We all at one point or the other have inadvertently taken hold of hot pot handles and burnt our hands in the process. We can easily solve this problem by providing the best silicone pot holder in our kitchen. These are gloves or mitts that are resistant to heat used in holding hot cookware without being hurt.
Though a pot holder is primarily for safety, they also affect the aesthetics of your kitchen. Cloth materials served as pot holder in the past but beautiful ready-made ones are now readily available thus the need to make an informed choice.
This review is primarily to provide you with information to enable you make the choice that suits your purpose. So welcome…
Best High Temperature Resistant Product
Product Name: RED LMLDETA Professional Microwave Silicone Oven Mitts
Product Rating: 4.8 stars
- It has considerable length
- Made from nontoxic materials
- It is textured to be resistant to heat and aid firm grip
- It is comfortable and fitting to use
- Comes with manufacturer’s quality assurance:
This RED LMLDETA Professional Microwave Silicone Oven Mitts is a long waterproof and cold proof pot holder that is popular in many kitchens. It is an important kitchen safety appliance that aids easy cooking. It is useful for making barbecue, cooking and for microwave oven among other uses. With this,you don’t need to be afraid of hand burns or scald from steam or hot water.
It is made from silicone material; a kind of polymer or bouncing putty or synthetic rubber. It prevents penetration of heat through it up to a very high degree.
These materials can withstand heat as much as 500°F and low temperatures as low as -50°F. This pot holder is therefore meant to protect not only from intense heat but intense cold as well.
The pattern of this pot holder is diamond textured and this helps heat to be better released and enables a firm grip on your cookware.
You can easily clean this pot holder with the help of a washing machine.
This pot holder is made of silicone material and also stuffed with polyester fabric that has no health hazards.
The materials with which this pot holder is made are durable and makes for comfort and convenience in your cooking.
We recommend this pot holder especially for its high temperature resistance as well as its durability.
Best Extra-long High Temperature Resistant Product
Product Name: HOMWE Silicone Oven Mitts with Quilted Cotton Lining
Product Rating: 4.8 stars
- The long mitts protect forearms from oven burns.
- Made of BPA-free FDA approved Silicone.
- Has textured surface for firm and easy grip.
- The inner and end surfaces are embedded with cotton to aid aeration
- It is comfortable to use and fits well
The HOMWE Silicone Oven Mitts with Quilted Cotton Lining is specially recommended for people who use ovens regularly. It is also ideal for persons who cook by direct exposure to radiant heat whether over fire or under a grill. This is because of its length.
This oven mitt is a product of high quality silicone material and is lined with polyester fabric which is certified as having no health hazards.
It is durable and makes for comfort and convenience in your cooking. This mitt can withstand a temperature of up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit and will neither melt nor catch fire even if used close to a flame.
This glove does not absorb liquid since it is made of Silicone which is completely waterproof. The texture of the glove also helps heat to be better released and enables a firm grip on your cookware.
Folks who have small hands may however find it bulky.
You can easily clean this pot holder with the help of a washing machine or with soap and warm water. It is quite durable and will not easily tear or depreciate.
We recommend this pot holder as one of our best products especially for its extra length which further protects the hand inside the oven as well as its durability.
Best Triple Purpose Temperature Resistant Cotton Mitt
Product Rating: 4.2 stars
- Capable of 3 different uses due to its innovative design.
- Can function either as a mitt or a hot pad
- Made of 100% top quality cotton for extra lining and protection from heat
- It comes in 9 different vibrant colors.
- It is easy to wash in washing machine using cold water
The Ritz Royale Collection 100% Cotton Terry Cloth Pocket Mitt Set is a uniquely designed pot holder. Its multiple use and versatility makes this oven mitt a necessary heat protection appliance for every kitchen.
The vast experience and professionalism of makers is clearly reflected in its design.
This pot holder is triple functional. You can use it to grip the hot handle of a pot or saucepan and be quite safe and protected.
It can also serve as a mitt while working in your oven. Since it is made with a pouch or pocket, you can wear it like a glove and be assured that your hand is protected as it goes in and out of the oven.
The Ritz Royale Collection 100% Cotton Terry Cloth Pocket Mitt also comes handy as a countertop heat pad. Hot objects can be placed directly on the mitt rather than on your beautiful kitchen countertop or counter surfaces. In this way your surfaces stay free from burn stains.
You can easily clean it in a washing machine or with soap and warm water.
We recommend this product especially for its versatility and multiple uses.
Best Versatile Multi-colored Product
Product Name: Love This Kitchen Premium Silicone Trivet Mats/Hot Pads
Product Rating: 4.7 stars
- This oven mitt provides adequate protection from heated liquid as they are water-proof.
- The material is nonstick because of its silicone content and is anti-slip because of its coarse surface.
- They are odor non- absorbent and fungal growth resistant.
- They are easy to wash with dishwasher
- Thick but malleable and capable of being bent or adjusted in different form while handling the hot object.
The Love This Kitchen Premium Silicone Trivet Mats/Hot Pads Silicone Trivet Mats/Hot Pads is a set of multi-purpose appliances targeted primarily at the safety of its users.
