Parents' Guide to

Worst Cooks in America

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Competition teaches amateurs to cook in watch-together fare.

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age 12+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 18+


I love watching the food channel but the worst cooks in America is a spoof on incompetence and ignorance and I think they have brought on whacked out contestant which just intensifies the previous. Show needs to be dropped. It brings the network down
age 18+

Stop Wasting Food!

Seriously? During a pandemic, in a country where people were starving before COVD, this series is Seriously wasting food? Who wants to see buffoons in the kitchen? We need to learn how to cook, not how not to cook! What a f'ing waste! No one wants to see some white shark fin screaming at idiots.

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Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7 ):
Kids say (8 ):

Watching nonprofessionals get better at something difficult is both inspirational and interesting, and makes up for the distress of hearing the contenders run themselves down when they start the competition. The supervising chefs can get a little bit cranky with contestants, rushing them in the kitchen, or condemning the dishes they have made. Still, this may prove fun for parents who like to cook to watch with kids who need a little coaxing to try their hand in the kitchen.

Overall, the excitement delivered by both the mishaps (lots of kitchen fires and spills!) and the victories make this fun family fare. Kids will root for their favorite personalities and might even learn something in the process.

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