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The Best Oven Mitts

If your desire is to have a fully-functioning kitchen, then you’re going to need a couple of oven mitts handy at all times. There are a million uses for the gear, from protecting your hands when you’re taking a tray of brownies out of the oven, to providing you extra protection from splatter when you’re stirring ingredients in a saucepan. With oven mitts, you’ll want to look for the following features. Protection is more critical than anything else. If your mitts are not designed to stand up to the hottest temperatures, then they won’t be much good to you. You also want them to be the right size for your hands, neither too large nor too small. They should also be aesthetically appealing. And finally, they should be high-quality, so they won’t fall apart with heavy use. Check out the four best oven mitts featured below.

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Best Non-Slip Grip

RED LMLDETA Oven Mitts

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Textured, Non-Slip Oven Mitts. This pair of oven mitts is heavy-duty and eco-friendly, and the textured grips ensure that you will never fumble a pot or pan.

What We Liked

This set of two oven mitts by RED LMLDETA is handy for the chef with larger hands. They measure 7.5 inches by 12 inches, and they’re an essential part of any barbecue, chili cookoff, roasting pan maneuver — you name it. The food-grade silicone insulation material will protect your hands from temperatures of up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. They’re also machine washable, which is nice if you ever splash any ingredients on them. They have a pleasant, colorful bird nest pattern. The best feature, though, is the grip with the diamond-textured pattern. These mitts are stable and designed to never slip, which is good news when you’re handling the scalding-hot handles of pans or pots. Get them now. 

Best Coverage

HOMWE Extra Long Professional Silicone Oven Mitt

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Extra-Long Oven Mitts. This specially-designed pair of oven mitts protects not just your hands, but also your forearms from splatter burns.

What We Liked

This pair of oven mitts from HOMWE is both heat-retardant and flame-resistant. The mitts will protect your hands from heat up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. They also have a quilted cotton lining that will keep your hands comfy as you cook. They will neither melt nor catch fire when near an open flame, making them a great choice for things like hot dog roasts or grilling. Each one comes with a textured grip that won’t ever slip. Furthermore, they are both waterproof and steam-resistant. What’s likely the best feature, though, is the addition of extra-long flaps on each mitt to protect your forearms. If you’re cooking outside, you never know when a flame will flare up suddenly. In those moments, you’re sure to be thankful for that added protection. Get them here. 

Most Professional Quality

Oven Mitts Heat Resistant 500 Degrees

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Tough, Heat-Resistant Oven Mitts. This pair of oven mitts wouldn’t be out of place in any professional restaurant kitchen, but they work just fine in your home as well.

What We Liked

The oven mitts from Frux Home and Yard are made of heavy-duty silicone, and they’re certainly eye-catching. Built to protect the hands of both professional chefs and enthusiastic amateurs, they’re heat-resistant up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. They’re extra-long, sure to protect both forearms and hands when you’re pulling your latest culinary creation off the oven rack or snatching it off the stove before it boils over. The lifted pattern gives you excellent grip of whatever you are grasping. Plus, they have a loop for easy storage, and they’re also super easy to clean. Just soap and warm water gets it done. Buy them here. 

Most Comfortable

Big Red House Oven Mitts

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Oven Mitts with Comfy Interiors. This is a reliable pair of oven mitts designed and crafted with both comfort and safety in mind.

What We Liked

These oven mitts are sold by Big Red House, the name of which invokes a cozy feeling. They come in black, and they’re heat-resistant up to 480 degrees Fahrenheit. The silicone striping on each one will protect your hands, while also allowing you a firm grip on whatever you choose to grasp. Each mitt has a length of 12.5 inches, which should be big enough to accommodate most hand sizes. All the materials used in construction are FDA approved and free of BPAs. What’s really nice about these mitts, though, is the super-soft terry cloth interiors. The insides of some mitts can feel scratchy, but with these, it’s like your hands are being pampered while you cook. Buy them now.