Heat Resistant • Flame Retardant • Up to 565º

Established in downtown Memphis, TN, our company started out making burlap bags and eventually began making commercial oven mitts also known today as "The Panhandler". We are a small business but work hard to produce high quality standards that our customers expect.


Since 1948, our company has supplied quality products to establishments such as restaurants, bakeries, hotels, hospitals, and schools around the world. Our vision is to merge industrial quality with today's trends so that home chefs can enjoy our products as much as the professionals in the food industry.

What is Panhandler Inc.

Safety-Wall Bakery Pad

Our most popular product is the Safety-Wall Bakery Pad (Item #SW).  This is 4-ply consisting of canvas duck, 100% cotton terry and a special resin treated vinyl inner liner that prevents the penetration of heat and grease up to 565°.  The item #SW is approximately 8 1/2" x 11 1/2" and comes with an elastic wrist strap.  We also produce this same product composition in smaller sizes without wrist straps.


• Superior Heat Protection

• 100% Cotton

• Lighter Weight, More Pliable

• Inner Liner Shields Hands from Grease

• Double  Stitch

• Launderable

Safety-Wall Bakery Pad

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What Makes Panhandler the Best

Panhandler baking pads are ideal for use in bakeries, restaurants, schools, hospitals, ships, cafeterias, hotels and other establishments where there is a need for protection from heat, steam and grease.


Panhandler offers these features on the original and best safety-wall baking products:


An exclusive special resin treated vinyl inner liner that prevents hot grease, hot liquids and steam from penetrating to cause burns.


A thick layer of heavy weight knitted cotton terry cloth and two (2) layers of double duty cotton canvas help to give good protection from heat and heat buildup. Cotton is the best natural fabric for use around heat from ovens, grills, stove top burners, steam tables, etc. Panhandler pads have been tested and have provided heat protection up to 565 degrees Fahrenheit though handling times will vary dependent upon the application.

phone: 901.235.7006

fax: 855.299.4781

email: panhandlerinc@outlook.com

To order by text please use • 323-4THEPAN (484-3726)


John Grisanti of Grisanti's Italian Resturant,

Memphis Tennessee


The unique Panhandler design offers

a grease proof “safety wall” for positive

protection from burns

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