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The synthetic Pitmaker High Heat Meat Handling Gloves come in one large size that “fits all.”
They are said to be safe to 450˚F, and while intended for handling food, we have also seen them used to move charcoal and burning logs (briefly). While only 12″ long they were by far the best fit of any of the synthetic gloves tested, with my fingers reaching the end of each finger, as they would in a high quality pair of ski gloves. The cotton lining on these gloves feels very comfortable against the skin, and the somewhat rough surface helps to grip slippery roasts and ribs. For cleaning, the gloves are easily wiped off or washed. We saw these gloves in constant use at the Operation Barbecue Relief kitchen in Houston, where pitmasters used them while cooking almost 200,000 pounds of pork butts, turkey breasts and chickens in 11 days to feed victims of Hurricane Harvey. Talk about a product test! As with several other gloves in this category, they are not intended for picking up hot grill grates or burning logs, but we performed these tests on the gloves anyway and they performed quite well.
Heat resistance. 45 seconds
Dexterity. Easily picked up and used tongs and small paring knife
Comfort. Very comfortable, like loose ski gloves
Food handling. No problem and gloves merely got warm
Published On: 5/16/2018 Last Modified: 3/5/2021
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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