Magazine article USA TODAY

No Need to Heed Heat

Magazine article USA TODAY

No Need to Heed Heat

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* If we told you someone was about to plunge his or her hands into boiling water, the flames from a grill, a pot full of spattering or oil or anything else with a temperature up to 500[degrees]F, you would probably assume was a scene from "Fear Factor" or some other TV reality show. Actually, that person would be demonstrating the Orca silicon oven mitt from iSi North America, Fairfield, N.J.

An orca is a killer whale, and if you look this mitt in profile, Its gripping ribs uncannily resemble that creature's jaws, The ridges allow you to get a firm hold on whatever you are endeavoring to remove from or immerse in extreme heat. Meanwhile, the silicone material from which the mitt is made serves as buffer between the heat and your hand, actually allowing you to pluck boil-in-a-bag foods from roiling water, pull roasting pans from an oven, even rearrange burning briquettes in a charcoal grill. All the while, your hand is thoroughly protected from burns, providing, of course, that you don't keep it in the heat for an extended period of time. …

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