I bought these because they were on half price. Initially they were HUGE and I rarely used them, even though they did protect my hands better than any others. I got tired of being burned by my others, so resigned myself to the unsafe feeling, of not really being able to grip properly, to protect myself from harm. They Washed well but came out smaller, good for me, but were also totally twisted. So there's a bit of a problem here....they get really dirty and are very thick so they need a good wash and spin, but on a 1200 spin they came out twisted! Another thing I have to iron I suppose!