I recently obtained* my first cast iron skillet with a lid. I cleaned it up, seasoned it and am so far happy with the cooking results.
However, it has rapidly become obvious that I need some kind of handle cover, as juggling oven mitts and towels is not really cutting it.
I see that covers are generally made out of one of:
- fabric (like oven mitts)
Which of these materials is best for everyday cooking? Unsurprisingly, leather seems to be the most expensive. I also like the look best, though that's not a deal breaker. Does leather justify its higher price here?
*My neighbor was moving and was about to throw the skillet in a dumpster!