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Old 12-07-2010, 10:14 AM   #1
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Oven mitts versus towels

I see on cooking shows that they use folded towels instead of oven mitts, and Lord knows I go through oven mitts like wildfire, so what's a girl to do ?

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Old 12-07-2010, 10:17 AM   #2
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I've noticed that too, but I've tried both and I like the mitt better. Actually, I've added new oven mitts to my Christmas list for DH ... lol!
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:19 AM   #3
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I use big mitts.If I was going through them from burns I would switch to the silicone high temp ones.
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:23 AM   #4
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I don't car for either. Oven mitts take too long to put on and take off. Your hands have to be clean.

With towels you have to make sure there are several layers of towel between you and the hot parts and you have to make sure a loose end doesn't hit the burner and ignite.

I use pot holders. Specifically, silicone pot holders. They are heat resistant to a high degree. they can hold a hot pan out of the oven for a long time before the heat works it's way through to your hand. They are rubbery so they give great grip - no slips. They can be used as a trivet. I can toss them into the dishwasher or the washing machine to clean them (or wash by hand) and they are dry in minutes.
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:35 AM   #5
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I don't car for either. Oven mitts take too long to put on and take off. Your hands have to be clean.

With towels you have to make sure there are several layers of towel between you and the hot parts and you have to make sure a loose end doesn't hit the burner and ignite.

I use pot holders. Specifically, silicone pot holders. They are heat resistant to a high degree. they can hold a hot pan out of the oven for a long time before the heat works it's way through to your hand. They are rubbery so they give great grip - no slips. They can be used as a trivet. I can toss them into the dishwasher or the washing machine to clean them (or wash by hand) and they are dry in minutes.
I use pot holders. I have several hanging on my pot rack. When they get dirty, just throw them away. Mitts for me are a PITA. I burn myself, or the towels, when I try to imitate Emeril
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:58 AM   #6
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I typically use pot holders but when I need to move the CI griddle I get my grill gloves (fireplace gloves) out. Nothing worse that try to get a grip on that thing and suddenly spilling the bacon grease on your hands.
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Old 12-07-2010, 11:20 AM   #7
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I have them all, all over the kitchen. but pot holders or towels are what I have my hands on most often.
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Old 12-07-2010, 11:57 AM   #8
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I've got a selection and use them all. I especially like the high temp resistant silicon gloves where some manual dexterity is required.
LOL I think the only time I use towels is to take something out of the microwave.
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Old 12-07-2010, 12:27 PM   #9
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If it's a one-hand-grab, I just use whatever is handy. A two-hand-grab is more comfortable using mitts. I'm more likely to use a potholder as a trivet though.
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Old 12-07-2010, 12:44 PM   #10
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I'm not comfortable in silicon mitts. So many ideas, but I don't know what to try. I just don't want to burn myself.
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