there is NO feeling the heat through them that's for sure! But they're comfy on the inside because of the liner which is great also! I used to burn my hands on the oven racks or the oven door all the time- maybe I am a little clutsy but geez, I haven't done that since these bad boys arrived! I feel indestructible now! :)! I use them to turn chickens & turkeys now when they're on the roasting pan- GREAT! I definately recommend these!