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Tubular Potholder??

Posted by cciaffone (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 31, 06 at 18:27

I do a LOT of cooking both with old cast iron skillets
and with newer Calphalon pans, all with nekked
metal handles that can get really, really HOT.

I have one (countem 1) old, antique, vintage tubular
pot holder. By which I mean, it fits nicely over the handle
of most metal-handled pans and is made of pot holder
material. It's open at one end so it slides on the
handle, but closed at the other end so it does not expose
the end of the handle to the heel of my hand.

My problem? Where can I find/buy/steal more of these??

Or, can you point me to a pattern and to pot holder

many thanks


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RE: Tubular Potholder??

I've seen these at Bed Bath and Beyond, go to their website and search for "hot handle"
Happy searching and shopping!

RE: Tubular Potholder??

If you can sew or know someone who can, all you need to do is get some inexpensive quilted potholders, fold one edge over to the other edge and sew the long edges and one short edge, leaving the other short edge open to slip over the handle.

Don't bother sewing then trying to turn it inside out. Just sew up the edges as directed above.


RE: Tubular Potholder??

I got some a couple of years ago at the Chef's warehouse sale.

I am pretty sure the Chef's online catalog will have them too.

They would be real handy if I could find them when I needed them. I need to sew little hanging loops on them,, I guess.

RE: Tubular Potholder??

I just came accross this while looking for a trash can. :)

Here is a link that might be useful: hot handle

RE: Tubular Potholder??

Thanx to all. After you gave me the name "Hot Handle,"
I was able to look in some stores. I found the lodge
version at World market cheap. While not as nicely
made as my antique, these look like they might do
the job.

but I will search out some quilted fabric to make some
better Hot Handles.

thanks again

RE: Tubular Potholder??

Beware. All of the qilted fabric I have seen at the fabric stores is filled with polyester fiber-fill. You would NOT not want to use that for picking up a hot pan. :)

RE: Tubular Potholder??

I use removable silicone pot handle covers on some of my older pans. I've never tried them on an old fashioned cast-iron skillet, but they do fit -- and work -- on my other non-stay-cool metal handles. Better, I think, or at least safer, than a fabric tubular potholder. They also claim to be oven safe. I have many brands; they're cheap, and I got them all from restaurant supply stores. Here's a representative sample from Instawares - I don't have this brand, but there are many, many brands to choose from. Do a search at Instawares for "silicone pan handle."

Here is a link that might be useful: Medium Black Silicone Pan Handle.

RE: Tubular Potholder??

I'd like to try those silicon handle holders. I ordered my standard ones from Amazon, made by Lodge, and they work, but when i left one all the way on while cooking, the end touching the pan caught fire!

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