I get the opportunity to review BBQ related products from time to time. This time Rizzi at Mr. Grill asked me to review his new Grill Gloves.
Normally I use welding gloves when handling hot coals, grates, or cooking containers in the smokers and grills. Welding gloves are not my favorite because they are usually thick and cumbersome - you don't get much feel for what you are doing and you can't use them for anything that requires dexterity.
The first thing I noticed when I opened up the packaging for the Mr. Grill gloves were how thin they seemed. Thin usually doesn't mean heat resistant but according to the folks at Mr. Grill, the grill gloves are made out of kevlar and nomex.
Trying the gloves on, I was pleasantly surprised at how well they fit and comfortable they are. These gloves are also identical - right or left hand so easy to put on without worrying about the correct hand. This may not seem important but after an all night BBQ session at a competition, I need all the help I can get.
So they are thin, ambidextrous, and fit great. How about heat resistance?
No issue at all handling red hot grill grates.
My hands didn't feel any heat while searing off some steaks over a very hot charcoal bed.
It was also very nice to have the dexterity and control over my favorite BBQ tools while wearing them. This is not usually the case when wearing gloves and working over a hot fire.
Handling very hot cooking pans directly out of the smoker were no issue while wearing these gloves.
Some additional points from the manufacturer worth mentioning -
Outer layer won't catch on fire when exposed to open flame.
Silicone grid for the perfect grip
Overall, I thought the gloves were great and I'll definitely recommend adding them to your BBQ Tool arsenal. You can find them on Amazon too!
Link to grill gloves amazon page: grill gloves
Link to Mr Grill website: Mr Grill