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does anyone use an apron when cleaning and cooking



  • DigForVictory
    DigForVictory Posts: 11,905 Forumite
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    Butchers pinny for doing the washing up or I get soaked all down the frontage.

    Scruffs for general cooking & cleaning in - never tried cooking in real time for guests who'd comment...
  • pollypenny
    pollypenny Posts: 29,393 Forumite
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    Always for cooking. If it's just us for dinner I keep it on. I'm messy.
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    (Pity they are mangled by this autocorrect!)
  • 8sider
    8sider Posts: 10 Forumite
    pollypenny wrote: »
    If it's just us for dinner I keep it on. I'm messy.

    I'm like that too, but currently surrounded by people who just don't get that idea...
  • 8sider
    8sider Posts: 10 Forumite
    I always used to think a pocket on an apron was about as useless as a pocket on a scarf... There was plenty of room in the kitchen (or wherever I was working on whatever) to put things down and pick them up again later when needed - without having to take anything with me and maybe get the inside of the pocket dirty in the process.

    It took me a long time to realise that it's good to have a pocket for my phone (which I use to listen to podcasts/music/whatever). A couple of years later, nearly all my aprons are ones I've made with a special phone pocket - near the top at the front. Not an afterthought clip-on thingy like my first attempt, but a proper built-in pocket with a stud that closes the top to stop it falling out, and a hole in the back for the headphone cable to run through.

    Hey, looks like this thread has passed its 10th birthday!:bdaycake:
  • 8sider wrote: »
    Hey, looks like this thread has passed its 10th birthday!:bdaycake:


    Excellent. It seems the humble home apron isn't dead. I can't help but wonder if more people should surrender to them.

    I've found it part of habits now. For the most part if I'm at home (and not in bed) I have an apron on. And yes, most definitely during meals.
  • 8sider
    8sider Posts: 10 Forumite
    momoyama wrote: »
    21st century problem:
    Does anyone take off (or forget to take off) their pinny when using Skype, Facetime etc? I jut got caught!

    I don't seem to have reached the 21st century yet and have never used anything like Skype outside of work :o ... But it's years since I got used to keeping my apron on regardless - while answering the door or going out to hang up washing, empty the bins or whatever. And yes, any trainspotters will have noticed that I own a few different ones.

    I get a feeling I don't see other people outside in their aprons quite as much as I used to, but then maybe I'm just losing track of when the things I remember actually happened! What I do feel more sure of is that most of the aprons you see out in public these days are part of McJob* uniforms, rather than their own ones they would have chosen to wear which is what this thread is really about.

    * If I'm having a go at anything by using the word "McJob", it's the employers, not the employees.
  • momoyama
    momoyama Posts: 659 Forumite
    How are the dedicated apron-wearers doing in this British summer heat?
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