August 12, 2006

Burning Issues

There are a lot of things going on in the world. An 81-year-old guy was stopped at the border down in Arizona with about 150 pounds of cocaine in his car ... gotta make a living because those prescription drug costs'll kill ya.

And if you read the left half of this blog ... that's my right looking out at you ... you might have the sense that a lot is going on under this roof ... and that, in fact, is the case.

But there is one thing of extreme importance that I need to point out to all of you. There is a product on the market, of which I own a pair, which were a gift from the giver of pain and delight for Christmas, called the Ove Glove. The Ove Glove really works. I handle pots and pans out of the oven with the gloves without any problem. If you are interested, you should get one for each hand that you have. The gloves are made of Kevlar and Nomex.

We all know that Kevlar is a component of bullet-proof vests; so, I should have no problem now catching a bullet using these gloves. And Nomex ... I had to look that up ... well, it seems that Nomex has some electricity-insulating properties that have piqued my curiosity, so much so that the next time I have an electrical project to work on, I'm going to test out the gloves on a live wire just to see how well they work in that application.

This morning, I made a huge pan of brownies - a 16"x24" pan. The Ove Gloves, like I say, are the ideal tools to use to remove the hot pan of brownies from the oven. The 325 F temperature is well within the range that the gloves are designed to handle, as long as the gloves are not wet. If the gloves are wet, you might as well take the pan out with your bare hands that you have run under water -- it burns a little and you might drop whatever you are holding; but that didn't happen today, I am pleased to tell you. The gloves were dry.

This morning, I burned my index finger. How could that happen, you may ask yourself, if the fucking asshole idiot was using the Ove Gloves? And I was using the Ove Gloves, to be sure. But if you don't slip them onto your hands like you're supposed to do and, instead, use them like a regular potholder, then the floppy fingers don't stay together, one of them invariably flops down, exposing the human flesh to 325-degree stainless steel; and you burn your finger.

Always put the gloves on before you try to take the pan of brownies out of the oven.

Posted by Bill at August 12, 2006 01:11 PM

Bill ~ your kitchen accidents seem to be your curse. However, I'll bet everything you make is great and I would not hesitate to eat anything you have prepared in that kitchen! Could really use one of your fabulous grilled cheese sandwiches right about now! Hope your future burns and cuts will be minimal. Thinking of you guys always!

Posted by: Trace at August 12, 2006 02:10 PM

Chocolate - nectar of the gods, and lawyers who bungle in the hot kitchen jungle...(sung to the tune of Tull's, "Bungle, in the Jungle)

Posted by: Cowtown Pattie at August 13, 2006 12:03 AM

Using the brain helps, too. :-))

Posted by: lucy at August 13, 2006 09:33 PM

Glad you found something to protect you from your electrical activites; I get the oven gloves wet all the time. I wear them to do the washing up (because I am having senior moments).

Posted by: Anji at August 14, 2006 11:52 AM

you've provided fodder for tonight's entry. thank you. gotta love the ove glove!

Posted by: christine at August 17, 2006 07:31 PM