I initially bought these gloves based on the wonderful reviews but after just a few weeks of use, both gloves split in seams near the webbing of the thumb. Well I reached out to the seller and they indicated that they have made improvements to the seams and that they would promptly send out a replacement set. The new gloves have been working exceeding well and allow me to grab hot potatoes from boiling water and easily grab pans out of the oven, all without feeling the uncomfortable heat.
I have used these gloves to handle hot cast iron out of the oven and hot pans on the grill and they work great in both instances. They will eventually start to let heat through after about 2-3 minutes of continuous use, but I have not seen a silicone glove that doesn't do this after a while of heat exposure. The grippy bits on the gloves not only help you to hold onto hot objects, but also work great as a jar opener for those pesky stuck lids! The gloves are very flexible and allow for more hand and finger movement than most heat resistant gloves. Excellent product!
I purchased these gloves to use when grilling, and they are great for that, but I've found I love using them in the kitchen, too. They have replaced tongs for reaching into boiling water and pot holders for removing items from the oven. My hands are on the small side and when I first saw the gloves, I was sure they would be too big and bulky for me, but they are quite comfortable and easy to work with. I love that I can just keep them on my hands and wash them just like I'd wash my hands. I'll be buying more to give as gifts.
These are cool. I am a woman who has a guy-like approach to the kitchen and grill, so these feel sort of macho and high-tech. There's nothing flimsy or wimpy here.
I like the way I can get a firm grip on a pan ... these give me a better feel, unlike some oven mitts that leave me feeling like I'm wearing winter mittens. Once I got them, I discovered how useful it is to be able to grab a pan from the oven and flip food over without always needing a spatula. It turned out to be helpful with fries and with portobello mushrooms. I can see using the gloves for kebobs on the grill, since they're always wanting to fall apart. And--BONUS--they were super handy when something I was roasting a cookie sheet slipped. I just caught the item in my hand and returned it to the platter. Now, sure, I would have caught it with my old oven mitt too, but ... gross. Just ... gross. I don't often think to wash my fabric oven mitts--I seem to think I will wash the fire-retardant off--but these just go right under the faucet and clean up nicely.
And they are orange.
Would buy them again and again.
I bought these gloves in anticipation of preparing a large turkey for thanksgiving. I cook my turkey breast side down and then turn it over so the breast can brown. I wanted to be able to turn the turkey over with out getting burned. I also wanted something to use when we smoked large cuts of meat on our smoker.
The gloves worked wonderfully well with the turkey turning and expect they will be equally handy when I go back to smoking meat in the summer. They also worked well for removing the roasting pan from the oven. Great customer service with an excellent product that I highly recommend.