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I am female, and I usually or always wear an apron. 4 6.90%
I am female, and I rarely or never wear an apron. 23 39.66%
I am male, and I usually or always wear an apron. 5 8.62%
I am male, and I rarely or never wear an apron. 26 44.83%
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Old 10-11-2010, 06:14 PM   #21
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I never wear an apron because I never cook. DH made an apron and wears it often. A friend saw it and was jealous. DH had made two identical aprons and gave one to his friend. The friend wears his with nothing else. His wife loves it.
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I wear an apron when cooking certain dishes for the same reason I wear boots and a thick jacket when brewing: if you get splashed with something hot and potentially nasty it hits cloth instead of your skin. And you have a chance to wriggle out of your sacrificial clothing before it sinks in and gets your skin.
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Old 10-11-2010, 07:37 PM   #23
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For me, wearing an apron is a frugality thing. It's cheaper to spill on an apron than on pants or shirt, which could be ruined with a bad stain. So I almost always wear one when cooking, working in the workshop, or even when cleaning up.
Borrowing someone else's line: "This thread is meaningless w/o pictures."

Also, am I the only who notices that only 2 out 18 females wear apron as opposed 4 out of 19 males? There must be some sort of conclusion that can be drawn from this.
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Old 10-11-2010, 07:39 PM   #24
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I have several lovely fancy aprons that belonged to my grandmother that I'd love to figure out how to display in my kitchen one day. I have several utilitarian-type aprons that I will wear when frying or doing major cooking, but I also wear ratty clothes around the house anyway.
I should wear an apron for working on projects, though, as I rarely wear my utility belt that got so much wear when we were building the house and the fencing.
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Always! An apron, slingback pumps and nice sequined miniskirt. Oh, and boxers to prevent any gender confusion.

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My answer...as a female...it all depends on who's coming to dinner and how much I like them.

I have a bright yellow one that was given as a wedding present in 1984. Add a pair of black string binkini bottoms and...what do you get?
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When moving in with SO a month or so ago, I discovered a personalized apron - it is hanging in the kitchen now...I have worn it once...with the intention of wearing it again, but when I get home, I change into "grody house clothes" in light of all the rearranging, moving, etc going on...not sure how to vote! the "once" was of course nude (scantily clad maybe?... and cooking dinner!
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I wear an apron when cooking certain dishes for the same reason I wear boots and a thick jacket when brewing: if you get splashed with something hot and potentially nasty it hits cloth instead of your skin. And you have a chance to wriggle out of your sacrificial clothing before it sinks in and gets your skin.
I don't always wear an apron, but anything involving flour and anything hot and nasty always deserve an apron. Like today, while making the roux for da gumbo, which involves continuously stirring very hot flour and oil for like 20 minutes. A concoction nicknamed Cajun Napalm by those who got some splattered on their flesh.
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A concoction nicknamed Cajun Napalm by those who got some splattered on their flesh.
Dang, I learn new vocabulary on this board every day...
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Yep, the Cajun Napalm is something. I had blisters all over my hands last time I made a Cajun roux. I am used to getting burned with hot sugar, but this was way worse.
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I don't cook and don't have a workshop so i've never worn an apron.
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Apron!?!? I suppose if you have to.

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Yep, the Cajun Napalm is something. I had blisters all over my hands last time I made a Cajun roux. I am used to getting burned with hot sugar, but this was way worse.
And you take this stuff internally eat this ?
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And you take this stuff internally eat this ?
Absolument! Roux's are just a thickening agent for soups, stews and gravies - all the way back to the three mother sauces and probably further. Think Classical French Cooking meets the bayou. It's just that Cajun cooking demands a dark roux, which means you have to cook it over high heat for quite a while, or low heat forever. All while continuously stirring, because if you burn it you have to trash it and start all over again. The Cajun Roux gives dishes like Gumbo and Etouffee their distinct flavors.

If you stir a bit too vigorously and you get a bit of the sticky hot stuff on your soft parts you will say understand how Napalm works.
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Don't ever wear one as I change into cruddy clothing while cooking, but, if I were to wear one, one of these cool Retro ones would be what I would want to wear:

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Wear one of these and people can call you "Lucy."
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I never wear an apron, I am a careful cook...........
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