Among the fabric gloves I tested, Grill Armor heat resistant gloves came out on top.
I was initially skeptical of the manufacturer’s heat safe rating of 932ºF, so I tested them on hot briquets and burning cedar logs. The outer layer of these gloves is insulated with M-ARAMID & P-ARAMID fabric (the same as DuPont Nomex & Kevlar) and the manufacturer claims the gloves “Will Not Catch Fire Or Melt When Exposed To An Open Flame.”
The inside layer is a cooling 100% cotton blend. And, bless my soul, these gloves are also machine washable. Like other fabric gloves, they cannot be used when wet. These gloves have a lifetime replacement warranty, and there are two color choices, white or black.
Heat resistance. 20.5 seconds
Dexterity. Took some effort to use tongs and a small paring knife
Comfort. Comfortable but slightly tight like a pair of thick winter wool gloves
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.