The usual spaghetti slurp action isn't working for young Sam.
Gary asks Jack if he realises gravy doesn't come out easily in the wash.
Isabella looks unsure about her next move - will it be a messy splash or not?
Jack and Adriano have a pow wow regarding the colour green and the potential stain factor.
Isabella takes care not to overmix and create a mess.
The piping bag is almost empty, and there's not a hint of bright green on Jack's white apron.
As the batter headed for the bowl, it decided to take a side trip to Isabella's shirt sleeve instead.
Sofia carefully spoons the mixture onto the bowl, but a tiny drop still finds its way to her apron.
Jack takes his time with the electric hand mixer, minimising the risk of stains.
Siena keeps her distance from flying fat droplets as she goes to turn the chorizo sausage.
It shows up on anything white - plates, benches, aprons...
Without warning, something dropped from the roof leaving Sofia a bit startled.
Holding up the measuring jug, Siena works out for every 100mls, around 4 drops could splash onto her apron.
Jack carefully plates up knowing snail porridge leaves awful stains.
It looks as though Isabella's looking for something lost among the flour.
But not a drop on Anthony's apron.
It's hoped Isabella has a good grip on the orange.
Siena takes her time getting the mixture out of the bowl.
Even professional chefs have potential messy times in the kitchen.
Pouring from a bowl into a saucepan can be tricky stuff.
It looks like Cassidy is lining the pestle up with the mortar to minimise potential messes.
Nick takes his time measuring the cream.
Making sure the food processor is off, Nick carefully adds his next ingredients.
George steps in to give Pierre a bit of help with a hot pot.
Cassidy looks a bit concerned as the garlic crusher is pointed in her direction.
They tend to have minds of their own when tomatoes are concerned.
Lucy's careful not to spill any of the chicken stock on the bench or herself.
Cassidy's bottle of sauce appears to want to be on the cutting board rather than the measuring cup.
She knows leafy greens can jump out of bowls and onto clothes at any second.
Siena, Luke Mangan and Jack believe many hands make light work.
While Nick's busy stirring, Sofia looks a little worried he might splash it over himself.
Siena takes her time measuring the cream.
Justin guides Isabella with adding the pumpkin to the pan.
Cassidy dishes out the pumpkin puree like a pro and with no spillage in sight.
A splash of sauce makes Pierre wonder if a white apron is a good idea.
This will ensure Emily comes up trumps...and clean too.
Lucy goes gently with the zester to ensure it doesn't go everywhere.
Don't worry Alex. This will be over faster than you realise.
Apron? Check. Standing back in case something spits. Check. Nick's got it all under control.
Alex is a cook on a mission, making sure the duck doesn't spill all over the place.
They might not stain anything, but they go everywhere if you're not careful.
That's the pan ready to fling oil onto your nice, clean apron. Sneaky, sneaky.
We're allowed to get messy and use our fingers? Fantastic!
Nick's giving the food processor a go before things get messy.
Looks like a jar is giving Alex a bit of trouble. Hope it's nothing smelly that he's trying to open...
Sofia knows marinade splotches don't look good against blue aprons.
Easy does it as Cassidy gets some of the quiche mixture into a bowl.
Gary and Alex ponder over who'll get wrestle with the tzatsiki.
The only bad thing that could happen is a mountain of rolls falling on Nick.
The tzatsiki appears to have a mind of its own and is going all over Alex's apron.
...If this pear shot out from under the fork?
Despite the juice wanting to escape the glass, Cassidy's got it under control.
...Is that red meat stains pretty white Junior MasterChef aprons.
Lucky for Nick the floor is stain-proof.
Cassidy feels confident in knowing that carrots don't leave big messy stains.
It looks as though Anthony would really, really, really love to give that plump tomato a big squeeze.
Too much stirring and it spills. Not enough stirring and it goes gluggy.
Maybe that's a bit too much flour for Siena.
Sam knows that a gentle approach means less dirt flung on everyone.
After the pesky chocolate sauce escaped, Pierre called for the big guns.
Nick sees something on his bench that he doesn't like.
Looks good, Nick. No splashed potato in sight.
Slow and steady wins the whisking and pouring race.
Nobody likes doing it, but Lucy knows good vegies are clean vegies.
Gary looks as though something's not mixing well. Matt looks on with interest.
Anthony keeps on concentrating as the chocolate sauce starts to pour.
Concentration is what it takes to get the baking paper off in one piece.
No matter how well you drain, something will always fall on its way to the plate.
Is all that's needed for a good kitchen dish.
It's a clean start to the pantry for all the contenders.
…now to get it over here without dropping any.
It's all about concentrating and getting it right.
Tya emerges from her pantry grab in one piece.
It's moments like these you wonder what that spot on the ceiling really is…
Eggs? Check. Flour? Check. Gooey mess? On its way.
Ben's ready to tackle anything the kitchen throws at him.
Ashkan knows stock spits when bubbling in a pan.
Anna's remembered spaghetti and shiny blue tops don't mix.
…is a sign you've had fun cooking.