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Chezmatt
07-06-2011, 06:13 PM
I'm getting tired of using oven mitts and kitchen towels, and think it's time to invest in a good pair of heat-resistant gloves.
Does anyone have any advice or recommendations? Ideally, I'd like something that's tough enough to handle hot grill grates, but I don't need something that's NASA certified.
Thanks in advance!

colonel00
07-06-2011, 06:19 PM
Find a close Harbor Freight and get a pair of welder's gloves. They can handle decent heat and will be fairly inexpensive. If you want to spend some cash, I know there are fancier gloves that people have found. There was a thread no too long ago. I will see if I can dig it up.

Ron_L
07-06-2011, 06:23 PM
Do you want gloves for handling hot metal or for handling hot food? For hot metal parts I use welding gloves. For handling hot food I use these...

http://texasbbqrub.com/bbqgloves.htm

ParkAvenue_2
07-06-2011, 06:23 PM
My wife just got me a pair of these for father's day:

http://www.barbecue-store.com/FlameX-Leather-Gloves--Pair_p_788.html

Abelman
07-06-2011, 06:29 PM
I am with Ron on this one.

Here's the deal, handling hot metal, it's nice to have a little fabric/texture for grip. That same stuff doesn't do so well handeling moist foods.

I use the heat/rubber gloves for handling food. They are easy to wash, keep heat away nicely. Great for pulling some pork as it were. They are slippery when wet though.

toumaj
07-06-2011, 06:29 PM
Welders gloves are all you need.
And they're only $10/pair @ Home Depot.
I have cooked a half dozen hogs since I bought mine and they work wonders - especially with a Caja China box.
The heat emanating off that box when it's going is frightening!
But even for my smokers or grills, welders gloves provide all the protection you'll need.
Enjoy!

Chezmatt
07-06-2011, 06:45 PM
Thanks for the advice. I've got a pair of bear claws that I use for handling hot meat, so it sounds like welding gloves are the way to go.
Thanks again!

oscarsroost
07-06-2011, 06:46 PM
For moving meat from smoker to pans I just use a good cotton glove with a food handler vinyl glove. I tried a couple pair of the texasbbqgrub gloves and the more I used them the less pliable they got.

caseydog
07-06-2011, 06:49 PM
Another vote for welders gloves. :thumb:

CD

DaveMW
07-06-2011, 06:55 PM
Don't want to hijack but I was going to post a similar thread so i will ask my question here re: welders gloves: Can I reach in and remove a smoker box from my vertical GOSM smoker to replenish wood or will this char my hand sinec it sits directly above the burner? Great question Chezmatt.

bigabyte
07-06-2011, 06:55 PM
Do you want gloves for handling hot metal or for handling hot food? For hot metal parts I use welding gloves. For handling hot food I use these...

http://texasbbqrub.com/bbqgloves.htm
^^^What he said.

CarolinaQue
07-06-2011, 07:16 PM
Welding gloves for working the fire and handling hot metal. But for the meat, I actually use a pair of insulated crab/lobster gloves. I've had my current pair for 3 or 4 years now and they cost me $9 or so.

h20loo
07-06-2011, 07:29 PM
Welding gloves ... but it takes a darn good pair to remove a platesetter from the green egg. I finally got some silicone gloves for handling food.

purplestarrider
07-06-2011, 08:58 PM
i just picked up some welders gloves at harbor frieght fot $4.99 today. that way i can handle anything i need to do with my stick burner. I haven't tried them out yet but will plan on it this weekend

Gore
07-06-2011, 09:01 PM
Last year I got a fairly expensive set of gloves that I used to remove the platesetter from my Oval. I could do this when it was 400*. I loved them. They were close fitting and I could just reach in and grab the grate, metal, heat-shield, whatever. Unfortunately, after about a dozen uses, the stitches have given out, arrrrgh!

RustyGrill
07-06-2011, 09:12 PM
Another vote for HF welding gloves! I finally got tired of the old bbq mittens and made the trip to HF. Wish I'd done it YEARS ago. I'm a little slow sometimes...

caseydog
07-06-2011, 09:13 PM
Welding gloves ... but it takes a darn good pair to remove a platesetter from the green egg. I finally got some silicone gloves for handling food.

Cheap welding gloves are 100 percent impervious to heat, if you have had enough to drink.

CD

Chezmatt
07-06-2011, 09:28 PM
Thanks again for all of the suggestions. Following the consensus, I just picked up a pair of $10 welding gloves. I'll report back after the next cook.
:thumb:

Hoss
07-06-2011, 10:02 PM
High heat handling will make welder gloves hard and not pliable.One way to help prevent this somewhat is to rub them down really good with petroleum jelly when they are brand new,before handling anything hot.At least they are pretty cheap.You might wanna check out a pair of Orcas for handling large pieces of hot meat.

smokinQ2
07-06-2011, 10:05 PM
I use Black Knight rubber gloves for handling meat. Turning butts or ribs you don't want to use Bear Claws. Just google Black Knight and you find industrial vendors and you can get 3 pair shipped for under $20.

Kcbigben
07-06-2011, 11:32 PM
Not to hijack, but where is a good place to get rubber gloves for basic food handling? I mean other than when my wife steals some from the hospital for me...;)

colonel00
07-06-2011, 11:39 PM
Not to hijack, but where is a good place to get rubber gloves for basic food handling? I mean other than when my wife steals some from the hospital for me...;)

Sam's or Harbor Freight have them cheap. I get the blue Nitrile gloves

chrischandler71
07-07-2011, 08:23 AM
If you have an Acedemy sports close by, I bought a set of BBQ gloves in the grilling section for under 10.00. They are grey, and made of insulated rubber.

Chris

deepsouth
07-07-2011, 08:31 AM
pit mitts?

chad
07-07-2011, 09:19 AM
I buy the three pack of welders gloves at Harbor Freight. After a season or so they get pretty crusty. I've handled, quickly, some very hot metal like my charcoad basket, but I try to have an additional "hot pad" of old glove between the hot steel and the glove I'm wearing.

For the meat I use cotton utility gloves (woven and from Harbor Freight) under nytril or other rubber gloves. I also have some heavier "plumbers" gloves - but even they are more comfy with the cotton gloves inside to insulate. This is more important when handling lots of meat...for a couple of butts or handling some ribs the cotton/nyrtil works great.

tasterner
07-29-2011, 11:57 AM
Do you want gloves for handling hot metal or for handling hot food? For hot metal parts I use welding gloves. For handling hot food I use these...

http://texasbbqrub.com/bbqgloves.htm


Thanks for the tip Ron. They also have very fast shipping. I ordered a pair on Tuesday and got them today.

azmark
07-29-2011, 12:00 PM
Welders gloves are excellent and they are high enough to get your arms in without worrying about catching a hot edge.