Nothing makes human beings happier than a nice freshly cooked meal made with love and effort (skill optional). So no wonder so many of us are putting on the aprons and rocking our inner Gordon Ramsay back at home.

And while many succeed in cooking something that ends up on their Instagram feed, others are not so fortunate. So this post is about hope and failure, failure and hope: kitchen edition, where dreams of tasty bites get shattered by the reality check of burned, overcooked, weirdly shaped and very unappetizing (in)edible artifacts.

Scroll through some of the best of the worst ones below and be sure to check out our previous cooking fails here, here and here.

#1

Dumplings From The Hell's Gate

Dumplings From The Hell's Gate

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Jihana
Community Member
2 months ago

That one is actually impressive

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#2

My Crescent Rolls Came Out Looking Like Walruses That Just Can't Anymore

My Crescent Rolls Came Out Looking Like Walruses That Just Can't Anymore

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
2 months ago

Mission failed successfully

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#3

Here Is My Favorite Picture Of My Grandma. She Was Having A Hard Time With The Mixer

Here Is My Favorite Picture Of My Grandma. She Was Having A Hard Time With The Mixer

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
2 months ago

That look of utter defeat

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Previously, pie artist and baking and cooking pro Jessica Clark-Bojin shared a few great tips and tricks with Bored Panda to help all of us out in the kitchen and prevent massive disasters from happening. "Kitchen 'mistakes' can range from the catastrophic, 'I forgot the pot roast in the oven and now the kitchen is on fire' to the more benign, 'I accidentally put paprika in the cookies instead of cinnamon,' but in most instances, they stem from the same thing: distraction and a lack of preparation."

#4

Turned My Back For A Minute And She Peed In 20 Cups Of Uncooked Rice

Turned My Back For A Minute And She Peed In 20 Cups Of Uncooked Rice

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R L
Community Member
2 months ago

A good reason why cats should not be allowed on counters.

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#5

This Was Way Cuter When I Pictured It In My Head

This Was Way Cuter When I Pictured It In My Head

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Jihana
Community Member
2 months ago

"Please kill me!"

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#6

My Bff Just Melted Her Favorite Pot. I Didn’t Even Know That Was Possible

My Bff Just Melted Her Favorite Pot. I Didn’t Even Know That Was Possible

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Desiree McKinnon
Community Member
2 months ago

I did that once myself... once. Had water and potatoes in a favorite pot. Left it on boiling so long, all the water evaporated. I noticed when I smelled something strange. The potatoes were burned to the inside and the metal was melted just like in this pic. I think it's the soldering between the pot and the bottom piece they put on the pot for better cooking.

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Jessica pointed out that anyone who wants to improve in the kitchen should start by taking some time to think about and picture in their mind all the steps before diving in and starting to bake or cook. That way, you can avoid slip-ups, blunders, and setting your entire kitchen aflame. "Make sure you have all the ingredients you need before you start baking. Work 'mis-en-place' and have all the bowls, spoons, tools, etc. cleaned and out on the counter ready for you. Measure out dry ingredients in advance, and (if called for) portion out wet ingredients to chill in the fridge. Clean up pots and pans while your mixture bakes," Jessica shared.

#7

My Wife Likes To Keep Dog Food Beside Coffee Beans. Guess What I Did At 5:30 Am This Morning

My Wife Likes To Keep Dog Food Beside Coffee Beans. Guess What I Did At 5:30 Am This Morning

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Hannah Edwards
Community Member
2 months ago

Ahhh, nothing like the fresh aroma of percolating dog biscuits first thing in the morning

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#8

You Ever Mess Up Burgers So Bad That Even Your Grill Is Surprised?

You Ever Mess Up Burgers So Bad That Even Your Grill Is Surprised?

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
2 months ago

15 minutes ago, when they said "well done," they didn't mean this.

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#9

New Style Ribs. Introducing: Hell Done

New Style Ribs. Introducing: Hell Done

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Vicky Z
Community Member
2 months ago

That is torturing not cooking!

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#10

The Way My Pasta Spilled

The Way My Pasta Spilled

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Jihana
Community Member
2 months ago

That's an art installation

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#11

Making Brownies Didn't Go As Planned

Making Brownies Didn't Go As Planned

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Toea Muresan Iulia
Community Member
2 months ago

ok, how?

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#12

My Sister Tried Making Popcorn At Work Today... Didn't Go Very Well

My Sister Tried Making Popcorn At Work Today... Didn't Go Very Well

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troufaki13
Community Member
2 months ago

Be honest... she really wanted the fire fighters to come, didn't she??

