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bbqjoe
05-16-2006, 11:34 AM
Please discuss YOUR USE of rubber gloves. (This is not a poll)

Do you use rubber gloves?

When do you use them?
When do you change them?
What are your thoughts in general on rubber gloves?

BBQchef33
05-16-2006, 11:44 AM
i use them the second the meat comes out of the cryo or butcher paper. Or whenever im am doing prep work. Go thru them like water.

Change them whenever i handle something besides the meat or a utensil, or I switch meats.

See the jars in this pic? they got a glove on them. I also put on glove on all the rub jars and shakers before i start prepwork so I dont get coodies on them or from them.
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/albums/BSA/IMG_0611.jpg


Thoughts in General? Besides keeping my coodies off the food, and making me all gross from the fats and blood. ?

I hate handling raw meat.. (gag reflex). The gloves make it easier to prep. I dont have to keep washing hands just to open the fridge or a cabinet. i get the foodhandlers glove box for $6 per box/100 and i buy them in lots of 12. I also buy them a size bigger so they come off an on easily and go on easily. I will use a box a week at home during bbq seasons and at least a box at a contest. But im notorious for putting them on doing one thing then throwing them out..

I switch to the smaller size for slicing, so i know where my fingers end.

bbqjoe
05-16-2006, 12:17 PM
That is a great idea for keeping containers clean!

Jeff_in_KC
05-16-2006, 12:25 PM
I use the nitrile gloves. They're a lot stronger. But like Phil, I use them constantly! I went through a whole box of 40 gloves in two contests. The glove over the rub bottles is a great idea!

HoDeDo
05-16-2006, 01:02 PM
I use the nitrile gloves also ( buy in bulk at Napa). I started buying in larger quantities, as I have run out by turn in time in a few cases. Since I go through them also.

If you buy the size above your hand size, you can fit them over OVE Gloves - and have heat resisitance without staining your OVE Gloves grabbing slabs/butts, etc. out of the smoker.

HoDeDo
05-16-2006, 01:05 PM
I use the nitrile gloves. They're a lot stronger. But like Phil, I use them constantly! I went through a whole box of 40 gloves in two contests. The glove over the rub bottles is a great idea!

I had to make sure I was using BLUE nitrile gloves. Wayne and Jeff like to brand my CROCs as brokeback BBQ shoes, so I try to avoid the purple nitriles - one of them might get excited after the margarita machine is empty:shock:

They stand up to alot of abuse. In my avatar, you can see them on me... I'm standing at a slicer - having just cut about 10 flats. No rips or tears :eusa_clap

Arlin_MacRae
05-16-2006, 01:11 PM
I use REAL disposable gloves with no powder. Can't STAND those clear plastic one-size-fits-all things! I snap a pair on before I open the cryovac to rinse, dry and rub the meat, then use another pair when I get ready to slice or shred it after it's cooked.

Of course, they also help when you're gutting a deer. They protect you a little from bone shards and lung butter....:biggrin: <smirk>

kcquer
05-16-2006, 01:31 PM
At home, I don't use gloves at all. I had to learn some healthcare procedures last year and the first thing they teach you is as soon as you remove gloves, wash your hands. If I'm using all that soap and water, the gloves can stay in the box.

When I have help prepping meat for a cook, I alway have one person stay "clean", while the other handles the meat. The "clean" person handles the spices, sprays, clean utensils, etc but never the meat, and the meat person never touches anything but the meat.
When I have to prep solo, I use a lotta soap and water.

Dakaty
05-16-2006, 01:49 PM
I don't use gloves when preparing to cook, just real clean hands.

After the food/meat is cooked, that's when I use them to handle, slice, serve, etc.

I use the latex extra large disposal ones because I can't find any of the real cheapo clear ones that fit. I use them for all kinds of projects around the house, yard and autos.

chad
05-16-2006, 01:59 PM
I use clean hands and gloves nearly 100% of the time...I used to get finger nail-bed infections when I butchered a lot and handled a lot of raw meat (I'm guessing a lot of it was salmonella but the doc never got back to me with the culture results)...once I started using gloves the infections were greatly reduced.

