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What oven gloves for a dutch oven in the UK?

Patryk's picture
Patryk

What oven gloves for a dutch oven in the UK?

The last time I made bread, I sustained a burn on my wrist from my dutch oven, as the mitts I own are poop.

Do you have any recommendations for good mitts or gloves that I can purchase here in the UK for not too money?
Every recommendation I find seems to only be available in the US or for ridiculous prices.

I am not sure if I should go for the 4-fingers-in-one-pocket gloves (I heard the Homwe are good, but expensive), or the ones where each finger is individual? I feel like the latter is easier to use but harder to find.

I've heard some people talk about using welding gloves, but they seem quite unwieldy.

It doesn't help that most of the gloves and mitts I see on Amazon.co.uk are cheap chinese goods and I do not believe their heat-resistance claims.

So any suggestions at what I can buy in the UK for not too much money?
Thank you :)

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The Roadside Pi...

Hello, Pat.

 I hope you are doing well this fine day.

 I like the Ove-Glove a lot! A quick Amazon UK search uncovered these excellent specimens! In fact if I did not already have two pair plus mitts. I would get these. I am loving the extra long! 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Medipaq-Wrist-Protect-Proof-Gloves/dp/B00Q2TQ99Y/ref=sr_1_11?dchild=1&keywords=oven+glove&qid=1596018073&sr=8-11

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Patryk

Hi Eureka, thank you for your comment :)

I have heard of the Ove-Glove and tried looking for it, but the only sellers on Amazon are untrustworthy (74%) and most customers report having received a fake knock-off that suffers in quality. Same on eBay unfortunately.

I did see the Medipaq you posted, however I was not able to find independent reviews and some people in the Amazon reviews mentioned they do not work for cast iron and get uncomfortably hot after just a few seconds:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B0058IGN0A/ref=acr_dp_hist_1?ie=UTF8&filterByStar=one_star&reviewerType=all_reviews#reviews-filter-bar

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Patryk

Hi The Roadside Pie King, thank you for your comment :)

I have heard of the Ove-Glove and tried looking for it, but the only sellers on Amazon are untrustworthy (74%) and most customers report having received a fake knock-off that suffers in quality. Same on eBay unfortunately.

I did see the Medipaq you posted, however I was not able to find independent reviews and some people in the Amazon reviews mentioned they do not work for cast iron and get uncomfortably hot after just a few seconds:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B0058IGN0A/ref=acr_dp_hist_1?ie=UTF8&filterByStar=one_star&reviewerType=all_reviews#reviews-filter-bar

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The Roadside Pi...

One note on the authentic real McCoy, ove-glove. Should the glove get wet, as in when you add water to steam the oven, the glove will loss all heat resistance.  

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deblacksmith

I haven't live in the UK since 1980, 1981, (I worked for an American metals company in Swansea, Wales) but do take a look at welding gloves if you are anywhere near an industrial area.  Good leather, lined, welding gloves work rather well for this and with imports are really not very expensive.  I would guess around 5 to 10 pounds and you could try them on.  Have a nice Bitter for me too.  I miss my British beer.

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Mister Bun

We use welders gloves. Heavy duty and cover at least to the middle of your forearm and importantly cheap. I have seen them online for £4 per pair.

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Patryk

Thank you for all your replies :)

I ended up going with these BBQ gloves, I'll let you know how they perform:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Acmind-Gloves-Extreme-Heat-Resistant/dp/B087T2M64X/ref=sr_1_11?dchild=1&keywords=bbq+gloves&qid=1596198385&sr=8-11

If they don't I'll try welder's gloves as you all mentioned, but I'm concerned about how easy they will be to move around in.