poor Pizza To The Blackboard

My Cooking Teacher Pinned This Poor Pizza To The Blackboard

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Littlemiss
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I once saw just that nailed to a wall as um.. art?

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"Cooking caused an average of 172,900 reported home structure fires per year (49 percent of all reported home fires in the US)," NFPA wrote. These fires had dire outcomes that resulted in 4,820 civilian injuries — that's 44 percent of all reported home fire injuries. The good news is that the vast majority of the reported fires were relatively small.

The most common cause of all of these incidents was unattended cooking. Moreover, clothing was the item first ignited in some of these fires, and cooking oil and grease fires are a substantial part of this whole problem.

The report also showed that an average of 470 cooking-related fires were reported per day in 2018, and the peak days were Thanksgiving and Christmas.

#7

Sliced Homemade Sourdough Bread Topped With Creamy Light Brie Cheese. Preheat Oven To 350 And Bake For 11 Hours. Enjoy

Sliced Homemade Sourdough Bread Topped With Creamy Light Brie Cheese. Preheat Oven To 350 And Bake For 11 Hours. Enjoy

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DUN DUN (she/her)
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How dare you post a pic of coal pieces and claim it's supposed to be food!? ╰(‵□′)╯ /s

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#8

Forgot The Cheese Part In My Grilled Cheese. So This Is A Grilled. Yep, 2 Ingredients And I Messed It Up

Forgot The Cheese Part In My Grilled Cheese. So This Is A Grilled. Yep, 2 Ingredients And I Messed It Up

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#9

The Cheese Won

The Cheese Won

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According to the Beaumont Emergency Hospital, two-thirds of all domestic fires start in the kitchen, and 350K people are injured by kitchen knives every year, with the most common accidents being burns and lacerations.

They shared that if you want to prevent such massive disasters from happening, always stay in the kitchen while cooking. Other safety advice would be to keep a fire extinguisher close by and make sure your smoke alarm is properly working. Since clothing or paper towels can quickly catch fire, you should keep any potential fire hazards away from stovetops.

#10

My Dad Burnt A Pancake So Bad It Camouflages With The Black Pan

My Dad Burnt A Pancake So Bad It Camouflages With The Black Pan

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#11

My Boyfriend's Attempt At Flipping A Pancake Didn't Go Too Well

My Boyfriend's Attempt At Flipping A Pancake Didn't Go Too Well

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#12

Wanted To Help Make Her Own Birthday Cake

Wanted To Help Make Her Own Birthday Cake

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Martin Usher
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Let's embarrass our little one and keep this pic for posterity.

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It turns out that people can avoid most cooking accidents by keeping everything clean and organized. Beaumont Emergency Hospital stated that simply decluttering and preventing distractions can go a long way. "Keep the dog (or cat) out of the kitchen, remove pesky throw rugs, don’t use the telephone while cooking, and keep your children away," they wrote. "Clean up kitchen spills as they happen. You don’t want to slip on it later."

#13

Friend's Dad Made Some Cayenne Rolls From Scratch Tonight. He Thought He Was Using Cinnamon. The Rolls Had No Cinnamon

Friend's Dad Made Some Cayenne Rolls From Scratch Tonight. He Thought He Was Using Cinnamon. The Rolls Had No Cinnamon

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#14

My Friend Was Cooking A Frozen Pizza

My Friend Was Cooking A Frozen Pizza

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#15

Don't Boil Eggs With Red Rice, Just Don't

Don't Boil Eggs With Red Rice, Just Don't

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DUN DUN (she/her)
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I-I didn't want to say it, but they look like boiled boobs

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Well, after scrolling through this list, it's no wonder why so many people continue to preach "safety first". And when you have it all figured out, you can start learning valuable tips that could improve your skills and help you out with your cooking.

Ellen Manning, freelance journalist, writer, and founder of the Eat With Ellen blog, talked to Bored Panda in a previous interview about the biggest cooking mistakes amateurs make. In her opinion, it's not planning and preparing properly, and not allowing enough time.

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Sandwich Uses Camouflage To Avoid Being Consumed

Sandwich Uses Camouflage To Avoid Being Consumed

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IsABELLA
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

that is a sandwich with some talent

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#17

Fell Asleep While Heating Up Some Mac And Cheese

Fell Asleep While Heating Up Some Mac And Cheese

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#18

Decided To Try Deep Frying Oreos But I Forgot That Oil And Water Don’t Behave The Same Way, Let It Get Too Hot And Melted Part Of My Kitchen

Decided To Try Deep Frying Oreos But I Forgot That Oil And Water Don’t Behave The Same Way, Let It Get Too Hot And Melted Part Of My Kitchen

Always keep an eye on your oil and use a thermometer.

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Mohsie Supposie
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Deep fried oreos go really well with melted microwave!

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"Even the very best chefs make sure everything is prepared in advance, and they know how much time they need to execute certain dishes," Ellen added. "If you're less confident, it's even more important to do this and to build in a bit of extra time so you're not rushing and getting stressed. I've ruined many a meal because I tried to rush, didn't read the recipe in advance and get everything ready, then ended up trying to do too much in too little time, which inevitably causes mistakes," the blogger revealed.

