An oven glove
, or oven mitt
, is a insulated mitten
usually worn in the kitchen
to protect the wearer's hand
from hot objects like ovens, stoves, cookware
Fabric gloves consist of heat insulation surrounded by cotton fabric, usually consisting of decorative patterns. Newer oven gloves are made from silicone instead of fabric, which makes them resistent to water and stains The new silicone gloves are made or Kevlar and Nomex.
Oven gloves should only be used when dry and only for short periods at a time. The gloves should not come into contact with heating elements
, gas flames or similar sources of high temperature. Fabric gloves will not protect against hot liquids.
Furnace gloves, or furnace mitts, are more heavily insulated, longer, and can protect the user from intense heat for longer periods of time.