There is a general rule in food handling that you always use gloves for food not being cooked (or additionally cooked) -- in other words, technically you can handle raw meats with bare hands (clean, of course) because the meat will then be cooked - however, to keep Phil and other squeamish types from calling the Reps or food cops on you, it's best to wear gloves at all times.

Changing gloves between meats (prep time) is a no-brainer, especially when handling the chicken.

I use heavy duty neoprene (plumber or welder type) gloves to handle the meat in the cooker - I can usually get away with no liners, but a cotton glove liner makes a huge difference in the time you can hold a 14# brisket while waiting for someone to get off their ass and move the stuff off the cutting board (no, Tim is never guilty of this!!).

I prefer the nitril type but unpowdered latex work ok for me. I do prefer the heavier gauge gloves and like them to fit. I don't like poly gloves or the thin plastic "sandwich maker" type disposables.

ggeilman
05-16-2006, 02:11 PM
Lots of hot soapy water on hands, utentils, counters. I have worked as a dietary aide before. Gloves just transfer bacteria from one item to the next.

Brauma
05-16-2006, 02:16 PM
Ive never used gloves but always wondered if I should. Do you wear the gloves so you dont get something nasty from the meat thru a papercut? Or wear the gloves so you dont contaminate the meat?

Thanks Joe

bbqjoe
05-16-2006, 02:37 PM
Some good points people!!!
A lot of good info and practices!
Keep them coming.

bbqbull
05-16-2006, 03:19 PM
I wear rubber gloves. I get em at Gordons Food Service. Their disposable so I go through a lot of them. I wear em when I slather/rub my meats. Then I pitchem. I also don new gloves when I load the food on the pit. I wear 500 degree safe, gloves when pulling the meat off the pit. These I was w/hot soapy water, rinse really well. I usually put them in a clean plastic bag until ready for use. These work really really well when manhandling briskets, butts and are absolutely great for beer butt chickens. When guests arrive to help pull/slice or cut food they wear the gloves also. I think the guests really appreciate the fact that were doing everything possible to keep them safe. I wear welding gloves when sliding out the grates to spritz or move food on the pit. These are new welding gloves, not what I use weld with. But they get dirty really fast.
Mike

Arlin_MacRae
05-16-2006, 04:17 PM
Ah yeah, good point Mike. Outdoor gloves are important too! I use one step down from welding gloves to work the fire. They're heavy enough to grab and (quickly) move live coals without being TOO bulky.

bbqjoe
05-16-2006, 05:38 PM
Ohhh, rubber gloves. Grab something to drink and get comfortable.

First off let me just say because there are rules in the heath industry guidelines ( hereafter referred to for simplicity as HIG) it doesn't neccessarily mean that I agree with them.

Now then,

For starters latex is out! Synthetic latex is in.
It has come to HI awareness that there are a number of people out there who have allergies or reactions to latex.

HIG says that all ready to eat foods must be handled with gloves.
This means veggies, jerky, meat, bread, or any product that is going directly to the consumer.

Chad is right on when he pointed out that gloves are not necessary when handling meats or other food items that have yet to be cooked.

HIG also states that the proper procedure for glove wearing is this:
Wash hands thoroughly including forearms up to the elbows.
Dry hands on clean dry towel and apply gloves. When the gloves become dirty or torn, remove gloves. Wash hands again and apply new gloves.

I'm with KCquer on this one. If I just washed my hands thoroughly, how much cleaner is a pair of gloves going to be? ( More on this in a bit)

HIG also says to treat gloved hands the same as bare hands.
In other words if you touch something dirty or contaminated, you would then need to change gloves, the same as needing to rewash hands.

Who are these gloves for anyway?
Mostly they are for the protection of the general public. Not the food handler.

We have reached a point (some years ago) when the pork industry cleaned up their act, and trichinosis also known as Anisakas, has been pretty much irradicated.
So the need to protect yourself from raw pork really isn't an issue.

A number of years ago while working in a restaurant kitchen, I found myself feeling terribly ill almost every evening halfway through my shift.
This hadn't happened the previous six months that I worked there, so I wasn't sure what was causing this. Well to make a long story short I started using tongs when handling the meat. I all of a sudden had no problems. I slowly started backing off from the tongs, until one night the illness returned. It was the marinated chicken! The marinade wasn't being changed daily, and I was developing salmonella every night.

