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AngryAccountant
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Nov 7, 2017
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What are your favorite gloves/mitts/etc for heat protection in the kitchen? Ideally I'm looking for something I can stick my hand into boiling water briefly to grab something, grab a 500 degree cast iron pan handle to move it, and pull a roast out of the oven all within a moment of each other. I'm thinking silicone is the way to go, but anyone have suggestions? Ideally they'll come between halfway up my forearm and my elbow.
Nov 7, 2017
amd.quilter
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Nov 8, 2017
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Cooks use two tools for most everything: tongs and kitchen towels
Nov 8, 2017
MadameBlue
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Nov 8, 2017
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Look for the Orka silicone oven mitt. I bought a pair years ago and love them! Apparently some versions have cotton lining now, which seems weird to me - the unlined ones can be washed in the dishwasher if they get greasy. EDIT: The lining is removable and machine washable. I'd probably end up not using the lining, just to simplify.
https://www.webstaurantstore.com/3353/oven-mitts-gloves.html?vendor=Mastrad&gclid=Cj0KCQiA84rQBRDCARIsAPO8RFx4ktqx9MkYm4YSyURXjaKaDugDgiZjWWC9SRAka5muLldlyrMnaG0aAuYxEALw_wcB
Nov 8, 2017
b9d9ffdad3ac59e7f6f
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Nov 12, 2017
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I use tongs, cooking chopsticks, or a slotted spoon to get something out of hot water; it's a lot faster than putting on a glove. But if you must, obviously you need a waterproof mitt for that so silicone is the best choice.
Silicone varies in response to heat ranges. But many silicone oven mitts will top out at 450-480F. Just something to keep in mind.
Someone gifted me a pair of Ove Gloves and TBH they're great if I need the dexterity for some time. Like cloth mitts, you can't get them wet since water is an excellent heat conductor. But most often I use kitchen towels. They're faster and more accessible than mitts or potholders.
Nov 12, 2017
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