Red 15-in. Kool-Tek Oven Mitt by KatchAll
Your hands are your most valuable kitchen tools, so why not give them the ultimate in protection? Proven in restaurant kitchens, Kool-Tek Mitts offer superior three-layer protection from flash flames,...; See complete description »
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Too hot for comfort
I bought a pair of these oven mitts on the strength of the Cooks Illustrated review. They are extraordinarily expensive, but since Cooks Illustrated ratings are skewed toward more affordable kitchen equipment, I thought they must really be worth the price. They are comfortable and long enough, but they are not sufficiently insulated to hold cookware that's been in a hot oven without feeling the heat of the handles through the mitt. It’s not that they are unusable it’s just that whatever other virtues they may have, they provide less heat protection than mitts costing a tiny fraction of what these cost.8 of 10 users found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? Yes | No Report Violation »
The mitt give good protection against the heat, somewhat better then a regular cotten mitt but not overwhelmingly so. I know some of the silicon mitts give more protection from the heat, but these mitts make it more difficult to grab pots. The seem to be more slippery.
The big advantage to the Kool-Tek is the material they use. I won't catch fire if I get too close to the open flame on a gas burner and it still provides heat protection when it is wet. Cotten mitts lose all protection if they get wet.
I would reccommend this product to others.
nice but pricy
As other reviewers have noted, these mitts do transmit heat. They are also slightly slippery, but only slightly. I bought a pair for handling dutch ovens that are in a 500 degree oven. At first I was disappointed, but I have come to appreciate that these mitts do what I bought them for. They protect my hands and forearms, they're not too bulky or heavy. The fact that they're not bulky is an advantage in terms of being able to grip things, but it's also the reason that some heat is being transferred. The bottom line is that after getting used to them, I feel safer handling heavy hot iron. They are a bit overpriced, but what is the alternative? I tried an Ove' Glove recently and it seems okay but it doesn't protect your forearms. It also doesn't protect you from spilled liquids. I thought about welders gloves but bought these instead. Good luck with your decision.6 of 7 users found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? Yes | No Report Violation »
After reading about this oven mitt, I thought it would keep my hands cool when getting items out of the oven, but it does not live up to that. I am disappointed that I paid that much and it still does not keep the heat from coming through the mitt.4 of 6 users found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? Yes | No Report Violation »
This is one of those items that I wish I had tried in a store before buying. I bought it after reading a review that it was one of the better oven mitts that chefs used.
The good points: it is more flexible. And it does stop the heat. But I have 2 complaints...well, 3 if you count the color, which is more irritating that I had imagined. But you can certainly find the oven mitt in a drawer easily with the bright red color.
Problem 1: The texture of the cloth is very rough and not pleasant to touch. Maybe if I wash it with some fabric softener it will help.
Problem 2: The length. I thought that longer gloves would be better but hadn't realized how long 15" in. The longer ones take a second more to put on....not a big deal one would think. But it is. I can't explain why except try putting them on when a pan in the oven in sliding.
Also, the length makes them slightly more difficult to use (somewhat less flexible and it seems more difficult to get the hand part to stay properly on my hand as the glove slides down).
And, longer gloves also take up more room in a drawer.
These are all very subjective issues. The mitt DOES do a great job in shielding the heat--which is its job. But I wish I had never bought them. And, since I took them out of the wrapper and used them once, I feel I can't return them.
After trying many, many oven mitts, potholders, and the like over the years, I have finally found one that I like. These not only protect me better than anything I've used before, barely transmitting heat, but they are thin and flexible and do not compromise my ability to grab and hold. Shortly after receiving them, I noticed that they seem to use them on America's Test Kitchen, and they tend to be particular about equipment.
I was worried that the 15
Great mitts, needed next larger size
If you want the ultimate in oven mitt protection these are the ones to get. I had to return the two mitts I purchased because I needed the next larger size 183 of 5 users found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? Yes | No Report Violation »
15-in. Kool-Tek Mitt
Got it with a 12-in. Combo works great for reaching into the hot oven with the 15-in. to pull out and then stabilize with the 12-in. mitt. Great extended protection. Very pleased.3 of 3 users found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? Yes | No Report Violation »
It's a great product but one needs to have two to be effective and the price is a bit steep for two3 of 3 users found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? Yes | No Report Violation »
15 in red kool tek mitt
definitely not worth the money! no better than any other mitt of its size and it costs at least twice as much.3 of 6 users found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? Yes | No Report Violation »
Good, but pricey
It works as well as they said on America's Test Kitchen, but the price tag is kind of steep.3 of 4 users found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? Yes | No Report Violation »
a bit pricy, but, after an extremly bad burn, I felt it was a required purchase. I wear them alot and have had not even a small about of heat transfer!(The 152 of 4 users found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? Yes | No Report Violation »
Perfect for BBQ!2 of 2 users found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? Yes | No Report Violation »
the best mitts ever
I like the long size, fits even large hands comfortably, nice a thin but great protection.2 of 4 users found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? Yes | No Report Violation »
Expensive, but worth it!
I bought this mitt for my husband's birthday because our old oven mitts just weren't doing a good job. He can't stop raving about how effective this mitt is at keeping him from burning his hands. I wish it came in other colors besides bright red, but it certainly does a good job of protecting his hands when he uses the oven. I definitely recommend it.2 of 4 users found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? Yes | No Report Violation »
First I want to warn anyone that is buying this glove base on the Test Kitchen recomendation that there is only one glove at the price they list for TWO gloves. I like this glove overall, but would not have paid $50 for just one glove. It works just fine, with the only complaint being that with the stiffness it is a little hard to grab low lip pans. You have to kind of push the pan out enough so you can get your grip on the bottom of the pan to lift it out.2 of 2 users found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? Yes | No Report Violation »
Worth the price to quit burning myself reaching in to the oven!2 of 2 users found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? Yes | No Report Violation »
The best potholder I've ever used; perfect for the oven and for the barbeque.2 of 2 users found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? Yes | No Report Violation »
Great for the grill and anyone who frequently uses high oven temps.2 of 2 users found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? Yes | No Report Violation »
A good investment. There are a lot of products out there that are affordable, this one may be more expensive, but it does all that it promises.2 of 2 users found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? Yes | No Report Violation »