Big Red House Heat Resistance Silicone Oven Mitts

Last updated date: March 17, 2020

DWYM Score
9.3

Big Red House Heat Resistance Silicone Oven Mitts

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Overall Take

Need to handle heavy, hot dishes? The Big Red House Heat Resistance Silicone Oven Mitts offer classic, heat-resistant cotton striped through with silicone for a strong grip. The gloves are BPA-free and protected from temperatures up to 480 degrees. In our analysis of 23 expert reviews, the Big Red House Big Red House Heat Resistance Silicone Oven Mitts placed 5th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note April 27, 2020:
Checkout The Best Oven Mitt for a detailed review of all the top oven mitts.

Expert Summarized Score
9.1
4 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.2
1,025 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
High heat resistance, Chemical free and environmentally friendly, The long length offers better protection to your wrists and forearms, Machine washable, FDA safety and durability approved.
- Chef's Resource
Heat resistant up to 480°F. 100% cotton outer mitt with silicone striping for nonslip gripping. Extra length protects wrists and forearms. Loops for hanging. Come in several color choices. Polyester interior, terrycloth lining, recycled cotton infill.
- BestReviews
Heat resistant up to 480 degrees Fahrenheit, Silicone striping provides a more secure grip, Terry cloth interior.
- Heavy
High-quality, Great value for money, Very good price, Maximum heat protection up to 480° Fahrenheit, Ideal for use with an oven, stove or hot grill.
- Morning Chores
What experts didn't like
They tend to fall apart gradually at the seams over time, Has a strong plastic smell straight out of the box.
- Chef's Resource
Bulky. Orientation of silicone strips doesn't help in gripping.
- BestReviews
Ample padding makes them feel large/bulky, Can feel too large for those with smaller hands, Some find them a bit stiff.
- Heavy
Cotton can get damaged easily, Silicone strips can be slippery when wet, May have a musty smell out of the bag.
- Morning Chores

From The Manufacturer

I used to own a soup company and lived in a BIG RED HOUSE. From the moment I had laid eyes on this house, I loved it. It was where I raised my kids, where I started my soup business, and where lots of glorious memories were made. When I was searching for a name for my business, calling it BIG RED HOUSE felt perfect. Closing down my soup business was a difficult and emotional decision. That business was sort of my 4th child. I was happy the name was an excellent fit for my next venture: a kitchen products company.

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An Overview On Oven Mitts

The oven mitt is such a simple piece of fabric, but it’s likely one of the most essential items you own. In most kitchens, it can seem like this pair of heat-resistant gloves just sprouts out of the drawer when you move in, ready to protect your hands from blisters — though they’re more likely passed down from a relative or roommate. But just try and cook without them and you’ll never take them for granted again.

If you’re looking for a new oven mitt after decades of using Grandma’s old ones, you’ll be happy to find there have been some tweaks to the design over the years. Most notably, you’ll find that many modern mitts are made from silicone, at least on the exterior. This is an upgrade from the traditional cotton or polyester oven mitt in a few different ways.

First of all, silicone can be far more resistant to heat than cloth and doesn’t need to be nearly as thick to convey that protection. It’s also water-repellent, which can be a huge boon not only in safety but durability. When grease or hot water splashes up and over the pot you’re carrying, it will slide right off your mitts instead of staining them — and potentially scalding your hands.

Well-designed silicone mitts can also be a lot better at gripping heavy pots and pans. That’s why you might find oven mitts with a “tread” pattern on the palm, which makes it easier to hold onto that pot roast.

Of course, that extra protection and grip typically comes with a little extra on the price tag. If you’re a traditionalist, there’s nothing wrong with the old-school “quilted” style oven mitts, which are typically made with cotton or a polyester blend. Newer mitts in this style are usually treated with some kind of flame-retardant coating for extra protection. They’re also more flexible than fully silicone mitts, which can make all the difference if you’re used to the feel.

Of course, some modern mitts go for a mix of the two. There are some great mitts made of cotton with a silicone pad near the contact points, or small silicone strips laced onto the surface. Whatever kind you choose, make sure they fit without slipping too much. If you use your kitchen at all, you’ll be using them plenty.

DWYM Fun Fact

Just because they’re called oven mitts doesn’t mean they can’t be used outside the kitchen. As savvy gardeners know, they can be great for trimming or handling thorny bushes. And if you’ve got to step away from your breakfast for a while, put an oven mitt over your coffee cup. The insulation will keep the liquid warm for much longer.

The Oven Mitt Buying Guide

  • Length is an often-overlooked factor when buying oven mitts. If you plan on cooking foods with splashing grease or meals in especially large pots, you might consider an extra-large set of mitts. These will protect your forearms from spills or steam.
  • Every now and then, you’re going to need to wash those mitts. Silicone mitts make that easy since most food spills will rinse right off. Some models are even dishwasher-safe. Cloth mitts might take a bit of extra care. It’s best to nip hot grease stains in the bud since those can not only mar the fabric but eat away at the protective layers.