But while they’re both competitive cooking shows, there was something Masterchef nailed in just one episode that MKR couldn’t manage in a season – positivity.
Listen: The one drastic difference between My Kitchen Rules and Masterchef.
It’s something foodie lovers were evidently craving.
“Just love this show, it makes me smile because it is so positive with so much talent it is awesome,” wrote Jan O’Donnell on the show’s Facebook page.
“And this is why Masterchef is the superior cooking show. First cab off the rank and I’m already teary and cheering. The instant emotion is SO much better than on any other show,” added Jess Grima.
While My Kitchen Rules thrived on drama (real or manufactured) and nasty insults between teams, in a single episode we already saw more support from would-be contestants as they encouraged and celebrated their competitors.
“So great how everyone on Masterchef supports each other never a bad word said, unlike MKR it’s all about the meanest things you can say about someone else,” wrote one viewer.