Pet Peeves

Go on, tell us what you hate. Confess your food-related pet peeves here and meet some Chowhounds who feel the same way. Commiseration is the name of the game.

Fake Crab Meat

by BARBARAMUR 4 days ago

Whoever invented fake or imitation crab meat obviously does not have a clue how crab meat taste. They should be mad...


GH1618 commented 2 days ago

Does anyone else find this combo more than a little repulsive? Mayo + White Rice

by ipsedixit 5 years ago

Co-worker was eating this at lunch. Squirt bottle of Hellman's and a big bowl of what looked like converted whit...


chinjew commented 29 days ago

Thanksgiving Etiquette (rant alert)

by ssahls 3 months ago

1. RSVP. Teach your kids to RSVP 2. Don't come as a guest for 20 years and never offer to host. 3. Don't bring your...


CaliforniaJoseph commented 1 month ago


by Jambalaya 1 month ago

What's with the season on these things? Does anyone out there know why they seem to end almost exactly on Jan. 1. I...


pine time commented 1 month ago

Pet Peeves - The Elixir of LIfe

by sophocles 7 months ago

There hasn't been a post with pet peeves in title for maybe 9 years, so here goes. All the pet peeves on my mind invo...


therealdoctorlew commented 2 months ago

Cutting mango

by crn 7 months ago

I know how to cut a mango....but how can you tell what position the pit is in?


Querencia commented 2 months ago


by Jambalaya 3 months ago

What's with Clementines the last couple of years? When these first came out they were very easy to peel, small, very...

BeeRich commented 2 months ago

I hate peach fuzz

by ebchower 6 months ago

I can't remember the last time I ate a regular peach. I can't stand the fuzz and have always bought nectarines or ca...

BeeRich commented 3 months ago

Customer comment cards: do you fill them out?

by gutreactions 3 months ago

They sometimes arrive with your check asking about your restaurant experience. Do you fill them out honestly, both go...


Harters commented 3 months ago

Potholder Problem

by Deborah R. 1 year ago

This is going to sound trivial, but it really isn't. I can't seem to find truly heat-proof potholders anymore. I used...

Libranflight commented 3 months ago

Any Acceptable Rinse Agent for Dishwashers?

by Hungry4Good 3 months ago

Does anybody else hate dishwasher rinse agents besides me? My new dishwasher "requires" it because, as is the trend,...


archstreet commented 3 months ago

When a Dipper is a Dip

by breadchick 3 months ago

Scene: family member pulls a crispy cheese topped dip from the oven and sets it to rest for a bit before serving. It ...

breadchick commented 3 months ago

3 Annoying Trends in Hipster Eateries

by skidmarkjones 1 year ago

Went to "Go get em tiger" today for brunch. The latest in trend-desperate hipster brunch spots in LF/Silverlake. Th...


holyveal commented 3 months ago

Accoutrements? No, they are accompaniments!

by janetms383 1 year ago

Gee, I am so sick and tired of hearing self-proclaimed food experts using the term "accoutrements" to describe the av...


holyveal commented 4 months ago

Trader Joes... Please, just ring up my groceries.

by K2000 10 years ago

There's a new Trader Joes by my house (Queens) and I've been there 3 times now. I like their food just fine, but at t...


holyveal commented 4 months ago

Fried eggs?

by Motosport 11 months ago

I just had breakfast at the local diner. I ordered 2 fried eggs, bacon and home fries. When the order came out the ...

Motosport commented 4 months ago

Guacamole, Pumpkin and Mushrooms

by broomist 4 months ago

Is there anything (chemically) that these three foods have in common? My aversion to them is SO strong that it makes...


MikeG commented 4 months ago

Cookware Be the first to comment

Maytag oven New igniter

by bigjaylow 4 months ago

Maytag oven bake setting....I changed the ignite and it still will not lite it won't even glow the broil mode works a...

Why is ricotta cheese so expensive now?

by mushroomaffairs 4 months ago

I love ricotta cheese and sweet ricotta desserts, I used to buy big containers of ricotta cheese for $1.99 or 2/$4 wh...


MikeG commented 4 months ago

Never buy Thermador

by cknize 1 year ago

As a person that has bought Thermador I will never do so again. They do not supply parts after 8-10 years basically ...


bachchick commented 5 months ago