This delicate and pliable but solid silicone set can really do a lot of work. It can be used as a pot holder in safely handling your hot pot or pan. You can also use it as a protective mat over kitchen surfaces against burns from hot liquid or steam. It can also serve as a spoon rest as well as assist in opening tight jars.
The Love This Kitchen Premium Silicone Trivet Mats/Hot Pads is a product of top quality silicone material that does not retain odor.
The safety of its use in the kitchen is guaranteed even when the heat of the pot is as high as 442°F. The material used is highly resistant to heat.
This multipurpose set comes in various colors and can easily be cleaned either by hand-washing it or using a dishwasher.
We recommend this product especially for its beautiful design in various colors and multiple uses.
Best Rugged Heat Resistant Silicone Pot Holder
Product Name: Cuisinart Quilted Silicone Pot Holders (2 Pack)
Product Rating: 4.6 stars
- It can withstand temperature as high as 500 degrees Fahrenheit
- It is Silicone waterproofed on one side
- Flip side features two layers of delicate bedding stuffed with cotton
- It is strengthened with rib like threading texture to aid firm grip
- Comes in a wide variety of colors.
The Cuisinart Quilted Silicone Pot Holders is an outstanding set of pot holders that can withstand temperature as high as 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
The Cuisinart Quilted Silicone Pot Holders are super rugged and made to last for long. They are Silicone waterproofed on one side while the flip side features two layers of delicate bedding stuffed with cotton.
This set is strengthened or furnished with rib like threading texture that will aid firm grip. In this way it becomes difficult to mistakenly drop your pot or other dishware while cooking.
They equally have well-structured pockets which makes them adaptable both as mitts as well as potholders. This kitchen accessory is really big and as such ideal for people of every hand size, particularly those with large hands. They also come in different beautiful colors.
The Cuisinart Quilted Silicone Pot Holders also come handy as a countertop heat pad. You can place hot objects including hot dishes directly on the mitt rather than on your beautiful kitchen countertop or counter surfaces. In this way your surfaces whether they are table tops or counters, stay free from burn stains.
You can easily clean this pot holder with the help of a washing machine or with soap and warm water
This product is indispensable for people who do a lot of grilling, baking and related cookeries because it will protect your hands from heat adequately. It can be worn on either hand conveniently.
We recommend this pot holder set especially for its ruggedness and durability.
Best Gift Item
Product Name: DII Cotton Terry Pot Holders and Hot Pads
Product Rating: 4.4 stars
- This set includes both pot holders and oven mitts which makes it a versatile set
- The silicone material of this oven mitt and pot holder is heat resistant up to 450 °F
- They are soft but thick and long lasting
- Designed with patterned silicone with a texture that enables it to be used to open the covers of jars without slipping.
- The pot holders can equally serve as hot pads to protect your counter from hot dishes and objects
The DII Cotton Terry Pot Holders and Hot Pads is a high quality oven mitt and potholder set that is made of layers of fabric held together by patterned stitching.
It comes in a set containing 3 pot holders. The set is designed with materials that make the pot holder very durable and resistant to heat.
The DII Cotton Terry Pot Holders and Hot Pads are highly recommended for all your cooking and baking activities. This set of cotton pot holder is embedded with terry cloth material on the one side and laced with heat-resistant material on the reverse side.
With the oven mitt you can safely remove your hot pots, backing dishes and other hot cookware from your oven. You can also use it with your microwave oven or any other stove top you are using.
These pieces can equally be used as pad for your hot pots and dishes thereby protecting your counter surface or top from burns and scratches.
The DII Cotton Terry Pot Holders and Hot Pads is made to resist heat to the limit of 450°F. This means you can safely remove your cookware even at high temperature. Be careful however not to use it over naked or open flame.
This product can be a wonderful gift item for great occasions and celebrations especially if they are given together with either cooking or kitchen utensils or other kitchen items. You can either wash this set of pot holders in a machine or manually with cold water.
We recommend this product especially for its multi-color option and functionality.
Best Heat Resistant Product With Magnetic Hanger
Product Name: OXO 11220500 Good Grips Silicone Pot Holder – Black
Product Rating: 4.6 stars
- Can endure up to 600°F temperature and is resistant to fire blaze, steam and heat.
- Has a tender lining material that insulates the hand from heat.
- Has pouch -like pocket which cleaves the hand to the pot holder
- Magnetic silicone hanger with opening for attachment
- Can easily be cleaned with a wet cloth.
The OXO 11220500 Good Grips Silicone Pot Holder is made with silicone material that covers the exterior of the pot holder. Silicon pot holders obviously offer better protection from heat than cotton pot holders.
The extra length of this product actually gives it an edge over other pot holders as a greater length of the hand and arm is covered. The Silicone side of the pot holder is impervious to water further ensuring firm grasp of the pot holder while in use.
A combination of the exterior silicone coating with the fusion of cotton and polyester materials makes the heat not to get to your hand.
The OXO 11220500 Good Grips Silicone Pot Holder – Black being bigger than other similar products can cover more pot area but the size also makes it heavier than its counterparts.
