February 01, 2006

Don't Need No Silicone, I Prefer My Own

What IS this with the silicone pot holders everywhere? Permit me to be completely irrational about this for a minute: I don't like 'em. I won't buy 'em. I don't care if they work 1000 times better than cloth ones. I don't care that if I'd just give them a chance, I might fall in love. The answer, silicone pot holders, is NO.

I find these things too shockingly ugly to permit them to take up residence in my home. And I swear I'm sewing myself a set of my own if I can't find some decent, non-ugly, cloth pot holders. (Not oven mitts--please, don't get me started on oven mitts. I am a spaz, remember? I need that which can be grabbed in a hurry. I don't have time to screw around with oven mitts.)

Now to learn how to sew!

UPDATE: Nooooooo!

Posted by Ilyka at February 1, 2006 05:30 PM in were you going to finish that?

What I just got were pot holders and a mitt that look like nice normal cloth ones, but the bottom layer is some sort of flexible black silicone. I was always burning my fingers using the plain cloth kind. These seem to be working nicely.

Posted by: Ith at February 1, 2006 05:40 PM

You've inadvertently sparked a desire for silicone pot holders within me; I wasn't aware they existed.

I would get some huge ones made out of space sh*ttle tile stuff if I could; too many drinking-and-baking accidents. It's just too damn easy to get distracted.

Posted by: Hubris at February 1, 2006 06:18 PM

Is there ANYTHING more useless than novelty oven mitts? NO. They're awkward to use and if you do use them, they'll get dirty, and they probably can't be thrown in the wash like normal oven mitts without damaging the detail. I hate stuff like that.

If you are planning on sewing pot holders and have some worn-out jeans, I hear that denim is a great material for pot holders.

Posted by: Dr. Alice at February 1, 2006 06:23 PM

You realize that, now you have pointed out that link, you will be getting at least three of those things as gifts...

Posted by: Craig R. at February 2, 2006 12:56 AM