Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Gripsafe Silicone Gloves

I love to cook and bake and am always finding new recipes to try. The more new things I find to create, also means more time in the kitchen around the hot oven and burners. I am accident prone, so you can do the math.

I try to find items for the kitchen that make my life easier. From handy tools to new kitchen concepts, I like to see how well they fit into my lifestyle. One of the new paths I have been trying is silicone kitchen items. I had tried bakeware, candy molds and pan liners, but had never used the gloves before, so when I saw them available for review, I thought I would give it a chance.

One thing I loved about the silicone gloves was the size. They were large enough for me to slip on and off with ease, making it less of a task when in the middle of cooking. I like that they are easy to clean and don't become frazzled and frayed after washing like so many cloth type pot holders do. The silicone washes in minutes and they dry quickly too, so even having to wash them by hand isn't a problem.

I like the bright orange color and the cute heart pattern of the gloves and they work great for popping in things like bread, cookies or frozen pizza. The one thing I didn't really like was they they seemed to get hot when using them for something more stable like a casserole or cake pan. I found myself looking for somewhere to set the pan quickly when they heat became too much for my fingertips. I didn't really notice this issue anywhere else on the gloves, but it did get hot a few times in the top area of the finger parts.

That said, they are only designed to handle temperatures up to 450 degrees, so even though the temps may have been in that range, the food inside the glass pans felt too hot for me. They worked well for turning items on the grill and made it simple to remove them quickly too. Overall, if used for quick transfer items or lower temps, these are a nice addition to my silicone collection.

*I received a sample item for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

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