Americans Spend Over 400 Hours a Year in the Kitchen

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People often say the kitchen is the heart of the home, and there’s good reason for it. It seems a new survey finds folks spend a lot of time in their kitchen, often making memories that will last a lifetime.

The survey by Bosch Home Appliances finds:

  • Americans spend about 67 minutes per day in their kitchen.
  • That translates to more than 400 hours a year.
  • Most people say they are the ones cooking themselves breakfast (29%), lunch (21%) and dinner (23%), although most say their partners help them in the kitchen.
  • And for many people, the kitchen was an important place to be to spend time making memories with family.
  • In fact, 77% of people say growing up they would cook with their family at least once a week.
  • 31% say they would cook with their family every day.
  • 37% of those polled say they have fond memories of eating meals together as a family.
  • 36% say the same about cooking with relatives. 

And all this time in the kitchen is making people pretty confident about their cooking.

  • Most people say they themselves are the best cook in the family, followed by their mom and then their partner or spouse.
  • 72% insist the family chef is just as good as any pro or celebrity chef out there.

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