A while back my husband ordered me a set of red Rachael Ray Moppines. Since I’m unapologetically addicted to all things Food Network and all things Rachael Ray, I had seen the moppines online and on television before but had never gotten around to ordering them for myself.
The upside to never getting around to something is that sometimes a hero (or heroine) on a white horse will order it for you.
Rachael Ray products are always exceptional, whether they’re her cookbooks, magazines, casserole dishes, kitchen tools, or moppines. If her name and smiling face are on it, you need it in your life.
What are Moppines? They are all-in-one oven mitt and kitchen towel. Clever, so very clever. The large kitchen towel has pot holders built in two of the corners, allowing you to use them to handle hot pots without burning yourself.
The waffle weave fabric is incredibly absorbent, so I’m able to sponge up water on the counter with it or dry washed dishes then simply hang my moppine up to dry. I find myself tooling around the kitchen with my moppine slung over my shoulder, so it’s there when I need it.
As someone who is forever burning herself, what I love most of all about the moppine is built in oven mitts. The oven mitt pockets are padded and lined with terry fabric to insulate hands from the heat. Instead of searching around for two pot holders, you simply put one hand into each of the moppines pot holders and remove the casserole dish, cake pan, cookie sheet, or pizza pan.
A few night ago, I found another way that the moppine is a must-have. I was removing a past dish from the oven with my moppine and a little sauce spilled over the side of the dish. Instead of landing on my arm or clothes, the piping hot sauce landed on my moppine.
I’ve never claimed to be very graceful in the kitchen.
See Rachael Ray Moppines to see the different colors of moppines available and to grab a set for yourself. I promise you, you’ll love these.
So much so that you’ll wonder how you ever functioned without them.
EDIT: Since this review was first published (in 2010!), I have had every conceivable color of these moppines and have used them religiously. The ones in my rotation now are my favorite color – purple. I’ve found that it’s a great idea to keep a moppine hanging near your microwave oven. It is so lovely to actually remove a plate from the microwave without it feeling like you just groped the surface of the sun!