Once they are wet, you can get burned or scalded. However, with dry items, they are said to be heat safe up to 450°F. These gloves have a soft cotton lining and use Aramid Fibers (used in aerospace and military applications) in the outer fabric layer.
Like others in this genre, the exterior sports a design of silicone lines. The gloves are 12.9″ long, which is long enough to protect the wrist and lower arms. Our moderator Spinaker says “I have put The Pit Mitt through the BBQ wringer. I have grabbed burning logs, hot grates, cast iron pans, griddles, grill pans, Dutch oven, etc. you name it. You can still burn yourself but I can hold a cast iron pan in my gloved hand for about 20 seconds when I take it out of a 450°F oven.”
Heat resistance. 25 seconds
Dexterity. Took some effort to use tongs and a small paring knife
Comfort. Comfortable but felt a bit like a pot holder with fingers
Rick Browne does product testing and recipes. A renowned TV cooking show host, photojournalist, and author of 16 barbecue books, he was the creator, host, and executive producer of public television’s popular Barbecue America TV series, a cooking and travelogue highlighting the world’s outdoor culinary landscape. It has aired on more than 230 stations.