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My husband and I tried this recipe for cooking steak in the oven. During the process, we used our cast iron skillet under the broiler. All was going well until my husband accidentally grabbed the handle on the cast iron skillet and burned his hand. Fortunately, my mother-in-law keeps us in stock with some firefighter’s salve. Still, my husband’s hand did not permanently recover for several weeks. So I decided to buy these to try to avoid problems in the future (if my husband remembers to use them, right?)
These gloves work very well. In fact, they are much like the silicone mitts we liked in the past, but these have fingers, making them a far superior product to those mitts. We regularly use these gloves as potholders, but also use them at least weekly to turn over food in our oven and also on our smoker and grill. These are perfect for flipping steaks or for flipping pork tenderloins on the grill and for pulling sweet potatoes out of boiling water. I anticipate using them during this canning season to pick up hot jars. But be advised that the heat protection is not sufficient to keep your hand on food in the broiler or in boiling water for more than a brief period. We have not used them when putting wood into our fire pit, and you should use great caution if you use them for this purpose.
These gloves are made of silicone, so they are dishwasher safe and ultimately stain-resistant. They do not hold smells the way dirty fabric oven mitts sometimes do. While I am not a fan of the orange color, its brightness ensures that I am able to find them no matter where they are lying on the counter and no matter where they may be resting in my sometimes-messy kitchen drawer. My husband and I are both able to wear one size fits most, and we both are able to get them on and off without hassle. (If you have larger hands, you may want to opt for the larger size.) And the company that makes them seems to provide great customer service and stands by the product with a lifetime warranty.
We love these gloves–in fact, we bought my husband’s father a set for his birthday earlier this year. My husband and I both highly recommend these gloves for use in the kitchen and particularly with the grill.
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What do you use in your kitchen? An oven mitt? Gloves?