When it comes to choosing the best smoking accessories, I like to have flexibility. If I’m working with a smoker or hot oil, I need something more protective than cloth.
Also, it’s nice to keep a pair of gloves inside near the oven as well as outside near the grill. It can be helpful to have grill gloves made of different materials.
The problem with many waterproof barbecue gloves is that they are too stiff. It’s hard to handle grilling tools when your hand is wrapped in what feels like thick plastic.
This pair of Artisan Griller is made of neoprene on the outside. The neoprene outer layer is more flexible than silicone or rubber gloves. It allows you to move and flex your fingers freely.
Don’t you hate it when your hand sweats inside your grill gloves? The heat of the fire combined with the material of the glove can make you uncomfortable. The inside of this glove is made of soft, breathable cotton. The lining keeps your hand from sweating and slipping inside the glove.
It’s also easy to put on and take off. This is important when cooking multiple foods on the grill. If there is a flare-up or you realize the steak was supposed to be off a few minutes ago, you need to be able to access it quickly. These gloves make that possible.
Even though the outside of the gloves is greasy, they glide easily over your hand. The textured palm gives them a good grip on food, pots and pans.
Would I use them to move flaming charcoal or a cast iron grill? The manufacturer claims they can withstand 500 degrees before melting or burning. I would not use them to move burning wood or charcoal. I would only try to move a barbecue grill if I knew I would only handle the hot object for a second.
One drawback to this product is that it is not machine washable. However, you can remove grease and charcoal stains from the outside by washing it with water and dish soap.
It would be difficult to wash the inside without creating a moisture problem inside the glove. Therefore, you should probably only handle the gloves with clean hands.