Disclaimer: I received this item for free or at a reduced price in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
I do a lot of baking during the winter and grilling during the summer. I prefer using cast iron pans which get quite hot. While I do have some cast iron pot holders, sometimes those don’t work as well as needed. I also like to use my rotisserie. The gloves that came with it are wearing out so I needed to replace them. When I was given the opportunity to trial the Kuisiware heat resistant grill and oven gloves, I accepted.
These heat resistant grill and oven gloves are made of stretchable material which is great. Unfortunately they are one-size-fits-all and a little large for my hands. The excess fabric hanging off the ends of my fingers makes me a bit nervous. For those with larger hands or longer fingers, these gloves are sure to fit better. However, I know from my old rotisserie gloves that most gloves of this type are a one-size-fits-all and a little bit too large for people with smaller hands. The fibers the gloves are made with are meta-aramid and para-aramid fibers by Dupont. The gloves lining is made of 100% cotton so it is comfortable and breathable.
The outside of the gloves have a non-slip silicone coating to facilitate a greater grip and the five-finger design certainly increases dexterity making handling hot, dry objects easier. In fact, the gloves are designed to protect your hands from intense heat – up to 662 degrees Fahrenheit for up to 25 seconds. While nothing I handled came close to that temperature, the gloves did work better than regular hot pads. It is recommended to keep the gloves away from direct fire however since this could lead to a potential accident and will lessen the life of the gloves. It is also recommended that the glove not be used when wet or on oil, greasy or wet surfaces and of course, do not allow children to use the gloves to play with fire. It is safe however to use the gloves around open fire, just be cautious.
What I like about the gloves is I can handle larger objects such as my ManGrates without getting burned. It is really hard to use smaller hot pads to hold hot cast iron and I have been burned in the past. I do like the gloves – and I like the tiny loops on them that allow me to hang them up with my hot pads. This keeps them in eyesight instead of them being tossed in a drawer. This means I will remember to reach for them as the need arises. I will use these gloves quite frequently and recommend if you cook with a lot of cast iron pots and pans that you pick up a set. I am sure you will love them!
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