If you have any open wounds on your hands, they need to be cleaned and gloved. Period.

So do we need to wear gloves when handling raw meat? The answer is no.
Should we? Not a bad idea.
Its also a good idea to wear them when applying rubs. If you have ever accidently rubbed an eye with seasonings on your hands, you can testify as to the discomfort.

I have gone around and around with the health dept. lady here over the glove issue. On one visit she saw me wash my hands, open a bag of jerky, place a piece in a serving dish and take it to a customer. She busted my chops for not using gloves.

I do feel it is best to wear them, needed or not when in customer view.
Thanks for all the input!
Until later,
Joe

The_Kapn
05-16-2006, 06:46 PM
I just keep it simple and glove up all the time, if I remember.

JohnMc gave me some "indistructable" gloves in XL size. Perfect for pulling pork with a pair of thin cotton gloves under them! Thanks.

TIM

Yakfishingfool
05-16-2006, 08:33 PM
Now gloves I kow about. Absolutley latex is out. too many allergies and the Nitriles are much stronger. In health care we use Universal precautions. that is...assume everyone has everything. And treat them that way. same with working with meats. Assume everything is contagious or infectious and treat accordingly. Just because gloves are on don;t forget clean procedures, no money then food. Can make it one hand for money one hand for food. Wash before and after gloves, after to remove any accumulations on your hands of sweat and bacteria. Hey, it;s hot and sweaty inside those gloves. Also, don't be afraid to use a good moisturizer after all day in gloves. You hands deserve the break. Scott

Jeff_in_KC
05-16-2006, 08:41 PM
I just prefer to wear gloves when handling raw meat because I don't wanna miss getting something completely washed off then end up licking a finger or whatever. I especially use gloves when handling chicken and pork. I wasn't aware that pork was not such a big problem now. That's good to know. Maybe it's just the stygma attached to it but pork and chicken scare me. Beef, I'm OK with. Weird, huh?

MilitantSquatter
05-16-2006, 09:16 PM
Good discussion... last week, I went though a box of 50 individual gloves prepping 9 racks of ribs and three dozen chicken parts. More so in that I was using so many different bottles of rub.... I like Phil's idea of wrapping bottles in the glove... so simple....

I like keeping my hands dry during prep work so gloves are a must for me when handling meat. Funny thing is I only use gloves when prepping BBQ. regular weekday meals etc. revert back to old habits...

JohnMcD348
05-16-2006, 11:08 PM
I pretty much wear gloves pretty religiously as my job dictates it. Also, when I'm prepping meat I'll always have a pair of gloves on and I change them constantly. I will sometimes wear two or three pair of gloves at the same time so that I can quick change in the middle of working if I need to grab something else. I also wash my hands liek no-one else. Even at work I probably wash my hands more often than anyone there. I'm not obsesive compulsive, I just don't want someone elses germs on me( I work in a Hospital OR and Recovery Room).

You're welcome Tim , if you run low, let me know.

djmarko
05-17-2006, 08:10 AM
My problem with gloves is my hands tend to sweat alot. I wash hands quite often & try to use utensil as much as possible to handle the food.

scottyd
05-17-2006, 06:28 PM
I wear gloves all the time, easy to change and cheap, good insurance to keep things clean.

ole'e
05-17-2006, 08:11 PM
I wear gloves all the time. My bare hands never touch the meat. Personel preference. The Staph thing, it is on you skin and is a common bacteria. However while on bacteria you might as well have gloves that go up to your shoulders, wear a mask, and a hair net. You would be suprised what can be cultured out of your nose and hair. Lets dont go overboard with the OCD.

FatDaddy
05-17-2006, 08:34 PM
I hardly ever wear gloves, mainly because i forget to buy them when i goto wallyworld. but i scrub and wash my hands constantly through out the day any way from workin in the medical field, so when i cook at home i use different cutting boards and knifes for everything i do and wash my hands after i touch anything lol.. ill go through 2 rolls of paper towels and two or 3 dish towels prepping and cooking .

