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Critic's Cupboard: The ‘Ove’ Glove

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

The ‘Ove’ Glove: $13 to $20, 2 for $24 to $39

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Jim Hillibish: If you burn your fingers on a hot pan or oven rack or drop pans from a pot holders, the ‘Ove’ Glove is worth a look.

It is a cotton, Kevlar and Nomex heatproof glove with a nonslip silicone grip. Its expense may be worth it if you hate pot holders.

The soft glove protects up to 480 degrees. That does not mean you’ll feel no heat. It does give you time to get a dish from the oven to the kitchen counter.

Early versions were slippery, an obvious problem. Make sure you get the latest one with the blue silicone grips. One size fits all, and the grips are on both sides for southpaws.

Do a little shopping before purchase, as the price ranges wildly.

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Jennifer Mastroianni: I’m a sucker for gadget commercials.  I love watching them. I don’t often pull the trigger and order, but if I’m in a store and see “As Seen On TV” emblazoned on a package, I’ll stop in my tracks to check it out.

So it was with the ‘Ove’ Glove. I saw the commercials, then discovered the product at Walgreens. I caved. And I must say, I’ve been entirely happy with this potholder that is more glove than mitt.

However, don’t expect it to stay pretty. The white glove gets stained and grungy in a hurry. It is machine-washable, but don’t count on it getting sparkling white after a few uses.

I wish I had two. If you plan to splurge, get a pair. Mine was $15.99.

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