Equipment Reviews: Oven Mitts

Equipment Reviews: Oven Mitts

When you invest in a sturdy chef’s knife, cooking immediately becomes easier, safer, and more satisfying. The same thing is true of a good pair of oven mitts. Buy our winning oven mitts: Read the review: ABOUT US: Located in Boston’s Seaport District in the historic Innovation and Design Building, America’s Test Kitchen features 15,000 square feet of kitchen space including multiple photography and video studios. It is the home of Cook’s Illustrated magazine and Cook’s Country magazine and is the workday destination for more than 60 test cooks, editors, and cookware specialists. Our mission is to test recipes over and over again until we understand how and why they work and until we arrive at the best version. If you like us, follow us:


  1. Shayne Taylor on May 3, 2021 at 5:38 am

    Welding gloves!

  2. MaZEEZaM on May 3, 2021 at 5:38 am

    I would highly recommend Deerhide welding gloves, they offer enough protection for kitchen use while having good dexterity. Standard cowhide welding gloves are also great and offered higher temperature resistance but came with less dexterity.

  3. أميمة الشيخ Omima al sheikh on May 3, 2021 at 5:38 am

    Useful videos, keep going 👌🏻

  4. D.E.B. B on May 3, 2021 at 5:38 am

    I’ve been using fireplace suede gloves for this purpose now for 35 years. Never got a burn, and I’m still using the same pair.

  5. Wateringman on May 3, 2021 at 5:39 am

    Hello there Lisa! Good and timely advice for holiday seasons. That is when most ovens are used repeatedly. I like to bake my own bread. Been considering of all things, and Coleman Portable Oven to experiment with it in baking breads, without having to fire up the oven. Anyway; I use Cool Grip heat resistant gloves. Mine r
    are old. And stained. I had to look it up again to see the model number. Its the Cool Grip 84-SKPX/PSS. They still come in small medium to large extra large. I have the extra large. I can handle 300 to 400 degrees for about a minute with them on. Also, few years ago I got myself an arm heat protection sleeve for each arm. I have started to use Steelman Model #60020. Its sort of a pain in the butt to work yourself into them. They have one size fit all. But it protects from accidental contacts with the edge of the oven door. Worth every penny.
    I started to look for a face shield and found this one: Oberon FF4025 Heat Reflective Faceshield. It supposedly reflects 90% of the heat right back. However its over a $100. But, its rated to 2000 degrees. Some might think that the price and rating is over the top. But consider that for elderly people, or children; who likely will be more sensitive to high temperatures, it will be worth the price. Oh yes, kids will love it. It’s gold reflective color. So you will feel and look like an astronaut!

  6. Menickc on May 3, 2021 at 5:42 am

    I love this series but I feel like there is definitely a glove out there that is better. A glove is just so much nicer to have imo if you can find a good one.

  7. William Ottewell on May 3, 2021 at 5:44 am

    i have found that oven mitts will not work well moving a heavy turkey roaster pan with handles that drop down, the mitt will not get under the handle very easily.

  8. Elizabeth Field on May 3, 2021 at 5:51 am

    Very informative. Love the research you put into this series. I just buy whatever you reccomend.

  9. Kia O'Hara on May 3, 2021 at 5:52 am

    Rachel Ray has the best ones… I get them at Walmart for like $7.

  10. A W on May 3, 2021 at 5:53 am

    I’ve had no problems with my oven gloves, but I’m also not holding a hot pan for 15sec.

  11. Robert Haavind on May 3, 2021 at 5:53 am

    I have had good luck with welding gloves

  12. Troy Vorlik on May 3, 2021 at 5:54 am

    I love ATK recommendations but have to disagree here. I hate the super grippy ones because I frequently find that I can’t set down a pan because the hold on to it too well. Even when I release my grip, if the pan is at all resting on the glove the pan just come right back with the glove when I try to pull back. Especially with thinner pans like cookie sheets. A thick fabric mit is the best. Though I might try the welding gloves that all the other commenters recommend.

  13. KYoss68 on May 3, 2021 at 5:55 am

    The best oven mitts are welding gloves… true story.

