About Hot Hands

Hot Hands is a pair of 5-finger, melt-proof silicone gloves with raised grippers that repel heat away from your hands, making them ideal when using ovens, stovetops, grills, and more. And compared to conventional oven mitts, Hot Hands is precise enough to pick up a pin, while its non-slip grip is strong enough to easily open jars.

Then, when you’re finished using your Hot Hands, they’ll rinse clean in seconds, or they can be placed in the dishwasher for simplicity.

Whether cooking indoors or out, are you the chef of the household? If so, your mind is probably spinning with all the possible uses for Hot Hands. But before you hand over your money, is it worth the price? Are there other options out there?

At HighYa, we’re here to help you make more informed purchases. So when it comes to Hot Hands, let’s start by taking a look at what it’s made of.

Is the Silicone In Hot Hands a Good Heat-Resistant Material?

The short answer: Yes, but it might not match the heat resistance of more traditional materials.

The informative answer: According to Wikipedia, “Silicone is used as an insulator in heat-resistant potholders and similar items; however, it is more conductive of heat than similar less dense fiber-based products. Silicone oven mitts are able to withstand temperatures up to 260 °C (500 °F), allowing reaching into boiling water.”

So, this means that while you might be able to use products like Hot Hands to pick up hot food and cookware, you might not be able to hold it as long as a traditional oven mitt (we’ll come back to this shortly). On the other hand, since you’ll be able to reach into boiling water and pick up food directly from the grill, they might also be more flexible than conventional options.

One more important note before we move on: According to the Hot Hands website and commercial, these gloves are more sensitive than oven mitts; enough to allow you to pick up a pin. However, they appear to be one-size-fits-all, so unless they happen to fit your hands just right, any excess room in the fingertips will greatly reduce their sensitivity.

Alright, so we know that the silicone in Hot Hands presents some advantages and disadvantages. What about its price, though?

Is Hot Hands’ Price Too Hot To Handle?

Two pairs of Hot Hands silicone gloves are priced $10 plus $13.98 S&H. With your order, you’ll also receive a “free” Lovin’ Oven digital thermometer.

All Hot Hands purchases come with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges. Just remember that you might lose twice as much in S&H charges than you’ll ultimately receive as a refund!

To request one, call OnTel Products Corp’s customer service line at 844-411-2778.

How does this price compare with similar options? Is there even such as thing?

Does Hot Hands Have Any Competition? What’s Their Feedback?

Over the years, the HighYa team has reviewed hundreds of As Seen on TV products, and we’ve even written an in-depth buyers guide about them. What’s one of the main things we’ve learned?

In a lot of instances, ASOTV products are just modified versions of ones already available from other companies. And Hot Hands Appears to be no different.

In fact, except for their label, Hot Hands appears to be all-but-identical to the AYL Silicone Heat Resistant Grilling BBQ Gloves available through Amazon. While there weren’t any online reviews for Hot Hands yet, these AYL gloves had a very good reputation, with a 4.5-star rating based on 1,288 reviews.

Pro tip: After landing on the AYL gloves page on Amazon, be sure to look through related items below the listing for dozens of similar products.

Most customers seemed extremely pleased with the performance of the AYL gloves, as well as their flexibility (i.e. can be used for dry and wet purposes). Of the comparatively few complaints, common ones included difficulty putting on, the fact that it isn’t as heat-resistant as a traditional mitt, and that your fingertips aren’t as sensitive as the manufacturer makes it seem.

Is this what you can expect to experience with Hot Hands? Since they come from different companies, there’s no way to know for sure. But based on their nearly identical designs, we’d say it’s fairly likely.

Speaking of companies, who makes Hot Hands? Are they reputable?

The Company Behind Hot Hands

Hot Hands is manufactured by OnTel Products Corp, a fairly popular company within the industry. As such, they also make Veggetti, Foot Angel, and many more.

Here on HighYa, the company’s products seem to come with mixed customer reviews. For example, Veggetti had an average rating of 4 stars based on 65 reviews, with the most common compliment citing effectiveness and ease of use. On the other hand, Foot Angel only had a 2-star average rating based on 101 reviews, with most complaints revolving around failure to work as advertised and excessive S&H charges.

Let’s wrap things up, shall we?

Should You Get Your Hands On Hot Hands?

As long as you keep your expectations realistic—primarily regarding Hot Hands’ limited heat exposure—you might ultimately end up pleased with your purchase.

But the thing to remember is that you’re gambling with your money, because if you’re dissatisfied, you’ll end up losing twice as much in S&H charges as you’ll get back as a refund.

This, along with the fact that nearly identical silicone gloves are available from other companies, but without the ultra-high S&H charges, means that we might recommend exploring other options before placing your Hot Hands order.

