How to heat-proof oven mitts?
November 20, 2010 9:55 AM Subscribe
When making oven mitts, do I need that special reflective insulating, or can I use regular cotton batting?
posted by Carlotta Bananas to Grab Bag (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
As far I know about commercially made oven mitts, there aren't really any standards for heat-proofness, but as an honest craftswoman am I better getting the awesome shiny stuff? Right now I have a med-light weight cotton quilting fleece. They would be shelled and lined with regular quilting cotton. Are my hands going to burst into flame when I test these out on a cookie sheet? The problem is I'm in a small town where supplies are few and far between, requiring the shiny stuff would probably mean ditching the project.