View Poll Results: Do you wash your meat before you cook it?

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  • I wash my poultry.

    2 4.55%
  • I wash all of my meat.

    5 11.36%
  • No!

    32 72.73%
  • Other- please explain

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    Default Do you wash yours?

    Do you wash your chicken or other meat before you cook it?
    Just curious b/c my mother and I got into a debate about it the other night. I don't. The idea of raw chicken juices splashing up and spreading all over my sink gives me nightmares. I don't really see the point.
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    Sometimes. It depends upon how fresh the chicken is, and what recipe I am using it in.
    The practice of washing poultry and other meat was probably started back when meats might not have been at their freshest, since that is when I do rinse. Otherwise I would say yeah, you are probably just spreading bacteria around your sink.
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    I never even thought about it! I figure if I cook it thoroughly and it's packaged well, then I'm killing everything anyways kwim?
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    No, I've never washed any meat I cook! Never even thought of if.
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    I never used to. Until I started doing the bulk of the cooking. Now I rinse almost everything. I just make sure I wash my sink after and use hot water. I just hate that slimy feeling meat has once it's out of the package. I'm sure if it were butcher fresh meat or something like that I wouldn't nearly as often. But if it's been unthawed, you bet your butt it gets rinsed.

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    Never thought about it until someone on here mentioned that they washed their meat. I still don't.



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    I used to until a chef friend of mine told me it wasn't necessary.
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    I choose other because I only wash my chicken that is going on the Bar-B-Q.
    Used to be momtoJ&T but that was too boring.

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    i just found out my neighbours bf washes his. surprise surprise.

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    I ALWAYS wash my poultry, when it's whole. If it's just breasts, then no.
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    Nope. Never. Nada.
    I like my meat DIRTY!

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    Nope, don't know anyone who does.
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    Ok well I don't feel so alone anymore! My mom couldn't believe that I don't wash my meat. She said I was gross, lol! I told her that I thought it was grosser that I might splash some salmonella somewhere and get someone sick later.

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    I don'twash meat. I wouldn't want to get the chicken juices in the sink where I clean all my dishes. I don't really see the point of washing it since water isn't really going to wash anything off of meat anyway.
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    I used to wash chicken only when I lived at home (my Mom used to tell us to do it). Then I watched a show on it and my DH used to be a chef and they both concurred that when you cook the meat all of the bacteria is killed so there is no need to wash the meat. She doesn't wash her meat anymore either.

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