JohnMcD348
05-17-2006, 08:36 PM
I have the same problem as you DJ. Sometimes my hands are so bad in gloves that they actually mottle(sp?) like they've been in the tub for hours. You just have to find gloves that you can work with. With me, standard latex type gloves just won't work. They won't go on, they're like trying to get a small wetsuit onto a 400 lb man. Nitrile gloves are just as bad becuase they don't stretch. I hae a 9+ size had and een the XL size of most gloves are too small. I found a certain type that the hospital I work at has to special order for me. They're Polychloroprene instead of Nitrile. They're strethier than Latex and synthetic. They just cost more than most other types. The hospital originally wasn't willing to get them until I started using Sterile surgical gloves for each individual patient contact. Then, they saw the fiscal reality of the need for those gloves. BIIGGG Price difference there.

rookiedad
05-17-2006, 09:20 PM
I just prefer to wear gloves when handling raw meat because I don't wanna miss getting something completely washed off then end up licking a finger or whatever. I especially use gloves when handling chicken and pork. I wasn't aware that pork was not such a big problem now. That's good to know. Maybe it's just the stygma attached to it but pork and chicken scare me. Beef, I'm OK with. Weird, huh?

be afraid of beef too.all raw meat may have e-coli and other bacteria that could be dangerous.

in addition to gloves, i will also wear protective glasses to prevent blood from splashing in my eyes
phil

Dakaty
05-17-2006, 10:17 PM
I have the same problem as you DJ. Sometimes my hands are so bad in gloves that they actually mottle(sp?) like they've been in the tub for hours. You just have to find gloves that you can work with. With me, standard latex type gloves just won't work. They won't go on, they're like trying to get a small wetsuit onto a 400 lb man. Nitrile gloves are just as bad becuase they don't stretch. I hae a 9+ size had and een the XL size of most gloves are too small. I found a certain type that the hospital I work at has to special order for me. They're Polychloroprene instead of Nitrile. They're strethier than Latex and synthetic. They just cost more than most other types. The hospital originally wasn't willing to get them until I started using Sterile surgical gloves for each individual patient contact. Then, they saw the fiscal reality of the need for those gloves. BIIGGG Price difference there.

My hands are also large and sweat alot. So much so that I need to change gloves every hour or so because of the liquid build up. Do the Polychloroprene gloves notably help prevent sweating? If so, where can they be ordered economically?

So far I've only used the el cheapo clear gloves and the more expensive latex ones.

Thanks

bbqjoe
05-18-2006, 12:29 AM
The sweating is half the reason I personally don't like gloves. But if they made a glove that could breathe, it would probably render them ineffective.

cmcadams
05-18-2006, 05:24 AM
I hadn't used gloves until my first comp last year, and I found that I like prepping bbq with them. It keeps the rub from caking up on my hands. I use insulated rubber gloves for taking food off the cooker that have been washed and cloroxed and washed again, then nitrile gloves for anything else.

When I prep, I don't change them all the time.. I wash when needed and change between meats.

timzcardz
05-19-2006, 10:47 AM
Great discussion.

All of my cooking is done at home so I have the convenience of preparing everything in my kitchen, right next to the sink. I don’t use gloves, but once I get going, I leave the sink running and am constantly washing my hands before I touch anything. Leaving it running means that I am not even touching the faucet before I have cleaned my hands. Oh yeah, and lots of paper towels, not the kitchen towel.

Containers that I would normally use like spices, etc., I pour into disposable cups (somtimes mixing bowls) before I get going, so I have everything in front of me, and can even I grab the cup with dirty hands, it doesn’t matter because it’s going right into the garbage anyway.

The one great thing about constantly washing before and after touching food, is that you do seem to stay a lot healthier. Staying away from the germs that kids bring home from school doesn’t hurt either.

Interestingly enough there has been a recent outbreak of Hepatitis A (I think it’s A) attributable to food contamination, and when the news station was asking local people if they were doing anything different now, a college student (yes, a college student!) responded “Yeah, like, I am washing my hands every day now.” Every day? Imagine that! You can’t make this stuff up!

So there definitely is a need for education in this area, and obviously our schools aren’t filling it!

nucleargeek
05-20-2006, 10:06 PM
I work in a hospital, so the rubber gloves are an easy to obtain commodity. I go through a lot of them during the wash and prep phase, and I love them dearly. All that hand washing is for the birds. I will now also start putting them around my rub bottles as well...good idea my brother.

