Oven mitts or teatowel

Discussion in 'Kitchen Appliances, Cookware, Gadgets & Cookbooks' started by Lullabelle, Nov 3, 2018.

  1. Lullabelle

    Lullabelle Midlands, England

    Location:
    Leicester UK
    When removing hot items from the oven I prefer to use oven mitts, yes they are chunky but they protect my hands. My husband prefers to use a teatowel which unfortunately has led to him burning his fingers.

    What is your choice?
     
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  2. CraigC

    CraigC Senior Member

    Location:
    SE Florida
    I use both, sometimes one of each. It is the smokers and grill where I basically use welding gloves.
     
  3. buckytom

    buckytom Über Member

    Whatever is the nearest thing to prevent burning. Sometimes full sized mitts, sometimes little potholder or fingertip "covers", sometimes a tea towel, or even a wad of paper towels.
     
  4. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Yeah... both. Usually a tea towel.
     
  5. Kake Lover

    Kake Lover Senior Member Staff Member

    Location:
    Manchester
    Always oven gloves. Why would you not want to protect your hands?
    I even have a pair of mini ones for the microwave.
    Tea towels are for drying up after washing up.
     
  6. rascal

    rascal Senior Member

    Only tea towels here. We have lots close at hand. I'm a messy cook so I get through them.

    Russ
     
  7. medtran49

    medtran49 Senior Member

    Location:
    SE Florida
    Tea towels mostly. Rarely oven mitts because I have small hands and mitts are huge and unwieldy for me.
     
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  8. Yorky

    Yorky Uncomfortably numb

    I had some oven gloves which I inadvertently set on fire removing a pan from the gas stove.

    burnt oven gloves.jpg

    My daughter bought me one new one to replace them.

    As I now use the halogen oven I have a set of tongs to lift out either the rack or the iron plate (or a pasty in this image):

    removing pasty s.jpg
     
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2018
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  9. Karen W

    Karen W Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Over the Rainbow
    Oven Mitts and Potholders.

    Dishtowels are for show. I love dishtowels.

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  10. oddduck

    oddduck Active Member

    Location:
    Usa
    Neither...square potholders...mitts are too bulky and big and tea towels are just begging to drop on a burner and catch alight plus i use tea towels to dry my hands and if you've ever tried to pick up something very hot with something damp you will find damp fabric does nothing to keep you from burning.
     
  11. Shermie

    Shermie Über Member

    Location:
    Brighton, MA.
    Orange RR oven Mitts..jpg

    I got these orange Rachael Ray oven mitts, but they're just for show. I use an older orange pair for pots & taking things out of the ovens. :wink:
     
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  12. MrsDangermouse

    MrsDangermouse Senior Member

    Location:
    Hampshire, UK
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  13. Kake Lover

    Kake Lover Senior Member Staff Member

    Location:
    Manchester
    My mum has these. More control, much safer.
     

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