Best BBQ Gloves 2021

Tuesday, 23 February 2021  |  Sam

BBQs are easily one of the most memorable parts of summer and you can't top the smells of smoking meat and freshly cut grass. But with a BBQ comes great responsibility, and one of summer's most memorable moments can very easily become one of your most memorable injuries! That's where our glove experts at SafetyGloves.co.uk come in, as they've put together a list of their favourite gloves to protect you from burns at the grill so you can put all your attention to producing the best flame-cooked meal possible.

Best BBQ gloves for cooking at the barbecue
The right BBQ gloves can help you get up close and personal to give you the most control possible

So you know you're getting the best bang for your buck, we'll tell you how we choose our top picks. Each of our gloves has been selected according to:

  • Cost effectiveness
  • Customer feedback
  • Expert opinion

So Where Do I Start?

If you know what type of glove you're after, you may click one of the items below to get taken straight to the glove in question. If not, just scroll on and check out our top BBQ gloves!

Scroll down to see our in-depth reviews of our best BBQ gloves!

Coolskin Heat Resistant GTX Mid Length GauntletsRating: Best All Round BBQ Gloves

Name: Coolskin Heat Resistant GTX Mid Length Gauntlets

Material: Meta Aramid fibres

Heat Resistance250ºC

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Polyco Volcano Heavyweight Kevlar Heat Resistant Glove

Rating: Best Extended Wrist BBQ Gloves

NamePolyco Volcano Heavyweight Kevlar Heat Resistant Gloves

Material: Kevlar

Heat Resistance350°C

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Polyco Hot Glove Heat Resistant GlovesRating: Best BBQ Grip Gloves 

Name: Polyco Hot Glove Heat Resistant Gloves

Material: Cotton, Nitrile

Heat Resistance250ºC

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HexArmor Hotmill 8100 Heat-Resistant Heavy Duty GlovesRating: Best Cut Resistant BBQ Gloves 

Name: HexArmor Hotmill 8100 Heat-Resistant Heavy Duty Gloves

Material: Cotton, SuperFabric

Heat Resistance250ºC

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Polyco Touchstone 100% Kevlar Knitted Sleeves

RatingBest Kevlar Sleeves for BBQ 

NamePolyco Touchstone 100% Kevlar Knitted Sleeves

Material: Kevlar

Heat Resistance100ºC

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Black Mamba Disposable Nitrile Gloves BX-BMG Rating: Best Disposable BBQ Gloves

Name: Black Mamba Disposable Nitrile Gloves BX-BMG Anchor

Material: Nitrile

Heat Resistance: N/A 

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Our Best all Round BBQ Gloves

Coolskin Heat Resistant GTX Mid Length Gauntlets

Coolskin Heat Resistant GTX Mid Length GauntletsEditor's Review: Whether it's for domestic or retail purposes, the Coolskin GTX Mid Length Gauntlets perform above and beyond. With a guaranteed heat protection of upwards 250ºC, the GTX are bound to protect against most modern grill temperatures, while their specialised duplex knitted structure provides a "glove within a glove" fit, whereby the inner glove boosts the comfort factor, and the outer glove controls the heat.

What We Like:

 Duplex knitted layers with exceptional heat resistance and comfort
 Good level of wrist protection for medium sized BBQs
 Meta Aramid fibres provide heat protection of upwards 250ºC
 Decent level of finger flexibility to enhance general dexterity

What We Don't Like:

 Not that resistant to cuts (See our solution)
 Does not extensively cover wrists (See our solution


Our Best Extended Wrist BBQ gloves

Polyco Volcano Heavyweight Kevlar Heat Resistant Gloves

Polyco Volcano Heavyweight Kevlar Heat Resistant GlovesEditor's Review: For a compromise in weight, the Polyco Volcano Heavyweight Kevlar Gloves pack double the punch with a extended wrist design and an excellent level of 350ºC heat resistance. Knitted from 100% Kevlar fibres, the Polyco Volcano offer outstanding cut resistance, especially useful while you're slicing meats and chopping vegetables. 

What We Like:

 Kevlar lining offers outstanding cut resistance
 Powerful protection against thermal risks of up to 350ºC
 Extensive wrist coverage for superb protection on longer grills
 Coverage and protection suitable for stone pizza ovens

What We Don't Like:

 Quite heavy material (See our solution)
 Vulnerable to punctures (See our solution


Our Best BBQ Grip Gloves

Polyco Hot Glove Heat Resistant Gloves

Polyco Hot Glove Heat Resistant GlovesEditor's Review: Cooking on a BBQ isn't all about heat protection - you need to ensure your grip is steady, especially if you're handling multiple utensils and flipping hot meats over. With a raised nitrile dip across the palms and fingers, the Polyco Hot Glove Heat Resistant Gloves promise a powerful grip on greasy and oily tools, while guaranteeing a respectable 250ºC heat protection.