JohnMcD348
05-20-2006, 11:30 PM
My hands are also large and sweat alot. So much so that I need to change gloves every hour or so because of the liquid build up. Do the Polychloroprene gloves notably help prevent sweating? If so, where can they be ordered economically?

So far I've only used the el cheapo clear gloves and the more expensive latex ones.

Thanks

Unfotunately, sweating hands in glove go hand in hand so to speak. The nice thing about these gloves is that they stretch enough that they can still be gotten on even when the hands are wet(sweaty) with alot less effort than with any other gloves. I'd look for them in a medical supply store. They Polychloroprene is just another name for Neoprene( I just googled it).

Neil
05-21-2006, 11:19 AM
I too prepare everything at home and I am a fanatick about washing my hands. I only use the 600* resistant rubber gloves for removing butts and briskets from the 'dera.

bbqjoe
05-21-2006, 11:28 AM
I too prepare everything at home and I am a fanatick about washing my hands. I only use the 600* resistant rubber gloves for removing butts and briskets from the 'dera. Are you talking about these things here?
My Wife bought these a couple of weeks ago. I can't stand them!
Hard to hold onto anything with them. And besides, they don't fit anywhere in the kitchen. They keep getting moved, and the next thing you know they are in my way again!

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f172/barbecuejoe/DSC00488.jpg

big brother smoke
05-21-2006, 02:34 PM
Interesting read and tidbits! I wear gloves when catering and I need to do a better job handling my rubs, I use the put it in a seperate container and discard the remaining rub technique. Therefore, I am going to try and cover my rubs as well. For removing hot meat from my smoker, I use a rivetless peel (apparatus used to remove pizzas from hot oven).

beam boys bbq
03-19-2007, 08:49 PM
I just prefer to wear gloves when handling raw meat because I don't wanna miss getting something completely washed off then end up licking a finger or whatever. I especially use gloves when handling chicken and pork. I wasn't aware that pork was not such a big problem now. That's good to know. Maybe it's just the stygma attached to it but pork and chicken scare me. Beef, I'm OK with. Weird, huh?


I am with jeff here

harbor fright in columbia mo is where i get my glove there the thin latex
XL for 3.00 an box
or they have big blue gloves they are 7.00 an box and are twice the thickness of the Nitriles

when the rubs go on it is faster to clean the hands with gloves on
we like the convence of the glove

york

Norcoredneck
03-21-2007, 10:02 AM
I wear gloves when prepping. I got a pair of silicone mits. Don't like them either. I use Bear Claws to move meat off smoker.

Sawdustguy
03-21-2007, 02:42 PM
We use gloves as soon as we arrive at at comp. We like surgical gloves. They may be a couple of bucks more but we feel safer. Everyone thinks that we use the gloves for their safety. They never realize we are using the gloves for our own safety. The gloves are used whenever handling any raw meat. I know people will say not to worry about beef but we change gloves when working with each comp meat. I don't want the pork or poultry contaminating my brisket. It may sound whacky and more expensive but we are comfortable doing it this way.

Kung Fu BBQ
03-21-2007, 05:39 PM
i think it makes things faster too. None of that washing stuff. Gloves on, gloves off, anti-septic wipes, neo-bio-dry, talcum powder for freshness and bam I'm done.

seriously though, I go through about 20 pairs a contest. I've gotten to the point where I wear thrm during my normal job (hvac) to keep contaniments off my fingers and so I can have clean hands at the end of the day.

DeezQ
03-22-2007, 12:19 PM
I really like the point of "Guests" seeing you prepare done meat with gloves. If it is someone you know and they eat your grub all the time, they probably know how clean you are and it doesn't matter. But when you have new folks that may not know your process and see you ripping into a chunk of meat with out gloves, it may turn them off a bit. Never though of putting the the glove on the rub. I will use that.

VGuilford
03-22-2007, 02:01 PM
Do you use rubber gloves? I use them everytime I handle meat.

