Definition Of A Pot Holder Or What Is A Pot Holder?


With the internet we have answers to almost any question we can imagine right? Well, how about this one? “What is a pot holder?” Of course after searching I found more than one answer. The first one I looked at was on “Wikipedia” and here you go:

A pot-holder is a piece of textile (often quilted) or silicone used to cover the hand when holding hot kitchen cooking equipment, like pots and pans. They are frequently made of polyester and/or cotton. Crocheted pot-holders can be made out of cotton yarn as a craft project/folk art.

A pot-holder offers protection for only one hand at a time. To lift a pan with two hot handles using both hands, two pot-holders are needed. For holding a hot piece of equipment, the pot-holder is folded around it and grasped with the hand. Generally a rubber surface will be on one side for you to grip and a fabric side to absorb the heat on the other side.

When made of textile fabric, pot-holders typically have an inner layer of a material providing thermal insulation sandwiched between more colorful or decorative outsides. The most common type commercially available nowadays has the form of a square, with a side length varying from 5 inches (13 cm) to 10 inches (25 cm) and slightly rounded corners, and a textile loop at one of the corners for hanging.

Okay that works but how about all of those quilted objects we are making and we call “mug rugs” “table savers” and yes even “pot holders.”

I know I could go on forever but maybe I should just leave you to think about it for awhile and post some pictures instead. Yep, that is what I will do….enjoy…..

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