Purchased a pair of the Le Chef Ultra-flex Silicone Padded Kitchen Oven Mitts as a gift but extremely disappointed when I opened the package to discover a tag attached to the mitts stating that they are only effective to 425 degrees. My recollection at the time of ordering was a higher temperature, so I logged back onto Overstock.com to check. Sure enough, the description stated the the mitts are safe to 485 degrees. To me, that 60 degrees is the difference between a high quality, high temperature silicone oven mitt and one that is not as high a quality nor a high temperature oven mitt. To say the least, I am disappointed with Overstock.com to have listed important inaccurate information for this item, and though the price was low, I'm not certain I would have ordered this item had I known then what I know now.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Seems OK
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Inaccurate. Not safe to 485 degrees as in the online description as the tag on received product states only safe to 425 degrees
I like this product because they are lined. You don't feel any heat transfer and the size of the gloves are perfect.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? exact (red)
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. excellent
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good
Love them, they do the job and wash off easily. Not sure about BBQ use, a those temps are much higher, but for kitchen ovens, racks, hot dishes, taking food from the microwave, they are perfect ! I have several sets and they all look as good as new, after 5 plus years of use.
I have bought several pairs of these for myself and as gifts. Cloth oven gloves invariably look grungy after a few months, but these look as great as the day I bought them. My husband has used them to handle food in the smoker, but any black smudges wash right off these gloves. They are also so well insulated you feel no heat at all through them. I love this product.