these are really cute and my neices and nephew like to play with them and they work well enough. but they are a little short so there is more of a chance of burning yourself than with an actual oven mit. These will work well to pass/serve food with, as a cute conversation starter. But for serious chefs who are moving heavy big pots and pans from very hot oven you should have a back up. They also work well to keep by stove for hot stainless/iron pan handles when you need to stir.