Tucker - Burn Protection Cut & Sewn
Burn Protection Cut & Sewn

MOST IMPORTANT COMPONENTS TO "OVEN MITT" BURN INJURY PREVENTION:

The three major components of all thermal protective apparel, in their order of importance are:
Liquid/Vapor Barrier, Insulation, and Outer Shell Fabric.

#1: An effective Liquid/Vapor Barrier is the most important component of burn injury prevention because the majority of foodservice industry burns are caused by hot liquids, grease or steam. Accordingly, an effective liqud / vapor barrier (defined as one which will withstand 500°F for 24 hours, without breaking down, melting or becoming brittle) should withstand everyday use at normal kitchen temperatures for the life of the apparel.

#2: Insulation is the second most important component of burn injury prevention because burns caused by contact with hot surfaces are the next most common type of burns in foodservice. Insulation is the thick interior padding between the outer fabric shell and the interior liner (if there is one), which absorbs the heat before it passes through to the body. The insulation should be a solid fabric, so that it will withstand repeated use without hot spots (often caused by the bunching of quilted fabric insulation). Insulation thickness and/or fabric type determines the amount of time that a hot object can be held (while using the protective apparel) before feeling pain or receiving a burn. Apron and sleeve insulation varies based on their direct contact time with hot surfaces.

#3: The Outer Shell Fabric is the least important component of burn injury prevention because it is NOT a primary factor in preventing burns. The outer shell is not the component which will prevent burns from hot liquids, grease and steam. Nor will it prevent burns from heat penetration. If the Outer Shell fabric is made from Nomex fiber or Kevlar fiber, it can provide the heat and flame resistance of the apparel. The Outer Shell Fabric can be a determining factor of the longevity of the protective apparel, based on the durability of the fabric (determined by equipment, operational temperatures and operational abrasion of the fabric while in use).

Nomex gloveNomex Fiber With Standard Finish
BurnGuard branded PPE offering constructed with a Nomex fiber outer shell is our top of the line product family with regard to ultimate longevity and also boasts an NSF Approval. The Nomex fiber exterior is extremely durable and it is not uncommon for it to have a life of 1-2 years in the heaviest foodservice operations. These products offer the same level of burn protection (VaporGuard) as the Poly-Cotton/QuicKlean products …. Longevity is the key with Nomex. Unlike competitive products our Nomex Protective Products can be machine washed and in fact requires washing to remain clean and free of potentially harmful bacteria.

Poly-Cotton glovesPoly-Cotton With Standard Finish
BurnGuard branded PPE offering constructed with a Poly-Cotton outer shell has historically been our best selling product family and also boasts an NSF Approval. The Poly-Cotton exterior is very durable and it is most likely to have a life 9-18 months in the heaviest foodservice operations. These products offer the same level of burn protection (VaporGuard) as the (Nomex/QuicKlean) products and have a lower price point than Nomex constructed products while still providing a life expectance that is at least 10 time longer than competitive quilted products. Unlike competitive products our Poly-Cotton Protective Products can be machine washed and in fact requires washing to remain clean and free of potentially harmful bacteria.

QuicKlean™ Oven Mitt 56152Protective Apparel with QuicKlean™ Finish
QuicKlean™ Products were designed and developed for users who require the same level of protection they have enjoyed with our BurnGuard branded (Poly-Cotton, Nomex and Kevlar) products with our standard finish offering; an effective liquid vapor barrier, thermal protection, durability, dexterity, sanitation and comfort, but are without on-site laundry facilities. To clean, rinse/wipe off exteriors as well as interiors and take back to immediate use. Simply put, the QuicKlean process makes cleanability ultra-easy. NSF Certified Liquid and Vapor Barrier.

Note: QuicKlean is a process that can be applied to our complete line of BurnGuard Products. BurnGuard PPE is NSF Certified.

Oil filtration kitOil Filtration Kit
Tucker offers four (4) Oil Filtration Kits that protect against the hazards of fryer filtering/cleaning. We continue to offer our #99900 & 99905 kits that are composed of our machine washable poly-cotton BurnGuard products as well as our QuicKlean kits #99907 & 99908 for easy cleaning and maintenance. All provide maximum protection for this messy and potentially hazardous activity.

3 Finger Plus Series Gloves with Interchangeable LinersBurnGuard Products containing Kevlar Fiber
Tucker recognizes there are applications in commercial kitchens that require the ability to withstand ultra high heat (600º-900ºF) while also providing maximum dexterity and an effective liquid vapor barrier.

For these specific applications Tucker offers the Three-Finger Plus Glove and Puppet “Plus” mitt. Tucker uses a Kevlar fiber exterior material in conjunction with Nomex fiber, Poly-Cotton, and QuicKlean™ Finish in order to provide an Effective product that provides maximum protection for the wearer against liquid, grease, steam, and heat while still preserving dexterity so the task can be easily and safely accomplished. NSF Certified.

Hot pad terry clothTerry Cloth Hot Pads
For those on a limited budget who are not looking for the overall best value but rather “price”, Tucker offers Terry Cloth hot pads. However, unlike any competitors’ products, Tucker Terry products provide an effective liquid vapor barrier due to the fact that it is made with the same VaporGuard as the rest of our heat protection products. These hot pads provide unequalled protection and a lower price point.

 

You Should Know
1 Why are BurnGuard Oven Mitts Better than Quilted Cotton Oven Mitts?
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2 The increased compliance of effective protective apparel directly reduces operational costs.
3 63.8% of restaurant workers report that they have worked while sick - Serving While Sick ROC
4 45.8% of all restaurant workers surveyed had been burned on the job and 49% reported being cut - Serving While Sick ROC
5 BurnGuard Oven Mitts last 10 times longer than Quilted Cotton and COST LESS!
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6 There is an NSF Certification for Oven Mitts used in commercial foodservice.
Testimonies - Read what our customers are sayingNSF - Tucker Safety Products is the first Manufacturer to receive a NSF Protocol Certification


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