Spring Cleaning: Don't Forget Your Potholders!

We know, we know, this is a totally boring and very mother-like reminder. But while our dishtowels regularly go through the wash and our apron makes it there sooner or later, how often do we really remember to wash our potholders and oven mitts?

We looked at ours the other day, like really looked, and realized that it must have been quite some time since we last ran them through the spin cycle. There were all sorts of little bits of dried something (tomato sauce?) and random unidentifiable smears (mashed potatoes?) around the edges where we grab pots and pans.

So into the washer they will go. Extra hot cycle, we're thinking!

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(Image: Emma Christensen)