I don’t know about you but I hate getting burnt while cooking in the kitchen or on the grill. A top-notch pair of heat-resistant BBQ gloves is a must for every grilling household.
There are some unwritten BBQ laws that no one is above! Using a set of BBQ gloves is number one in my opinion. I think this should be the purchase before the charcoal or gas barbecue because you then can’t be tempted to grill without them.
I’ve spent a lot of time using all different manner of BBQ gloves made from various materials, I’ve chosen to review the below heat resistant BBQ gloves based on them protecting you. The gloves below aren’t necessarily the best BBQ gloves for handling meat if that’s what you’re here looking for.
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|RAPICCA BBQ Grill Gloves||CHECK PRICE|
|Comsmart BBQ Gloves||CHECK PRICE|
|Weber 7017 Silicone Grilling Gloves||CHECK PRICE|
|Char-Broil 140 518 Leather Grilling Gloves||CHECK PRICE|
Rapicca BBQ Grill Gloves
Rapicca BBQ Gloves Features
To start with the Rapicca BBQ grill gloves are heat resistant up to 932°F(500°C)! To be honest I don’t think you will ever take a BBQ to those temperatures, but over and above and all that. They are also flameproof so handling anything directly over a BBQ flame will not be an issue.
They are constructed of food-grade water-proof neoprene rubber which means you will be able to handle hot food with these as well. The water-proof neoprene coating means your hands will be safe putting them into boiling water or oil while wearing them.
The inside is lined with a double layer Kevlar sweat-absorbed cotton liner which will keep your hands comfortable, dry and cool while holding your hands directly overheat.
The Sleeve is 14 inches in length, which will keep an average-sized person’s forearms protected almost to the elbow.
Easy handling of hot cast iron when cooking with these will not be an issue due to how heavy duty they are against melting however Rapicca recommends only doing this for around 15 seconds.
They are very easy to clean, you just need to run them under a hot tap with soap and then leave them to dry.
Everything seriously! In all honesty, these are BBQ gloves that don’t have pros and cons, just pros. Overall, the best thing about these heat-resistant BBQ gloves is they aren’t just suitable for a casual pitmaster, these are fully-fledged commercial-grade heatproof gloves. You can use these in your kitchen handling hot trays and food in the oven too.
They can’t do the cooking for you, seriously there is none!
Comsmart BBQ Gloves Review
Comsmart BBQ Glove Features
Comsmart BBQ Gloves have been updated to now provide heat resistance up to 1472°F(800°C)! More than adequate for a typical BBQ or smoker.
The gloves are constructed of 3 different materials. The first is a non-slip silicone pattern on both sides of the gloves. The second is an aramid fibre for the high heat, cut, acid and alkali resistance on the outside. Lastly the inner liner is made polyester cotton to provide comfort and added protection.
The wrist guard is 5.7inches in length which is enough to protect your hands and fore-arms from high heat. A 4.7 inch stretch fit wide cuff is wide enough for the largest of hands.
They are machine washable with a hook on the inside to hang dry or store them.
They have a multi purpose use and not just suited for BBQing, pot-handling, baking, grill handling, hot trays or anything straight from the oven.
At 1472°F(800°C) protection time will be 5 -7 seconds, just for scale at 482°F(250°C) protection time is 20 – 22 seconds.
Properly suited to BBQing only, suited better for handling cast iron pans. You can briefly pick up hot charcoal if you need to move it in a hurry (great if you drop a piece on the floor from a charcoal chimney).
I wouldn’t say it’s one of the cons but something to note, these are heat-resistant gloves, not heatproof so if you’re handling extreme heat for prolonged periods you will start to feel it.
Weber 7017 Silicone Grilling Gloves
Weber Silicone Grilling Glove Features
Purpose-built smoker/BBQ gloves the Weber Silicone Grilling Gloves offer heat resistance up to 400° F(204° C) which is fine for a typical BBQ.
Constructed of food-grade FDA compliant silicone, handling meat directly on and off a BBQ will be no problem. The pattern on the gloves provides a nonslip surface when handling hot food.
At the bottom of each glove is a hanging hole for easy storage or drying after cleaning. To clean only requires hot soapy water.
Overall dimensions 10.24 x 7.29 x 0.79 inches.
A great BBQ glove for moving food around on the grill without trying to use tongs. If you are smoking a large piece of meat like a brisket or pork butt, you can pick the meat up directly without burning your hands or trying to hold it with BBQ tongs.
The only thing that lets these gloves down a little bit is 2 minor issues firstly they only come in one size, my partner has small hands and when she tried them on she struggled to keep them on. Secondly, the overall length of the gloves could do with being an inch or two longer to give more protection to the forearm, especially if you have large hands, you fill the glove.
Char-Broil 140 518 – Leather Grilling Gloves
Char-broil Leather Glove Features
Constructed of high-quality leather with a fabric lining Char-Broil Leather BBQ Gloves will keep your hands safe up to 260° F(127° C).
The leather is designed with users being able to grip hot BBQ accessories, grill grates, and BBQ lids with ease.
Dimensions 13.78 x 7.09 x 0.98 inches, plenty of leather material to protect your forearms.
They look cool, seriously cool. They are also great at holding all the typical things you want to hold when having a casual grill, like BBQ tongs and a charcoal chimney without burning your hands.
As with most BBQ leather gloves, the heat-resistant temperature is quite low, so not so suited to BBQ enthusiast that is completely hands-on and wants to touch everything.
Are BBQ gloves worth it?
As I mentioned at the beginning BBQ gloves are a must for every keen grill master. Most BBQ gloves are suited to both indoor and outdoor cooking, and they don’t cost the earth.
Are they fireproof aswell?
There is some added protection from fire to all of the BBQ gloves above but they aren’t all specifically designed to be flameproof. So if this is what you’re looking for choose carefully and maybe choose the Rapicca BBQ grill gloves.
Do BBQ gloves work?
OF COURSE, THEY DO! Purpose-built by BBQ brands they all have their level of protection, and for the most part, this is enough to keep your hands safe. Unless you are cranking the temperature on your BBQ all of the gloves in this post have adequate heat resistance.
What gloves do professional BBQ pitmasters use?
All of the gloves I’ve chosen on this page are commercial grade BBQ gloves used by pitmasters. I went to a BBQ competition not too long ago and saw a few different pitmasters wearing Weber BBQ Gloves.
Are leather gloves good for BBQ?
No your typically leather gloves to keep your hands warm aren’t but dedicated leather BBQ gloves are up there with the best heat-resistant BBQ gloves on the market. The downside to leather gloves is they are some of the most expensive! Protection ain’t cheap!
Any of the BBQ gloves in this post are more than suitable for a keen BBQ enthusiast or professional pitmaster. You will find most BBQ pros have more than one pair of BBQ gloves and use them for different jobs. One for handling hot food and one for handling hot accessories over the grill. It’s not necessary to purchase two different sets but please be careful when handling raw meat with gloves, nobody wants food poisoning!