5 Potholders (Almost) Too Pretty to Get Dirty

Of all the linens in my kitchen, my potholders take a beating. I’ve made the mistake of buying pretty potholders and oven mitts on past occasions, only to watch them get burned and stained in short order. But maybe this is my problem? Perhaps I’m just a clumsy cook? If I was a little more graceful, here are five potholder sets that might find a place in my kitchen — they’re all just so cute, starting with this subtly nautical set from Anthro.

The colors in this set are great — whether you go for trendy gray and gold or brighter desert colors.

Here’s a smart product: a smaller hot pad designed for those little moments when a larger pad will only get in your way: moving the tea kettle, lifting a pot lid.

Another temptingly beachy set from Anthropologie.

And a tongue-in-cheek gift for a friend, one who you think is a real gem of a cook.

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