When do you use them? I use them everytime when I rub meat.
When do you change them? Everytime I rub some different meat.
What are your thoughts in general on rubber gloves? Its good to have on your protection when handling your meat.

Q Haven
03-22-2007, 10:57 PM
I started using gloves when I began competing, and now I use them all the time, even at home. I use Akers food service synthetic, powder free gloves, six bucks at the local restaurant supply. I even keep a separate box in my home kitchen. Pretty much all the same reasons as posted by others, more sanitary, easy clean up. Keeps hands from getting all smelly too.

Napper
03-23-2007, 05:19 AM
I use the nitrile type gloves for all food prep. Keeps the rub from irritating the skin. I use the purple ones!

I also use a combination of two gloves when turning the meat on the smoker. I put on a pair of cotton gloves and then put on a pair of #10 "canners" gloves. I get them from our safety supply store at work. Canners gloves are a very very thick latex glove used in the commercial food prep industry. With the cotton gloves on under them you can turn 30 butts and never get burned.
Slip them off and use when you need to turn again.

jt
03-23-2007, 09:32 AM
Thread revival got me until I reached KC's post. :cry: Damnit I miss him.

I use gloves for everything prepping, cooking, carving, etc. A lot easier than washing your hands 400 times. Looks good to the guests as well. They think you're just doing it for their safety. :twisted:

G$
03-23-2007, 08:50 PM
I am with jeff here

harbor fright in columbia mo is where i get my glove there the thin latex
XL for 3.00 an box
or they have big blue gloves they are 7.00 an box and are twice the thickness of the Nitriles

when the rubs go on it is faster to clean the hands with gloves on
we like the convence of the glove

york

I typically use those super thin food service gloves from restaurant supply places. I hate them. Are the blue? nitrile gloves from Harbor Freight 'clean and food safe' out of the box?

Yakfishingfool
03-25-2007, 06:52 AM
Wanted to add something....I frequently double glove. I learned it more when I was doing surgical procedures. I found after doing all my work and wanting to wrap up after the procedure I would deglove the dirty first pair and still have a barrier protection to work with the patient. I do it when I rub meats too. After the rub gums everything up, I deglove and am readyt o process the next step with clean gloves. Scott

Mooner
03-25-2007, 09:14 PM
Great idea on the double gloves Scott. Im definitely gonna try that

River City Smokehouse
03-26-2007, 07:17 AM
What about the powder on the inside? Doesn't that transfer onto the outer skin on the inside glove you had on? The gloves I use are latex exam gloves by Value Touch. They have a light powder coating on the inside. I don't think I want that on my food.
http://static.zoovy.com/img/janecosales/-/V/value_touchex_150

chad
03-26-2007, 08:32 AM
What about the powder on the inside? Doesn't that transfer onto the outer skin on the inside glove you had on? The gloves I use are latex exam gloves by Value Touch. They have a light powder coating on the inside. I don't think I want that on my food.
http://static.zoovy.com/img/janecosales/-/V/value_touchex_150


Often, that's corn starch...which is inert.

Something that's often forgotten is: you should wash your hands each time to change gloves!! It's in the RULE BOOK!!:grin: Trust me!!:wink: I know we don't do it all the time, but gloves are never an excuse for not washing the hands.

River City Smokehouse
03-26-2007, 08:53 AM
Often, that's corn starch...which is inert.

Something that's often forgotten is: you should wash your hands each time to change gloves!! It's in the RULE BOOK!!:grin: Trust me!!:wink: I know we don't do it all the time, but gloves are never an excuse for not washing the hands.

I wash my hands very often but not everytime I change gloves. There are many times I change gloves because I tear one or I have to slip one off for some reason. That may be a habit I start though. I never knew corn starch is what was used in gloves. Thanks for the info.

PigBoy
03-27-2007, 09:24 AM
[quote=BBQchef33;252651]

See the jars in this pic? they got a glove on them. I also put on glove on all the rub jars and shakers before i start prepwork so I dont get coodies on them...
I tried the jar condom idea yesterday. What a great idea! Sure beats wiping the containers all the time.

Yakfishingfool
03-27-2007, 11:31 AM
Rather than gloves on the jars, I wrap with plastic wrap, then discard when done for the day. Cheaper than gloves :)

G$
03-29-2007, 03:46 PM
Often, that's corn starch...which is inert.

