Unique Oven Mitt and Multi-Purpose Utility Glove

We are often presented with new glove inventions and most often they mimic a glove model that already exists or simply does not meet what we feel is useful or practical. However, we tested this new Silicone Oven Mitt and Utility Glove to see if it meets all the features and benefits for a glove design like this model and we are excited and pleased to add it to our glove offerings.

The main advantage with this new glove mitt is that it offers more functions and features than simply an oven mitt. 

What got my attention initially was the fact that we have been trying to source nice new silicone oven mitts that could withstand high temperatures as well as offer a wider and better grip opposed to the thin miniature oven mitts that are popular in many big box stores. Those are nice and colorful, but they simply do not meet the needs of your average user for cooking or grilling when temperatures exceed 300° F.

The other advantage that these mitts offer is due to the unique ribbed grip design on the mitt itself and its touchscreen capabilities, which adds more user benefits depending on what your needs are. I’ll touch on those as well, so you get a better idea since it is not all that obvious when initially looking at the mitt.

Oven Mitt Features:

In my opinion, the main function and feature of these gloves is their versatility as a high-heat oven and grilling mitt. They even succeeded in my basic desire to fulfill this aspect. Simply put, we oven tested them with cast iron handles at 425° F and they did the job nicely.

The other aspect is that have a broader 4” fit and better grip than the miniature mitts providing better heat protection and a good grip which is all about safety. The design also allows you to slip them on and off very easily without any trouble and the sizing is great for all hand sizes. They are a bit thicker than those miniature mitts, but this is what you want and need. Plus, this makes them more durable.

Besides being safe for food handling, they are also easily cleaned and washed with normal kitchen detergents. 

Additional Features and Uses:

Although my primary desire was for a nice simple heat protective mitt, the inventor brought to my attention the following features and uses with these gloves that makes them very practical as a vital home essential and very useful in many work applications.

Gasoline fueling – Easily slip on the glove and protect your hand from the gasoline fueling facet and easily enter your credit card details since the nice tip of the gloves are “touchscreen compatible”.

Other uses include: Opening hard to open jar lids due to the ribbed grip design; Plumbing projects; Handrail grabbing in mass transit; Plogging and Litter removal including sharp glass and metal, Recycling facilities; Cable Spooling; Weeding; Dry Ice handling; as well as a handy glove for holding fish when Fishing.  I’m sure there are many other uses, but these are the most popular uses that were brought to my attention.

These durable gloves also include a nice detachable retractable leash and a convenient carry bag if needed.

If you think of other useful uses for these gloves, please let me know so we can share that with our other users and subscribers.

You can see the gloves at this link: Multi-Purpose Oven Mitt

Let me know if you have any questions,

Joe McGarry

The Glove Guru

Cotton Work Gloves

Cotton Work Gloves is one of our oldest work glove categories going back over 25 years now. Historically speaking, Cotton Work Gloves were always the most popular work gloves by far along with leather work gloves long before thin coated nylon work gloves hit the glove work scene around 2005.

The most popular cotton work gloves were the familiar Brown Jersey Gloves which remain popular today due to their comfort, durability, and low cost. As a matter of fact, the Brown Jersey Gloves were one of our first models of “work” gloves to be added to our web site back in 1996.

Often overlooked and under-rated, Cotton work gloves range from general purpose work glove models to very high-performance work gloves from intense heat protection to superior cut resistance with the addition of blended aramid fibers such as Kevlar which offer high tensile strength for cut resistance along with heat and flame resistance.

The other big advantage with cotton work gloves is their low cost since they are made from a natural sustainable plant unlike man-made fibers. This is also a nice feature and benefit in today’s quest to become more ecological and environmentally friendly.

Speaking of environmentally friendly gloves, let me also take this opportunity for me to give our popular GO Greens Bamboo Gloves a plug which are also very high-performance work gloves made from bamboo which makes them very Eco-friendly. I would like to add that these gloves were developed by yours truly many years ago and remain one of our top selling work, garden, and chore gloves today.

Cotton Work Glove Applications

Obviously, there are many broad uses and obvious uses for Cotton Work Gloves, but I will mention a few of them as examples.

Besides the normal uses in various household chores both indoors and outdoors, they are widely used in trucking, warehousing, moving companies, hot-mill metal working, glass and ceramics manufacturing, grocery and food stocking, bakeries and pizzerias, general construction and mechanical work, recycling operations, landscaping, foundries and metal casting, forging operations, high heat manufacturing, and these are simply the most popular uses and work applications as some examples. We also carry a few models that are FDA approved for food contact.

Types of Cotton Work Gloves (a few examples)

I am only discussing a few models for some examples to provide you with some insight into the broad range and depth of these cotton work gloves. There are many more types available, and these are just a few examples.

Brown Jersey Gloves

The traditional Brown Jersey Glove is a normal weight cotton glove that is also available with dotted palms for a better grip. Although many are made from 100% cotton, we prefer to sell a model that is blended with a polyester fiber which makes them a bit stronger and extends the life of the glove.