  14. Paul Busse on May 3, 2021 at 5:56 am

    The knitted oven gloves are very dangerous. I received a deep second degree burn when boiling water sloshed over the edge of the stock pot and onto the glove. The material
    bonded to my skin between my thumb and index finger making removal somewhat difficult and contributed to my injury. I like the welding glove idea and will give it a try. Thanks.

  15. Jim Davis on May 3, 2021 at 5:57 am

    I can’t get with the silicone mitts and pot holders. Something about the consistency that doesn’t work for me. I wish you would have also picked a fabric mitt winner as a second choice, for those of us who would prefer to stick with textiles.

  16. Dposh on May 3, 2021 at 5:58 am

    The Oxo gloves are fantastic. Got my mom a pair for christmas and wish I bought them for myself lol

  17. Sooz on May 3, 2021 at 5:59 am

    Thank you ATK!! I love your reviews and I adore OXOs products too!!

  18. Keith Kimbrell on May 3, 2021 at 6:02 am

    Okay Lisa, you’re making me spend money again!

  19. John Spencer on May 3, 2021 at 6:02 am

    You ding a product because YOU bought the wrong size…shm

  20. Eh Whatever on May 3, 2021 at 6:04 am

    I got my oven mitts from the 99¢ store. They’re just fine. Washed 100 times. Flexible fabric. It’s been 6 or 7 years, and still going strong.

  21. DE on May 3, 2021 at 6:04 am

    i want it for my kitchen

  22. permeus on May 3, 2021 at 6:04 am

    I’m disappointed that you only have a single brand of the glove style, it would have been better to test a few of the gloves and a few of the mits to get a better sample group.

  23. Daniel Parish on May 3, 2021 at 6:05 am

    I was looking for this exact video in early December to help with my holiday shopping. Shame it showed up a bit late, but I’m grateful to have the input now

  24. Jenny Reiswig on May 3, 2021 at 6:08 am

    I have a pair of extra-long ones that look a lot like the Red House ones in your review, but with a bit longer sleeve. I believe they were Cuisinart but I don’t think they currently make them. I appreciate the extra length so I don’t worry about bumping my arm on the top of the oven when I’m bending into it.

  25. James Pearson on May 3, 2021 at 6:14 am

    Welding gloves are for welding… In the kitchen give me a good flat pot holder! Mittens are for kittens…lol!

  26. Alexander Kahl on May 3, 2021 at 6:16 am

    I love watching ATK equipment reviews and finding out that I already have the one they recommend 🙂

  27. asdf ghjk on May 3, 2021 at 6:17 am

    oxo seems to have great products… but how do you get that in Europe?

  28. Anthony Gardner II on May 3, 2021 at 6:19 am

    I love you, Test Kitchen.

  29. pumpkin9961 on May 3, 2021 at 6:20 am

    I have been using oveglove for many years and it has always protected my hands against heat, im suprised at their review for it

  30. danman281 on May 3, 2021 at 6:22 am

    YouTube recommended me this video because it heard me talk about oven mits!

  31. Kentucky 1950 on May 3, 2021 at 6:22 am

    Welding gloves

  32. L3 on May 3, 2021 at 6:22 am

    I have been using Duncan Euro Design Petite Chef’s Mitt for 8 years and they are still as good as new.

  33. R Hughes on May 3, 2021 at 6:23 am

    OK – to move a pan anything will work for 5 seconds here and there. Anything. No video necessary at all. Any old towel or potholder will do. As will any of these.
    But, since they brought it up,
    …as a cast iron re-conditioner, I cry foul. I hold very HOT pieces for minutes at a time.
    I say nonsense to this "survey" or test.
    First of all, the best of THEIR lot, in my opinion, is the "ove glove" style.
    She claimed they’re too large?!? but all of them are tiny af, even the xl..
    They are still the most effective, most dexterous, short term choice.
    The rest have serious clumsiness issues in general.
    Silicone mitts are horrible, slippery, and dangerous.
    Cheap old-school style mitts tend to melt.

    For real effectiveness across the spectrum look to a more industrial solution like leather welding gloves.

