I was excited to get a pair of these Silicon Heat Resistant Grilling Gloves for Bub, my oldest, as he has a tendency to not notice temperatures due to his sensory issues. I thought they would give him the freedom to learn more about baking without fear of being burnt while giving me the comfort of knowing he’s not cooking his hand like a piece of meat.
And, they do protect his hands which has led to a dramatic increase in chocolate chip cookies being made. I found that the heavier weight of a pizza stone was more comforting in his hands as he’s taking it out of the oven than the thinner/lighter cookie sheets. Rhea, our middle is petite and does not like them at all. But again I believe that is because she has smaller hands and it makes it harder to “move” the fingers of the gloves.
I was actually looking at them and wondered if cutting the fingers off would allow them to fit over the handles of my cast iron skillets….I haven’t tried it but I’m thinking about ordering an extra pair to try that out or at least waiting until after I try them out on canning this spring. I just look at them and think it’d be nicer moving those hot jars with 5 fingered, non slip grip rather than those “tong” thingys for moving jars. Plus…if the jar breaks…less issues for splashing and getting burned from the hot food or glass. But, I’m not sure how hot the jars actually are coming out of the pressure cooker and these gloves are for protection up to 425*F.
Rinsing them under the faucet or simply wiping them off with a rag has them cleaned up in no time. I do like that they’re made of silicone so it makes me comfortable with having them in our home and the kids using it. I don’t have to worry about anything off gassing or nasty chemicals getting in our food.
I haven’t tried them on the grill as it’s the middle of winter but a friend grilled out (and it was snowing) and she liked them. I think all in all they’re pretty snazzy. Oh, you can buy a set of AYL Silicone Gloves on Amazon with free shipping on prime accounts.