#19

I Made Cute Little Cat Pizzas To Please Our Toddler. This Is After They Baked. They Look Like Burn Victims

I Made Cute Little Cat Pizzas To Please Our Toddler. This Is After They Baked. They Look Like Burn Victims

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Cami Burgess
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Mommy what did u do to them!!!??? Btw the bottom left looks drunk.

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#20

Forgot My Plastic Spatula In The Oven While Heating Up My Lasagna

Forgot My Plastic Spatula In The Oven While Heating Up My Lasagna

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Buren
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's a magic trick, look how it goes through the pan

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#21

I Was Boilling The Egg But I Forgot To Turn Off The Stove

I Was Boilling The Egg But I Forgot To Turn Off The Stove

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Luckily, there are plenty of easy-to-follow cooking tips that can up your culinary game right away. "Take time to read the recipe, to check you've got the right ingredients, and to plan what you need and what you'll need to do," Ellen suggested. 

"This is even more important if you're cooking several dishes at the same time. There's many an adage that says 'perfect planning prevents poor performance' — or words to that effect — and it's no different in the kitchen."

#22

When You Set The Oven Way Too High While Letting Your Pizza Dough Rise. Yeah, That’s A Melted Bowl, Baked Dough, And A Burned Kitchen Towel

When You Set The Oven Way Too High While Letting Your Pizza Dough Rise. Yeah, That’s A Melted Bowl, Baked Dough, And A Burned Kitchen Towel

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#23

My First Ever Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream. Unfortunately, The Recipe Didn't Call For 150g Salt And A Pinch Of Sugar

My First Ever Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream. Unfortunately, The Recipe Didn't Call For 150g Salt And A Pinch Of Sugar

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#24

My Mom Set Her Oven On Not Remembering That She Had Silicone Rack Guards In There

My Mom Set Her Oven On Not Remembering That She Had Silicone Rack Guards In There

Fun fact if heated high enough silicone vaporizers and does this to your oven. And the family's coming for Thanksgiving today

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Whether you want to prevent mishaps or generally want to know some small steps to help you improve your cooking, Ellen has you covered. "If you're making a complicated dish, get everything chopped up, measured out, and weighed in advance. This will help," she advised.

"Also, try to clear up as you go along (or get someone else to do it). Tidy workspace, tidy mind, and all that. It will keep you organized and calm if you're not working in chaos."

#25

Went To Cook A Frozen Pizza When The Oven Said No

Went To Cook A Frozen Pizza When The Oven Said No

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QueenRhye
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't blame it. See pizza with "blue goo" for reasoning.

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#26

"Mommy There's Green Goo Coming Out Of My Waffle" - My 6-Year-Old Son

"Mommy There's Green Goo Coming Out Of My Waffle" - My 6-Year-Old Son

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#27

When Your Kids Are Half Way Around The World And Still Cause Accidents. Self Reminder, Check If There Is Anything In The Oven Because You Have Kids

When Your Kids Are Half Way Around The World And Still Cause Accidents. Self Reminder, Check If There Is Anything In The Oven Because You Have Kids

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Matthew Zornig
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Supposedly, Ozzy Osbourne would hide his booze in the oven knowing that his wife would never use it.

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#28

Housemate's Dog Got Into My 6-Hour Butter Chicken. No Dinner For Me Tonight

Housemate's Dog Got Into My 6-Hour Butter Chicken. No Dinner For Me Tonight

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#30

I Accidentally Put Mayo To The Freezer

I Accidentally Put Mayo To The Freezer

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#31

Made German Chocolate Cake From Scratch. Tastes Better Than It Looks

Made German Chocolate Cake From Scratch. Tastes Better Than It Looks

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#32

My Pork Ribs Dinner. Unsure If Stress Causes Short Term Memory Loss But I Put Ribs On, Logged Into Work And Here We Are Two Hours Later With Grill At Full Blast

My Pork Ribs Dinner. Unsure If Stress Causes Short Term Memory Loss But I Put Ribs On, Logged Into Work And Here We Are Two Hours Later With Grill At Full Blast

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#33

Tried Making Rice Since WFH Is Usually Slow. Got Pulled Into A Meeting And 3 Conversations Before I Could Add Water

Tried Making Rice Since WFH Is Usually Slow. Got Pulled Into A Meeting And 3 Conversations Before I Could Add Water

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IsABELLA
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11 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

before reading the caption I thought it was just a nice pattern

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#34

My Boyfriend Put Salt Instead Of Rice In The Rice Cooker, Been Wondering For An Hour Why It Was Taking So Long To Cook

My Boyfriend Put Salt Instead Of Rice In The Rice Cooker, Been Wondering For An Hour Why It Was Taking So Long To Cook

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#35

Eggplant Curry With Reading Glasses

Eggplant Curry With Reading Glasses

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Rowlie
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

contrary to the cook , I see what they did there

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#36

"I Don't Know What Happened To The Brownies" My Partner Said

"I Don't Know What Happened To The Brownies" My Partner Said

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#37

Made Banana Bread. Forgot The Flour

Made Banana Bread. Forgot The Flour

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#39

Krispy Kreme Christmas Donuts

Krispy Kreme Christmas Donuts

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#40

Nailed My Christmas Donuts

Nailed My Christmas Donuts

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