The 'Ove' Glove
Yeah, but will it change the oil on my car? The 'Ove' Glove is one of the latest products being sold by Joseph Enterprises, famed makers of the Chia Pet, The Clapper, and the Chimney Sweeping Log. The glove is promoted as a super duper potholder glove for your hand that can withstand extremely high temperatures, keeping your hand and the glove safe and undamaged.
The 'Ove' Glove is a five-fingered kitchen glove that can help you "...protect youself from painful burns while creating a culinary masterpiece. According the the web site, the 'Ove' Glove's outer material is made from Nomex and Kevlar, the combination of which makes for an extremely strong and heat-resistant hot pot handler. I'm not sure about those culinary masterpieces, or if you'd even call cornbread a masterpiece, but it does provide significant protection from scalding hot handles and cookie sheets.
I can only suspect that the Kevlar is used when you have to protect your family from intruders and stop that speeding bullet from blasting into your chest. NOMEX, however, is the material that is used in NASCAR drivers jumpsuits to protect them from fire. This is some good shit.
I was given this as a gift over Christmas and immediately knew what it was, having seen the cheesy commericals that make Joseph Enterprises famous. Inwardly, I sneered at the product because of such. However, when I put it to use, I instantly knew I'd rather not use any other hot pot tool in my kitchen.
What I really need now is two 'Ove' Gloves.
So far I have no significant complaint against the Glove other than the fact that you really can't hold a cast iron skillet that's been in the 450 degree oven for very long. But I suppose that's a bit nit-picky. I highly recommend you picking one or two of these up for your kitchen. They will beat the crap out of any cotton or nylon potholder you have in your drawer.
Now, about catching those bullets ...