Do you love BBQ? If so, you may want to buy a fine pair of BBQ gloves as well. After all, you want to stay on the safe side when arranging coals or moving hot food. There are different types of gloves in the market. Given below are some tips that can help you choose the right type.
How we chose
Make sure you opt for a pair that is water resistant and won’t stain too quickly. If your pair gets dirty quickly, you will have to wash it again and again, which will take a lot of effort on your part. So, make sure that the pair won’t be too hard to clean.
Types of gloves
Heat resistant gloves are made from different types of materials. Let’s know more about the main types. Once you have gone through these types, you can make the best choice.
Silicone is thick, malleable and fire retardant. Aside from this, it is waterproof and can be easily cleaned in the dishwasher. If you want to take out boiled eggs from a pot, silicone can be your ideal choice.
Another feature of silicone is that it is loose around your wrists. So, the heat can still get into your gloves. Besides, these gloves are heavy so it may be hard for you to use a thermometer.
Aramid fibers is synthetic and heat resistant. Therefore, it’s commonly used in the aerospace and firefighting industry. Besides, it is used in the military as well. Since this fabric is heat resistant, it is the best choice. That’s the reason you see firefighters dressed in aramid fibers. The downside is that is production cost is high and it is not water resistant. So, you should go for this fabric only if you can afford it.
As far as the highest temperature range is concerned, leather gloves are on top of the list. Just keep in mind that genuine leather is heat resistant but not heat proof. So, it’s not a good idea to put it on and be near active flame for a prolonged period of time. In the same way, it’s not a good idea to hold a the iron grill for too long or move around hot logs or coals. Here is another thing to keep in mind: leather is not a good choice if you want to throw the pair in the dishwasher after use.
Long story short, there are a myriad of choices as far as glove buying is concerned. Every manufacturers uses fancy words to grab your eyes and earn a good deal of revenue. However, at times, you have no choice but to be frugal. But you shouldn’t be so frugal as far as buying gloves goes. After all, it’s a matter of the protection of your hands. Something that you use to protect your hands from heat has to made of modern and strong fabric. So, you should decide which type will be best for you.
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