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Scott in CT
07-16-2009, 06:07 AM
I did search here, but just wanted to see if anyone had some new finds, or recommendations.

I am looking for a set of gloves that I can pick up the hot grates, hot meat, and also use while cutting up the meat.
Can this be found in one pair of gloves, or am I looking at 2 pairs?
One for picking up the hot grates, etc, maybe leather.
Another for holding sauced up meat, maybe rubber-type?

Thanks, guys!

Elsie D.
07-16-2009, 07:26 AM
I'll be watching responses to this with interest. I'm forever using my tongs to remove the grates which is a PITA.

Bill E.
07-16-2009, 07:57 AM
I have the Ove Gloves - As Seen on TV
They work good for a quick pick up of grates.
If high heat stuff, then you start to feel heat coming through after a bunch of seconds. Good for picking up top grate placing on table etc and then putting back.

I also have big white BBQ insulated gloves from Steve Raichlen. Good for handling food and pulling pork.
http://store.grilling4all.com/sm8037.html

I got a cheapo pair of charcoal gloves from WalMart but they are plastic and burn on contact with hot metal. Stay away from those. Good for handling chimney but burns if a coal hits it.

Bill E.
07-16-2009, 08:00 AM
I guess I did not really answer your question.
I would be interested if there is good all in one. I have used Steve Raichlen gloves for moving greats but they are not recommended for that.

J Pan
07-16-2009, 08:13 AM
I'm thinking something like this (http://www.amazon.com/Progressive-International-Oven-Mitts-2-Pack/dp/B000A389MI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1247764350&sr=8-1) would work. I've been meaning to get them myself.

Ralph Grunz
07-16-2009, 09:15 AM
I found these online while searching for some Brisket tips...... I ordered a pair; price awesome and this guy KNOWS what he is doing...
http://www.texasbbqrub.com/tools.htm

Elsie D.
07-16-2009, 09:29 AM
Amazing, the gloves cost $10 and "international" shipping charges to Canada costs another $46.95. Guess they don't have many Canadian customers nor can they want any..

D. L. Whitehead
07-16-2009, 09:47 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Elsie D.:
Amazing, the gloves cost $10 and "international" shipping charges to Canada costs another $46.95. Guess they don't have many Canadian customers nor can they want any.. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hi Elsie,

Did you try Amazon Canada (http://www.amazon.ca/)?

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Scott in CT
07-16-2009, 10:16 AM
J Pan,
You may be onto something. Have you seen any like that with fingers?

Ralph,
I've seen those from texasbbgrub. They look great for handling hot meats. Can they be used to pick up hot grates?

Elsie D.
07-16-2009, 10:30 AM
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Hi Elsie,

Did you try Amazon Canada (http://www.amazon.ca/)?

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I had not until you mentioned it. No bbq gloves to be found on that site. Thanks for the thought, though.

K Kruger
07-16-2009, 11:37 AM
I use kitchen towels for most stuff I do, whether it is to move a grate or grab a hunk of meat. Wadded up they offer enough protecton and can be immediately pitched into the laundry basket, especially after use with food.

(I dislike any sort of absorbent material for handling food. Too easy to let the gloves sit there on the counter after use, when and where bacteria can grow unchecked, then transfer said bacteria to another surface or food item when the gloves are used next. If you want to use gloves for food handling use those that are nonporous and wash immediately after each use, as you would your hands.)

Jeff Smith
07-16-2009, 12:15 PM
I would suggest something like these: Gloves (http://www.amazon.com/Mr-Bar-B-Q-Leather-Barbecue-Gloves/dp/B001BVVSLM/ref=pd_sbs_a_11)

I have some that are similar and really like the full forearm coverage. Granted I am very prone to burning myself so this helps http://tvwbb.infopop.cc/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Another option is to just grab some welders gloves from the local Lowes or HD.

I only use these for the fire though never for food handling.

J Pan
07-16-2009, 12:22 PM
Scott, I haven't seen those silicone type mitts with separate fingers. That's the reason I didn't buy them when I first saw them. I do like the fact that they are dishwasher safe. I don't like (and don't own) kitchen/oven mitts. I figure most of the mitts in kitchens all over the country are dirty inside. I just use kitchen towels, which like Kevin said, are easy to wash in the laundry. I don't like throwing greasy towels in the wash though. During occasions when I need to handle really hot food such as when pulling pork, I just use disposable gloves.

Russell Y
07-16-2009, 02:37 PM
Not a glove, but I use something like this - Grill Grabber (http://www.grillgrabber.com/) to lift my hot grates.

http://www.grillgrabber.com/images/GoldGG.jpg

Scott in CT
07-17-2009, 04:06 AM
Thanks for the input, guys!

