These are wonderful and serve so many different uses.
My oven mitts made out of a fabric material were getting disgusting over time -- stains, crusty, scorched, and discolouring -- so I really wanted to replace them. These are beautiful and work so well. They don't get as dirty and I can easily run it under some water if I get any food on it. I also LOVE that it can be used as a pot coaster/trivet and spoon rest. I'm always looking for a spoon rest but I hate using bowls or plates, and I didn't want to buy a spoon rest. This little kitchen tool is seriously a 5-in-1.
The design is nice and I love these in black because they aren't such an eyesore/blend in well with my countertops. They are super easy to store and I love that you can hang it on a kitchen hook-- a nice feature. I just discovered that I am able to open jars with these as well - very handy!