Try it with the sleeves and gloves and see how you do. In terms of mods, I in essence rebuilt it - I made the handle longer, and put a channel in it, then put a piece of wood with a knob in it in the channel, and attached that to the end of the fabric - that way when I put the peel all the way in the oven, my hand goes on the knob with is a foot or more away from the oven, and as you withdraw the peel, and the fabric moves, your hand stays pretty far away from the front. I had never seen a WFO, but would guess that the heat pouring out of the front of that has less volume than a BS, since a BS is burning at 60,000 BTU per hour, and a WFO instead is using a lot of stored heat, so the knob would not be as essential. As Craig points out, the floor temp of a WFO is probably a lot higher, so don't know how well the original one would hold up. BTW, I haven't thought to try to keep the superpeel off the stone when launching and instead slide it along the stone, with the motor off, and so it has singed and burnt in a few spots - especially where it hit the heat shield in the back, but I stitched it up and it is going strong.