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Thanksgiving is upon us, and what could be more traditional than a home-cooked meal prepared in your very own driveway? For some, the idea of a deep fryer might seem a bit too risky to try. But for people who have tasted how delicious this method of cooking can be, there’s no going back. Just be sure not to end up starring in your own YouTube video.
And while you’re at it, pick up a pair of heat-resistant gloves to protect your paws, just in case.
If the turkey frying event doesn’t go as planned, since flare ups do happen, these Cool Grip® Kevlar®/Carbon Fiber Reinforced Gloves with 4″ Cuff won’t melt. Kevlar® is remarkable stuff. It protects your head when it’s used in motorcycle helmets, and it guards against abrasions and heat. The heat protection characteristic is what’s important when you’re frying Tom Turkey.
Even better than Kevlar® is carbon fiber, which is the other component of these gloves. Exposed to open flame, which you’d never do on purpose, these gloves stay intact and protect your hands. They’re also great for mechanic work in the garage, if you need something to do after dinner that doesn’t involve washing dishes.
High heat and flames are part of every good Thanksgiving, right? Maybe not, but accidents do sometimes happen. If you’re a bit nervous about dunking a cold turkey into a vat of hot oil, these gloves will protect you up to 600 degrees. Boiling oil and flames are no match for this blend of materials.
These gloves combine your old friend Kevlar® with SilaChlor® and Temperbloc™. This combination gives you a flexible glove, so you can grip without slipping, and one that can withstand fire, punctures and extreme heat. And if you feel like welding or dabbling in some metal fabrication after dinner, you’re all set.
So you’re an accomplished turkey fryer who never has a flare up, but you still want to protect your hands? That’s the smart approach. The Cool Grip® Heat-Resistant String-Knit Glove with SilaChlor® might be just right for you. It protects against heat up to 500 degrees, so dipping and removing the turkey shouldn’t pose any sort of a problem.
SilaChlor® gives these gloves their insulating power. Made of a heavy poly/cotton knit with split leather on the palms, SilaChlor® in between those layers keeps the heat off your hands but lets you keep control of them. As with other heat resistant gloves, these serve more than one purpose in metal fabrication, steel mills and glass plants.
Done right, Tom Turkey comes out of the fryer better than any roasted bird ever could. Just remember that deep frying is always dangerous, even if you’ve been the designated fryer for plenty of Thanksgivings past.
Know your fryer, follow the instructions to the letter, and never fry a wet bird. It’s just a bad idea. And browse our heat resistant gloves, just to be on the safe side.
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