We are fans of BUILT NY's bright, stretchy, and well-made wine totes and lunch bags. We've mentioned their cute lunchbox and their picnic duffel too. Now they're expanding into kitchen tools as well: they want to help you make your lunch, not just carry it.
They recently released two different kinds of oven mitts, and one double-sided potholder. They are all made of neoprene — like a wetsuit! — that is heat-resistant up to 500°.
The Renzo oven mitt is shaped like a glove; it looks like it would fit the arm much more smoothly and easily and allow for greater freedom of movement. The Arlo mitts are even longer; they are intended for safe grilling. We really like the looks of the pot holder, too; it has pockets you can slip your hands into.
One of the things we dislike about oven mitts is how clumsy they make us; we'd rather have a simple cloth or pot holder that doesn't make us more likely to drop the pan. This mitt, however, may be much better for maneuvering.
Or not... has anyone tried these?
• Renzo Oven Mitt, $15
• Arlo Oven Mitt, $18
• Milo Pot Holder, $12
Related: Good Question: Looking for Long-Lasting Oven Gloves
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