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10 Customer Reviews for Hot Hands

Average Customer Rating: 1.5
Rating Snapshot:
5 stars: 1 4 stars: 0 3 stars: 0 2 stars: 1 1 stars: 8
Bottom Line: 10% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Don't do it!

    • Myrtle Beach, SC,
    • Jan 24, 2017

    I bought my gloves after much hesitation, and I wish I had hesitated more. They are huge and clumsy. My first try, I lifted a cookie tray out of the oven and burned my pinkie finger. They are of no use. I guess with two for $10, I should not have expected them to work when right after my order, they asked me if I wanted to upgrade.

    Don't do it! Don't buy. Go to Bed Bath and Beyond and buy the "Ritz Super Glove." It's all you will need. Wish there was a rating lower than one star.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • Product was fine but customer service is the worse!

    • Virginia,
    • Jan 22, 2017

    I purchased the "buy one get one free" and then doubled that order thinking I would use them as Christmas gifts. When my order came, it was five pairs, and the company charged my credit card $107. I contacted customer service and was given the number on their promotion site. I could never get through, never got a human on the line, and nobody ever replied to my many emails.

    No matter how many times I look at it, I cannot see how the charge of $107 is correct for my five pairs of gloves.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • I was burned thanks to your gloves

    I am diabetic and thinking that these gloves may keep me safer, I bought a pair. Two days later I used them to hold an item with hot liquid. I felt the heat immediately. Later, I decided to see if dry heat would be the same. I used the other glove to take a pan from the oven and immediately felt the burn, nearly lost the whole roast. I yelled, "it's too hot!" Luckily, I ran my hand under cold water and was left with red soreness.

    It is a lie, there is NO protection from heat. Minus three stars.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Waste of money!

    • Bear, DE,
    • Jan 3, 2017

    I tried the Hot Hands out at the grill. After pulling the first rib rack off the grill, it was warm, but by the third one, it was too hot to handle. I figured the 400-degree grill was beyond the limits of these gloves, but yesterday, after baking Christmas cookies, I burned my fingers taking trays out of a 350-degree oven.

    These mitts are worthless. The Ove Glove (or even just a dish towel) does a better job in helping grab things out of the oven.

    And it's not worth sending them back as the non-refundable shipping and handling fee itself was just as much as the price of the gloves.

    Don't waste your time or money!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Don't waste any money on these

    I bought 2 pairs based on their ad, video, and claims. They are definitely not even worth the $10 yet alone the shipping. Heat of just 300F permeated them in just a few seconds, higher temperatures almost immediately. I can get better protection from just a towel.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 1 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Cancelled, but order processed without permission.

    BEWARE. You're required to enter credit card info BEFORE they redirect you to what should be a preview of order details/charges. So when I saw that what should be $24.00 ends up being $120+ dollars I didn't press process my order. I went back to delete credit info and luckily took a snapshot of my order and deleted credit info. But they charged my credit card anyway and 3 days later I received a parcel from Hot Hands. BE CAREFUL GIVING CREDIT CARD INFO unless you don't care about this company deciding that you placed your order.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 4 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Really Great Product!

    I bought Hot Hands a few months ago via phone after seeing the commercial to the buy one pair get one pair free with the thermometer. Delivery was about 10 days, as promised. When I took them out of the packaging I was pretty skeptical they would work as advertised. They were bright red, gloves, with thin gel-like material with little gripper nubby things all over but to my pleasant surprise they were just what I have needed for many years! They are great for gripping casserole dishes, cookie sheets, cake pans, etc. straight from the oven.

    They start getting warm (but NOT hot) as I'm taking the last of the cookies off the cookie pan. If you're expecting to use these mitts to hold something for longer than 2 straight minutes, you're dreaming, no mitts of any kind will repel heat forever without doubling up! However, these mitts allow you to use your separated fingers to grip and are very convenient.

    Also, they are easy to rinse/wash off, too! I gave a pair to my son to use for grilling chicken and corn on the cob on Father's Day. He loves them.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Too small

    • Oklahoma,
    • Aug 6, 2016

    These gloves are made for very stubby, short hands. They didn't fit any of the three adults that I ordered them for. Their 30 day money back guarantee only refunds the price of the hot hands, not shipping and handling. So, of $34.98 that I paid, I will hopefully receive $20 refund as they promised when they receive my product back to them.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 7 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Where are they?

    • Houston, TX,
    • Jul 12, 2016

    Ordered over 3 weeks ago. Called twice, said they were on back order. No status update on the website, poor customer service. How do you sell something you don't have? I will try to cancel order.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 12 out 12 people found this review helpful

    Not good for touching hot pans of any kind.

    When taking a cake pan out of oven, heat went right through the glove and burnt my fingers. Not good for hot pans of any kind.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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