Mr. Grill Heat Resistant Gloves

I had a chance to try out the new Mr. Grill Heat resistant gloves this past week. These are Nomex insulated gloves with a silicone criss-cross pattern on both sides of the gloves. They are ambidextrous so you don't have to figure out which is which during a late night smoking session. (You know there are usually some adult beverages involved so simplicity is a must.)

First, the good. These gloves do a great job of protecting your hands from the heat. If you want to move some pans around on the grill or grab your grates, these are perfect for that. Even though they are relatively thin, the insulation is excellent. They don't compromise your dexterity the way the really thick gloves do.

Now, for the bad. They are too small. They are supposed to be one size fits all but most of the folks in the BBQ community that I know have large hands (and pretty much large everything else.) Medium size just doesn't cut it. I had to get my father-in-law to do most of the testing because I couldn't get my hands all the way in the gloves. Also, because most of the surface area is cloth, I couldn't use the gloves to handle food directly. If the entire surface had been covered with silicone, I could use the gloves to move large pieces of meat as well as moving pans or grates, I would also be able to soap them up, rinse them and use them again right away instead having to change gloves constantly.

In summary, these gloves do a great job of insulating and protecting your hands but they are too small and they are not useful for handling meat.

These might be great for the backyard guy but I will have to keep looking.