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The Mr. Bar-B-Q gloves and Steven Raichlen gloves are the least expensive gloves we tested and both appear to be from the same manufacturer.
Mr. Bar-B-Q’s gloves are shiny black (above) while Raichlen’s are shiny grey. Both are intended “For Food Handling Only and Not Intended for Hot Grills.” Both are 9.5″ in length, have a thin layer of insulation inside, and are said to be heat safe to 248°F. Although not intended for hot grill grates and pans, we put these gloves through the heat test anyway.
Heat resistance. 12 seconds and the gloves began to melt
Dexterity. No problem with tongs but a bit slippery with a knife
Comfort. Somewhat stiff, rubbery feel and slippery during use
Food handling. No problem and the gloves merely got warm
Published On: 5/17/2018 Last Modified: 12/21/2021
Rick Browne does product testing and recipes. A renowned TV cooking show host, photojournalist, and author of 16 barbecue books, he was the creator, host, and executive producer of public television’s popular Barbecue America TV series, a cooking and travelogue highlighting the world’s outdoor culinary landscape. It has aired on more than 230 stations.
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