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Gloves to handle the hot chip box etc

erica hall

Joined Jan 10, 2014
I'm trying to find a good pair of gloves to wear when filling the chip box, handling hot grates etc. I've seen lots of suggestions of gloves to use while handling meat etc but not much on this subject. 

I finally got my smoker up and running today and my oven mitts aren't cutting it and I've already burned holes in two of them - LOL! 



Master of the Pit
Group Lead
Joined Jul 23, 2012
Go to harbor freight and look at welders gloves...:grilling_smilie:


Master of the Pit
Joined May 12, 2013
Hello Erica.  My best advice is to buy a pair of leather welding gloves for that sort of thing.  You should a welding supplier near you.  Just buy the cheap leather glove.  Don't go for the expensive pigskin or other types.  The other thing would be to buy a pair of cotton gardening gloves to put inside the welding gloves as the leather gloves will get hot if you hold on to the hot metal too long.  Good luck.  Keep Smokin!



Meat Mopper
Joined Apr 24, 2010
I use a pair of 16" channel lock pliers to remove and dip in water to cool. Works great especially if you have one already and don't want to spend the money on welders gloves. The pliers also work great at removing hot grates.

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