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Old 12-07-2010, 06:16 PM   #21
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I use pot holders.... mitts seem to all be made for "righties" and I'm a "leftie"......
I have one with a shiny silvery side, that one, if one assumes that is the palm side, would be more for a righty. My other glove is definitely ambidextrous.
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Old 12-07-2010, 06:21 PM   #22
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I've typically used potholders all my life, but as the arthritis gets worse in my hands my grip is not as good as it once was. I worry about dropping things using the potholders. I can't use heavy mits, but I'm intrigued by the posts mentioning silicone mitts. This might be a good solution for me. Are these sold in stores like Walmart or specialty places?
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Old 12-07-2010, 06:27 PM   #23
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I buy, and use pot holders by the dozen! Mitts are for Catchers and First basemen. Towels are for drying your hands, and your body after a hot shower....and maybe a few other uses. A wash rag has hundreds of uses.
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Old 12-07-2010, 06:59 PM   #24
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I learned to cook using pot holders, but bought oven mitts when I started using a range. Growing up I used a wall oven, but found that when I started using a range, which I wasn't used to, I would burn the tops of my arms! That's when I bought oven mitts. I have both now, and since I am used to using a range, I use a pot holder most often, I don't even think of why I use it first.
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Old 12-08-2010, 08:59 PM   #25
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I've typically used potholders all my life, but as the arthritis gets worse in my hands my grip is not as good as it once was. I worry about dropping things using the potholders. I can't use heavy mits, but I'm intrigued by the posts mentioning silicone mitts. This might be a good solution for me. Are these sold in stores like Walmart or specialty places?
I use silicone pot holders, and I like them. But people who help in my kitchen often hate them. The complaint is that they are not flexible enough, and if they get wet, they're slippery.

For flexibility and protection, you may want to look for the Ove-Glove. They are a little pricey, but people I know who have them, love them! I've seen them in the kitchen stores at the outlet mall, and I'm sure you can find them online.
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Old 12-08-2010, 09:20 PM   #26
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I use silicone pot holders, and towels. I like the potholders, but when they get hot, they get HOT, and I really don't think I would like to have my hands inside a silicone glove when that happened.

I buy white cloth napkins from Sam's club for dishtowels--I use them for napkins til they get too stained, then they are demoted to dishtowels. I have gotten some cute dishtowels from the dollar store, and they go thru the same progression. (No paper napkins and very few paper towels at my house.)
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Old 12-08-2010, 09:24 PM   #27
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I use silicone pot holders, and I like them. But people who help in my kitchen often hate them. The complaint is that they are not flexible enough, and if they get wet, they're slippery.

For flexibility and protection, you may want to look for the Ove-Glove. They are a little pricey, but people I know who have them, love them! I've seen them in the kitchen stores at the outlet mall, and I'm sure you can find them online.
Thanks Silversage - I will check that out.
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Old 12-08-2010, 09:53 PM   #28
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I use pot holders.... mitts seem to all be made for "righties" and I'm a "leftie"......
That's why I only buy pairs, I'm a leftie, too.

Pot holders for top of stove and microwave. Mitts or bakers mitts for the oven.

I burned the skin off the top of my hands on the inside edge of a commercial bakery oven once...just once!

Oh, yeah! I have a pair of the Ove-gloves, they are perfect for righties or lefties and good for rearranging the oven if need be, I havn't found them to get too hot with extended use.
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I use silicone pot holders, and towels. I like the potholders, but when they get hot, they get HOT, and I really don't think I would like to have my hands inside a silicone glove when that happened.

I buy white cloth napkins from Sam's club for dishtowels--I use them for napkins til they get too stained, then they are demoted to dishtowels. I have gotten some cute dishtowels from the dollar store, and they go thru the same progression. (No paper napkins and very few paper towels at my house.)
I find the same with the silicone pot holder. I use it when it might get wet or greasy. They wash so easily and can be dried in seconds.

Same at my house, no paper napkins and very few paper towels. I bought a bunch of dish cloths at the dollar store and use those as napkins. They are much more absorbent than "real" napkins.
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Old 12-09-2010, 10:23 AM   #30
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It only takes "once" to burn yourself, be in pain and have it (or them) pus up, and need to be lanced - and then you want really heavy duty oven mitts.
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