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#13

You Did Your Best, Chef

You Did Your Best, Chef

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Tee
Community Member
2 months ago

You literally spilled the beans

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#14

So We Had Pizza And Tears For Dinner. So Much For That Shepherd's Pie

So We Had Pizza And Tears For Dinner. So Much For That Shepherd's Pie

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troufaki13
Community Member
2 months ago

Worst part is the cleaning

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#15

See Those Eggs? They Are Supposed To Be In The Pies. I Made Two Hot Oily Chocolate Garbage Circles

See Those Eggs? They Are Supposed To Be In The Pies. I Made Two Hot Oily Chocolate Garbage Circles

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~hUmMuS vIbEs~
Community Member
2 months ago

Garbage circles! I laughed way too hard at this

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#16

I'm An Idiot And My Wife Won't Stop Laughing At Me

I'm An Idiot And My Wife Won't Stop Laughing At Me

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Kirsten Kerkhof
Community Member
2 months ago

And neither will we.

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#17

Having Currywurst In Your Trunk

Having Currywurst In Your Trunk

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
2 months ago

That is the wurst

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#18

My Attempt At Baking A Brownie Turned Out Like A Before And After Picture Of An Addiction

My Attempt At Baking A Brownie Turned Out Like A Before And After Picture Of An Addiction

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tuzdayschild
Community Member
2 months ago

I have to say, I've never seen an M&M scream before.

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#19

Yes, This Was Freshly Made Hot Sauce

Yes, This Was Freshly Made Hot Sauce

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Francis
Community Member
2 months ago

how to spice up your life 101 :D

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#20

My Wife Worked For An Hour On This Peach Crisp And Burst Into Tears Right Before My Parents Showed Up To Our House

My Wife Worked For An Hour On This Peach Crisp And Burst Into Tears Right Before My Parents Showed Up To Our House

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Caro Caro
Community Member
2 months ago

I would cry too.

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#21

Finally Made A Good Lattice Crust Then I Went And Knocked My Cactus Onto It

Finally Made A Good Lattice Crust Then I Went And Knocked My Cactus Onto It

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aaaggg hhh
Community Member
2 months ago

Cactus: NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM!!!

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#22

My Dumbest Injury, I Was Flipping A Steak In A Curved Pan, Like Flat Bottom Wok, And All The Butter Splashed Out

My Dumbest Injury, I Was Flipping A Steak In A Curved Pan, Like Flat Bottom Wok, And All The Butter Splashed Out

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Chucky Cheezburger
Community Member
2 months ago

Yikes...my sympathies to this person...that do look to be painful

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#23

Failed Baked Bread, May I Ask If I Underbaked It, Over Fermented It, Or Had Too Much Yeast? I Ate 3 Of Them In Anger

Failed Baked Bread, May I Ask If I Underbaked It, Over Fermented It, Or Had Too Much Yeast? I Ate 3 Of Them In Anger

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Francis
Community Member
2 months ago

LOL it looks like sh*t :D

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#24

Accidentally Baked A Fly Into My Cookies

Accidentally Baked A Fly Into My Cookies

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Tee
Community Member
2 months ago

Ewwwwww!

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#25

Nightmare Lamb Cake

Nightmare Lamb Cake

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Hannah Edwards
Community Member
2 months ago

I think this is quite cute!

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#26

Prepared Cinnamon Toast Crunch In The Dark. It Was Cheeze Its

Prepared Cinnamon Toast Crunch In The Dark. It Was Cheeze Its

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Monique Reed
Community Member
2 months ago

So how was it?

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#27

I Was Very Excited To Try To Make French Omelette This Morning. It Was Going Well Until It Quickly Went From Omelette Au Fromage To Omelette Au Floormage

I Was Very Excited To Try To Make French Omelette This Morning. It Was Going Well Until It Quickly Went From Omelette Au Fromage To Omelette Au Floormage

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Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
2 months ago

Tell the truth. You tried to flip it, didn’t you? Come on, you can tell me. You tried to flip it like some kind of professional chef, and totally f****d up. Am I right?

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#28

What's The Worst Thing To Find After You Took The Last Batch Of Cookies Out? The Real Cinnamon

What's The Worst Thing To Find After You Took The Last Batch Of Cookies Out? The Real Cinnamon

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Ritchat
Community Member
2 months ago

What kind of person doesn't taste the cookie dough before baking? And like... every few minutes while cutting out the cookies? And won't snatch a freshly baked cookie from the first tray?

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#29

My Friend's Mother Thought That The Croissants Would Just Roll Themselves Up While Cooking

My Friend's Mother Thought That The Croissants Would Just Roll Themselves Up While Cooking

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
2 months ago

Do the Jack Daniels bottles have anything to do with her thought processes?

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#30

We Had 6 Eggs Left. I Thought I Would Scramble Them For Breakfast. The 6th One I Cracked In The Bowl Was Completely Rotten

We Had 6 Eggs Left. I Thought I Would Scramble Them For Breakfast. The 6th One I Cracked In The Bowl Was Completely Rotten

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Jihana
Community Member
2 months ago

I am forever grateful that I cannot smell things on the internet

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#31

Pizza That Looks Like Lava

Pizza That Looks Like Lava

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Alexia
Community Member
2 months ago

It's mineralized

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#32

Moved The Flour Away From The Kid So He Wouldn't Make A Mess... And I Knocked It Off The Counter With My Elbow

Moved The Flour Away From The Kid So He Wouldn't Make A Mess... And I Knocked It Off The Counter With My Elbow

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Brian Bennett
Community Member
2 months ago

I think the kid would have done a neater job!

