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    Need a rec for grill gloves

    Gang - I am in the market for a pair of new grill gloves and am looking for a recommendation. Up until now I've been using a pair of Ove Gloves which have worked out great, except they have a cottony exterior that is difficult to clean and the gloves are getting pretty funky. This site recommends the Suede Barbeque, Grill and Fireplace Gloves. They seem like they would work but there are a number of Amazon reviews complaining they don't stand up to the heat of a hot grill very well - stories of people burning their fingers trying to pick up a cast iron pan or metal vegetable basket, etc. If so, that's a pretty bad fail for "grill gloves." Does anyone have a favorite pair they would recommend?

    #2
    The Ove Gloves are washable, just make sure they are dry before using.

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      #3
      I use a cheap pair of welding gloves from Horrible Freight. They work great.

      http://www.harborfreight.com/1-pair-...ves-41054.html

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      • _John_
        _John_ commented
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        Good name, I needed a quick dolly and a wheel fell off on the way to the car...

      • jholmgren
        jholmgren commented
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        Great place to buy odd tools you only need to use once. Just don't expect MAC or Snap-On quality. First (and only) time my wife came in with me she asked "what's that awful smell?" to which I replied "that is the smell of Chinese tools, dear".

      • Usernamevalid
        Usernamevalid commented
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        Rule for HF:

        Never buy anything with more than three moving parts.

      #4
      I use pit mitts and Grill Armor Gloves.

      Both pretty much equal, but the pit Mir goes a little higher so it is safer to use to read in. NO probs with heat penetration.
      Last edited by richinlbrg; July 14, 2015, 07:11 PM.

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      • _John_
        _John_ commented
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        Pitt Mitts are good, but they need to make them for men, the little lady gloves I have just go past the second knuckle

      • richinlbrg
        richinlbrg commented
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        John , I have large hands and my pitt mitt fits fine - maybe you just need a larger size, or maybe they shrunk??

      • _John_
        _John_ commented
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        8 1/2" at the longest, had a ruler handy I have only seen one size, and they were small before washing. I will have to check for sizes though I thought it was that old one size fits all.

      #5
      I just bought these & have only used them once but they seem to be legit. Picked up a lit charcoal yesterday.

      http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o01_s00

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      • _John_
        _John_ commented
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        Those look great, let us know how they do.

      #6
      Pit Mitts fit me fine. I toss them in the washer/dryer after each cook.

      I also use Ove Gloves, in a pinch, but they're harder to dry because they're supposed to be washed and not tossed in the dryer, as I recall. AT least I never toss them in the dryer. I have both flavors of Ove Gloves the regular ones and the ones for blocking steam burns. Like Mark mgaretz says, they have to be turned inside out to get thoroughly dry. I like them for kitchen work but not so much for backyard grilling needs.

      And of course for grabbing the searingly hot stuff, my super duper welder's gloves are amazing. They've got the burn marks on the paws to show how hard they've worked!

      https://www.northernsafety.com/Produ...Hi-Temp-Gloves



      Kathryn

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        #7
        Originally posted by The Burn View Post
        I just bought these & have only used them once but they seem to be legit. Picked up a lit charcoal yesterday.

        http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o01_s00
        The Burn , let us know how those gloves work out. They're rated for 932 deg F as compared to 475 deg F for Pitt Mitts. Can that heat tolerance claim be right for those gloves? They have silicone strips on them. Most silicone cookware is only rated up to about 500 deg F on contact, based some of the manuf. warnings on my silicone bakeware.

        Even my (beloved) welder's gloves are only rated for 900 degF contact heat and 1200 degF ambient heat.

        Kathryn
        Last edited by fzxdoc; July 15, 2015, 10:06 AM.

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          #8
          i saw this in one of the questions for this product...
          Q: are they suitable for pulling pork or chicken?
          A: Suitable for getting the pork or chicken off of the grill, also suitable for "pulling" if you are using bear claws. I would not recommend pulling with just these gloves as they will absorb too much of the grease.


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          • jholmgren
            jholmgren commented
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            I wouldn't use any of these "oven mitts" for pulling or handling meat. Get yourself some insulated PVC gloves for that task. I use welding gloves for handling the hot metal bits and charcoal.

          • CurlingDog
            CurlingDog commented
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            totally agree.. Welding gloves are great for re-positioning cast iron pcs but when it comes to handling the food itself, I'm lucky i share a space with an EMT that has access to disposable gloves. They work great most of the time...

          #9
          John, here is mine - got my ruler, too. Maybe they DO come in different sizes

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          • richinlbrg
            richinlbrg commented
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            I've been thinking again, John ( always worrisome). Since it seems you have larger hands than I, where to you by winter gloves. I can't find any that fit me.

            Or are you in a warm climate where winter floves are not needed?

          • _John_
            _John_ commented
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            I have an old pair of gloves from the Marines for fast roping and those are what I use when I need them, other than that I have to go with the wool ones. I'm sure there are places out there buy I haven't really looked.

          • richinlbrg
            richinlbrg commented
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            John , thank you!

          #10
          I have the version of Pit Mitts that have the longer cuff but I haven't seen any other sizes. I would agree that the seem a bit small since they fit me well.

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            #11
            Anything with cloth can be dangerous. If they get wet or damp and you pick up something hot, the water will turn to steam. I have a pair of Pit Mitts that got pretty hot in that very manner. I still use them, but only for the fire part. For food I picked up a set of those orange bumpy food grade silicone they sell on Amazon. More than enough protection to remove a pork butt or brisket from the smoker. They're also going to get used for turkey. Dishwasher cleaning is nice too.


            I have a pair of actual mitts with the long arm, like gauntlet. No fingers is a pain.

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              #12
              Thanks all. I like the two glove fire / food approach recommended by Usernamevalid, so I put in an order of the set recommended by The Burn (they look like something The Predator would wear, which is super cool) and a pair of the orange silicone for food handling.

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                #13
                These work well. http://www.amazon.com/US-Forge-400-W...welding+gloves

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