However, we decided to include only traditional oven mitts for this guide, since we found the other styles more cumbersome and less agile than a conventional oven mitt. If you're not sure who to choose, here's an overview of how to compare them: Oven gloves can be bulky, but they provide the most skin coverage compared to an oven glove, pot holder or side cloth. Photo: Michael Hession1 by 2We like the Grill Armor Gloves because they have a longer cuff than many similar oven gloves, but they still don't offer as much arm coverage as the Homwe Ofenmitt. So when a cloth gets wet, as former Wirecutter science editor Leigh Krietsch Boerner put it, “suddenly it's really good to shoot this heat out of the pan.” Materials: We considered potholders and oven mitts made of the following materials: cotton (quiltund and terry towel), poly-cotton (a mixture of polyester and cotton), neoprene (a kind of synthetic rubber), silicone and aramid fibres (synthetic heat-resistant fibres such as Kevlar and Nomex). Photo: Sarah Loop: We also looked for oven mitts and potholders with a hanging loop, which is a useful feature, especially if you have a small kitchen with limited drawer space. However, we don't like that only one side is silicone, which means you have to pay attention to how you dress them — annoying when you're in a hurry to get something off the stove. Slightly smaller than many classic square or rectangular models, these pot holders are molded to fit hands well without flopping into baked goods or sauces, or jumping out of hands during use. Dutch Deluxes Netherlands The makers of Dutch Deluxes move on the border between fashion and function, which is part of the reason why we are so excited with their beautiful kitchen utensils and tools. The most common (and traditional) is shaped like an oversized glove, which is a simple one-size-fits-all style that allows your hand to fall naturally open, but has the downside of limiting your hand movement. Not the first items nabbed on wedding register when they even make the list; never the tony thank you gift for your designaffinen weekend host; rarely a birthday present. View in 3DLinks Quick Facts Screenshots Videos Players can win this item by selecting the following class specializations: Paladin: Warrior: Death Knight: Related. Both sides of this flexible, heavy duty cotton twill holder are lined with silicone strips that provide both grippability and protection; as both sides have the silicone strips, this pot holder is perfect for use in the left and right hand. Pie expert and cookbook author Kate told us: “I also got rack burns because I had to keep my arms in the oven to get a good grip with my fingertips on the edges of the cake pan. Ultimately, it depends on which style you find most comfortable and which specific mitts happen to do a better job in protecting, regardless of the type of fabric — and that information is fortunately readily available because I tested all these mitts myself. After washing, we noticed that some of the seams dissolved, but these simple cotton pot holders provide decent thermal protection and are a great bargain if you want to stock up on a pile (at the time of the test, the cost was 3 dollars for a pack of three). They come in a whole range of colors and styles and each mitt has a leather loop so you can hang it on the side of your barbecue or from your matching leather apron. You can also burn your hand heavily when the towel is wet — and because you're probably going to use towels to wipe clutter and dry spills while cooking, they're more moist than a special mitt. We talked to Kate, James Beard nominee and author of Art of the Pie, who teaches cake workshops in her home kitchen, and Melissa Clark, food author, cookbook author and employee for the Food section of the New York Times (parent company of Wirecutter). I tested pot holders and oven mitts in a range of materials, styles and shapes, and in the end I became a new woman: I am now fast to opine that robust built, intelligent schemat, effective heat-shielding pot holders and oven mitts are among the most important kitchen tools that money can buy. At about 22 dollars for a pot holder this belonged to the priciest contenders, but his superior.