A set of kitchen linens usually includes an apron that chefs must wear in the kitchen to protect themselves from accidents such as hot oil or splashing water. Other items include two potholders, tea towels, kitchen gloves or oven mitts and napkins. You will need towels to dry your dishes after washing or to dry your hands in the kitchen before touching the dry ingredients. People also use these towels to clean their counters and tables. Potholders are usually padded and easy to hold. In short, these will ensure your safety and keep your clothes as well as the kitchen clean and without damage.