Pot holders here at the HQ get grungy. Like seriously burnt looking from constant use. They sit on my counter because as of right now I have no idea where to put them especially since they get used so much. I’m continually grabbing for them to check on things in the oven, handle pots on the stove, or crockpot.
Always in use! I have some nice long ones too that don’t cause me to fight for space as I’m pulling out a baking sheet from a 425 oven.
One thing I never knew regarding pot holders is that they can be washed! In the washing machine! Just tossed in with your other wash and into the dryer like everything else.
Okay, maybe you knew this and do this all the time but it never occurred to me. For some reason I just assumed they were filled with some magical heat resistant material that wasn’t supposed to get wet. Therefore I never washed them.
Then I saw a blogger friend who was talking about laundry and how she washed her pot holders. This was a huge new piece of information for me and you know I immediately tossed mine in the next wash cycle.
Of course mine are stained and did not come out pristine but they did look a lot better than when they went in. Now I make sure to toss them in the wash every so often to keep them fresh and not so grungy looking.
Did you know that you could wash pot holders? What kind of pot holders do you like? I admit that I don’t really care for the mitt style ones. I like my hand to be free!