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A must have if you use a smoker
on February 14, 2011
These are a must-have item if you use a smoker and need to pick up, or move food without burning your hands. I've also found them to be very helpful when shredding pork (for pulled pork). Makes the process much easier and comfortable.
Also works well when not using the BBQ for things such pulling meat off of bones when making soup, or shredding boiled chicken. You do need to exercise some care -- the gloves can be slippery when dealing with hot food, especially if it is greasy.
The gloves are made of a thick, heat resistant material that works very well for handling food. They are NOT, however, meant for high temperature uses, such as taking a metal pan out of a hot oven. Think of them as potholders for food items - something to keep your hands from burning when handling hot food.
The fingers are a bit stiff, but allow for decent mobility. I had no problems holding a knife or using a fork to pull pork while wearing them. They extend well up your forearms to keep grease splatters at bay (they are about 13.5 inches from fingertip to bottom edge). Easy to wash. I've only used them a few times so far, so I can't attest to how long they will last, but they seem pretty sturdy, and should last for some time provided they are cared for.
I take a mens size XL glove, and these fit fine (a bit snug, but very workable).
Very good price - much less expensive than other hot food handling gloves I've seen. Highly recommend.
Update: June 2011 -- been using these for a few months and continue to be very impressed. I've been able to hand carry items from the smoker into the house (a few minute journey) without any problem. Hands get a bit warm but not at all uncomfortable. Washing them is a breeze -- just keep them on your hands, squirt on some dish soap, and wash your "hands." No problems with durability as of yet.