Something that's often forgotten is: you should wash your hands each time to change gloves!! It's in the RULE BOOK!!:grin: Trust me!!:wink: I know we don't do it all the time, but gloves are never an excuse for not washing the hands.

I looked at the nitrile gloves at harbor freight. They are powdered on the outside, and inside i guess, which to me defeats the purpose a little bit. In other words, prior to handling foods, thes gloves should be sponge washed.

These particular gloves might use corn starch, but I am not going to test it. They say 'industrial grade', not food grade, and not medical grade.

I will just continue with my constant hand washing, and using the new food service gloves when handling cooked meat for presentation as a double safe guard.

backporchbbq
04-21-2008, 04:13 PM
I use them as I am pulling the meat out of the wrapper. I use them the entire time I am handeling the meat. I change them any time I switch from slather to rubs, and any time I switch meats. If I stop for a few minutes in between I use them. We usually go through a box or two of gloves each contest.

Hook_Line_and_Sinker
05-02-2008, 02:50 AM
I looked at the nitrile gloves at harbor freight. They are powdered on the outside, and inside i guess, which to me defeats the purpose a little bit. In other words, prior to handling foods, thes gloves should be sponge washed.

These particular gloves might use corn starch, but I am not going to test it. They say 'industrial grade', not food grade, and not medical grade.

I will just continue with my constant hand washing, and using the new food service gloves when handling cooked meat for presentation as a double safe guard.


I confirmed the harbor frieght gloves are indeed cornstarch - right there on the label , below the bottm of the box in wee tiny print non caking corn starch at that ... so they say

ZBQ
05-06-2008, 10:19 PM
I've seen these (http://www.samsclub.com/shopping/navigate.do?dest=5&item=391415) at Sams over by the pharmacy near the diabetic supplies.

You get 2 boxes of 100 for about 10 bucks, at least that is the way they have them packaged at our Sams.

For some reason the web site only has them listed in 1000 count.
Not a bad deal actually.

These are what I'm using.

smoke-n-my-i's
05-09-2008, 04:56 PM
Rather than gloves on the jars, I wrap with plastic wrap, then discard when done for the day. Cheaper than gloves :)

After setting up camp, that is the first thing I try to remember to do....

And being allergic to pork... I use a TON of gloves and soap. Gloves on before opening pork butt packages.... trim, etc.... change gloves.... then rub. Take off gloves, and wash well.... more gloves, then on to the ribs. Same thing....

The same goes for the brisket and the chicken. I picked up a couple of boxes from Harbor Freight the last time through S.C..... I usually keep at least 3-4 boxes handy at all times.

I also like the idea for the public to see me using the gloves. They like the "safety" and cleanliness I am sure.

Not only do I have to look out for myself, but I feel it is best for all involved. And with my allergy, I use different knives, cutting boards, etc. for my pork products than for my beef and chicken. Then they all go into the wash basin for a thorough cleaning and sanitizing.

NotleyQue
05-09-2008, 07:14 PM
I go through a ton of gloves.
I use em all the time. I get really cool black ones that narcotics officers use. I get em from a narco officer actually. They are reallay comforable, fit the hands well, and are a bit thicker than most dispsable gloves out there. I use em all through the cook.

I am stealing the glove on the spice bottle trick someone posted in a picture on page 1. Thats a great idea. Good thinking.

Countryhb
05-12-2008, 04:24 PM
I go through a ton of gloves.
I use em all the time. I get really cool black ones that narcotics officers use. I get em from a narco officer actually. They are reallay comforable, fit the hands well, and are a bit thicker than most dispsable gloves out there. I use em all through the cook.

I am stealing the glove on the spice bottle trick someone posted in a picture on page 1. Thats a great idea. Good thinking.

And if you pit-bi tch for Gary he'll give you one black glove at a time to use...I know, I've seen it!!

DaHorns
05-15-2008, 09:16 PM
I love the idea of utilizing a glove over the rub container. I'm going to use that from now on. Thanks!

Hook_Line_and_Sinker
05-15-2008, 11:23 PM
And if you pit-bi tch for Gary he'll give you one black glove at a time to use...I know, I've seen it!!
Michel Jackson Syndrome ?