Poly-Cotton Work Gloves

These are standard “form fitting to the shape of the hand” knit cotton gloves with polyester fibers for added strength and long life. There are 100% cotton models available at the same price, but these are a better option for your money. They come in a light weight (13 Gauge) to a medium weight (10 Gauge) to a thicker heavy weight (7 Gauge) model. Keep in mind that these are form fitting models for better dexterity. These models are also used in work related to food contact since they are certified for FDA food handling requirements under 21 CPR – Part 177.

Premium Grade Hot-Mill Glove

These are heavy weight gloves which also offer cut resistance as well as heat resistance up to 500° F. They have an extended protective gauntlet cuff and are commonly used in operations that require a more durable and protective glove.

Heat and Cut Resistant (Blended Cotton) Form Fitting Glove

These are seamless knit “form fitting” gloves that come in many sizes and offer both heat resistance and cut resistance. They protect up to 500° F and offer an ANSI Cut Level A3 Cut Resistance.

Heat and Flame-Resistant Glove

These are heavy weight terry cloth cotton gloves with a gauntlet cuff which is flame retardant and heat resistant up to 450° F. An ANSI rated Level 4 Flame Resistant Glove. It should be noted that these are not certified for TIG or MIG welding operations.

Please note that there are many and numerous types of cotton work glove available and over the years we have reduced our offerings to only the most popular and practical models that cover most everyone’s needs. It also eliminates a lot of confusion when you offer many similar models. This means that we narrow our offerings to make it much easier for you to select a cotton work glove that meets your needs rather than make a mistake. If you don’t see a model that you wish to purchase, please let us know since we have access to many glove models not shown on our web site.

In conclusion, this should provide you with some good examples and information on Cotton Work Glove and you can easily find more product details in each of our product listings in our Cotton Work Glove category which you can easily link to using the link below.

It’s an interesting glove category that many are not familiar with and one that is not routinely promoted by others due to the low costs and low margins in these types of gloves. However, it is our job to keep our customers better informed since we want to be your single source for all your glove needs.

Link: Cotton Work Gloves

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Joe McGarry

The Glove Guru

GO Plogging Gloves

Joggers plogging with trash bags

At first glance, I am sure you are asking, what the heck are Plogging Gloves.

I completely understand since I was unaware until we had a request for some recommendations on Plogging Gloves… so let me explain more so everyone is aware and informed…. After all that’s my job at GO GLOVES to keep you informed on the newest and latest information on gloves. I am surprised that I was unaware about a need for these types of gloves by now but the growing interest in gloves that could be used in the plogging activity and efforts became particularly important to me.

This is a new and exciting category of gloves that we are very proud to participate in on a world-wide basis. We even established a new site navigation category for these gloves which is provided below.

Before I discuss the gloves that we supply to these forward thinking and very earth-conscious people, let me provide you some background on this growing movement on how this wonderful activity became a very popular and a growing sporting and exercising phenomenon around the world. It’s nice and refreshing.

You can thank me later for bringing this to your attention and even my wife, who jogs daily is “in” now once she learned about this great effort and earth conscious concept. I also suggest you investigate a local group of runners who are very active in this new “plogging” movement. I will provide some links at the end of this post that maybe helpful.   

Now for the low down on Plogging Gloves……..   

Plogging Gloves are gloves used in the popular sport of Plogging that helps reduce plastic and debris pollution. These joggers pick up litter while jogging which promotes exercise and environmental care at the same time. It is estimated, according to Wikipedia, that ~2,000,000 people plog daily in 100 countries and some plogging events have attracted over 3,000,000 participants.

You can look up “Plogging” on Wikipedia on your own for more information. However, it all started in Sweden around 2016 and spread to other countries in 2018, following increased concern about plastic pollution.

Therefore, since we always try to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to new gloves and new glove issues, we have entered the Plogging arena with GO Plogging Gloves. The glove themselves are not brand-new glove models but they are unique gloves which lend themselves to Plogging due to their special features that people need to protect their hands. The gloves that we list in the Plogging Glove category were originally developed for special uses in the work and consumer glove markets, and due to their special features makes some of them very useful and appropriate for Plogging users and their needs.

GO Plogging Glove Features: Since these gloves are principally used while jogging, they must have these features.

These features include:

  • Being light weight
  • Very form fitting
  • Breathable to reduce perspiration
  • Have a good grip to easily pick up debris and litter
  • Offer high durability for a longer glove life
  • And in some cases, also offer cut resistance in the case of broken glass and sharp metal from tin cans, etc.
  • I would also like to mention that the gloves we offer are also washable since they will become dirty, and you will want to re-use them from time to time rather than discard them to save money.

Note that we also include a durable Ambi-Dex Grippaz Engage Disposable Glove in this category which do not have some of the features mentioned above but some people may want or need a fully coated glove like a disposable glove if they need some protection from liquids or chemicals. The Grippaz Disposable Model we list are more durable than your typical disposable glove and have a great grip and offer some protection from common chemicals and liquids.

Another nice feature that many joggers prefer to have is high visibility. We have added a few hi-vis gloves for this preference, and we have even included a nice pink model for the ladies.

I would also like to emphasize that since we are a company that specializes in gloves, the gloves that we have listed in the GO Plogging Glove category are special and they are not commonly available in your local hardware or sporting goods shop. 

LinkGO Plogging Gloves

Useful links:

Trash Dash at Keep America Beautiful

Plogging World Organization

https://www.goplogging.org/how-to