Funny, it seems many on here like to keep gloves at the wood stove. I don't think we have ever kept any by the stove in sixteen years of heating only with wood. Can't recall getting burned. Have gotten black on my hand or wrist from a slight contact, just didn't get burned. How many use gloves on a regular basis? Am I really that cheap\stubborn? Then again maybe the wife or kids might actually be inclined to give the stove a thought if they had some gloves.