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/blogs/bits/posts/mjglove.jpg

NotleyQue
05-16-2008, 12:07 AM
no just the black gloves are hard to come by, you gotta earn the black gloves.


Michel Jackson Syndrome ?

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/blogs/bits/posts/mjglove.jpg

BanditBBQ
05-17-2008, 10:13 AM
Lg, 2 Boxes (200 gloves), Black Jack Latex Gloves (Non-Powdered)

Black Jack Black Colored Latex gloves: 1) Superior fit with high sensitivity, 2) 1.5 AQL-meets ASTM standards. 3) Powder Free. 4) 100% Chlorine Free.

http://www.naturalexpressions.org/gloves.html (http://www.naturalexpressions.org/gloves.html)


http://www.naturalexpressions.org/black_jack.jpg

Carpe 'Que,
Jim

NotleyQue
05-17-2008, 10:41 AM
Thank You kind sir



Lg, 2 Boxes (200 gloves), Black Jack Latex Gloves (Non-Powdered)

Black Jack Black Colored Latex gloves: 1) Superior fit with high sensitivity, 2) 1.5 AQL-meets ASTM standards. 3) Powder Free. 4) 100% Chlorine Free.

http://www.naturalexpressions.org/gloves.html (http://www.naturalexpressions.org/gloves.html)


http://www.naturalexpressions.org/black_jack.jpg

Carpe 'Que,
Jim

BanditBBQ
05-17-2008, 11:12 AM
Thank You kind sir

No problem! That isn't neccessarily the best place to get them, but was what popped up on the Google search.

Carpe 'Que,
Jim

P.S. Nice website you have NotleQue...like the Black/White pictures. :)

Brian in So Cal
05-21-2008, 05:12 PM
no just the black gloves are hard to come by, you gotta earn the black gloves.

yea, I know, I am only up to one blue and one black. maybe after hesperia?:mrgreen:

GaryT1
08-04-2008, 02:24 PM
We require the use of gloves at Pok N Da Ribs. When we change a duty, we change gloves.
For pulling HOT meat off the grill or pulling the pork, we have purchased those brown cotton gloves and put an ex-large glove over them. Works very well. Cotton gloves get washed after ever cook and put back in the box.

GaryT

MayDay
08-12-2008, 04:21 PM
Fly-infested gloves prompt Health Canada probe (http://www.canada.com/topics/bodyandhealth/story.html?id=12c2714d-b5a3-435f-b9dd-499e4cec0d12)....

Flies, larvae found in latex gloves (http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/story.html?id=c719ecb5-d115-4624-94c9-45f0ac9e6d39)....

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MayDay
Kamado/BGE, Cobb

Jester
08-15-2008, 12:24 AM
Lg, 2 Boxes (200 gloves), Black Jack Latex Gloves (Non-Powdered)

Black Jack Black Colored Latex gloves: 1) Superior fit with high sensitivity, 2) 1.5 AQL-meets ASTM standards. 3) Powder Free. 4) 100% Chlorine Free.

http://www.naturalexpressions.org/gloves.html (http://www.naturalexpressions.org/gloves.html)


http://www.naturalexpressions.org/black_jack.jpg

Carpe 'Que,
Jim
Thank you for posting the link.

River City Smokehouse
08-18-2008, 08:43 PM
I still haven't received my free pair of Nitriles.:mad:

Smokin J
08-19-2008, 01:43 AM
We require the use of gloves at Pok N Da Ribs. When we change a duty, we change gloves.
For pulling HOT meat off the grill or pulling the pork, we have purchased those brown cotton gloves and put an ex-large glove over them. Works very well. Cotton gloves get washed after ever cook and put back in the box.

GaryT

Thats a great idea. I'm going to try that.

NotleyQue
08-21-2008, 10:38 PM
I can get killer deals on both Black and Purple gloves from a healtcare company. 5.50 for a box. They are a million times better than those Harbor Freight ones. More durable.

If anyone is interested PM me and I will give you the persons contact info

Paulie G.
08-29-2008, 01:22 AM
I buy gloves from Maines paper and food for $25/box for 400 gloves.