Stay safe with oven mitts
Oven mitts are a staple of every kitchen. In commercial settings, these essential tools should boast convenience in all aspects. They should be highly visible, easy to clean and use, and provide ample protection for cooks handling hot foods. When you shop with Hubert, you can trust in the quality of the products.
Decide on length
The length of an oven mitt directly affects safety. You want to ensure that cooks' arms will be completely covered, but at the same time, you have to consider kitchen staff members who may have shorter arms. If an oven mitt is too long, it may hinder their maneuverability, which can lead to a dangerous situation. Select a glove that is a happy medium, ensuring that it is neither too long nor too short for cooks. Alternatively, you can invest in several oven mitts, which guarantees that every kitchen employee will have access to the mitt that is the perfect length for him or her.
Select the material
Modern advancements have introduced new materials to oven mitts. From silicone, to cotton, to neoprene, to polyester, there are many options to choose from. This affects the level of heat that a wearer can handle. If your food service venue is one that does not require high temperatures, then traditional cotton oven mitts may suffice. On the other hand, if your cooks use the oven frequently and at extreme heat levels, oven mitts made of silicone will be necessary.
Traditional oven mitts feature a small space for the thumb and a large one for the other fingers. However, at Hubert, you will be able to choose from a few options in addition to the classic model. These include oven gloves, which allow wearers to use all of their fingers while handling hot dishes. There is also an oven mitt that allows cooks to use their thumbs and index fingers independently from the other three digits. These two unconventional models are ideal for busy kitchens where staff members must constantly multitask. They allow chefs to tend to items in the oven and adjust stove dials at the same time, ensuring proper cooking and heightening safety.
Chances are, there is or will be a chef who is left-handed. If you are already dealing with this situation or want to prepare for it, investing in ambidextrous oven mitts will save you and members of the kitchen staff from many headaches. During mealtimes, the workflow in the kitchen can speed up exponentially, and essential safety tools such as oven mitts may be needed at a moment's notice. Investing in ambidextrous oven mitts ensures that all cooks can safely handle hot food items.
The visibility of oven mitts in the kitchen is important. These frequently used tools will need to be placed in an area that all cooks have access to. Make the oven mitts easy to find by looking for models that feature eye-catching colors. Alternatively, for ones that are neutral colors, positioning them at eye level will ensure that cooks will see them regardless of where they may be in the kitchen.
Look no further than Hubert
Hubert has been in the commercial food industry for decades, and we are familiar with the developments that kitchen equipment has gone through. We carry products that are durable, functional and visually appealing. We recognize the importance of reliable kitchen tools and how they affect business operations. When you work with Hubert, you can rest easy knowing that all items have been carefully selected by industry experts.