Polyester Clothes

Discussion in 'Professional Chefs' started by nocturne, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. nocturne

    nocturne

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    Has anyone heard of poly/cotton mix clothing melt in the kitchen? I have a new job now that wants me to wear coats and I'm wondering if I should just go ahead and get a 100% cotton coat or if the poly/cotton mix are safe enough to wear in the kitchen.
     
  2. lagom

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    I have wore poly/ cotten blends, 50/50 for years and find them comfortable and longer lasting than 100% cotton. Never even heard of a melting chef jacket.
     
  3. garball

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    Be prepared to do a lot of ironing if you go 100% cotton.  Never had a poly blend melt on me
     
  4. mikael

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    Once i worked in a place with a grill in an open fireplace. And i were wearing a cheap black polyester shirt and a small spot melted on the front. But i never had a proper chef jacket melt on me
     
  5. nocturne

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    I've heard that cotton jackets need a lot of ironing.
     
  6. kostendorf

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    I have a couple of Cotton jackets and yes they are a bugger to iron but look and feel very nice.  i only ware them when i know i will not be getting too dirty.  poly Cotton blend are the easiest to clean and take care of.  the stains come out easier too.  never had one melt on me.
     
  7. nocturne

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    I figured the blend was to get all the stains out easier. I've worn a cotton and a polyester side by side and the cotton does seem to be cooler and less starchy.