Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Product Plug: Kitchen Grips Oven Mitts

For Christmas D gave me a number of fabulous presents (including a gift card for a sock knitting class at The Woolpack), but so far this is the one I use most:

These are Kitchen Grips Oven Mitts. D gave me just one for Christmas. He bought it at Williams Sonoma, but they don't sell them on their site (Amazon does, however). I had him pick up a second one for me a couple of weeks ago.

These oven mitts are made of neoprene and what I like best about them is that the outside is grippy. I can take a covered handle-less Corningware casserole out of the oven with ease wearing these. I slide one on each hand and place my flat palms on either side of the dish and there's no sliding. They are also great for taking hot things out of the microwave--even if you do put your thumb in the food, you can easily wipe the mess off with a damp sponge. Unfortunately they are probably flamable or meltable if left on a stovetop burner, which means this could still happen to them.

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Heather Outside Boston said...

Those mitts look terrific! Are they lined with something soft-ish? I've looked at some of the neoprene stuff, but don't like how it feels.

On another note, if you don't already know it, you'll love the Woolpack. Janet, the owner is a straight shooter, and very helpful. I pass it every day on my way home, and one of these days I'll actually take a class (I'm a pretty new knitter).

Nice to "meet" you, neighbor.

Laura said...

They're lined with fabric 9well, really they're "backed" with fabric--no rubbery feeling inside. And, as a bonus they're pretty water resistant.

Thanks for the info on Woolpack. I had heard it's a great shop. I've only been knitting for about 18 months myself.

Heather Outside Boston said...

Thanks for the update on the mitts.

Maybe we'll run into one another one day.