Chef - C'mon, he's obviously right. I'm having to type this with a chopstick held between my teeth because I placed a dish in a 350 degree oven just the other day and both of my hands evaporated.) Please don't belabor the point with logic and concepts of thermodynamics as we all know that a 500 degree oven is so efficient that it will cook your hands instantly, just like it does that pizza. (Of course, I'm assuming that your definition of "instantly" - like mine - is approximately 20 minutes.)
Gloves are great for many tasks in the kitchen, just as they're good for many tasks under the hood of the car. However, in both cases, they're more efficient at keeping your hands clean than anything else. If anything, in my observation, people who use gloves on a regular basis tend to be less sanitary as they tend to touch everything with their gloved hands, when they'd be inclined to wash regularly without gloves.
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