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Old 06-21-2013, 02:54 PM   #11
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It's nice to see that some folks have the brain power to use an apron.

I have a nice denim one but I usually end up with what I'm cooking on whatever I'm wearing.

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Old 06-21-2013, 05:17 PM   #12
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I just purchased a really classic lightweight kitchen apron from Amazon - I'm loving that it has a professional chef look about it. It's very lightweight with twin pockets and an adjustable neck.
Amazon.com: Bib Apron Striped with Pockets - Kitchen and Restaurant Apron for Men and Women - Perfect for Chef and Restaurant Uniforms - Chef Wear for All Cooking, Grill and Barbeque Uses - Black Apron with White Pinstripe 27 Inches X 31.5 Inches: Ho

Does anyone have any other recommendations for Aprons?
Big (so it covers as much of you as possible) with long waist ties (so you can tie them round and fasten in front so you can tuck in a tea/dish towel and have it to hand when you need to dry your hands or get something hot out of the oven), big pockets and (I'm almost ashamed to say this) I like it to be of a colour to co-ordinate with my kitchen. Oh, and not made of PVC -too stiff and anything spilt on it runs down onto your feet.

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Old 06-21-2013, 07:58 PM   #13
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We have Masterchef aprons
All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:27 PM   #14
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We have Masterchef aprons
Of course, Kylie!
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:36 PM   #15
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I have a couple older, full body style, flea market finds that I've made patterns of and now sew them myself. I always use 100% cotton and have started adding a double thickness of fabric about knee level so I can use it as a hotpad to grab pans or tins out of the oven or a handle on the stove with. I have a couple thin cotton, "dress" aprons that I put on when I'm done with the main cooking and still want an apron.
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Old 06-22-2013, 01:29 AM   #16
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i wish i bothered with aprons at times. i have a few that sit in the cupboard over the stove that collect dust, as cool as they are. i normally just try to avoid splashes and close contact. deftly,as i'd like to think falsely of myself.

a white lab smock might be a better choice if i had my choice. i have a few white and grey ones that with an erruptive pot of tomato sauce would make me look like a mad scientist.

but the clothes that get stained from cooking become garden, yard, or otherwise "work" clothes.
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Old 06-22-2013, 02:00 AM   #17
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I was able to get a couple basic bib aprons for around $5 when we had the Stevens Fabric Outlet in town. Also got tons of hand towels for the kitchen for a buck or two each. The aprons pretty much hang on an antique drying rack I have in the kitchen because I usually reach for one of Himself's old oxford dress shirts. Not only can I button as much as I need to make sure I'm protected (like neck-to-hem for spaghetti!) but I have the sleeves folded so that they end just below my elbow bend, maybe even a bit closer to my wrist. That way my arms are protected from most splatters too.
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Old 06-22-2013, 03:12 AM   #18
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Of course, Kylie!

We are addicted to the show, we just had to have the aprons and it makes us "really feel" like we are a Masterchef

All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt
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