I've never heard potholder before. I searched grydelapper on google images and it looks what I would call oven gloves.
Perhaps you're right. I have tried to find reference to this in the Oxford dictionary, and other sources; but to no avail. I could only find U.S.A. references. Strangely enough though, this is a term which was used in my home in the UK, and among the people we knew. Another term which was used was "kettle holder". It could have been American influence - what do I know! As a point of interest, what did you call "pot holders" otherwise?
Hi - Oven gloves or Oven cloth. Pot holder is probably an American term (this site prefers American English anyway), but might now have come into usage in the UK.
Ah yes - oven cloth. I remember that we used that term too; but the oven gloves we used were more like mittens. "Kært barn har mange navne".
Where I live they are called hot pot holders, not potholders. hot pot holders should be accepted. They keep you from burning your hands on hot pots and are pieces of cloth or knitted squares or circles. They look like this: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-byfAWmYKLak/T2edfXoBcpI/AAAAAAAAEFQ/Lcmj_uMnbik/s1600/potholder5P.png Often they are knitted and look like this: https://i.pinimg.com/736x/fe/10/e1/fe10e14d111f0f4fcedc84be71c52001--potholders-dishcloth.jpg or sometimes people get fancy like this: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ae/fb/b7/aefbb739734419b456c1d35af67b98db.jpg Look up hot pot holder in google and you'll see tons of them. Hot pot holder is a common word here, but potholder is not, as you don't need them unless the pot is hot. Hope this helps.