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Why is it important to wear an apron in the kitchen?

25 mayo, 2021

The apron is one of the most popular basic kitchen tools. Discover the reasons why you should use it and how to take care of it.

Without a doubt, you cannot think of the world of cooking and recipes without the typical kitchen apron, because it does not matter if you are a professional cook or not, it is undoubtedly a basic to prepare your best recipes. Beyond helping you to keep your clothes clean and stains do not reach them while you prepare your favorite dishes, aprons are a really important instrument and here we tell you why.

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO WEAR AN APRON IN THE KITCHEN?

  1. Avoid diseases: Prevents the transfer of germs and bacteria from clothing to food.
  2. Protects against burns: Acts as a shield against splashes and spills of oil or hot water.
  3. Take care of your clothes: In addition to preventing stains from reaching it, it helps it not wear out.
  4. Reduce accidents: Easier to remove from a spill or burn that can cause injury than clothing, it reduces the risk of injury.
  5. Have everything at hand: Most have pockets that can be used to store small utensils such as spoons or tongs, thus saving you time.

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BASICS TO USE APRONS CORRECTLY

  • It should be comfortable and easily fit your body.
  • It is recommended that it be long and covers from the chest to above the knees.
  • Avoid using it outside of the kitchen to avoid cross contamination.
  • Always keep it close at hand, on a small hook on the wall or in an easily accessible place.
  • Choose the length that best suits you.
  • Use cloth ones, as plastic ones are better for other activities like cleaning.
  • Those made of fabric, especially cotton, allow you to easily wash them and adjust better to your body.
  • Use those that cover from the waist to the legs, only if you wear another garment like a Filipina on top.

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TIPS TO CLEAN YOUR APRONS

  • Soak for 15 minutes before washing.
  • Mix 1 cup of white vinegar with 1 tablespoon of baking soda to remove stains.
  • To disinfect them, you can soak them in boiling water for 15 min and then wash regularly.
  • Use the washing machine to clean them, you should wash them at least every two or three days.

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