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No-Slip Dish Towels

Martha Stewart Living, September 2009

Hanging a dish towel from an oven door makes sense -- the towel is always at the ready, and the oven's warmth quickly dispels dampness. Here's a way to improve on the idea, keeping the towel from slipping off: 

Make it into a loop by attaching Velcro strips to two ends, one on the front and one on the back, below. Stitch in place, or use iron-on Velcro strips.

Comments (15)

  • cleaner61 29 Jul, 2012

    Tie two elastic bands on the oven door, and that will hold the towel

  • fifismom 27 Apr, 2012

    I USE A CUTE CLIP MEANT TO CLOSE OPEN BAGS. i JUST CLIP IT ON THE SIDE OF ANY TOWEL I WANT TO HANG ON MY OVEN DOOR. iT STAY PERFECTLY.

  • carabau 26 Apr, 2012

    I just remove the towel when I'm baking and use it to wipe my hands after washing while preparing the meal, then throw it in the wash and place a new towel on the oven door. Or I will lay it on the kitchen counter to soak up water left after placing just washed items used for baking.

  • LaBayou2000 6 Jan, 2011

    Put this top edge of a dish towel over the dishwasher's door to close so it won't slipping out for me to dry my hands from the sink to cook. So I always taking wet towels to wash and put the clean ones in everyday I needs.

  • ElComer 8 Nov, 2009

    I really like this idea! Thanks

  • Tahela 8 Nov, 2009

    This is a good idea just the worth use. Put this idea to work on a frig door on a magnetic rod. that's were I need it to most.

  • brockb 8 Nov, 2009

    One could also use the magnetic clips meant to hold fridge notes to clip all four corners of the towels and also hold the towel on the door so it did not drag. When using the towel, remove the clips and nothing is rubbing on your fine crystal or china like Velcro or snaps.

  • pas_non 8 Nov, 2009

    a agree, not a good idea. but in their defense...they DO have to come up with new ideas like every day :P

  • carteelady 8 Nov, 2009

    This is a dreadful idea for many reasons. Not at all realistic.

  • GardenJewel 8 Nov, 2009

    why is it that all of Martha's suggestions work great in theory, but terribly in practice? I've run into this time and time again.

  • Fiber-holic 8 Nov, 2009

    Sorry...I meant "apply"to the towel.

  • Fiber-holic 8 Nov, 2009

    Buy "snap tape" to apple to the towel. (Usually used for babywear sewing). Much easier than installing individual snaps!

  • eland 8 Nov, 2009

    The towel will clear the floor on a wall oven. Use old fashioned snaps to solve the laundering problem.

  • cotntail 8 Nov, 2009

    Another jproblem occurs when you launder the towel. The velcro gets full of lint and bunches up ...never to be the same again. Great thought, but I've not had luck with frequently laundered items and velcro.

  • DolHolm 8 Nov, 2009

    Trouble is when you open the oven door the towel drags on the floor.