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« on: February 29, 2012 02:21:47 AM »

Hey everyone!
I had a very old tracksuit made of polar fleece and I wonder if it would be suitable for making oven mittens. My father told me that he doesnt think so because that fabric has loads of plastic compounds and they would melt...
But do you think its ok if I cover it with another fabric (cotton, I guess) to keep the fleece isolated? What kind of fabrics do you usually use for handling with the kitchen?

Thank you for your help in advance!!!!
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« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2012 07:58:00 AM »

I'm not certain but I believe cotton or wool would work, or special fire resistant fabrics.

Polyester will melt, that I do know. 
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« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2012 08:54:18 AM »

kjlutz is correct, you need to use only natural fibers. Anything with man-made or synthetic components will melt. So, it doesn't matter how much of what is layered with it, if it's poly anything you shouldn't put it anywhere on an oven mit. This includes the batting used inside of oven mits.
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2012 11:56:38 AM »

thanks a lot  Wink Ill follow your tips.
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