We tend to protect important things by covering them. Doctors cover our wounds with bandages to prevent infection; we cover our homes and cars with insurance in case something bad happens; and we cover ourselves with umbrellas to shield ourselves from the rain.
That’s why it only makes sense to cover your hands with oven mitts to keep from burning yourself. The kitchen can be a wondrous place, full of fresh baked smells, gooey cheeses, delightful pastas and sauces, and fresh meats and fish grilled to perfection; but it can also be a place where you should be very careful.
There are sharp knives to handle with care. Sometimes there are open flames, so you should have a fire extinguisher close by for safety sake, but there are also many hot items. The burners and stovetop can be hot. Pots and pans are hot. Everything in the oven and the oven racks are hot.
Oven mitts are one of the most important safety items in the kitchen…hands down. So, cover up! Put on those oven mitts, as they are handy when you are dealing with anything hot.
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