My Favorite Potholder

My Favorite Potholder

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Faith Durand
Oct 23, 2015

As it is the season to turn on the oven, and to haul out your heavy Dutch oven and enameled baking dishes, let me revisit my favorite potholder — capable of manhandling these workhorse pots and pans in and out of the oven without a scratch. Meet my favorite potholder: the suede mitt from Jane Domestic.

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This suede mitt is another level of protection. I don't know about you, but I have had tons of really subpar hot pads and oven mitts — they soak up water, develop hot spots, and get holes. If I had a nickel for every burn I acquired thanks to my cheap-o IKEA potholders letting me down, well, I'd buy you a drink.

This oven mitt is more expensive, yes, but it has been going strong for me for nearly two years. (Read my original review here.) When it gets dirty I just throw it in the washing machine (I wash it in cold water) and air dry. Easy.

And the material keeps me safe from burns; I've hauled around so many cast iron skillets and heavy Dutch ovens with this mitt, no extra protection required. It folds easily around pot handles, and I can use it as a regular potholder or slip my hand inside to use as a mitt.

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It's a product I love so much — I thought it was time to revisit and tell you that it has not only held up beautifully but makes me covet a second or third, so I can get rid of all the lesser potholders in my drawer.

And the best news? It comes in black now! Very chic.

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