Bowl potholder cozies solve the problem, and beautifully.
These bowl-shaped hot pads are meant to go right in the microwave, with your bowl nestled inside.
Just keep in mind that these are meant for quick warming, NOT long-term cooking. Plus, be sure your cozies are made from 100% cotton thread, batting and fabric. Polyester is likely to melt and can cause a fire (as can cotton cozies that are heated for too long).
Not only do cozies make it safer to remove hot bowls from the microwave, they can also be used as hot pads on the table.
We have two bowl potholder cozie patterns to share with you.
The first is a free tutorial from Karen of Syzygy of Me. We like this pattern because you size the cozy to fit a particular bowl.
That means you can make cozies for even your largest bowls. Plus, the instructions are simple and straightforward.
The second pattern is from A Quilted Passion. There is a small fee for this pattern but it’s worth the price for the excellent instructions.
The pattern is for cozies in three sizes. They work with both round and square bowls.
- Regular size – Opening 7.5″, bottom 4″ square
- Medium Size – Opening 9.5″, bottom 5″ square
- Large Size – Opening 11″, bottom 8″ square