The pot holder has a magnetic silicone hanger with opening for attachment as well as a pouch on the backside to slide your hand into.
We recommend this product especially for its resistance to very high temperature. The other consideration is in the innovation of a magnetic holder for hanging the pot holder.
Best Intense Heat Resistant Silicone Pot Holder
Product Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
- Can resist temperature reaching 932°F
- The gloves are certified for use for oven as well grilling
- Can be cleaned with washing machine or manually.
- Has portable hook for attachment
- It is durable because of the superior quality of materials used.
The Grill Armor Extreme Heat Resistant Oven Gloves is the pot holder with the highest available heat resistance presently. This glove can withstand heat as intense as 932 degrees Fahrenheit making it a great asset for people who regularly use the oven and do a lot of grilling.
It is designed with high quality, long lasting materials that are flame retardant and resistant to heat.
It can be easily washed with a washing machine or done manually. In addition there is also a portable hook attached to the pot holder for easy hanging in the kitchen.
The Grill Armor Extreme Heat Resistant Oven Gloves is an all-purpose pot holder. It can serve as barbecue gloves, pot holder and oven mitts. Everyone involved in any level of cooking or catering would find it a worthy addition to their kitchen.
Since this glove can withstand a temperature of up to 932 degrees Fahrenheit, It will hardly melt or catch fire. It is resistant to heat flame from pit fire, camp fire open fire or any other fireplace.
We recommend it because it is the pot holder with the highest resistance to very high and intense temperature.
In determining a silicone pot holder that’s suitable for you, you need to consider a number of factors that affect your choice. Such factors includes the under listed:
There is this general belief that pot holders are mostly heatproof. Truth however is that they are actually heat resistant. The implication of this is that the extent of a pot holders’ heat resistance determines the extent of safety your hand gets.
The average heat resistance range of most of the pot holders featured in this review is between 400 and 500 degrees Fahrenheit except for one or two that are higher than this.
The size and length of the oven mitts are equally important as that would determine how much of the hand and arm that is covered. The width of a pot holder would also determine the extent of grip that can be had over a handle or lid.
This is an important feature for a pot holder as it would aid quick access when the pot holder is needed urgently. It can be unnerving looking for a pot holder in a drawer when it could have easily been picked from where it’s hanging.
Even though protection is the key function of a pot holder, anything that would enhance the aesthetics of the kitchen is welcome. So when you hang a beautiful pot holder that matches your kitchen décor it takes the look and feel of your kitchen to another level.
Regarding the materials used for a pot holder or oven mitts, the combination of materials seems to provide the desired result.
While Silicone material is waterproof, has high level of heat resistance and prevents dampness, the cotton material and its hybrid from cotton provide more comfort as they are soft.
This is why you would notice that all the products we reviewed are made with more than silicone. They all combine cotton or allied materials as lining with exterior of silicone.
So ensure that the product you are considering for purchase is made of materials that deliver both comfort and functionality.
Easy to clean
The ease with which you can clean your pot holder or oven mitts is also a factor worthy of consideration. Is the potholder or oven mitts washing machine safe and can it be easily hand washed? With the nature of job that the pot holder or oven mitt does, there is no doubt they will require regular cleaning.
Some of the pot holder and oven mitt sets we have reviewed here have the advantage of many color options. Though the color of a potholder or oven mitt does not affect its function, everyone wants some harmony in their kitchen!
Some people may want to have potholders or oven mitts of same or different colors. The color choice may be to meet specific function or occasion in the kitchen. Whatever the case, the color options available for potholders and oven mitts gives more room to make a choice.
The multi functionality or versatility of products is one of the factors people put into consideration in making purchases these days. Why stuff your kitchen with many kitchen items when you could literally, “use one stone to kill two or more birds’’?
There are however those who would prefer a product with a single function that has been greatly enhanced. Such enhancement could either come by way of additional features or sheer technological innovation. At the end of the day, it is your preference that would determine your buy!
The amount you have budgeted for a product would greatly influence your decision of what you would go for. For the pot holder however functionality rather than cost might influence most people’s decision on the pot holder or mitts to buy.
This is because pot holders and mitts would generally not take much of your cookware budget. This said however, the guiding principle to get the best with the available or budgeted funds still applies. It’s important you make up your mind on how much you are willing to spend on a pot for a potholder or mitts before you go shopping.
With the above in mind, consideration need be given the following:-
- Price is not always the best determinant of quality; you can get great value at a reasonable price.
- The higher the quality and utility of a product, the costlier in most cases.
- Prices have to match the features, quality and accessories of what you intend purchasing before you do so.
The Grill Armor Extreme Heat Resistant Oven Gloves is number one on this list because it is the potholder with the highest resistance to very high and intense temperature.
The HOMWE Silicone Oven Mitts with Quilted Cotton Lining is our second best pot holder. This is especially so because of its extra length which further protects the hand inside the oven as well as its durability.
The DII Cotton Terry Pot Holders and Hot Pads is our third best pot holder especially for its multi-color option and functionality.
We however advise you do more research, read reviews and be sure that whatever product you choose is most suitable for you. You can also check out this review for more options.
It’s our hope that this brief guide would help you make quality decision.