Cooking is used to turn raw fish into edible food. Although produce such as Potatoes harvested while Farming can be used as food, cooked fish are substantially stronger, with even relatively low level fish such as Lobsters healing more than Carrots, the strongest crops.
The amount of food created per action can be increased in several ways: The Generous Cook Potion gives a 10-50% chance to double the amount of food gained, depending on tier, Aorpheat's Signet Ring gives a 10% chance to double the amount of food created, and and Cris gives a 5% chance to double the amount of food created. Each of these chances is rolled separately and can stack, making it possible to obtain up to 8x food in a single action if all three trigger.
Cooking food normally takes 3 seconds. Purchasing the Art of Control god upgrade reduces this time by 20% to 2.4 seconds.
There are two chances to burn food while cooking: The first is a 30% chance to burn food which can be reduced via Mastery. The second is a 1% chance that can only be removed by the Cooking Skillcape or Cooking Gloves.
If food is burnt during cooking, the player will only receive 1XP. The Crown of Rhaelyx can still save materials from being consumed if food is burned, but the amount of burnt food cannot be doubled by Cris, Aorpheat's Signet Ring, or Generous Cook Potions.
Burnt food is inedible and can be sold from the bank for 1GP. Reaching cooking level 99 will unlock the Cooking Skillcape for purchase from the Shop. Food will never burn when the Cooking Skillcape is equipped.
Each level of mastery reduces the primary burn chance for a particular food by 0.6%. At level 50 mastery, the primary burn chance for the food becomes 0%.
The skillcape can be purchased from the store for 1,000,000 after the player reaches 99.
The pet can be unlocked by doing any Cooking action.
||5% Chance to receive 2x Cooked Fish.
Cooking fires can be purchased from the Shop if the player has the required Firemaking level. They remove the need to light a fire to cook food, and also increase the amount of Cooking experience gained.
Below is a table of all the items that can currently be cooked.
The Generous Cook Potion has a chance to double food created. Charges are not used when burning food.
||10% chance of 2x food
||20% chance of 2x food
||30% chance of 2x food
||50% chance of 2x food