I’ve unexpectedly found myself in the market for a new pair of oven gloves, after my husband accidentally set fire to my much-loved (and kitchen co-ordinated) oven gloves at the weekend.
It’s not the best timing, with the big Christmas lunch approaching at the end of the week and oven gloves an essential (if our guests actually manage to get here with the snow). I may have to get a budget pair to tide me over, but in the long run, another really nice pair are definitely in order.
Personally, I’m a fan of double oven gloves, as I’ve never found it quite so easy to grip with the single, gauntlet style of oven gloves – the ones I’ve tried were just too bulky (although if you know different and have found the perfect single oven glove, then do let me know!). Here are six of the double oven glove contenders that have made it onto my shortlist so far.
I like the idea of introducing some red into the kitchen this time and these red stripe double oven gloves are certainly a cheery colour. They’re £18 from John Lewis….and I could be tempted to buy a matching apron too.
Blue was my chosen oven glove colour before, but the cotton oven gloves on the right, with their hint of red, look really nice. These double oven gloves are made by designer Alison Capeling and cost £12.50.
These oven gloves are pretty girly though, so this could be one way to avoid another accidental male oven glove burning incident! They’re £13 from Emma Bridgewater.
I rather like these Christmas bauble design oven gloves from Cath Kidston. The colours are appealing and, although they’re Christmassy, they’re not too overly festive and could be used all year round. They’re £10.
Some other interesting oven glove options I found on my web travels include this blue and white utensils design, traditional Union Jack oven gloves and these ultra bright and cheery Union flag oven gloves.