I have been using kitchen towels and mitts, but I always burn or stain them with sauce, then the ol' lady chases me around the house with a rolling pin after I ruin her stuff! http://tvwbb.infopop.cc/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I think I'm leaning towards purchasing a pair of gloves for meat handling and use an old pair of leather/hide work gloves for picking up the grates, or maybe even the grill grabber.

tjkoko
07-17-2009, 04:37 AM
I've read somewhere at this site that welder's gloves would be quite suitable for your bbq'ing needs.

j biesinger
07-17-2009, 04:43 AM
janitorial supply places usually sell heavy duty rubber gloves (think big black and mad scientisty). I picked mine up for 8 bucks at a chinese grocery. They are good for flopping meat on and taking it off if you work quickly. The can also be used for pulling pork. Its probably best to work in teams with the person with the big rubber gloves breaking the meat into muscles, while someone with latex gloves and more dexterity can clean than pull the muscles since they'll be cooler to handle after they're broken up.

another option that's fairly sanitary, it to buy cloth garden gloves, these can be worn under extra large latex gloves.

beware of leather welding gloves, they vary in quality and you need ones with some decent insulation or they aren't worth buying. I have a couple of pairs of leather grill gloves and one pair is better that the others. I'm not sure the brand of the pair I like, but the camp chef ones are kind of thin and stiff compared to the others.

Dan {dutch oven Dan}
07-17-2009, 07:22 AM
I know Alton Brown is not into UNITASKERS but I use his long gloves for most tasks BUT use the rubber gloves from Texasrubs for meat handling.

His gloves are nice because you can give your hand a vigorous shake and the glove will come off so you can use your bare hand if necessary

Tom Barineau
07-17-2009, 11:18 AM
The gloves from Texas BBQ are great for handling meat and removing grates from the WSM--don't know that I would try moving the grate from a hot kettle, though.

Elsie--Give Bill a call at Texas BBQ and ask about the shipping. That shipping cost could be an error. He is a very congenial guy. His policy is if you order some rub he charges no shipping for the gloves.

Tom

Bob H.
07-17-2009, 11:28 AM
I use a pair of leather welders gloves for moving the grate, or when using the tongs and utensils.They are used only for the grill and will last a very long time. This pair has been around for 30 years. When handling meats I just use throw away food service type latex gloves.

Kevin H
07-17-2009, 03:48 PM
Picked up a pair of lincoln electric brand welding gloves from Home Depot earlier in the year for about $9. They were in the welding section, not the gloves section. I don't use them for handling meat, but they work for handling hot grates and what not for short amounts of time.

John C
07-17-2009, 04:23 PM
I use to get those from Texas BBQ rub until I found where they got them. I don't think you can beat the price. Check this out.
http://www.labsafety.com/Best-...ted-Gloves_24547000/ (http://www.labsafety.com/Best-Black-Knight-PVC-Coated-Gloves_24547000/)

John

Scott in CT
07-22-2009, 05:54 AM
Great price.

Brad W
08-01-2009, 10:39 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by john c:
I use to get those from Texas BBQ rub until I found where they got them. I don't think you can beat the price. Check this out.
http://www.labsafety.com/Best-...ted-Gloves_24547000/ (http://www.labsafety.com/Best-Black-Knight-PVC-Coated-Gloves_24547000/)

John </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Are they lined and can handle the heat of the meat? I currently use rubberish gloves with latex medical gloves over them, helps with easy clean up and the heat of handling meat. Been looking at the TexasBBQ gloves for handling meat.

Steve Batik
08-29-2009, 09:18 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Brad W:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by john c:
I use to get those from Texas BBQ rub until I found where they got them. I don't think you can beat the price. Check this out.
http://www.labsafety.com/Best-...ted-Gloves_24547000/ (http://www.labsafety.com/Best-Black-Knight-PVC-Coated-Gloves_24547000/)

John </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Are they lined and can handle the heat of the meat? I currently use rubberish gloves with latex medical gloves over them, helps with easy clean up and the heat of handling meat. Been looking at the TexasBBQ gloves for handling meat. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The Gloves in the link are the same one as Texas BBQ, They are lined, and yes you can take a butt at temp and pullit apart without it getting too hot. You will feel the heat but it does not get unconfortable.

If you order from the link, make sure you get the rough ones, I tried both and the smooth finish with a little bit if the fat on them and the but will just slip right out and take flight.

The only thing that is not good with these is that you do not want to pick up the great with them, You will feel the heat just as you realize you are too far away to put it back and cant make it to where you want to put it down.

Tom P
09-01-2009, 06:05 AM
I have the gloves below. They were recommended by Cooks Illustrated a few years back.

I bought them at a local ACE hardware store for about $17

Gloves (http://www.amazon.com/Grill-Life-Leather-Gloves-D703-9642/dp/B000HM8CSS/ref=tag_gam_ptcn_edpp_url)

Tom