During the summer we basically live outside, gardening, hiking in the woods, and hanging out on the deck where I can keep an eye on the kids and the dogs tumbling past in one whirlwind ball of fur and skinny bare legs. Basically I have no desire to go inside to cook, which only heats up the house anyway. That’s right, it’s grilling season!
Having suffered a pretty horrific burn once in childhood, I am admittedly still a little wary of open flame cooking and high heat. I’d heard of these Heat Resistant Grill & Oven Gloves from Kuisiware and was eager to test them out.
Now, they make some very impressive claims. Made from materials similar to Kevlar® and Nomex®, they are supposed to protect your hands from fire and extreme heat up to 662F (350C)!
I will settle for them just keeping my hands from getting burnt on hot pans. They felt a little strange at first- the raised red stripes you see on the gloves are slightly tacky or sticky to the touch, sort of like those Tulip fabric paints. After thinking about this, I realized it’s a plus. The stickiness helps increase your grip and keeps you from dropping hot objects.
Using these over several grilling sessions, I can say that they do work as advertised. My fingers were kept cool and burn-free even while flipping sizzling burgers for the carnivores in the family. I can see how they would come in handy for baking too, in. the cooler months, all those hot pans sliding in and out of the oven.
If you have small hands they might feel a little large and unwieldy, but no worse than regular oven mitts- and these offer more dexterity since they have individual fingers unlike a mitt. Plus if you have larger hands, they stretch to comfortably fit. Overall I was very pleased with my experience!
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