24 March 2011

The Oven Mitts are Off

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There are two pairs of faithful oven mitts in my life. I have had them both since college. There is a pair of well worn with a slight singe to them Mickey Mouse mitts my mom got me in college.

Then there is a pair of red Kitchen Aid mitts that I got for myself when I was certain I would decorate my first kitchen with red accents. That was about ten years ago, and I am more of green gal now.

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Both have served their purpose and survived many hot dishes, trips through the laundry, and a half dozen moves. An impressive feat, but it is time to send them to oven mitt retirement.

So today I am hunt for some new ones. I thought it would be an easy task, but apparently the choices have increased since my days on a college budget.

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Option #1 The first pair that caught my eye came via swissmiss, the Pixel Oven Mitts. Don't really know how functional they are, but they are darn cute. Unfortunately they are out of stock. *insert pouty lip*

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Option #2 Next up is the Shark Bite Mitts. I have seen a couple variations, but I like this one found via Incredible Things. But of course, this is on wait list. Also a bit sad they do not have the thumb hole. I kind of like having some maneuverability when I'm holding hot pans. *insert pouty lip, and the pouty lip of my adorable nephew*

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Option #3 is the Green OrkaPlus Silicone Oven Mitt. It comes in green *squeal* It's in stock *jumping up and down* So they look pretty, but are they really that functional? Seem similar to the OXO Green Silicone Oven Mitt.

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Option #4 is the Euro Oven Mitt. This little dude is made from neoprene and looks functional. I have some camera bags made out of this material and it is very flexible, while very strong. Love the simplicity of the design.

So which ones should I go with? Or are there others that I should be looking at?