TioTina Oven Gloves
One of the staples of the kitchen equipment toolkit is a pair of oven gloves or mitts. It’s so easy to get yourself way more scarred up than you really need by forgetting these! We are all familiar with the scenario where we don’t bother to put on any thing, reach into the oven… and ouch!
It’s always, for me at least, the same area of the hands that I burn. Just behind the last joint of my thumb as I reach for something and try to grip it, then touch the wrong bit! The other common burn comes when I’ve reached a little too far in and an oven shelf touches my forearm about a hand width up. This can be even more distressing as I might even be wearing some heat resistant gloves at this point so my hands are sorted out!
Notice a couple of the problems you encounter:
- Burns from trying to grip things – you need your fingers to grip. Oven mitts that cover and restrict your movement aren’t going to cut it in all situations.
- Common burns come halfway up your forearm! Just where a short pair of gloves won’t be of any use. They just aren’t there to do the heat protection at that bit.
Easy, a pair of oven gauntlets rather than gloves and give them fingers. That’s just what you have here with the TioTina oven gloves (read oven gauntlets!).
They are made of a couple of materials which are part of the paramid and aramid groups. Those may mean nothing to you initially but Kevlar and Nomex (trademarks of the DuPont company) are part of the same group. Those are used for bullet proof vests and racing driver fire protection suits. You don’t get a better pedigree than that for oven gloves!
At present these gloves are available on Amazon here.