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Fireproof potholders?

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I am looking for an online source to buy fireproof (or fire resistant) potholders. I don't want the silicone pads or oven mitts.
Anyone have any good suggestions?
thanxs in advance for your help.
post #2 of 6
Flame/fire proof is not really an accurate name. You'll find various resistances and thresholds though that will work for most kitchen applications.

In some testing, Cook's illustrated found some interesting things.

You say you don't want mitts, but what about gloves? Leather welding gloves work really well for short quick things. But they have this odd behavior that they're cool, cool, then suddenly unbearably hot. I have some leather welding gloves I use for campfire cooking and some home cooking and it's true. They're cool, then suddenly hot. I like them for the shielding though for campfire cooking, grilling, barbecue. They do that very well.

CI wasn't impressed with the silicone hot pads either. I hate the glove versions and have never tried the pads.

Quilted treated cotton is good protection. but wets easily and while it doesn't burst into flames, they can burn through under direct flame over a few seconds time

I've heard good things about various Nomex products. CI liked these too, but they're pricey compared to competing products. Mostly available as a glove with reputedly good dexterity. I don't think I've ever seen this as just a pad though.
post #3 of 6
Fire-proof gloves? What a buzz-kill.

BDL
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post #4 of 6

Tucker BurnGuard

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Edited by TheUnknownCook - 12/7/10 at 2:13pm
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Man in Black: Life is pain, Highness! Anyone who says differently is selling something. -- The Princess Bride
Miracle Max: Sonny, true love is the greatest thing, in the world-except for a nice MLT - mutton, lettuce and tomato sandwich, where the mutton is nice and lean...
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Great for home cooks.

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Over 50 years in food service business 35 as Ex Chef. Specializing in Volume upscale Catering both on and off premise .(former Exec. Chef in the largest on premise caterer in US  with 17 Million Dollars per year annual volume). 
      Well versed in all facets of Continental Cuisine...

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post #6 of 6

I've used welding gloves for years and they are very good, but some do suffer from the problems phatch described.  If you have the cash, firefighter gloves would work.  Using a turnout coat for a kitchen apron would be an interesting conversation starter, too.

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