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I'm in the market for a set of high-heat gloves for removing grates / deflectors during a cook when necessary.  I'm placing an order with BBQ Guru today for a fan adapter and came across these:

 

https://bbqguru.com/storenav/Index?categoryId=&&productId=492

 

Thoughts or alternative recommendations?  Thanks in advance!

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I’m also in the market, so I’ll be interested to see suggestions. In terms of the gloves in your link, I have a pair that’s virtually the same thing. They’re ok, but as you can see from the pic below, they burn up pretty easily. Mine are 2-3 years old and I have others, so they’ve not been used (abused) as much as they could have been. If grabbing something like a cast iron pan or a deflector plate, you only have a few seconds before you’ll feel some pretty intense heat. I know that’s not what they’re meant for, but that’s how I use them. I’ve been looking at high-heat resistant work gloves like mechanics gloves or welders gloves, but want to maintain the dexterity afforded by these soft gloves. The absolute worst are those Geekhom gloves with the stubby fingers. I still can’t figure out why anyone would design something like that.

 

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Blue Fire gloves are the best I have found. Their specs say they protect from heat, fire ,and flame, up to 932* and I believe them. I can pick up stones after a pizza cook, screaming hot cast iron pans, griddles, and hot grates as well. Can easily carry extremely hot stuff from my grill to the kitchen with out worry (Although, be smart, think ahead, and prepare a bail out spot along your route,  should you start to feel too much heat). They are made of Kevlar and Nomex and have an extra long cuff,  in the same fashion as the  heat certified gloves, firefighters wear. Had them for years and years. Only issue, is do not get them wet and try to hold something hot, other than that restriction there perfect, IMO. You can buy them on Amazon. 

 

https://bluefiregloves.com 

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3 hours ago, keeperovdeflame said:

Blue Fire gloves are the best I have found. Their specs say they protect from heat, fire ,and flame, up to 932* and I believe them. I can pick up stones after a pizza cook, screaming hot cast iron pans, griddles, and hot grates as well. Can easily carry extremely hot stuff from my grill to the kitchen with out worry (Although, be smart, think ahead, and prepare a bail out spot along your route,  should you start to feel too much heat). They are made of Kevlar and Nomex and have an extra long cuff,  in the same fashion as the  heat certified gloves, firefighters wear. Had them for years and years. Only issue, is do not get them wet and try to hold something hot, other than that restriction their perfect, IMO. You can buy them on Amazon. 

 

https://bluefiregloves.com 

Thanks.  I've heard of these, but they're sold out everywhere...both Blue Fire's site and Amazon, so I guess I'll be waiting a bit.

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I use these for the dry stuff:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07G466P5F/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

and these for the wet stuff

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07QPPT117/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

They have been going strong over a year and hold up to a lot hotter temps than I expected.

 

I have even used the lower link for carrying hot cast iron skillets from my back patio up the stairs of my deck (2 story walkout) and into the kitchen with not much cussing :D

I would still recommend doubling up for the long cast iron carry.

I have some really nice welding gloves that transfer way more heat to my hands.

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I got my gloves at Home Depot – they were on the next shelf below the much-more-expensive Big Green Egg® alternatives.  Even so, when manipulating metal objects I use a metal tool – perhaps a wrench, perhaps the grate-lifters that came with the grill.

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