Want to really indulge your hunger for delicious barbecue grilling without getting burnt or scalded this year? You’re probably well overdue for a quality pair of bbq gloves!
We all know how awkward and clumsy oven mitts can be in the kitchen. Using them around a campfire, charcoal or gas grill is just plain dangerous. They also doesn’t really offer much protection against splashes of oil or hot grease. The best bbq gloves, however, can often be found with waterproof and oil resistant exteriors for added durability and safety.
So ditch those worn out gloves you’ve been using and trade up for the latest and greatest designs of this year. Our best bbq gloves reviews looks closely at 7 of this year’s absolute best, rated for flexibility, fit, durability and heat protection. Any of our top picks will make a great gift for the pitmaster in your life! You might also be interested in our reviews of the best instant read thermometers, to really add precision to your grilling.
Check out our in depth review for each of the best bbq gloves on our list. Key criteria used to compare and rank each pair of gloves includes: Size, Grip & Dexterity, Protection and Durability.
Designed with professional grill chefs in mind, the Artisan Griller BBQ Heat Resistant Insulated Gloves is our top pick this year for the best BBQ gloves. Measured on dexterity, durability, fit, and protection, the Artisan gloves meet all our criteria.
Their premium quality makes them a great value and versatile for different occasions. Whether you need protection from searing-temperature flames, grease flare ups, hot oil splashes, or scalding hot pot handles, these neoprene rubber-coated gloves stand up to the test.
Available in 3 sizes (9/10/XL) the Artisan Griller BBQ gloves are almost elbow length, providing full protection from flames, heat, and scalding. Size 9 is the standard, and is 14” inches in length, which should fit anyone size 9 - 11.
Grip And Dexterity:
Each of the Artisan Griller gloves is five-fingered, which offers much more dexterity than oven mitts or a pot holder. The rubber coating however, does sacrifice some dexterity compared to suede fabric or even leather.
Flannel lining allows your fingers to grip grilling tools and accessories like a meat fork or barbecue grilling tongs, but cotton might have been a more comfortable option.
Handling hot meats such as a pork shoulder or an unwieldy cut of smoked brisket , however , is easy to do with these gloves. The FDA-approval rating means you can safely handle food with these gloves if you need to. Their rubber neoprene material doesn’t absorb grease and stains the way fabrics like leather and suede do.
Pick up steaming hot lobsters from boiling water, or remove hot grill grates from your charcoal grill, the Artisan gloves keep your hands, fingers, and forearms fully protected.
Coated in neoprene rubber on the exterior, the Artisan gloves are waterproof and resistant to oils, heat, grease, hot steam and water. You can fry with hot oils over your stove or sear meat on a flaming gas grill without burning your fingers.
Although you can’t toss these bbq gloves into a dishwasher or washing machine, they can be easily rinsed and washed under running water in your kitchen sink or pump at your campsite. The Artisan gloves resist absorbing grease and oils and they’re waterproof so you can wash them as often as needed without soaking them through ever!
As with any pair of bbq gloves, however, they are not designed for prolonged exposure to an open flame.
The Grill Armor Extreme Heat Resistant Oven gloves are our runner up for best BBQ gloves, but only by a hair! They’re not only good for oven use, but insulated perfectly for handling hot g