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    • By COOLTRIKERCHICK 29th Jul 06, 9:45 AM
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    does anyone use an apron when cleaning and cooking
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    • 29th Jul 06, 9:45 AM
    does anyone use an apron when cleaning and cooking 29th Jul 06 at 9:45 AM
    i have noticed the "older ladies" use tabards...overall......apron.. when they do the house cleaning......also when you watch old films the ladies have them on ..the scarfs hidding their curlers......very stereo type......
    but seriously does anyone wear them..? the mo. i've been selling my retro collection of clothes and accessories that i used to collect years ago, and every apron/pinnie and i have offered for sale, has sold....vintage ones that is.....

    just a years ago practically every woman used to wear one....i can remember my gran..putting on her pink nylon overall and putting old kickers that she used use as dusters in the pockets...ready to dust....

    wouldnt get much dusting done to day ...with these simpy thongs that people wear.......

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    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 29th Jul 06, 10:02 AM
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    I've got a PVC apron that's ideal as if anything gets spilled on it it just wipes clean! And when we were on hols in France recently I bought a very pretty striped cotton one, which is cooler to wear in this weather. It's got a big pocket on the front which comes in handy for pegs when hanging washing out, and I could use the pocket to hold dusters etc when cleaning, haven't done that yet as only just thought of it! I don't wear an apron all the time when doing housework but I ought to as I'm such a messy pup! It also comes in handy when eating something like spag bol, as i invariably splash sauce on my clothe otherwise!
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    • By umami 29th Jul 06, 10:04 AM
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    I sold 2 aprons at oxfam last week and they were bought by a lady with a foreigh accent but her husband is english. I didn't think anyone would use them.There is another volunteer in our shop and she always wears one when she is working behind the shop.
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    • By SnowyOwl 29th Jul 06, 10:28 AM
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    At school it was drummed into us to wear an apron when cooking or baking, but I never did get into the habit outside of school. At a friend's house recently I borrowed an apron but found it cumbersome and irritating and took it off after only a few minutes. I can see the point of them, but I just find them annoying and so never bother. Instead I wear something comfy and old and which isn't a problem if it gets a bit dusty or whatever.
    Last edited by SnowyOwl; 04-08-2006 at 10:30 PM.

    • vivaladiva
    • By vivaladiva 29th Jul 06, 10:34 AM
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    No....but I ought to! Especially when making anything with tomatoes in that needs the stick blender.
  • astonsmummy
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    • 29th Jul 06, 10:46 AM
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    I used to work as a home care worker and one of our clients wife wears one, one day i looked ou the window and she was chatting to her neighbour who was wearing one too - i thought it was sweet!
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  • GardenMillie
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    • 29th Jul 06, 10:50 AM
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    • 29th Jul 06, 10:50 AM
    I always wear a cotton apron when cooking and baking. It keeps my clothes clean and is easy to throw in the washing machine when it needs cleaning. I find the PVC ones too bulky.
  • Dobie
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    • 29th Jul 06, 11:04 AM
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    I have a stripey cotton one that I use when cooking if I'm wearing something that 'matters'. For example if we've got people here for dinner or a barbie or something so I've got decent clothes on rather than my scruffy ones I wear if nobody is going to see me.
    I also wear it if I'm cleaning with something that might ruin my clothes. I've bleached my sink before now & ended up with a white stripe on my top where I've leaned against it.
    I'm not a big fan really but I have to admit it's practical, like Ivyleaf's, mine has a pocket in the front for bits & bobs & I just throw it in the washer with the towels.
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    • 29th Jul 06, 11:16 AM
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    I bought myself one last week from eBay. I was feed up with ruining my clothes, I'm always getting stained when I'm baking or making food. The worst is cooking oil, never seem to get the stains out properly.
    So I'm well chuffed with my apron.
    • fatnan
    • By fatnan 29th Jul 06, 11:26 AM
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    I must admit I always wear one when I am baking, as I am so messy. I should have dustsheets over the kitchen units as well!!!
  • Rad
    I have a tabard from when I worked in the co-op and did wear it to clean in for a while, but now I wear beer t-shirts (my second job is working bars for music festivals) as I have so many of them.
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    • joannasmum
    • By joannasmum 29th Jul 06, 11:43 AM
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    I wear an apron for baking or if I'm doing a batch cook. Its the one I made at school to be worn in cookery, its red gingham the material was choosen by my mum as gingham is easy to sew as you can follow the lines . When I'm cleaning I tend to wear my oldest clothes. My nan always wore a "Housecoat" which was a nylon overall.
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  • Boswell
    I always wear an apron - the kind that ties around the waist. I feel odd trying to do any cooking without wearing it. It always seems to get in a mess so heaven knows what my clothes would be like if I didn't wear one.

    I have a specialy snow-scene one for Christmas too!
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    • flourgirl
    • By flourgirl 29th Jul 06, 12:17 PM
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    I have 2 striped butchers style aprons which I wear all the time I'm cooking as I'm such a messy cook. I also like to wear them when cleaning the bathrooms and the kitchen sink. In the past I've ruined clothes with things like tomato juice or oil, or cleaning stuff.

    Does anyone wear rubber gloves when washing up or cleaning?

    I always have them handy but forget to put them on until my hands get sore, then it's too late!!
    • newleaf
    • By newleaf 29th Jul 06, 12:24 PM
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    I wear an apron (stripy, butcher style) when cooking, and yellow rubber gloves for cleaning. Can't see why anyone wouldn't myself.
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    • kiwichick
    • By kiwichick 29th Jul 06, 12:25 PM
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    I always wear an apron and so do the kids. My mum made them for us, they are the ones that go over your head and tie at the waist, they have 2 pockets which is great when I take off my wedding/engagement rings for baking/cleaning. The kids ones are fully adjustable and will last for years. In NZ I didnt know any mum/houseperson who didnt wear one.

    PS-The kids LOVE to wear theirs when we cook.
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  • Dobie
    Does anyone wear rubber gloves when washing up or cleaning?

    I always have them handy but forget to put them on until my hands get sore, then it's too late!!
    by flourgirl
    I always wear rubber gloves for wet jobs. They're horrid this weather 'cos your hands get all sweaty inside them but I'd never not wear them. My mum never wore them & the ends of her fingers got all cracked & were really really sore, especially in the winter. Also you can use hotter water if you wear gloves so I always think that gets things cleaner.
  • Mrs A.
    nope i dont wear and apron but i def need too has anyone got a sewing pattern for one please
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    • Pink.
    • By Pink. 29th Jul 06, 5:07 PM
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    nope i dont wear and apron but i def need too has anyone got a sewing pattern for one please
    mrs a
    by Mrs A.
    Hi Mrs A.,

    I don't know if this is what you're looking for, but there's a pattern for a simple apron here.

    Personally I hate aprons as they make me feel hot and bothered. I have disposable ones that I use for work, and if I'm doing something really mucky, I try to remember to use one....but more often than not I forget.

    Last edited by Pink.; 29-07-2006 at 5:12 PM.
  • linzibean
    I feel very old.... but yes, I always wear one my grandmother gave me
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