Post # 1
Okay, so I will preface this question and put it out there…I do not cook. Not that I don’t like to cook, or don’t like to eat, but I was raised by a mum who ALWAYS took care of the cooking in our house. And I love my mum to pieces, she taught me to be a strong, intelligent woman…minus the cooking.
I do like to bake, cookies, corn bread, cake….I’m actually quite good at that, but I have never had an “urge” to cook….my mum (and nana, and aunties) always did it for me (and my dear dad).
However, my guy loves to cook. (my parents love him, and mum is happy I won’t starve or have to eat pasta & microwave food for the rest of my life)…
But here’s my question Bees….SO needs some good oven mitts! The one he has is awful. He bought it when he bought the condo we live in…and, well, it sucks.
I’ve looked at oven mitts at Target, Ikea, TJ Maxx, etc….but I don’t know what is best to get for him. He cooks dinner most nights for us, and since we bought a brand new oven a few months ago, he is cooking even more…but I so want to get some really really good oven mitts for him.
I’m even wondering if the “Ove Glove” would be good….
So to all you cooking-Bees….I need some suggestions please!!!
Post # 3
We have both fabric oven mitts and potholders. They’re just random walmart ones. Nothing special. We also have a pair of silicone ones that dh loves. I think they’re starfrit.
Post # 4
@SapphireSun: Oh thank you! I looked at some silicone ones last weekend and wondered if they were any good.
We have one oven mitt, and 2 potholders (from K-Mart), sounds like a pair of silicone ones would be great!
Post # 5
@happilywaiting: they really protect your hands from heat. We bring them camping as well for holding weenie roasting sticks so the fire doesnt get so hot and I’ve dunked my hand into hot water to fish out corn with no issue. But they’re not super flexible so I like the fabric ones for smaller pot handles and stuff, but they’re great for just pulling out a baking sheet or something.
Post # 6
My grandmother got me one like this because I would still feel the heat too much with the fabric ones and drop the tray lol.
They sell them all over the place, they are so much better for me than the fabric ones.
Post # 7
The silicon ones are awesome. I like that you can just wipe food off of them without having to wash them like fabric ones.
Also have an oven-glove one and it’s great as well. I like that one best because I feel like it stays on my hand without having to grip it on like a normal oven mit. But I have smaller hands, so oven mits tend to slip off me.
Post # 8
@HappilyEverAfter54: I’ve looked at those at a few places…SO actually dropped a Pyrex dish last year because it was sooo hot when he took it out of the oven when he used the cloth one that we have. That sounds like it would be fantastic for him. Thank you!
@SapphireSun: I think I’ll go with that. Get some new cloth ones, since they are smaller and easy to work with, and get a large silicone one and a silicone pot holder or two.
Thank you ladies!
Post # 9
@happilywaiting: your welcome! They really do work amazing to keep the heat off your hand! =)
Post # 10
I have silicone Martha Stewart oven mitts and love them. They work great and they’re super easy to clean!
Post # 11
we have the martha stewart mini mitts and love them! they don’t cover the whole hand, so you still have to be careful, but we haven’t had any accidents yet 🙂
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My favorite is one of the silicone ones. I got it at Walmart for $3, and it has little hexagon shapes throughout it that make it grippy! You can open jars with it & use it as a trivet too!
Post # 14
I LOVE my silicon oven mitts from Pampered Chef, althought I’m sure you can find them somewhere else for cheaper.
Post # 15
I’ve got both fabric ones and a couple Ove Gloves. Ove Gloves are nice because you have a more secure grip, but I don’t notice if they keep out any more heat than the fabric ones. But then again, I haven’t had a problem with fabric ones letting in too much heat
Post # 16
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
We have these and love them http://www.crateandbarrel.com/kitchen-and-food/kitchen-linens/oxo-silicone-potholder/s610305 . The oven mitt version is also great.