The Charles Viancin has beautifully designed kitchen accessories that use silicone to help protedt your hands from heat.
I read an article not long ago telling about the history of aprons. I was amazed to find out that aprons used to have many uses, including the protection of clothes, drying of children’s tears and they were used to pull pans out of the oven. This new line of textiles have taken aprons, dish towels and pot holders to a new level.
“Charles Viancin has spent the last decade revitalizing the international kitchenware market with fun and functional products that are innovatively designed and responsibly made. His work is lifted straight from the landscapes that surround us all and through his passion, his drive, and creativity he has successfully garnered in a new generation of products that are both reflective and respectful of nature.”
I was sent an apron, a pot holder and a kitchen dish towel to try out. They are so pretty. That’s the first thing that caught my eye. They have designs of poppies and grape leaves. They have rounded designed silicone strategically placed where you would use it to grab pot lids, pans from the oven or pot handles.
The apron is astonishingly designed. I would have never have thought to design an apron that not only has TWO (2) “potholder” spots but also has the inserts for your hands so that it makes it easier for you to grab hot things. It also has a pocket on the front for you to put thermometers, pens, or your glasses. The apron is also adjustable with elastic in the ties and an adjustable neck strap (for us short girls).
Amusingly so, I had the apron on and I pulled a pot out of the oven and placed it on the stove. The handle was so HOT! But, like always, I forgot that it was hot and my arm touched the handle, leaving me with a nice burn. Immediately, I found the potholder that I received and because there is a pocket on it as well, I was able to slide it over the handle so I wouldn’t burn myself anymore. If only I had thought about that earlier, I wouldn’t be sporting around a weird pot handle-size burn on my forearm.
The kitchen dish towel is also useful. My husband, being a classically trained chef, explained to me that when he was in cooking school, the students were told that towels were for pulling pots out of the oven, not for drying your dishes with. So, it made sense that the towel also has two silicone spots for pulling hot lids, pots and pans. The only thing that I don’t personally care for is how long the towel is. It’s the size of a table runner. However, I’m sure it’s the correct size, I’m just not used to a kitchen towel being so long.
The quality of these kitchen accessories are fabulous. They are designed, manufactured and crafted with home cooks in mind. They are pretty to look at and very useful in the kitchen.
If you’d like to learn more about these products, please visit their website at www.charlesviancin.com.
The Charles Viancin Group has been added to our 2015 Christmas Gift Guide!