  34. Naty Ricette d' amore on May 3, 2021 at 6:23 am

    Veramente interessante grazie

  35. Corneilus McGillicuddy on May 3, 2021 at 6:24 am

    I bought the Oxo Good Gripes Oven Mitt about two weeks ago because I couldn’t find the Kitchen Smart oven mitt in black and also because I have a gang of other Oxo products. Oh the joy and satisfaction that I felt when Lisa revealed that Oxo oven mitt was the recommended one.

  36. Alex Gremp on May 3, 2021 at 6:25 am

    Pro tip: buy welding gloves instead they are better than any oven mitt I’ve ever used.

  37. Tom Saaristo on May 3, 2021 at 6:26 am

    Thank you for testing these! I have loved my ‘Ove Glove from the very day I received 1 (1! I received 1! I have 2 hands!) They do not transfer heat nearly as fast as anything I have ever used. Maybe I like them for that reason and because they fit my hands. I have washed them without any issues (and even when I thought they were clean, they came out infinitely cleaner). I know ATK chooses ‘universal’ items, but I still stand behind the ‘Ove Glove

  38. J.J. Austin on May 3, 2021 at 6:26 am

    OXO Products have always been highly rated at ATK, however, I see that they are made in China. I know that China’s manufacturing guidelines differ greatly from that of the USA, this being said, and more importantly our diplomatic situation with China at the present time is very tenuous at best and dangerous at worst. It is difficult to trust most products from China especially with protective gear of any kind.
    I have always adored America’s Test Kitchen and the recommendations and I hate to draw a line in the sand at this point, but I feel I must back away from any products made in China especially now. Are there any recommendations for a USA made oven mitt/oven glove that we May use as a substitute for foreign products?? ATK has been my go to for all things Food & Kitchen Equipment and I adore all of their contributors and chefs. I look forward to an answer to this burning question. Thank you in advance! Keep up the great work! 🥰

  39. J Hoyle on May 3, 2021 at 6:27 am

    bro just admit youre sponsored by oxo lol

  40. Phil Free on May 3, 2021 at 6:27 am

    Which came in second and 3rd? I have large hands and the ones chosen don’t fit well.

  41. Matt Evans on May 3, 2021 at 6:29 am

    Opens Amazon -> Adds to Basket -> See you in two days

  42. JOHN P RYDER on May 3, 2021 at 6:29 am

    The BEST is a dry "side towel" that cost about $1 ea. from House of Bezos! you never see Oven Mitts in a restaurant, always a side towel. CHANGE MY MIND!

  43. Justin Trammell on May 3, 2021 at 6:30 am

    Surprise, Oxo won!

  44. Dorothy Rackley on May 3, 2021 at 6:30 am

    I use and love the All-Clad professional textile oven mitts. I bake artisan breads where the cast iron pan is 500 degrees.

    These are the only ones I know that will keep my hands from burning.

    The OXO ones shown don’t say what temperature they go to.

  45. jabber822 on May 3, 2021 at 6:30 am

    Surprised you didn’t like the Ove Gloves. I’ve been using the same pair for at least 5 years now and have never had a problem with them. And I have small hands for a guy. Hopefully they haven’t "updated" the design since I bought mine…

  46. Glenn Genoway on May 3, 2021 at 6:30 am

    Maybe I’m the only one so stupid that I thought the mitts were sold in PAIRS. Well, they aren’t! I ordered the mitts for about $20 including taxes and shipping and to my surprise, there’s only one mitts! So if I want a pair, which I do, then I will fork out another $20. That makes these the most expensive pair of oven mitts that I ever bought. Too soon old, too late smart. You might should mention when things used in pairs are not sold that way. Thank you for the testing you do as I’ve bought several things you suggested over the years.

  47. Jason Stein on May 3, 2021 at 6:31 am

    Fyi when you buy the oxo gloves on Amazon you only get one, not a pair

  48. Delinda Henderson on May 3, 2021 at 6:33 am

    Oxo makes great products.

  49. Beliserius1 on May 3, 2021 at 6:34 am

    $30 cad for 1 (not pair), oooooof

  50. David Reynolds on May 3, 2021 at 6:34 am

    You all got this one wrong! There are BBQ mitts out there that are test and rated from 600 – 900 degrees with longer holding times.