Pot Holder? Pot Smoulder.


22 Jan Pot Holder? Pot Smoulder.


“Don’t tell me,” Andrew says, handing me the charred remains of our brand new pot handle. “This is going on the blog.”



One $8 pot handle and a cast iron skillet’s worth of crispy bacon later, Andrew’s cursing and I have fresh blog post fodder.

Even the Le Creuset name couldn’t save this one. Apparently the exterior is coated with Teflon so grease won’t stick. Too bad they didn’t make it heat resistant. The material never touched the flame. This damage came from the butting up against the hot pan.

Why don’t they make shorter pot handles? In five years of looking, I’ve yet to find one that isn’t too long for our cast iron frying pan.

What kitchen gadget eludes you?

  • jodi
    Posted at 10:26h, 22 January Reply

    An automatic kitchen-cleaner-upper that doesn’t grumble while it works, AND waits til I’m done cooking before he starts cleaning up. Just sayin’….

  • Dana McCauley
    Posted at 10:30h, 22 January Reply

    Yikes – good thing you were nearby!

    I’m good for gadgets – sometimes less is more.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 11:53h, 22 January Reply

    A cheese grater designed in a way that makes it impossible to lose part of my knuckle while grating.


  • cheryl
    Posted at 14:33h, 22 January Reply

    I’d like something that can dry the inside of narrow bottles. Like a really long, skinny hair dryer so I don’t have to balance them precariously upside down on a cooling rack where they always go toppling over.

    Glad you didn’t burn yourself. That must have been one hot pot.

  • Christie's Corner
    Posted at 15:30h, 25 January Reply

    Jodi, I think non-grumbling, automatic kitchen-cleaner-uppers are called sous chefs.

    Dana, yes, less is more at times, except when it comes to cast iron handles and skin. :-)

    Anonymous, been there, done that. I use a grater that cranks — like you seen in some restaurants. Very handy!

    Cheryl, this is a tricky one. Whoever invents a home version will be rich.

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