When I first had an Aga some years ago, I was always burning my hands & arms. Traditional mitten type oven gloves were too clumsy so when I discovered these I was over the moon! The gripper pads are a wonderful innovation. I have both kinds - the gauntlets are great for getting things from the back of the oven (I don't have any problem with rolling up sleeves or removing my watch). My gloves are now in need of replacement, having been washed many times. A tip your reviewer may find useful clip them together with large pegs & hang them near the oven (on the Aga rail), no need for loops.