Best Oven Gloves with Fingers

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Burns: we're all familiar with them, and we all understand why we need to avoid them. Despite this, they remain one of the most common kitchen injuries, and one that we seem to be unable to cut out of our lives. Whether your kitchen at home is equipped with traditional oven mitts, heat-resistant pads, or you prefer the old-fashioned tea towel method, there has to be a better way. Oven mitts leave you without dexterity, leading to some clumsy carries and a risk of dropping a boiling-hot tray or pan. Heat-resistant pads or towels leave much to be desired, as they often can slip around and leave parts of your hand uncovered. Then there's the slap-dash tea towel method, which has its obvious drawbacks.

Luckily, there's a better way, and it's simpler than you think. Home cooks and chefs alike are increasingly turning to Oven Gloves with Fingers for their hand-protection needs in the kitchen, with consistently great results. This type of glove provides the same (and often better) protection as your standard oven mitts do, while leaving your fingers free to provide you with the best grip, and most dexterity, possible. That means no more clumsily picking up that tricky tray from your oven, and no more fumbling with that skinny-handled pan, as your five-fingered gloves will provide you with a better grip than you would have with bare hands and no heat at all.

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Here at, we're the authority on the best gloves around, so it's natural that we stock the most protective and easy-to-use five-fingered oven gloves available. We've taken the liberty of selecting a few of our favourites that have been tried and tested to provide you with the peace of mind in the kitchen that you crave. With different features and strengths, we're sure that among these gloves is the perfect pair for you, so read on, and decide for yourself.

Coolskin steam oven gloves

Coolskin Steam Oven Gloves

What better way to start off our list than with one of the most trusted names in heat-resistance, Coolskin. They've been creating high-quality gloves to keep your hands free from burns for years, and the Coolskin Steam Oven Gloves are no exception. Perfect for use by the casual home cook and professional alike, these gloves provide exceptional heat-resistance up to 350°C, more than enough to deal with your common household oven or stove. Resistant from both steam and heat, Coolskin back these gloves against heat from ovens, AGA cookers, solid fuel stoves, microwaves and barbecues.

Protecting your hands and wrists with 27cm of length, these gloves use the power of Nomex (a strong synthetic heat-resistant fibre), to keep the heat where it belongs: outside your gloves. Comfortable and flexible, the Steam Oven Gloves features an additional cotton liner with a cotton-lined latex layer to protect you from heat, steam, and any other type of heat your kitchen can throw at you.

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Polyco Hot gloves heat resistant gloves

Polyco Hot Glove Heat-Resistant Gloves

For those looking for a glove that will provide heat-resistance while enhancing their grip in the kitchen, you need look no further than the Polyco Hot Glove Heat-Resistant Gloves. With the capacity to withstand temperatures as high as 250°C, these gloves are resistant enough to protect your hands from the heat of household ovens and other home-cooking appliances.

Where these gloves really shine is in the enhanced grip they can provide you while moving hot pans and trays from the oven or stove to other surfaces. Their nitrile grip pattern gives you an iron grip on whatever you're holding, making slipping pans and nervous cooks a thing of the past. Able to be worn on either hand, this glove can function as a single glove, or with two for foolproof protection. A generous fit allows easy donning, letting you take them on and off without hassle, whenever required. As an added bonus, the double-layered cotton construction makes them durable enough to work for you for a long, long time.

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Coolskin Oven Gloves for heat protection

Coolskin Heat Resistant Oven Gloves 375

It makes sense that any list of heat-resistant gloves would begin, and end, with Coolskin. They've come up big again with their Coolskin Heat Resistant Oven Gloves 375, made with Meta Aramid (a strong heat-resistant fibre), helping them to achieve reliable heat resistance up to 350°C. Designed to combine comfort and protection, these gloves are made with a duplex knitted structure and a 'glove within a glove' design. This means that the inner glove wraps around you hand and fingers to provide great comfort and a perfect fit, while the tough outer-layer absorbs the heat and protects you from burns.


With enough comfort and flexibility to be worn for a long period of time, you can happily go about your work in the kitchen without having to take them off to give your hands a break. Since these gloves are ambidextrous, either glove can be worn on either hand, making putting these gloves on as simple as they are to take off.  Specialising in protection from dry-contact heat, these gloves are a perfect option for those who like to be comfortable while they cook, and are ideal for wearing when using ovens, AGA cookers, solid fuel stoves, microwaves and barbecues.

For extra protection for your wrists and forearms, these gloves are also available in an Extra-Long Gauntlet Version.

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Now it's Up to You

After laying out where each of these gloves excel, it's time to decide for yourself. Our customers have found a multitude of uses for all of these gloves, and have provided some extra info for you in the reviews. Whether you're looking for versatility, grip, or comfort, the perfect glove for you is there for the taking. So think about what YOU will be using these gloves for, weigh up the pros and cons, and get ready to enjoy cooking with more dexterity than you've ever had before in the kitchen. Throw out those old, cumbersome oven mitts, leave the tea towels to do what they do best, and join the ranks of the smart and safe cooks here at Safety Gloves.

Not convinced, or want to take a look for yourself? Check out our entire range of Heat-Resistant Gloves!

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