Imagine being able to get closer to your BBQ grill without the worry of burning your hands. With grill temperatures rising over 600 degrees Fahrenheit, it can be dangerous to hold your hand over the fire for even a second without the proper utensils and equipment. Finding a good pair of heat-resistant grill gloves will help you totally bring the heat without ever having to feel it.
Grill gloves make flipping burgers, grabbing steaks, basting chicken, and even adjusting coals a simple and less dangerous task. Heat-resistant gloves come in various designs, levels of heat protection, and more, allowing you to take your grill game to the next level without ever having to worry about putting your fingers close to the fire. However, it’s important to know what to look for when you shop.
When buying a pair of grilling gloves, you should focus on materials and sizing to ensure proper protection and fit. That said, you’ll want your grill gloves to be constructed of protective and non-flammable materials such as silicone, leather, rubber, aramid, or a combo of other materials that can withstand high levels of heat. They should also be thick and pliable enough for you to handle hot items and food without issue.
Length is an additional factor to pay attention to. Longer gloves, obviously, offer more protection than shorter ones. Shorter gloves, however, allow for a bit more maneuverability since they don’t cover the forearm. It should also be noted that oven mitts and gloves differ from grill gloves and don’t provide the same level of protection.
If you’ve got some heavy grilling on your calendar this year, it may be worth it to check out some of our favorite grill glove options below.
1. Homemaxs 1,472F Extreme Heat Resistant Grill Gloves
Made with three (yes, three) layers of durable materials, these gloves are designed to withstand temperatures up to 1,472 degrees. The first layer is made from skid-resistant silicone, the second with rough fiber to help protect your hands from the heat, and the third layer consists of a polyester-cotton covering for added comfort and convenience. All and all, they’re easily the safest and most durable grill gloves available.
2. RAPICCA Leather Forge Welding Gloves
BEST LONG GLOVES
Is there anything worse than the feeling of burning hot oil drops splashing on your arm when you’re cooking? We didn’t think so. That’s why this pair of extra-long gloves is a must for people who have a passion for frying, grilling, baking, and any other cooking with high heat. These gloves are so reliable, in fact, that they’re also recommended for welding and blacksmithing.
3. RAPICCA BBQ Gloves
Made with food-grade neoprene rubber, these grill gloves are water, fire, and stain-resistant. They feature a long 14-inch sleeve that protects the forearm and come with a textured palm to prevent slipping. The composition makes them easy to clean and dry without issue after each use.
4. Outset F234 Leather Grill Gloves
BEST LEATHER GLOVES
Made of quality leather, these gloves help protect the hands from heat and fire. The extended 15-inch length covers the wrist and forearm while the piping helps maintain a strong grip as you grill.
5. Killer’s Instinct Outdoors Heat Resistant Gloves
BEST ARAMID GLOVES
Made of durable aramid, this set of gloves are heat resistant up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. They are anti-slip, breathable, and seamless for comfortable use. Use them and simply toss them into the washing machine between grilling.
6. AYL Silicone Cooking Gloves
BEST BRIGHTLY-COLORED GLOVES
Tired of losing your grill gloves in the kitchen utensils drawer? That won’t be a problem with this pair of highlighter-yellow silicone grill gloves! These dual-layer, silicon gloves will allow you to grill, bake, or even handle the fireplace with ease. The cotton-soft linen liner helps protect your fingers from the heat and the textured gripping surfaces will make you feel more secure when handling heavier hot objects — like that good old’ cast iron pan your grandma used to have. Not a big fan of the bright color? No problem: These gloves come in more standard black and red colors, too.
7. NoCry Cut Resistant Gloves
BEST CUT-RESISTANT GLOVES
Sure, these gloves are heat-resistant, but what really makes them cool is the fact that they’re four times stronger than traditional leather, making them one of the most cut-resistant gloves on the market. 100% machine washable, they’re incredibly easy to clean. And the lightweight design coupled with their firm and simple grip makes them easily one of the best grill gloves on the market.
8. Bogo Brands Oven Gloves
BEST HYBRID GLOVES
If you’re looking for a gift that is twice as good as the rest, look no further than this pair of gloves. Why? Because it comes with two pairs instead of just one! These are standard cooking gloves that will withstand the heat and allow you to bake, grill and barbecue with confidence. Also, they are machine-washable and super easy to clean.
9. WZQH Cooking Gloves
BEST FOR LARGE GRILLS
For when you have a smorgasbord of meats and don’t want to worry about getting your fingers too close to the fire, these super heavy-duty gloves are a smart choice. With a durable outer layer made from genuine cowhide leather and an interior layer made by a flame-resistant cotton cloth, these gloves are able to keep your digits safe even when you’re constantly plunging them into the fire. They also work great for wielding.
12. Hand Working Gloves Safety Grip
The great thing about these gloves is the fact that each purchase comes with six individual pairs. Made from 90% cotton and 10% nylon, they’re designed to keep your fingers safe without sacrificing dexterity. However, unlike some of the other more powerful heat-resistant gloves on this list, these are recommended to be used more as a liner, meaning you wear them under your traditional gloves. Note that these are not entirely heat-resistant, so you won’t want to use them for traditional grilling.
13. FALETO Heat-Resistant Three-Finger Mittens
BEST THREE-FINGER GLOVE
Looking for a durable pair of heat-resistant grill gloves that wonder hinder your dexterity? For when you want a little more control of your cooking, these three-finger gloves are an excellent choice. Made from extremely elastic polyester, they’re designed to give you more grip and control when cooking. And they offer some heat protection. Though they’re not nearly as durable as other gloves on this list, they’re still solid, but we’d recommend them for simpler cooking tasks and low-heat grilling.
14. X3 Industrial Black Nitrile Gloves
BEST DISPOSABLE OPTION
Not looking for an expensive(ish) glove you need to keep track of? These industrial throw-away gloves feature a smooth textured design that makes gripping, flipping and manipulating tools and food so much easier. Each pack comes with 100 gloves, which is more than enough to keep you occupied for a while. And at under $10, these gloves are a steal and still provide solid protection.
15. GK’s 3 + 3 BBQ Dream Set
BEST 3-IN-1 SET
This grill glove, meat claw, and brush set help you handle and shred hot meats and other foods with ease. The gloves and brush are made of BPA-free food-grade silicone for safe and simple handling while the claws feature sharp teeth that can rip through the toughest of foods. Each piece is easy to clean in between uses.