How to Clean Pot HoldersWhat does a week in the life of a pot holder look like? Maybe something like grabbing casserole dishes with splattered rims, touching marinara-covered pot handles, and holding grease-streaked skillets. In short, pot holders get very dirty, very quickly. Clean them before they get out of control! Learn how to clean pot holders with these helpful tips.

Method 1

A lot of times you can just machine wash your pot holders. You should try and wash pot holders only with other pot holders or with other utilitarian fabrics, like towels. (This may be a very small load, but most washers have a setting that lets you control for load size.) Wash as usual and hang to dry.

Method 2

Start with a clean and empty sink. Fill the sink with warm water and add a few drops of soap. Place the pot holders inside and let them soak for 10-15 minutes. After the soak, use a brush or rag and scrub any stains. After you’re satisfied with the results, launder as usual.

Method 3

Try boiling your pot holders. Yep, boiling. This method is a last-ditch attempt at cleaning before you deem the pot holder officially too gross and throw it out. Bring a large pot of water and a few drops of soap to a boil, add the pot holders, and then “cook” for 30 minutes. Use tongs to remove the pot holders from the water and launder as you usually would. If boiling your pot holders doesn’t save them, nothing will.

Clean Pot Holders

Your pot holders don’t have to look stained or mangled. Use these tips to prolong the life of your pot holders, save money, and keep your kitchen and everything in it looking beautiful.