There are a few types of gloves I use for my type of grilling and smoking.
- Heat-resistant grill gloves
- Welding gloves
- Waterproof gloves
You can believe me when I say that before spending money on a pair of good heat-resistant gloves I burnt myself several times.
If you are only able to buy one pair of gloves I can advise you from my own experience that it should be welding gloves.
I have tried several welding gloves and as I mentioned several times before, I believe that in many cases you get what you pay for.
I ended up ordering myself some Grill Armor Gloves welding gloves and have used them for a long time now with no problems.
I used them to remove my grill grates and handle my Weber charcoal starter when it was time to pour the charcoal into the grill.
I also use them when I use cook low and slow on my UDS smoker and when I am cooking on my campfire.
Although you can do a lot with welding gloves there are grill gloves that will give you a lot more “feeling” in your fingers compared to welding gloves.
For working on the grill where I need that little more feeling I use my Grill Armor Gloves grill gloves.
What I like about them is that although they are heat resistant you still can feel anything you do touch with them. That is the big advantage over using welding gloves.
Waterproof And Heat Resistant Gloves
Waterproof does not automatically mean heat resistant. If that was the case I could use a pair of dishwasher gloves that my wife uses.
The reason I have a pair of Grill Armor Gloves waterproof and heat-resistant gloves is that I can use them to move the meat around on the grill or smoker.
You might say, well you can use some tools you mentioned in your grill utensils post?
That is true, however, when I have a large cut of meat such as a pork but, or smaller pieces that are hard to get a grip.
An example of such is when you are grilling vegetables it is my experience that a heat-resistant waterproof glove works easier.
Grill Armor Gloves – FAQ
A: Grill Armor Gloves are Made in China.
Q: What kind of fibers are they made from
A: Grill Armor Gloves are made of M-Aramid and P-Aramid. These are also called Nomex and Kevlar.
Q: How to wash grill armor gloves?
A: Grill Armor Gloves can be machine washed at the Cotton program using regular detergent at 104 degrees Fahrenheit. (40 degrees Celsius)
Grill Armor Gloves – My Opinion
I did grill and BBQ glove reviews and I wrote about Grill Armor Gloves there also. However, since I have such good experience with them I decided to have a look at them here on a separate page.
I am not saying that other brands are not good, since I also have large hands, I like this brand.
My wife also used the Grill Armor Gloves in the kitchen as oven mittens and told me to keep them inside and only get them when I needed them to make it easier for her to use them.
Eddie van Aken
Eddie van Aken has years of experience in running his full-service restaurant and with this came working with using and dealing with all types of kitchen equipment. With his experience, he is able to find all the pros and cons of grills and add them to the grill reviews he is doing. You can read more on the about page for Eddie van Aken