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Old 05-17-2009, 10:45 PM   #11
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i knit pot holders. using two balls of yarn at the same time. also using what is called thick and quick yarn . doubled like that they are really thick and quite flexible.
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:38 PM   #12
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Pot Holder Update

Based on your good advice, I went out and bought silicone potholders. I picked up a three-pack of square silicone pot holders from Farberware for $9.99 at a kitchen outlet store.

They are very good. No heat transfer when holding 350F to 400F oven pans or dishes, even for longer than the few seconds it takes to remove a pan from the oven.

I really like that they can go into the dishwasher for cleaning rather than having to wait for a washer load.

My only issue, and it's a minor one, is that they are not as flexible as cloth pot holders. This just means that you have to be a little more careful about how you grip handles. It took some practice to keep the potholders from ending up under the hot pan.

All in all, a worthwhile purchase. Thanks again.
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Old 06-26-2009, 12:21 AM   #13
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My only issue, and it's a minor one, is that they are not as flexible as cloth pot holders. This just means that you have to be a little more careful about how you grip handles. It took some practice to keep the potholders from ending up under the hot pan.
Another reason to take care with silicone potholders is that they can be very slippery if the pot you're grabbing is oily (especially with glass or glazed stoneware stuff). Not a knock against the product, just something to be careful of, and a factor when choosing which potholder to use for a given job.
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Old 06-26-2009, 01:02 AM   #14
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I use "Ove-Gloves" (as seen on TV!). They are great as long you don't get them wet; then they transfer heat in a hurry. They are washable, etc., etc. Just don't let the dog get hold of a soiled one! LOL
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Old 06-26-2009, 10:26 AM   #15
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I'm with babetoo, only I crochet mine. I can regulate what size I like, make sure they are thick enough to do the job and they are flexible. The other up side is that if you happen to spill some of your soup or whatever they double as a dishrag! Want me to make you some Andy? Cheap like borscht.
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Old 06-26-2009, 10:30 AM   #16
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I'm with babetoo, only I crochet mine. I can regulate what size I like, make sure they are thick enough to do the job and they are flexible. The other up side is that if you happen to spill some of your soup or whatever they double as a dishrag! Want me to make you some Andy? Cheap like borscht.

Thanks for the offer but I'm all set, Alix.
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Alix, I finally gave up and got the silicone pot holders because I could never find a plain old cloth pot holder that was thick enough to actually be effective. Some had half pockets that made them too stif to work properly and others were too thin to protect your hand.

I guess I should have met you earlier in my life. Everything would have been so different.
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I picked up a three-pack
So......you live near a nuclear power plant?

Yes, Andy. They were a bit awkward at first as far as the stiffness of them. I still like them better than any cloth ones...so much easier to care for. If you grill/smoke big hunks of meat or whole chickens you may want to invest in the silicone gloves. They really come in handy for beer butt chicken and smoked pork butt.
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Andy I was given a set of silicon pot holder and found out that they were too stiff to use, I also found that they became very slick when a casserole over flowed. But I wouldn't trade for anything though, they make excellent cutting board holders, and hot pot holders,when you want to take a hot pot off the stove for a minute.
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