At 17.5″, these gloves are the longest ones we tested. They are lined with cotton, said to be heat safe to 475°F, and recommended by Cook’s Illustrated magazine, although their reviewers griped that the gloves are not machine washable. As with other leather gloves, you can wipe them off but washing is discouraged.
Pitmaster Club member “Steve B” likes these gloves and comments, “So far I have no complaints. They seem well constructed, comfortable and they do fit my rather large hands. And they do reach up to my elbow.”
Heat resistance. 21.5 seconds
Dexterity. Easily used tongs and easily picked up a small paring knife
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.