You love to cook, we get it. Cooking is, in my own humble opinion, one of the best forms of art. It not only fills your belly and brings sensation to your taste buds, it brings you a sense of accomplishment and joy when you’re able to cook for friends or family and they really love it.
The only thing about cooking, though, is that it can get messy. Depending on what you’re doing, baking, grilling, or something else, you could really mess up your apron, your clothes, or even hurt yourself if you aren’t properly protected when an accident happens. If you cook often, then you know — accidents happen.
You should always make sure that your aprons are made from the right material. It’s important that you have the right apron for the job, because there are lots of different jobs. So let’s get started.
What Type of Apron is Best?
There is no easy way for me to answer this question because there is no single “best apron”. This is because there are so many different ways to cook, and situations to cook in. For example, you need to ask yourself questions like this:
- How many times will I be wearing this apron?
- Will I be at risk of getting wet?
- How much money do I want to spend on my apron?
- Will I come into contact with anything caustic or harmful to the skin like mild chemicals?
- Will I be exposed to sparks, flames, or prolonged intense heat?
These questions are all very valid, and if you answer differently to any of these questions it could lead you to a different answer to your initial question: which type of apron is best? Let’s consider some types of aprons.
- Disposable, one-time use aprons.
These aprons will be made of thin plastic, or something similar. It should only be worn once and is usually for short-term events like catering. In this case, a thin plastic apron would be best because it’s cheap, it’s sanitary, and it will keep your clothes clean when dealing with flour or anything else messy.
These are the most common types of aprons. They are general purpose and usually pretty cheap. If you’re a casual home-cooker, then this might be the right fit for you! The drawback is that they aren’t designed to get wet. If they get really messy or wet, they might not last that long.
So really think about what you need your apron for, then you can make the right decision on what type of apron to get.