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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From email@example.com@21:1/5 to All on Thu Nov 15 08:25:36 2018
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
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.
From firstname.lastname@example.org@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.