Need Gloves ASAP! Where & What Kind?

Discussion in 'Slicers, Grinders, Tools, Equipment' started by thunderdome, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit

    I'm cooking 3 shoulders for the fam this weekend.

    I'd like some gloves for prep, and for pulling.

    I was told not to use latex? What kind is safe for food prep?

    Are any kind ok as long as they're not powdered?

    Would Lowes or Home Depot have anything that would be good?
  2. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If you have a restaurant supply place near you that would be the place to go.  Neither HD or Lowe's have anything useable near me.  Make sure to check the outside of the box that it says something about safe for food prep.  I got a box of food safe gloves at Sam's and use a pair of winter gloves underneath them for pulling hot food. 
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2010
  3. fftwarren

    fftwarren Smoking Fanatic

    whats wrong with latex, provided that no one is allergic?
  4. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit

    I'm not 100% no one is allergic. But maybe there isn't anything wrong with them? I just need something, and there isn't a restaurant supply place in my town.

    Can  anyone chime in that uses vinyl/nitrile/latex gloves for food prep?
  5. fftwarren

    fftwarren Smoking Fanatic

    I have a box of nitrile that I use frequently, but I also use latex frequently. you can get the nitrile gloves from autozone or the like. if the food is hot wear 2-3 pairs and they work great.
  6. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    TD, i use good tongs for everything. i'm suprised there is no "Smart and Final" down there.
  7. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit

    I think the nearest Smart & Final is in Chandler

    I need them more for food prep, than for pulling. My dad got me soem cotton gloves that are supposed to be good for pulling.

    Are Nitrile gloves ok to use?
  8. For the prep gloves, go to your local pharmacy they will have some without powder on them. As for the pulling and handling when hot, if you have a store near you that specializes in Grills and BBQ Pits they may have PVC coated gloves that are used for that purpose. I don't remember the brand but that is what I use for handling meat when it is hot.
  9. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    they will be fine.........if you are going to be cooking the food you don't need them and if you wash yer hands properly you should be fine.
  10. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit

    i found some "Mr Clean" gloves at walmart. Some are vinyl, some are latex

  11. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    In have some from Kroger that I got in the Medicine/Toothpaste/ ETC.  section that were vinyl and non-powdered.
  12. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I use vinyl gloves for all my prep and handling of the meats/stuffs going into the smoker. Definitely the non-powdered kind.
  13. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Costco carry's Nitrile, no powder, box lists food handling as one of it's uses.  Use them all the time.
  14. ermot

    ermot Fire Starter

    I also use the gloves from Costco.  A little tight for my giant hands but they work well.
  15. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Now my wife is a nurse and runs a peds office so I get alot of my prep gloves from here office. Then as for the pulling I use the "When Your Dumb You Have To Be Tough" so I use the barehand Damn that's hot method for the pulling. No one has ever called me smart.
  16. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    TD - those will work!

    mark, i use the same method and no one calls me smart either!
  17. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    I know it 's late for the op but walmart has vinyl gloves in the paint / hardware dept.

     stanley gloves, 100 gloves to the box.
  18. mythmaster

    mythmaster Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I saw those but they are powdered and didn't mention anything about food service on the box, so I didn't get them.  I'm not OP but I've been following this thread because I need to find some, too.
  19. garyt

    garyt Smoking Fanatic

    Harbor Freight has latex gloves also.
  20. Do the latex gloves help with the heat of pulling pork? How did your gloves work out ThunderDome?

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