Slow cooking food over a fire and barbecuing in the outdoors can often be a messy affair as it usually involves a lot of meat, oil, grease and sauce stains. Because of this, barbecue aprons play a vital role in protecting the cook's or chef's attire from getting soiled and stained. Barbecue aprons are generally full-bib style and full-length aprons which can also be worn while cooking and preparing food in the kitchen.
Barbecue aprons are usually equipped with pockets that are designed to hold essential barbecuing and kitchen utensils in them along with spices and a bottle opener. Barbecue aprons are available in a wide assortment of colors, design, styles, materials and sizes. Dark barbecue aprons may not be able to prevent stains, but they may be able to hide them. Barbecue aprons can also serve to enhance the camaraderie and entertainment at barbecue parties by adding personalized messages or graphics to them. The messages can be serious, wacky, tacky, or humorous. Barbecue aprons can also have company branding slogans on them.
Barbecue aprons can also make for interesting gifts to family and friends as you can personalize the aprons by having the people's names printed or embroidered on them.
You can also custom design your own barbecue aprons by transferring photographs and other pictures onto the fabric of the apron. Stain-resistant fabrics in cotton, polyester and linen blends are the popular choices for barbecue apron materials. Barbecue full-bib aprons also come in unisex, one-size-fits-all and can come with adjustable neck and waist ties.
The barbecue apron is designed to keep the wearer's clothes clean and they are also designed to keep the wearer from possibly contaminating the food. An apron could be hazardous if it was loose and somehow came into contact with the charcoal, wood, or electric barbecue cooking element. If this happened, the barbecue apron could catch fire so make sure that it is firmly secured around your waist or your body. However, don't tie it too tight as it may cut off your blood circulation or make you feel uncomfortable while you are seasoning and cooking your barbecue.