• Thing for cast iron skillet handle

    From Brian Christiansen@21:1/5 to All on Thu Nov 15 00:38:20 2018
    The other day, on one of the many cooking shows on YouTube, I saw one of
    the cooks with a insulated cover over the handle (https://www.homedepot.com/p/Lodge-Hot-Handle-Holders-2HH2/303431820?cm_mmc=Shopping%7CG%7CBase%7CDD%7C29-29_HOUSEWARES%7CNA%7CNA%7c71700000032305523%7c58700003835510657%7c92700037675004782%7cpla-330599027184-34721822124&gclid=CjwKCAiArK_
    that could just be left on the handle so the cook did not have to get
    down one of his pot holders every time he needed to move the skillet
    while cooking.

    I figured that I could make one, but got to wondering if I needed to
    purchase some insulbrite or if "regular batting," which I have, would
    work. However, when I was at the dollar store, I looked through their potholder/oven mitt section and decided to just get a potholder, fold it
    over and sew it closed.

    I haven't made something in my skillet to test it yet, but it looks like
    it will work pretty well. I measured it, and it is 7" by 7" (before
    sewing shut), which makes it just a little bit longer than the handle on
    the skillet. I don't know if the batting in it is something like Insul
    Brite, or if it is just regular batting, but I have used potholders or
    oven mitts from the dollar store and they work just fine. Part of the
    binding is folded over in a loop so I can hang it on a hook or cabinet
    door handle if I need to put the skillet in the oven for making corn
    bread or whatever. The potholders over at the dollar store come in sets
    of 2 so I have a potholder that I did not sew to put over a handle that
    I can use for putting hot pots/pans on the counter or whatever I might
    need a regular potholder for. There were several different patterns and
    colors available, and although how well it works or does not work
    probably isn't affected by what color/pattern it is, I choose to get a
    black one to match the skillet. All in all, much cheaper and
    multipurpose than buying a "handle cover" from Amazon or Wal-mart or
    Homedepot or whoever.
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    Brian Christiansen

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  • From sandydollar2015@gmail.com@21:1/5 to All on Thu Nov 15 08:25:36 2018
    Hello Brian,
    I would make me one if I were you since you already have the insulbrite. The other kind of hot pads have a lot of padding which would be bulky if you folded it over. This is a great idea especially on pans and skillets that have metal handles. Just
    a thought.

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  • From sockmonkeyNH@comcast.net@21:1/5 to All on Sat Nov 24 08:01:56 2018
    I had one of those and threw it away. After a couple of uses, it stuck to the extremely hot handle. When I peeled it off, the inside was black and burnt. It was only used on the gas stovetop, never in the oven. I now have a Lodge brand silicone
    handle guard which I prefer, but stovetop only.

    Denise in NH

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  • From paulineoco@gmail.com@21:1/5 to All on Mon Nov 26 20:18:05 2018
    I bought some handle pot holders many, many years ago from Cost Plus. I don’t use them a lot, but they have held up really well. I do have a gas cook top. I’m sure your Dollar Store version will hold up as well.

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