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#33

Ever Wondered What Happens When You Microwave A Frozen Uncooked Croissant? Wonder No More

Ever Wondered What Happens When You Microwave A Frozen Uncooked Croissant? Wonder No More

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Jihana
Community Member
2 months ago

That looks like the shed skin of some alien

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#34

Ramen: Microwave For 4 Minutes On High Power. Follow Me For More Great Recipes

Ramen: Microwave For 4 Minutes On High Power. Follow Me For More Great Recipes

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Otter
Community Member
2 months ago

Aren't you supposed to add water or broth before you give it the four minutes of zap?

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#35

I Tried My Grandmother's Donut Recipe And I Have To Admit, It Kinda Stinks

I Tried My Grandmother's Donut Recipe And I Have To Admit, It Kinda Stinks

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aaaggg hhh
Community Member
2 months ago

Add some Nutella in the middle.

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#36

My Friend Writes "Apparently I Bought A Bringing Bag Instead Of A Baking Bag"

My Friend Writes "Apparently I Bought A Bringing Bag Instead Of A Baking Bag"

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E
Community Member
2 months ago

No idea what a bringing bag is, is it supposed to be brining?

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#37

Spent 12 Hours Making "Cinnamon Swirl" Sourdough Bread

Spent 12 Hours Making "Cinnamon Swirl" Sourdough Bread

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
2 months ago

Nice aeration though.

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#38

I Did Not Look Closely Enough At That Label

I Did Not Look Closely Enough At That Label

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Hannah Edwards
Community Member
2 months ago

Nooooo!

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#39

My Fridge Just Decided To Freeze My Eggs. Have A Nice Day

My Fridge Just Decided To Freeze My Eggs. Have A Nice Day

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Francis
Community Member
2 months ago

looks quite cool (HA!)

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#40

My Roommate Made Soup

My Roommate Made Soup

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Jihana
Community Member
2 months ago

wait, what?

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#41

Craving Pizza But Convinced Myself To Get Groceries And Make A Healthy Dinner Instead. Why Do I Even Try?

Craving Pizza But Convinced Myself To Get Groceries And Make A Healthy Dinner Instead. Why Do I Even Try?

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troufaki13
Community Member
2 months ago

You can't fight fate

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#42

My Sister Toasted Bread With Jelly In My Brand New Toaster. She's 31

My Sister Toasted Bread With Jelly In My Brand New Toaster. She's 31

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Francis
Community Member
2 months ago

*facepalm*

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#43

Spent 10 Minutes Looking For The Drip Tray For The Forman Grill, After I Turned It On

Spent 10 Minutes Looking For The Drip Tray For The Forman Grill, After I Turned It On

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troufaki13
Community Member
2 months ago

It's dripping alright

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#44

Tried To Make A Cake. Not Sure What Went Wrong

Tried To Make A Cake. Not Sure What Went Wrong

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Vic
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

It rose like a vampire instead of a cake. Hope this feedback helps..

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#45

This Medium Rare Sour Bread My Mom Made

This Medium Rare Sour Bread My Mom Made

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Francis
Community Member
2 months ago

i always tried to do something simlar with my muffins.. molten chocolate in the inside. it never worked out that well. what is her secret?

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#46

I Forgot That My Sister Baked Salmon And It Looked Like A Scorching Salmon, So I Just Took A Picture Of It, So It's A Memorial Service

I Forgot That My Sister Baked Salmon And It Looked Like A Scorching Salmon, So I Just Took A Picture Of It, So It's A Memorial Service

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Vicky Z
Community Member
2 months ago

It seems that she forgot she was baking salmon too

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#47

Pizza Is Ready

Pizza Is Ready

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troufaki13
Community Member
2 months ago

It was ready an hour ago

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#48

Forgot Apple Pie Was In The Oven

Forgot Apple Pie Was In The Oven

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
2 months ago

Apple CRISP.

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#49

Tomato Soup - It's On The Ceiling, Too

Tomato Soup - It's On The Ceiling, Too

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Brian Bennett
Community Member
2 months ago

Them blenders is possessed!

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#50

The Cake I Spent 1 Hour To Make. At Least I'm Sure It's Not Too Dry

The Cake I Spent 1 Hour To Make. At Least I'm Sure It's Not Too Dry

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BigOrangeTractor
Community Member
2 months ago

For anyone that doesn't know, you can check a cake is cooked by pushing a metal skewer (or thin bladed knife, but a skewer obviously does less damage) into the middle. It should come out basically clean/lightly oiled - if it has cake mix on it you're not there yet. Make sure your oven's really well pre-heated, too...

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