Heat resistant gloves for pulling hot meat

Discussion in 'Slicers, Grinders, Tools, Equipment' started by ribking, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. What does everyone use?  I can't seem to find nice, thin gloves for handling hot meat right off the cooker.
  2. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    For pulling the meat from the cooker and placing it onto a pan or something, or for handling sliced/pulled meats?

    For pulling directly from the pit and to a pan, I use flock lined nitrile gauntlet gloves that I bought from Walton's.  Hands still get hot, but not like thin gloves HOT!

    Last edited: Sep 9, 2016
  3. hardcookin

    hardcookin Master of the Pit

    I use Harbor Freight cotton gloves and just wear nitrile gloves over top of them.
  4. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Charlie has you headed right. I use the flock lined nitrile gauntlets. I found mine on Amazon. They are also NSF approved.
  5. rabbithutch

    rabbithutch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Do you not let the meat rest? I think most folks recommend wrapping in towels and placing in an insulated cooler for at least a few hours. In that time, the meat will cool enough that nitrile gloves should be fine, without causing you discomfort during the pulling.

    I find that he cooler the meat (assuming we're talking about pork butts, here, which is what most folks 'pull') the easier it is to separate fat and connective tissue and shred the meat, up to a point. I think that 'warm' (lower than an IT of 120 down to 95 or so) is the best temp for separating fat and ct and for shredding.

    For shredding or 'pulling,' I wear nitrile gloves. For handling hot slabs straight from the smoker I have some insulated vinyl-clad gloves that are not flexible enough for shredding but are excellent for handling meat in the 175 to 200 IT range.

  6. 3montes

    3montes Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I let the pork butts rest so gthat by the time I'm pulling I just use nitrile food gloves. But for handling meat right off the smoker I use these.

    I have tried several types of gloves and oven mitts but I'm pretty happy with these gloves
  7. Thanks for the feedback everyone, very helpful!

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