- Feb 16, 2013
- Waterdown, Ontario
It's nice when old threads are revived. I enjoyed the walk as well. LOL
I don't change stances often. Once I've found something that works I stick with it. It's familiar and its use is ingrained.I was going to ask you if you'd change your stance since your first post... well, you answered my question without asking, psychic!
Thats how I am with the cloth pot holders. I've been using them for decades. My wife is always yelling at me that Im going to burn myself with them because they're too small, but the only time I burn myself is when she goes out and gets oven mitts for a fancier version of what I already have.I don't change stances often. Once I've found something that works I stick with it. It's familiar and its use is ingrained.
Use the folded towels. Better, pot holders. I've tried oven mitts an concluded they're just something for William Sonoma to sell $20 versions of (or their top-end Dutchdeluxes model, $110).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 ?
I use a lot of terry cloth towels, for drying things with, but I have a few plain muslin towels, sometimes used for rolling out things on, or maybe put the towels on, like bread. These are not for lifting hot items! I also have some muslin towels a friend in MO embossed for me - a few as jokes, and one for each day of the week, with the Spanish day of the week, plus chiles, and other designs. I don't use them too often, usually when friends are over, especially for Mexican. Here's one of the funny ones, plus Wednesday and Friday.Speaking of towels. How many here have two types of kitchen towels? One for the dishes only and one for hands only.
As I keep strict Kashrut, apart from my hand towel I have to have separate dish towels for different types of food.Speaking of towels. How many here have two types of kitchen towels? One for the dishes only and one for hands only.
Yes, different colours for meat, dairy, and parve. I only have a single sink [no dishwasher] so I have different coloured bowls and drainers - keep under the sink and take out whichever is needed. It might sound fiddly and time-consuming but when you've been doing it for decades it's automatic.@Phaedra Do you have different colors of towels for this, like they have different colors of chopping boards?