Potholders or Oven Mitts
I find oven mitts to be rather clunky and have dropped a pie or two, or even tipped the pan enough to spill a hot filling onto the oven floor, when removing one from the oven. And potholders? I have a number of rack burns on my hands and arms from moving pies around during a bake or getting them out of the oven when using them. This summer, I found myself re-eavluating the potholders or oven mitts dilemma when it was solved during a workshop I taught in Chicago, at the home of Teri Turner of No Crumbs Left.
I had never seen these red oven gloves by Trudeau before the workshop at Teri’s, but after using them, I liked them so much that my gracious host sent me home to Pie Cottage with a brand new pair of my own.
They are really comfortable, flame resistant, have a lot of dexterity, and also what the manufacturer calls an “anti-slip silicone grip.” Burns from hot pies, fillings, and racks may be a thing of the past for me now.