Bakers reveal the 5 cooking shows you should watch, and 3 you should skip on Netflix

Some cooking shows on Netflix are more of a hit with bakers than others.
Some cooking shows on Netflix are more of a hit with bakers than others.


  • Insider spoke to professional bakers to find out which shows about cooking and baking they love to watch, and which ones they don’t.

  • Some bakers called out “Nailed It!,” the comedic competition show on Netflix, for being too silly and not educational enough.

  • Others praised “Zumbo’s Just Desserts” and “Great British Baking Show” for having inventive challenges and talented contestants.

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With so many cooking and baking shows out there, it can be hard to decide which ones are worth watching first.

To help narrow your options, Insider spoke to bakers to find out which shows they love and which ones they don’t think are worth streaming. 

Here are some of the best and worst cooking shows to watch on Netflix, according to professional bakers.

“The Great British Baking

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HBO Max, which costs $14.99 per month, arrives about half a year after the wildly successful Disney+ and the less successful Apple TV+, on the heels of on-the-go mobile streamer Quibi and just ahead of NBC’s debut of Peacock in July. It also lands while many people continue to stay at home as social distancing measures remain in place or are tentatively lifted—a time that’s brought both a big spike in streaming and a fallow period for real-time TV and movie theaters.

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