Although it seems obvious, we do not usually consider it very important to have enough space in the pot or pan. Overloading them can have several consequences. For example, the meat can become tightly packed and full of moisture. In addition, as the temperature drops, steam is generated; therefore, the food ends up cooking by boiling instead of browning or frying. On the other hand, it is difficult to stir the preparation so that it cooks evenly.