Cooking has always been a great passion of mine but, it does come with its hazards. I have had a lot of burns and I learned the hard way that the best way to avoid these is to get the best oven mitts in the market. Oven mitts should not be taken lightly, they are there to protect you from getting unwanted accidents in the kitchen.
I used to always just get the cheapest mitts I could find but these don't really hold up too well and I always end up just buying a new one. It was just last year, I think, when I had a pretty bad burn from using a cheap oven mitt. I got burnt and I dropped the meal that I cooked in the oven so it was really a bad day for me.
From that day on, I made sure that I would only buy quality oven mitts and that I would hopefully help others to not make the same mistakes that I did.
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Best Oven Mitts: My Top Picks
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What to Look for?
When purchasing an item there are really a lot of things that you should be wary of. Below I have listed the top things to look for when buying your own oven mitts.
A great oven mitt would always have the right size and this might mean different things for different people but I would suggest you to get one that covers a considerable part of your forearm.
The reason behind this is because when you use the mitts you're usually taking things out of the oven and if they only cover up to your wrist you'll have a higher chance of getting burnt in that area. This would also protect you from the heat when you reach inside the oven.
People of course have different preferences when it comes to this area but for me, the best is to have the best of both worlds. Getting an oven mitts with a cotton interior for comfort and silicon grip for functionality would be the best choice.
This would allow you to get a pretty good grip on your meal without being subjected to the heat and discomfort that most silicon gloves cause.
If you're like me and are very particular when it comes to your budget this is an area that you would most likely pay particular attention to. The list above gives items at different price points and would definitely allow you to have a good base on what the market is like. I would say that it would be smart to get inexpensive oven mitts that still gets the job done especially if you won't be cooking a lot.
All the five items above are amazing in their own rights. They offer different things and cater to different needs. However, for me the Homwe oven mitts are the obvious winner.
It offers me great comfort even if they are silicon since the lining is cotton and of course they give the best performance. I have never had any problems with this and I know you wouldn't have any as well.