Cook Better: What to Look for in a Chef-Worthy Kitchen Apron
Protect your clothes from splatter.
Years ago, I used to match my clothing to whatever I was cooking. Tomato sauce? Red shirt. Anything with turmeric? Yellow shirt. This was kind of fun, but it turns out that tomato-sauce-splattered shirts still look splattered, even if they’re red. A much better option is a kitchen apron.
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When looking for an apron, you want to make sure to find a few different features. First of all, the neck strap should be adjustable. If it isn’t, there may be a substantial gap above the neckline of the apron, which means the top of your shirt (or your neck!) could get drenched in hot oil.
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Another nice feature to have in an apron is a pocket or two. There are certain tools or utensils that you may want to have easily on hand while you flit around the kitchen; maybe that’s a thermometer, a tasting spoon, a notebook or a measuring cup. You may not always need it, but you’ll be glad to have it when you do.
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Look for an apron made from a durable but lightweight fabric like cotton so you don’t overheat in the kitchen. Another plus? It’s machine washable and easy to scrub out fresh stains.
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