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How’s your kitchen and how have you been doing in it? Mine’s still fragrant with evidence of last night’s Friendsgiving festivities so I plan to give it and my barking dogs a couple day’s long break while Q and I work our way through the leftovers.
While my Friendsgiving celebration may have come and gone, that doesn’t mean I’m gonna shut up about it; this month’s (slightly delayed) product recommendation was the hero item in my kitchen while I cooked up a storm this past week.
I won’t delay in telling you that today, I want to pitch you my very favorite oven mitts.
No, this might not be the sexiest of recommendations, but I cannot stress how wonderful mine are. And that’s because they’re not exactly mitts.
They’re the Sur La Table Large Tile Oven Gloves and they’re fabulous.
Gloves! They’re genius. And I couldn’t have executed all the oven and stove-top juggling my Friendsgiving reheating schedule required without them. Here they are:
And here I am with them in action!
And here are some of the reasons I think you should ditch your mitts and go with gloves:
First, and most obviously, keeping each digit free to articulate on its own allows for extremely dextrous handling of any hot dishes you may be pulling out or pushing back into your oven.
For their degree of heat resistance, they’re extremely thin, again, allowing you to maneuver your hands and your piping hot food with extreme ease.
And their cute little tile design is not just aesthetic—it’s heat resistant silicon, so these gloves are very grippy. Your casseroles are safe from slippage as long as you’re wearing them.
Finally, they do the job they’re supposed to! They’re heat resistant up to 500 degree— I’ve never been burned through mine and find it comfy to hold a hot pan for up to a minute wearing them. Here’s that link one more time if you’d care to shop!
We’ll keep today’s Fresh Letter short and sweet (like I said, I’m exhausted!) but before I go, I do have to say, these would make a wonderful stocking stuffer for any cook in your life. I know first hand, because that’s how I received mine.
Okay, we’ve covered it. As always, keep me posted. Let me know what’s going on in your kitchen by shooting me a note here or dropping a comment below. Wishing you a well-fed week ahead!
With love and a tip of my chef’s hat,