Tuesday, August 13, 2013

If You Must Ove, Wear The Ove Glove


Rock the Heat
I don't want to seem like a shill for DuPont, but are you using the Ove Glove? Yes, the "As Seen On TV" oven gloves. Yes, I'm serious.

Trust me when I tell you that you will never see my precious knives entering the Edge of Glory, or my pots fouled by the likes of a Robo Stir. I have yet to experience that awkward moment when, having scoffed at the Veg-O-Matic, I actually found myself in need of a mountain of cole slaw. Yet, while "As Seen On TV" offers a cavalcade of comical con-traptions which can not be unseen on TV, I own an Ove Glove for each hand and I use them daily in my kitchen.

Made of DuPont's Kevlar and Nomex, the Ove Glove is five fingers of fire-fighting fury that not only lets you use all of your fingers when handling hot, and often grease-filled, objects in the kitchen, but also provides additional grip strips to avoid slippage. Try an Ove Glove on and then use it to facepalm yourself for using some inferior oven mitten. Mitten-covered hands can't make a decent snowball. You're using them to handle a skillet of fried chicken?

Mittens are for Kittens
Not convinced? Consumer Reports tested the Ove Glove's ability to withstand temperatures in excess of 500 degrees against a variety of oven mitts and pot holders:

"Thumbs-up. With all the mitts and pot holders, including the Ove Glove, we could hold the Dutch oven for 10 to 15 seconds, but the Ove Glove didn't get scorched, as one pot holder did, or start to melt, as a mitt did. Held over a flame, the Ove Glove scorched but didn't ignite until after a minute (a regular mitt ignited in 30 seconds). Few food stains remained after we washed it. Handling was easier with the Ove Glove than with regular mitts and pot holders. It costs about $6 more than a regular mitt but might be worth a try."

Over the years I have tossed the melted remains of less expensive oven mitts in the trash within weeks or months of purchase. My Ove Gloves have performed for over six years of kitchen abuse. Did I mention that Ove Gloves are machine washable? They're machine washable. Toss the mittens, kittens. If you're still not convinced:

Talk to the Glove.