Disclaimer: This review of the Ove Glove® is based on years of use. I wasn't asked to provide a review and received no compensation for it. Opinions are my own based on a dozen years of experience.
One of the most handy things around my kitchen is my Ove Glove®. I was happy with potholders and oven mitts for years. When my hubby found out he had diabetes, it was time to bring in the big guns for protection against hot pans and casserole dishes.
Diabetics frequently suffer from neuropathy and the resulting damage to nerves. It causes pain and a loss of feeling, usually in the feet and hands. It was a piece of cake to lower the temperature on the hot water heater so he didn't get burned while taking a shower or washing pots and pans. I wanted to protect him from burns when he took things off the burner or out of the oven, since he had no idea of how hot things were.
I saw a commercial for the Ove Glove® about a dozen years ago and found a coupon for a discount at Walgreen's a couple of days later. The cost was less than some of the quality burn lotions on the shelf near the pharmacy, so the Kevlar ® and Nomex ® mitt became his Just Because gift.
Use the glove on the right hand or flip it over for the left. Both sides are thermal insulators and allow a margin of safety while holding hot pans like cookie sheets and cast iron skillets.
Everyone in the family got
spoiled used to using the protective glove, which also contains cotton and polyester. That's part of its flexibility and soft feeling. The man of the house left his earthly pain behind and moved onto a better plane of existence a couple of years ago. As our sorrow ebbed and we began taking stock of what needed done, we realized it was harder to wash stains out of the still reliable glove.
Wow! I got an incredible treat when I opened a gift from the kids and found the latest Ove Glove®! See all that blue? It's non-slip silicone grip. Now it's even easier to hold on to slippery glass cookware when moving it from the stove or oven to another location. It's still a left or right hand holder with the same flexibility for every finger.
|Here is my right hand with wiggly fingers in the Ove Glove®|
It's hard to think of the right gift for friends and family. I feel so strongly about the quality and protection of Ove Glove® that I've given it as a gift when I know that a family can really use it.
The only way to make it better is to manufacture one for younger kids.