Why Silicone Oven Mitts
I read about this fancy new space-aged oven mitt in my local paper in time for the the holidays and immediately put it on my gift list.
How can you not love a waterproof, heat-resistant glove that will protect your hand from boiling water up to 500 degrees F. Not that I plan to stick my hand in anything that hot any time soon.
This futuristic glove is made of heavy duty silicone and has that look of of a shark or killer whale in the eyes of my two young daughters. They were surprised when I opened my gift thinking it was a mistake and must have been for them.
I love that the manufacturer says it will protect your hand from direct heat, charcoal, boiling water and hot oil up to 500 degree F AND is dishwasher safe. I'm more concerned what this material could do to my dishwasher.
I have to admit it's little bulky on your hand. Even with the advertised "ribbed texture for easy gripping", you're not going to confuse it with any Playtex Living Gloves that were "so flexible you can pick up a dime."
They are not cheap at $20 to $25 bucks (see below for on line sources) but if it keeps me from burning myself just once when grabbing a hot pan out of the oven, it will be well worth it.
I can't wait to send one to my dad who loves to bake.