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Old 01-08-2009, 10:47 PM   #11
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Thanks, Katie but I think the fellers have a point. Maybe JoeV, bread baker extraordinaire will weigh in. I hope so.
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Old 01-08-2009, 10:51 PM   #12
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What about these:
Kevlar Oven Mitt
My husband got me a pair of these and I like them. I also have a suede handle mitt for my Calphalon pan. The suede works great. I prefer mittens when removing things from the oven as my fingers will stay together. The kevlar gloves are a bit clumsy and awkward, to me anyway. It doesn't stop me from using them though. I do like the looks of those mitts. I like how they come up your arm. Good for short people who have to reach in ovens!
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Old 01-08-2009, 10:57 PM   #13
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That is the problem in a nutshell--I wish the kevlar gloves were longer or that the suede mitts would allow for more dexterity. I knew this would be a great group to ask!

I fear dropping the hot la cloche and getting burnt. So, I wanted something that would withstand how hot the clay vessel would become and that would protect me.

I stopped short because the gloves don't go beyond the wrist--and the mitts might not give me enough dexterity.

I was hoping those like you with experience would know what was best.

I added being left-handed because statistically we are more prone to accidents because we are living in a world designed for right-handed folks.
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I actually think the suede mitts will offer more dexterity. Think about it this way - in the mitts you get to keep your fingers tightly together, allowing you to grip your cloche with all your fingers...even though in a mitt. There is a lot of bulk around each finger with the kevlar mitts.
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:26 PM   #15
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I know that kitchen supply company is excellent. I have bought from them before. Thanks, kitchenelf. The last thing I want to do is burn the living daylights out of myself. Having done so before with an oven, I do not want to revisit that pain. The blister was huge and....well, I do not need to go into the gory details. My friend, Andy, of blessed memory, use to have asbestos fingers. Unfortunately, I do not.
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:29 PM   #16
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The La Cloche has a loop to grab to lift it off. I wear 15" & 17" quilted oven mitts from Bauer Restaurant Supply in Mentor, and don't have any problem. Same gloves we use in the church kitchen for loading/unloading the ovens. They cost about $3.50 each if i remember. You can spend more if you want, but these work well. You can call them at 440-951-6551
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Old 01-09-2009, 02:13 AM   #17
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I am also left handed. What does that have to do with getting burned?

I have never seen fingered gloves for oven use. I have always used mitts. There are some new generation fabrics that are supposedly more heat resistant, so that the mitt can be less padded and still protect the hand. I got a couple of samples a few years ago at the NRA show. They are the best mitts I have.

I have no knowledge of the mitts you are asking about.
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Old 01-10-2009, 02:24 PM   #18
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^ I thought that I explained that above. Left-handed people are statistically more prone to accidents because we live in a world engineered for right-handed folks.

Thanks for all the input. I decided to go with the mittens and ordered them last night. I may wind up buy the kevlor gloves as well--we shall see.

My friend and I thought we would do a bread and soup swap during the winter.
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Old 01-10-2009, 03:16 PM   #19
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I have this suede barbecue mitt, and I find it to be a bit stiff...

Barbecue Mitt : Outdoor : The Pampered Chef, Ltd.
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Old 01-10-2009, 05:59 PM   #20
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Good choice, PieSusan. They will cover your forearms, and should be easy on and off. Probably more supple than the welders' gloves I recommended. And the kevlar gloves...the important part of those around hot stoves isn't the kevlar, it's the Nomex...they use it in flight suits and cover-alls for automobile racers. Could be your foot in the door of NASCAR!
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