What We Like:

 Nitrile grip pattern on palms and fingers for outstanding grip on greasy materials
 Moderate wrist protection for smaller BBQ grills
 Double cotton liner allows for all-day comfort
 Good level of protection against contact heat temperatures of 250ºC

What We Don't Like:

 Though highly grippy, the Polyco Hot aren't as flexible (See our solution)
 Vulnerable to cuts and lacerations (See our solution


Our Best Cut Resistant BBQ gloves

HexArmor Hotmill 8100 Heat-Resistant Heavy Duty Gloves

HexArmor Hotmill 8100 Heat-Resistant Heavy Duty GlovesEditor's Review: If you're chopping ingredients at break neck speed while also tending the flames, there's unfortunately an increased chance of injury. You can mitigate both burns and injuries with the excellent HexArmor Hotmill 8100 Heat-Resistant Heavy Duty Gloves, a pair of padded mitten/gloves designed for repelling the sharpest of blades.

What We Like:

 Highest level of cut protection available in a pair of gloves
 Protects against thermal risks of up to 250ºC
 13oz cotton shell combines with patented lining for superb comfort
 Moderate grip for handling items covered in a light oil

What We Don't Like:

 Not as grippy as other gloves (See our solution)
 Do not cover the wrist as well  (See our solution


Our Best Kevlar Sleeves For BBQ

Polyco Touchstone 100% Kevlar Knitted Sleeves

Polyco Touchstone 100% Kevlar Knitted SleevesEditor's Review: Longer, wider grills require a good reach and an extensive level of protection across the forearms. For these types of grills, we recommend the Polyco Touchstone 100% Kevlar Knitted Sleeves, a pair of close-fitting, comfortable sleeves knitted from strong Kevlar. With fingers free for dexterous handling, these sleeves will provide a modest heat protection of 100ºC, which makes them suitable for cleaning ashes and breaking down your BBQ.

What We Like:

 Full coverage of the palms, wrist and forearms
 Great for clean ups and reaching across wide, hot grills
 Knitted from robust Kevlar fibres for exceptional protection against tears
 Available with or without the thumb slot

What We Don't Like:

 Do not cover the fingers (See our solution)
 Not as protective against burns as other gloves (See our solution


Our Best Disposable BBQ Gloves

Black Mamba Disposable Nitrile Gloves BX-BMG Anchor

Black Mamba Disposable Nitrile Gloves BX-BMG Editor's Review: If you work as a vendor or a street food worker, it's important you have a good pack of oil-resistant disposable gloves on hand, as your duties will require fast-paced handling and preparation. There's no better disposable than the Black Mamba Disposable Nitrile Gloves, a pack of one hundred chemical-resistant, oil-repellent, and textured grip gloves. Quite the mouthful - but for an affordable price, you won't find any better.

What We Like:

 Pack of 100 extremely robust nitrile gloves that do not break
 Offer resistance to domestic and industrial chemicals, perfect for clean ups
 Highly resistant to oil and grease, ensuring a powerful grip
 Really easy to don over your hands and get to work

What We Don't Like:

 Not resistant to heat (See our solution)
 Not as robust as reusable gloves (See our solution)


Bring On Summer

Now you've checked out our experts' top picks at the BBQ, it's time to decide for yourself! With options like these, there's no need to continue haphazardly working with hot implements and letting your meal pay the price. 

Not convinced, or want to take a look for yourself? Check out our entire range of Heat-Resistant Gloves!

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Coolskin Steam Oven Gloves

  • Price is per pair
  • Nomex fibre ensures heat resistance up to 250ºC
  • Longer length glove to provide added wrist protection
  • Latex layer is steam and grease resistant for use in domestic and professional environments
This product has been discontinued. Please contact our team for details of the latest release.  This product has been discontinued. Please contact our team for details of the latest release.

Polyco Hot Glove Heat Resistant Gloves 90

  • Price is per pair
  • Heat resistant gloves tested to 250°C
  • Double layered cotton for extra protection
  • Nitrile grip pattern for safer grip handling
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Coolskin Heat Resistant Oven Gloves 375

  • Price is per pair
  • Meta Aramid fibre ensures heat resistance up to 250°C
  • Perfect for use in domestic and professional environments
  • Designed to last for years, the gloves are machine washable
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Polyco Volcano Heavyweight Kevlar Heat Resistant Gloves 7564

  • Price is per pair
  • 100% Kevlar heat resistant gloves
  • Good mechanical protection
  • Available in extra long length for additional forearm protection
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Polyco Teflon Mitt Silver Teflon Heat Resistant Glove

  • Price is per pair
  • Heat resistant up to 250°C
  • Non-stick teflon resists oil and grease absorption
  • Extra long sleeve to protect forearm
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