One Simply Terrific Thing: Homwe Silicone Oven Mitts

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These silicone quilted oven mitts are the best mitts we've ever used.


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I have used my share of oven mitts and pot holders.

Quilted squares, silicone sleeves, suede mitts – one by one, they’ve all made their way to the bottom of a drawer somewhere, or thrown out altogether. Some were too unwieldy, or fell apart in the wash, or (the biggest offense!) didn’t work at keeping heat away from my hands, even for the short amount of time it takes to pull a baking dish out of the oven and set it on the stovetop.

No more – not since I purchased these!

I’ve had a pair of these silicone quilted oven mitts from Homwe ($14) for 2.5 years, and they are, quite simply, the best. I can grip pans comfortably and securely, and they really work at keeping heat out, up to 450°F – and I have definitely tested it to that temperature, even higher! I especially love that the mitts extend halfway up my arm for even more protection from bumps and burns. (There’s an extra long version, too!)

The textured silicone part of the glove is waterproof, which means you can easily rinse off a spill or spatter instead of leaving the food to set a stain, or having to wash the mitts right away. But of course you can do that, too, since the mitts are machine-washable. (And they come out looking great!)

Truly, the oven mitts of my dreams.

Cheers to good tools!

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Cambria Bold

Cambria Bold is the Product and Lifestyle Director for Simply Recipes. She has almost a decade's worth of online editorial experience and know-how, first as the Managing Editor for Apartment Therapy's green living site Re-Nest (RIP) and later as the Design and Lifestyle Editor for Kitchn. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband and their two little girls. And, yes, this is her real name.

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